A new survey from the Organic Trade Association reveals that Americans are hungry for more organic products, with sales of such products in the United States leaping to $35.1 billion in 2013, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year.
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.
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.
Coca-Cola on Monday announced that it's eliminating brominated vegetable oil in its products after consumers reached out to express their objections to the ingredient, according to a report from the New York Times.
As part of a competition between Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles to see which cereal is more popular with fans, Post Foods announced two professional American soccer players to grace its cereal boxes.
SodaStream, a manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, last week announced SodaStream Free, a range of fruit-flavored syrup concentrates that allows consumers to make lightly flavored sparkling beverages in the home.