December 2006

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In the Store
- Rite Aid's Candy Reel
The nation’s third-largest drug chain is on an accelerated growth plan to operate approximately 5,000 stores, each with a sweet traffic lure.

Private Label
- The Not-So-Private Quality Push
Confectioner asked exhibitors at the recent PLMA show to discuss product upgrade strategies.

- Shaking It Up In Sugar-Free
Non-chocolate sugar-free sales are coming on strong.

Multi-Cultural Trends
- How A Brazilian Confectionery Concept Is Being Translated To The U.S. Market
A confectionery entrepreneur’s franchise illustrates distinctions between the Latin American and U.S. markets. Plus the latest stats on ethnic market growth.

   Special Report   
The Chocolate Report
- Sweet, Sustainable Forces Of Change
Independently and under the auspices of the World Cocoa Foundation, chocolate makers have taken some major steps toward demonstrating their roles as responsible corporate citizens.
- Kraft Embraces Cocoa Sustainability Via Rainforest Alliance Certification
Ambitious new project will benefit 4,000 Cote d’Ivoire cocoa farmers and their families
- Cadbury Exec Volunteers In Ghana
- Masterful Merchandising

- Romancing Chocolate

News & Trends
- Industry Mourns Russ Albers’ Passing

Product Update
- Dark Chocolate Paws; Kisses Chocolate Truffle Bar...

Kid Engineers
- The Kids Consider Christmas Candy

ISM Preview
- Sweet Times Ahead In Cologne At ISM

Last Word
- Keep It Simple – Make It Clear

Advertiser Index
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