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Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of war on sugar

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences for healthy products, the confectionery industry is holding its own with sales climbing 1.2% in the last year to reach a whopping $25 billion, according to market research from IRI. 

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