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Hershey to swap laydown bags for standup pouches

Confectionery sales for Winn-Dixie increased by 25% by the end of Hershey's store-within-a-store test period.  Photo: Hershey.

Hershey plans to convert all individually wrapped chocolate from laydown bags to standup pouches in the near future as the company targets center store sales.

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Mars and Wrigley helped Jewel-Osco increase its conversion by 57% since last year. Photo: Mars and Wrigley

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The total confectionery sales from NPD across UK retailers have decreased by 3.8% in the last two years.  Photo: ©iStock/Ben Harding

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Members of the public host parties to sell & promote The Cocoa Exchange range of chocolates and cocoa sauces. Photo: Mars

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Brexit is not having as much as an effect on food prices as most people were expecting, shows IRI data. Pic: ©iStock/genkur

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The on-shelf availabilities (OSA) of Peeps and Jelly Belly are among the lowest compared to other key seasonal confectionery brands.  Photo: ©iStock/gbrundin

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American confectionery range to be sold across Hancocks' 20 UK sites. Photo: Innovative Bites

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