November 7, 2014

Extend Nutrition announced the release of its new sugar- and gluten-free protein bars, which are available in Cookies & Cream and Chocolate & Caramel varieties.

November 5, 2014

The Hershey Co. on Wednesday announced the debut of Reese's Spreads, a combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in a spreadable form. 

October 10, 2014

Mars Chocolate on Thursday announced a plethora of new products that will appear on retail store shelves in the coming months, with two of the items — M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Snickers Xtreme Bar — making a return due to popular demand. 

October 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Thursday announced the return of a consumer favorite. M&M's Crispy Milk Chocolate Candies will begin appearing on store shelves again in January 2015, following a 10-year absence. 

August 20, 2014

Mars has appointed Jean-Christophe Flatin as president of global chocolate, effective Oct. 1. Flatin, whocurrently is global president of Royal Canin, a unit of Mars Petcare, replaces Grant F. Reid, who recently moved into the role of office of the president for Mars.

June 26, 2014

ThinkThin, a protein bar brand, expands its lineup with the new ThinkThin Lean Protein and Fiber bars.

May 23, 2014

Mars Chocolate has announced a slew of new products, which range from Mars Bites to Dove Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate.

May 22, 2014

Nestlé Crunch announced that its Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars will be making a return appearance nationwide beginning in June.

May 21, 2014

Peeps & Co. announced the infusion of gourmet fudge into its products, which include Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. The company's retail outlet, located in Bethlehem, Pa., will feature the new fudge creations, as well as an assortment of candy, apparel and merchandise.

May 19, 2014

In an effort to highlight its commitment to consumer preferences and tastes, Hershey is debuting a range of innovative confections this week at the National Confectioners Association's Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.

May 15, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America is launching a number of treats for Halloween 2014. The Halloween chocolate category exceeded $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2013, with an increase of 6.4% over the previous year, according to Mars.

May 1, 2014

M&M's added two new mega-sized confections to its product mix, officially introducing what the company is heralding as "the world's biggest M&M's."

April 22, 2014

Mars Chocolate last week announced the introduction of the "M-Ball," a peanut M&M's-shaped twist on the traditional soccer ball.

April 16, 2014

Klondike, a Unilever brand, has announced Klondike Kandy Bars, which combine the traditional Klondike ice cream with a candy bar shell.

March 25, 2014

Now that spring is officially here, Nestlé has unveiled a slew of festive confections in time for consumers to get a head start on Easter.

March 10, 2014

Where would the candy category be without seasonal merchandise?

March 10, 2014

Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

January 17, 2014

Hershey is launching a line of chocolate spreads, called Hershey's Spreads, which will be available in three varieties.

December 26, 2013

Consumers never tire of candy. Euromonitor data indicates that U.S. dollar sales for chocolate increased 19% between 2007 and 2012, and non-chocolate sales were up 17%.

December 18, 2013

For peanut butter cup lovers, the New Year will mark not only a fresh start but also a chance to dig into Butterfinger's newest confection.

December 3, 2013

Mars is introducing a flurry of new chocolate treats for the holiday season to accompany its traditional festive offerings.

October 17, 2013

Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.

October 16, 2013

Candy maker Mars Chocolate North America has introduced a new set of planning tools to help retailers develop their marketing strategies and build chocolate sales, the company said.

October 14, 2013

The Hershey Co. plans to launch its first new candy brand in 30 years in January, the company said.