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Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

IRI analysts, Sally Wyatt and Larry Levin, were among the Most Innovative Award winner products judges this year.

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this year in Chicago. 

Mondelēz posted organic growth of 0.6% during its first quarter of 2017.  Photo: Mondelēz website

Mondelēz Q1 a ‘solid start’, driven by Oreo, Cadbury, belVita and Ritz

Hershey's Flavors of America portfolio was designed for US travelers this coming summer.  Photo: ©iStock/michaelquirk

Hershey releases US summer flavors: KitKat, Kisses, Reese’s, PayDay and Twizzlers

Hershey’s core power brands, Reese’s, Hershey’s, KitKat, Kisses and Ice Breakers contributed retail sales of $5bn in 2016.  Photo: Hershey

Hershey posts Q1 growth driven by Reese’s, KitKat, Kisses and other key brands

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

Peeps, Jelly Belly being out of stock at Walmart during Easter is ‘significant issue,’ Quri says

68.4% of the Australian population ate chocolate in an average four weeks throughout 2016.  Photo: ©iStock/AlexKosev

Australian chocolate consumption on the rise, says Roy Morgan Research

Mintel said 28% of seasonal chocolate confectionery launches were positioned for Easter globally in 2016.  Photo: ©iStock/margouillatphotos

Seasonal offerings tops chocolate NPD in 2016, Mintel research shows

Cadbury remains the number one chocolate confectionery brand in the UK in terms of market share. Photo: iStock/Ekaterina Minaeva

Mondelēz invests $93m in UK Cadbury production, launching Roundie biscuit

Amazon is hoping to ship Oreos and Cheerios directly to consumers.  Photo: ©iStock/Jejim

E-commerce expert calms retailers’ fear of Amazon driving away their Oreo and Cheerios customers

Pocky has a small market share in the US confectionery market, but it's been growing dramatically.  Photo: Pocky.

Japanese snack confectionery firm Pocky introduces product locator to the US prior to Easter

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