May 27, 2014

Nestea on Tuesday announced that it is reviving the "Nestea Plunge" advertising campaign. The overhaul is designed to promote the brand's new recipe, which contains more flavor with fewer calories, according to the brand.

May 27, 2014

Pilgrim's Pride Corp., the world's second-largest chicken producer, as well as one of the world's biggest protein companies, is in talks to acquire Hillshire Brands for $6.4 billion, according to a report from Reuters.

May 23, 2014

The Lovely Candy Co. has expanded its gluten- and GMO-free line with a gluten-free licorice, which it touts as the first gluten-free extruded licorice product in North America.

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 23, 2014

Beer brand Miller Lite will use festive photos from Twitter to generate content to be used in a television commercial this fall, according to a report from AdWeek.

May 22, 2014

Mizkan Group, a condiment manufacturer, on Thursday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Conopco, a Unilever subsidiary, to acquire the Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brand.

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

Boulder Canyon Foods, a snack food manufacturer, on Tuesday introduced Ancient Grains, a whole-grain snack chip that combines grains and seeds to create a healthy snacking experience, the company said.

May 21, 2014

Dole announced a succession plan for two of its operational divisions, which includes internal candidates transitioning to more substantial leadership roles.

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 20, 2014

Hammond's Candies announced that it's adding seven new flavors to its Brittle Crisps line.

May 20, 2014

Magnum, a premium ice cream brand, announced the debut of Magnum Infinity ice cream bars, which the company is billing as its most decadent treat yet.

May 20, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. is celebrating a milestone with a product overhaul that will both draw in consumers and drive impulse sales, the company said.

May 19, 2014

Cape Cod brand is adding two new flavors to its product lineup.

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 19, 2014

Nutella, a brand from Ferrero U.S.A., on Monday celebrated its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Dominique Ansel, chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City and the originator of the Cronut.

May 16, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. is giving consumers a mix of whimsical fantasy and iconic sci-fi with its latest additions, which includes two of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster films — "Star Wars" and "Frozen."

May 16, 2014

Popchips on Thursday announced the launch of Popchips veggie chips, which are set to arrive on retail shelves in a 3-oz. bag.

May 15, 2014

Budweiser's limited-edition, red, white and blue cans and bottles have started arriving on store shelves just in time for Memorial Day.

May 15, 2014

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.

May 15, 2014

Assortment packs and minis are two hot candy trends, and Wrigley has tapped both for the new flavor in its successful Starburst Minis line.

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.

May 15, 2014

South Beach Diet recently unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

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.