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New products – Itsu products launch in France; Jelly Belly moves into gummies; Nestle-Lactalis JV expands Lindahls range in UK; Caulipower targets convenience

26 Jun 2020

We report on a batch of new products including Krispy Kreme's retail snacks, a "mash-up" breakfast cereal from Kellogg and Finland's Fazer Group launching vegan chocolate.

Jelly Belly Candy Co. moves for Gimbal Brothers brand assets

2 Jan 2020

Jelly Belly Candy Co., the US-based confectionery supplier, has swooped to acquire a clutch of brands from a private-equity-owned peer in its domestic market.

US candy companies sign kids advertising pledge aimed at SMEs

17 Mar 2016

Six confectioners, including Jelly Belly and Lindt & Sprungli's Ghirardelli, have pledged not to advertise confectionery to children in the US. 

Food industry quotes of the week: Hormel, FSA, Arla

29 May 2015

This week, Hormel Foods announced it was acquiring US natural and organic meat processor, Applegate Farms. In the UK, scrutiny over campylobacter continued with the Food Standards Agency revealed 73% of shop-bought chickens are contaminated with the food poisoning bug. Here is the week in quotes.

Jelly Belly to launch organic candy

27 May 2015

US confectioner Jelly Belly Candy Co. is planning to add organic products to its range on sale in North America.

US: Jelly Belly revamps production

14 Aug 2014

US-based confectioner Jelly Belly Candy Co. has decided to transfer part of the production at a plant in Chicago to the manufacturing facility at its HQ in California.

BRICs and beyond: The long-term gluten-free opportunity in Russia

13 Jun 2014

Gluten-free is currently a bright spot of strong growth in the largely stagnant developed markets of the US and western Europe. However, as the category matures it is becoming an increasingly crowded space. As such, many forward-looking gluten-free specialists have an eye on fresh markets that will offer the next phase of growth for the sector. Russia is one such market. Katy Askew reports.

The rise of Vietnam: The sweet road to success

12 Jun 2014

The confectionery sector in Vietnam - chocolate, sugar and gum combined - is predicted to hit US$388m in market value by 2017, presenting an array of opportunities for confectionery firms - both local and international. But with an increasing focus on health issues and continued challenges in distribution, just how can a player in this sector seal success? Hannah Abdulla explores.

Confectionery: Interview: Jelly Belly eyes international growth

10 Mar 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co., the privately-owned US confectioner famed for its jelly beans, has, in the last decade, expanded rapidly overseas and international ambitions show no sign of easing up just yet. Dean Best met Sharon Duncan, the vice president of Jelly Belly's international operations to find out more.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

24 Feb 2014

This week, the annual CAGNY investment conference took place in the US, with leading FMCG companies discussing their strategy and outlook for their businesses. One of those, PepsiCo, found itself in the spotlight again after activist investor Nelson Peltz called - not for the first time - for the group to split in two. Elsewhere, US beef jerky firm Jack Link's snapped up Unilever's meat snacks arm and Ian McLeod, the MD of Coles, said he would step down after a successful five years at Australia's number two grocer.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

24 Feb 2014

The Consumer Analyst Group of New York annual conference was held in Florida this week and, as ever, produced some notable comments as the great and the good of the US food sector detailed - and sometimes defended - their strategies. Danone issued its full-year numbers and shed some light on how it plans to mitigate surging dairy prices in 2014. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart - the world's largest retailer - offered a sober assessment on the outlook for consumer sentiment in the coming year. Here is just-food's week in words.

US/CHINA: Jelly Belly: China could become top market

19 Feb 2014

China could be Jelly Belly Candy Co.'s largest market within three years, the privately-held US confectioner has told just-food.

ISM: Innovation round-up from ISM 2014

29 Jan 2014

Confectioners have gathered from all over the world to attend sector-specific trade show ISM in Cologne this week. Many companies are showcasing some of their most recent innovations, providing an indication of the latest trends in global confectionery markets. Here is a selection of some NPD that caught our eye.

UK: Jelly Belly expands into milkshakes, jellies

23 Sep 2013

UK licensed food specialist Rivermill is expanding the Jelly Belly line beyond confectionery and into milkshakes and ready-to-eat jellies.

US: Jelly Belly's Sport Beans shown to boost sporting performance

20 Dec 2006

Jelly Belly’s Sports Beans have been proven to improve the exercise performance of endurance athletes.

US: Jelly Belly moves on Ben Myerson Candy

19 Oct 2006

Jelly Belly Candy Company has acquired the candy manufacturing facilities and brand name of Ben Myerson Candy Company.

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