May 15, 2014

Retailers have been sweet on the chocolate category, but non-chocolate sales also have been strong. The National Confectioners Association forecasts that while chocolate sales were ahead 4% last year, with $4 billion growth over the next five years, a number of non-chocolate candy segments also had a boost.

March 10, 2014

CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring.

January 30, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.

December 27, 2013

Brynwood Partners V on Friday announced that it is selling its investment in DeMet’s Candy Company for $221 million to Yildiz Holdings A.S., the owner of Godiva, a chocolate brand. The transaction is expected to close in January 2014.

December 3, 2013

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

November 8, 2013

King, a gaming company, is taking Candy Crush sweets from computer and smartphone screens all the way to store shelves with the introduction of Candy Crush Candies.

September 18, 2013

A new Halloween survey from the National Confectioners Association, an advocate for the confectionary industry and its customers, found an overwhelming majority of respondents chose chocolate as their favorite Halloween treat.

September 10, 2013

Just a few pieces of Halloween candy can go a long way toward satisfying kids’ cravings for sweet treats, but large quantities lead to tooth decay. That’s why dentists are teaming up to host this year’s Halloween Candy Buyback program.

July 26, 2013

Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

November 5, 2012

Seasonal candy generates 40% to 45% of total category sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has expanded its Gummi Pet line with a new addition.

January 25, 2012

Candy is a powerhouse category for the drug channel. Candy and gum represent more than 6% of center-store sales, according to the National Confectioners Association, and contribute $3 billion annually to the channel.

January 16, 2012

Jolly Rancher has paired together crunchy and chewy textures with its new fruit candy.

April 18, 2011

Rite Aid is showcasing new candy varieties for last-minute Easter shoppers, the pharmacy retailer said Monday.

October 7, 2010

Schuster Products' newest candy received an award at ECRM's 2010 annual candy planning session....

October 4, 2010

CandyCrate.com found that kids enjoy traditional candy for the trick-or-treating season, and also found that...

September 26, 2010

Hard Candy, sold exclusively at Walmart, will be offering its Kal-eye-descope and Meteor-eyes baked shadows...

September 26, 2010

Seasonal candy is a big part of the confectionery category, accounting for one-quarter of the...

September 16, 2010

Parents looking to take the fright out of shopping for Halloween candy can look no...

March 9, 2010

Walmart is gearing up for spring with a collection of new Hard Candy beauty products...

February 17, 2010

Hershey recently revamped one of its candy formats by adding new flavors to the line....