July-August 2006

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Walgreens Retailer of the year

Category Insights
- Candy Sales Are In The Bag
Peg-packaged products deliver benefits for shoppers and retailers.
- Dark Chocolate Sightings
The richest confectionery hue is showing up just about everywhere in mass retail.
- The Numbers Game
- Sugar-Free Freedom
With health concerns, product innovation, and major brand endorsement as the wind beneath its wings, sugar-free confectionery has set sail for even bigger mainstream growth — here and abroad.

One on One
- Larry Graham On What Expo 2007 Will Bring
The National Confectioners Association president explains the rationale for some of the major changes slated for the candy industry’s annual trade show extravaganza.

Kid Engineers
- Kids Speak Out About School Candy Sales
Our youthful panelists talk about whether or not their schools permit candy purchases.

Special Event
- Industry Pays Tribute To Jelly Belly’s Bill Kelley
Bill Kelley, vice chairman of Jelly Belly Candy Co., was honored with the Kettle Award early this summer.Here’s a photographic record of that special evening.

- Confectioner Salutes Annual Awards Program Winners
Our photographer captures Confectioner’s Category Driver and Silver Circle Award presentations.

Special Reports
Retailer of the Year
- Success Walgreens’Sweet Path To Success
The heart of its business may be prescriptions, but this Chicagoturned-national retailing legend has always had a soft spot for treats.

- Brand Treasures
The candy category boasts some of the packaged goods industry’s real brand gems — classic, time-tested and with a wealth of history behind them. What are the secrets to preserving the promise of these cherished brand icons while keeping them contemporary?
- Why Staying Current Is Critical
- What’s Your Brand’s Personality?
- Brand Differentiation Dissected

- More At www.confectioner.com,Object Lessons From Wal-Mart and more...

- Candy Enjoys An Up Year In 2005, Commerce Department Data Reveal
- Dark Chocolate Is Here To Stay

Worth Watching
- It's A Jungle In There –And That's A Great Place For Candy

Candy Product Update
- Tung Toos, Honey Roasted Peanut Roca, and more...

Last Word
- Innovation — More Than Just The Product And More Than Just The Producers.

Advertisers’ Index
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