ECRM’s upcoming Candy Planning: Everyday & Summer Seasonal EPPS is just the place to find out what treats and trends will be hot over the next year, and Candy Industry can’t wait to see the products debuting at the show!
The event, slated for Aug. 26-30 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., will pair manufacturers with retail buyers in brief, speed-dating-style business meetings. Candy Industry will also host the Buyers Choice Awards during the show, giving participating candy buyers the chance to sample and judge new chocolate, non-chocolate and novelty products. Be sure to check out the October issue for a full list of all the winners.
Larry Levin, executive v.p. of consumer & shopper marketing for IRI, is set to speak Sunday, Aug. 26 on the state of the U.S. confectionery market and will identify key trends around personalizing the consumer experience. He'll also discuss the evolving importance of e-commerce platforms.
Below are a few items companies are debuting or highlighting at the show. See you in Anaheim!
Boston America Corp.
Woburn, Mass. / / (781) 933-3535
Narwhal Wild Berry Sours
Boston America’s newest tin features the unicorn of the sea, the narwhal. Each tin is filled with 1.2 oz. of Sour Blue Raspberry narwhal-shaped candy. These tins are packed in a 12-piece counter display.
S.R.P.: $2.99-$4.99
Flamingo Pool Party Sweets
Make a big splash with this flamingo pool float tin! Each tin is filled with 0.6 oz. of Pink Lemonade-flavored flip flop-shaped candy. The Pool Party flamingo tin is packed in a 12-piece counter display.
S.R.P.: $2.99-$4.99
Louisville, Ky. / / (502) 893-3626
Unicorn Expression Fans
Unicorn Expressions Everyday Fans 
These whimsical fans will put a smile on every face. Topped with a unicorn character or unicorn poop, these fans each come with 0.53 oz. of assorted fruit-flavored dextrose candies made natural flavors and colors.  
S.R.P.: $4.99        
Gerrit J. Verburg Co.
Fenton, Mich. / / (810) 750-9779
Black Jack Beemans Clove
Black Jack, Beemans and Clove chewing gum
After acquiring this classic chewing gum brands from Mondelez International, Gerrit J. Verburg is excited to present them to ECRM attendees. Anise-flavored Black Jack gum was first launched in 1884, and Beemans was also launched in the late 19th century.
S.R.P.: $0.79-$0.99
Gerrits stroopwafels
Gerrit’s stroopwafels
These Dutch delights are sure to please any sweet tooth. A layer of caramel is spread between two thin waffles. They’re best served warm.
S.R.P.: $1-$1.29

Imaginings 3 - Flix Candy
Niles, Ill. / / (847) 647-1370


Uncle Sam Oh Poop








Uncle Sam Oh Poop!
The Uncle Sam Oh Poop! dispenser will arrive March 1, just in time for summer festivities. Fill him up, wind him up and watch him walk and dispense candy. 
S.R.P.: $3.49-$4.49

Mini Lip Pops







Mini Selfie Lip Pops
Now in a miniature version, these Lip Pops, shaped like popular social media filters, are perfect for taking selfies. Six pieces in a bag makes them perfect for sharing. Candy lovers can post pictures with the hashtag #lippopselfie.

S.R.P.: $1.99-$2.99


Marvel Pop Ups







New Marvel Pop Ups!
Captain Marvel and Ant Man are joining the Marvel Pop Ups! family. Marvel is destined to have a big year in 2019 with two major movie premieres. Each Pop Up comes with three Chupa Chup lollipops.  
S.R.P.: $2.99-$3.49


Star Wars Pop Ups







Star Wars Pop UpsI
The newest items in Flix Candy’s Pop Ups! collection are Star Wars Pop Ups!. Launching in three waves, the Star Wars line will feature nine different characters by the end of 2019.  

S.R.P.: $2.99-$3.49

Promotion in Motion
Allendale, N.J. / / (800) 369-7391
The Gummi Factory Gummi Fun Mixes
Now gummy candy lovers don’t have to choose which shapes to enjoy — they can get them all in one package. The Gummi Party mix features up to 18 varieties, including gummy bears and gummy worms. The Sour Party mix features up to 16 varieties, including sour gummy bears, sour worms and sour tape. 
S.R.P. (5 oz. peg bag): $1.29
Welch’s Superfruit Fruit Snacks
Like their counterparts, these Welch’s fruit snacks are made with real fruit and include the daily recommended value of Vitamin C, but they’ve been given a boost with superfruit. Flavors include Pomegranate-Passionfruit, Starfruit-Kiwi, Dragonfruit-Blackberry, Açai-Blueberry and Goji-Apricot They’re also made with colors from natural sources and are free from fat, gluten and preservatives.
S.R.P. (10-ct. box): $2.99