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

Nordic Naturals introduced Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C. With a tart tangerine flavor, Vitamin C Gummies are chewable gummy slices for kids 4 years and older.

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.

May 14, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced David Gose has joined the company as SVP operations.

May 12, 2014

Pinnacle Foods on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the company to Hillshire Brands. The transaction will include cash and Hillshire common stock.

May 8, 2014

Breyers announced that it will begin offering 36 gluten-free varieties. The varieties will feature a "gluten-free" claim, in line with the Food and Drug Administration's rule on gluten-free labeling.

May 8, 2014

Aquafina, a product from Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages, is launching a campaign encouraging people to drink more water.

May 7, 2014

Lipton Iced Tea, a brand from Unilever, launched the first film in a three-part, comedic series produced in partnership with actress Kristen Bell.

May 7, 2014

Snyder's-Lance announced two significant business transactions that will help the company better focus on growth.

May 7, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday reported $687.1 million in sales, up 0.6%, for the 13 weeks ended March 29.

May 6, 2014

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.

May 6, 2014

Planters, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, introduced four new peanut flavors to its product lineup.

May 5, 2014

Ancient Harvest, a provider of organic, non-GMO and gluten-free foods, on Monday announced the launch of new Mac & Cheese and Culinary Ancient Grain lines.

May 2, 2014

An average of $3.9 billion per year in avoidable healthcare utilization costs would be realized if all U.S. adults older than 55 years diagnosed with age-related eye disease were to use lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements at preventive intake levels, according to a new economic report released Thursday by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

May 2, 2014

Haagen-Dazs on Thursday announced that it will expand its gelato line and also will be adding new ice cream flavors to its limited-edition line.

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."

May 1, 2014

Peeps, a brand from Just Born Quality Confections, on Thursday announced the biggest new product launch in the company's 61-year history.

April 30, 2014

Horizon, a national organic dairy brand, on Tuesday announced the launch of a line of new snack products, which include Horizon Snack Crackers, Sandwich Crackers and Snack Grahams.

April 29, 2014

Tic Tac mints, a brand from the Ferrero Co., announced the debut of limited edition Summer Ice Pop Tic Tac mints.

April 29, 2014

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.

April 28, 2014

Cracker Jack'D, a brand from Frito-Lay, announced the addition of Energy Trail Mixes to its line of products.

April 28, 2014

The Thomas' brand, a creator and baker of English muffins, introduced it's flavor of the year: Cinnamon Vanilla.

April 28, 2014

Whole Foods Market made a $46,784 donation to Solid Ground, a Seattle-based organization with a mission to build a community to end poverty.