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4/20/2018

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United has named Hafiz Chandiwala its executive vice president and chief administrative officer in addition to his existing responsibilities as chief financial officer. The company has also promoted human resources executive Gianetta Jones to the vice president of human resources role.

4/20/2018

Kellogg has created a playable -- and edible -- record made from cereal. The Chocolate Frosted Flakes-based record is part of a collaboration with the Los Angeles group PRETTYMUCH, which used the medium to release a new single titled "Hello."

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4/20/2018

Marty Wall has been named the first president of Brew Dr. Kombucha. Founder and CEO Matt Thomas said that the move brings Wall's title in line with the duties he has been successfully fulfilling since he was hired to handle business development in 2016.

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4/20/2018

In a recent regulatory filing, activist investment firm Jana Partners revealed it holds a 9.1% stake in Pinnacle Foods, producer of brands including Duncan Hines, Birds Eye and Vlasic. Jana noted in the filing that it plans to talk with Pinnacle regarding possible measures, which could include "a sale or other consolidation opportunities."

4/20/2018

Mars Wrigley will roll out Milky Way Fudge candy bars to store shelves Monday in miniature and share sizes. The candies feature fudge nougat and caramel, coated in chocolate.

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Bustle
4/20/2018

Shoppers who are members of Generation Z are drawn to products with strong, transparent brand values that align with their own interests, according to a new report from IRI. Some 38% of these consumers, who are age 21 and younger, approve of personalized promotional offers based on their habits and interests, IRI noted.

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Candy & Snack Today
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4/20/2018

Torie & Howard has donated packs of Chewie Fruities and pounds of bulk hard candy to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Warrior Food Project, the Drug and Crime Free Youth Foundation and the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. "We feel fortunate that we are at the point of making a substantial donation that we hope will add a bit of sweetness to the lives of many who are facing challenges in life," said co-founder Torie Burke.

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Candy & Snack Today
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4/20/2018

Sonic Drive-In has created a line of grab-and-go sweet treats for groceries and convenience stores including ice pops, lollipops and pudding and gelatin mixes. The pops will come in popular Sonic flavors including Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Lemonade.

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4/20/2018

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is pleased to announce the category and retail thought leaders who will help attendees discover the "Multicultural Opportunity in Treats and Snacks" during an education session at the event. The panel will discuss the latest insights related to key demographic segments that are driving the candy and snack categories.

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candyusa.com
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4/20/2018

Mars UK's work with content commissioning platform Flare Studio has allowed the company to create supplementary content that is similar to having a "conversation" with consumers, according to Mars' Michele Oliver. The smaller budget for supplementary content also allows brands the chance to work with younger, lesser-known talent, Oliver said.

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The Drum (Scotland)
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