National Confectioners Association


The Bulk Foods Merchandising Solution Every Retailer Must Have

Rosseto’s BULKshop Solutions and innovative dispensers feature patented portion-control technology in thoughtfully designed, eye-catching displays that will make your candy and snack merchandising pop! The portion-control technology helps reduce mess and waste while adding an interactive shopping experience for your customers. Additionally, BULKshop’s EZ-Install kits make creating a bulk section a breeze; the kits include dispensers, scoop bins, beautiful signage and gondolas, if you need them. Rosseto is changing the game in bulk foods merchandising-visit to see what solution they have for you!



PopUps Lollipop Keepers Debut

Flix Candy introduces a new line of PopUps – The Lollipop Keeper that Takes a Licking and keeps on Clicking. PopUps is the lollipop keeper kids love and moms approve. Push the button up and the character head opens to reveal a delicious fruit-flavored Chupa Chups lollipop. Let go of the button and the patented spring action snaps the head shut keeping the pop safe and clean. Kids love the toy action and lollipop; moms love the cleanliness. PopUps can be refilled with a number of great branded mini lollipops including Tootsie, Charms, DumDums and, of course Chupa Chups. PopUps are available in a wide range of kid-favorite licenses including Disney’s Frozen, Princesses, Marvel Avengers, and Spiderman, as well as seasonal executions for Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and the Easter bunny. Coming soon, Batman, Superman and many more licenses. PopUps are available in both PopUps single packs with one lollipop, and blister cards that include three lollipops. PopUps singles pack 6/12ct counter displays and in 48ct shippers. PopUps blister cards pack 6/6ct counter displays and in 36ct shippers. PopUps action display machines will be available for leading in-store promotions starting in 2016. Please contact your Flix Candy salesperson or email to order now, or call 847 647 1370 for more information.


Mars Answers Call For Cleaner Label, Fewer Calories

Goodnessknows fruit and nut bars have 150 calories, and contain no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, according to Mars Chocolate North America.

The company reports the line was developed to meet consumer demand for items with fewer calories and clean ingredient labels.

Each 1.2-ounce bar, which features dark chocolate on the bottom, is split into four squares and comes in almond, apple and peanut; cranberry and almond; and peach, cherry and almond varieties.

The kosher items have a SRP range of $1.39 to $1.59 and ship four 12-ct trays per case. Also available are five-ct boxes, which ship in six-ct cases and have a SRP of $4.99.

Chocolate Bites Have Nuts, Popcorn

Combining nuts and popcorn, Fisher brand Nut Exactly bites are new from John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

Available in almond popcorn dipped in milk or dark chocolate, pecan popcorn featuring salted caramel and peanut popcorn bottom-enrobed with peanut butter, each cluster has 16 calories or less and is free from artificial preservatives, the company claims.

Coming in five-ounce reclosable standup bags with a SRP of $3.49, they ship six per case.

Kettle Chips Are Cooked In Coconut Oil

Boulder Canyon Coconut Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are made with potatoes, coconut oil and sea salt, and containing no trans fat, cholesterol and MSG, according to Inventure Foods, Inc.

The gluten-free, kosher certified and Non-GMO Project verified chips are part of the company’s recent move to use more premium oils in its products, according to Steve Sklar, senior vice-president and general manager for Boulder Canyon.

“The coconut oil imparts a subtle flavor that isn’t so much sweet as it is buttery and rich,” Sklar says. “At the same time, the finish is incredibly light and clean. We touch it with a hint of sea salt so as not to mask any of the natural flavors, and the result is a potato chip that is different from anything you can find in the snack food aisle today.”

With a SRP range of $3.49 to $3.99, they ship 12, 5.25-ounce bags per case.