Smile for candy: Hershey eyes in-store excitement with facial recognition sampler

Smile for candy: Hershey eyes in-store excitement with facial recognition sampler

Hershey plans to introduce an interactive sampler to retail stores that dispenses products after shoppers smile in a bid to enhance the in-store experience and create a sales opportunity.


Source: Smile for candy: Hershey eyes in-store excitement with facial recognition sampler

Hazardous cocoa child labor climbs 18% in West Africa: ‘Rallying call’ for chocolate industry to step up

Hazardous cocoa child labor climbs 18% in West Africa: ‘Rallying call’ for chocolate industry to step up

The cocoa and chocolate industry acknowledges it must do more to combat cocoa child labor after the number of kids working in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire rises 18%, a report from Tulane University shows.


Source: Hazardous cocoa child labor climbs 18% in West Africa: ‘Rallying call’ for chocolate industry to step up

Power of the dark side: Technavio reveals forecasts and growth drivers for global dark chocolate market

Power of the dark side: Technavio reveals forecasts and growth drivers for global dark chocolate market

Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.


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The Oprah effect: Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels eyes expansion after celeb endorsement

The Oprah effect: Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels eyes expansion after celeb endorsement

Minnesota-based Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels
 has expanded its product offering and hopes to grow its retail distribution after being named one of Oprah’s favorite things of 2014.


Source: The Oprah effect: Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels eyes expansion after celeb endorsement

Candy labeling: NCA says added sugar values may cause 'confusion'; backs voluntary GMO labels

Candy labeling: NCA says added sugar values may cause ‘confusion'; backs voluntary GMO labels

The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) fears plans to place percentage daily values for added sugars on food labels is unnecessary and may confuse consumers but has stated support of a federal law to make GMO labeling voluntary.


Source: Candy labeling: NCA says added sugar values may cause ‘confusion'; backs voluntary GMO labels