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Your guide to sourcing confectionery products from all over the world

CONFECTIONERS IN 2009 WERE NO CHICKENS! Check Out Kennedy's

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es, a crazy chicken was an unusual choice for a front cover, even I admit that. It did make you stop thinking ‘what the hell,’ right? Which is all part of our cunning plan. I’ll tell you a story. Our front cover originally had an image of the perfect luxury and most delicious looking chocolates – predictable? Then looking through this issue – it’s all about innovation and creativity and where to find some of the world’s most interesting confectionery products. And we are no chickens! You have to be tough to be in this fast moving and dynamic industry. There are two ways to go forward, build and strengthen the brand that fits with the key trends (also mentioned in this issue) or go wild and launch the most unusual product you can think of. We cover both of course and profile many of the excellent producers that not only will you find at ISM, but from all around the globe.

Publisher and Editor Angus Kennedy agkennedy@kennedys.co.uk Advertisement Managers Mark Neilson mneilson@kennedys.co.uk Mark Colyer mark.colyer@kennedys.co.uk Subscription Sophie Kennedy subs@kennedys.co.uk Company Accountant Nicky Wharton nwharton@kennedys.co.uk Reporter: Kristiane Henney khenney@kennedys.co.uk Marketing Assistant Gemma Othen gemma@kennedys.co.uk Production Manager Robbie Patterson rpatterson@kennedys.co.uk

All enquiries to: Kennedy’s Publications Ltd, First Floor Offices,Stafford House, 16 East Street,Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1HG, UK Tel +44 (0) 1732 371 510: Fax +44 (0) 1732 352 438 post@kennedys.co.uk www.kennedysconfection.com Confectionery Trade Buyer ISSN 1746-1812

So what were the most innovative product launches in 2009? See page 26 and you will find out. Also, throughout this issue we have given you a taste of the trends to come and spoke to both Euromonitor and Mintel, and there are some key trends that both retailers and manufacturers should be aware of. Take fair trade, origin, Probiotics, labeling for health concerns and ‘free from’ products, to name a few. Hey, the industry is buzzing with innovation and we guarantee that if you stocked just some of the products listed in this issue, you can have some very satisfied consumers with a smile on their faces. Oh and please mention, when you talk to all our advertisers, that you heard about them in Kennedy’s Confectionery Trade Buyer. It was hard work producing this and you picked it up for free, so it’s a small request, thank you. Last but not least, do come to see us at ISM, we took a stand in ProSweets this year and drove a London Double Decker bus to Cologne, so be there for the ride – Stand A50, Hall 10.1. Also, make sure you register to come to our reader’s party on the stand – yes with the bus – Tuesday 2nd Feb to celebrate 120 years of Kennedy’s Confection (this magazine’s big sister) you should subscribe to it as well! So, come to see me and the wonderful new Kennedy’s team at the show; and thank you to all our advertisers, contributors and to you the reader, who makes this alive. So you got it, you saw it in Kennedy’s! That’s worth a free glass of bubbly at the Kennedy’s Party. It’s all yours, enjoy Mes Amies. Angus Kennedy editor@kennedys.co.uk P.S: Thank you to all the British exhibitors at ISM for distributing this magazine!

What will be the top 7 break-through products of 2010? Today’s mega-trends of health and wellness, convenience and sustainability are set to be high on the agenda for 2010. Seven core trends have been identified by Mintel that will have a global impact on new product development as manufacturers try to pique interest in new launches, while keeping shoppers comfortable. 1 Symbol overload: Consumers are hungry for nutritional facts. However, people feel confused and skeptical about different companies' nutrition symbols. In the UK nearly half (45%) of consumers find nutritional labels too cluttered. In response, more manufacturers will opt for clean, clear facts on front-of-pack statements in 2010. 2. Sodium reduction: Poised as the next major health movement, for example 35% of UK consumers now consider low salt content when buying food.

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Welcome toKennedy’s Confectionery Trade Buyer 2010

In this issue...

Page 6 - News All the latest, essential news – Signs of UK recovery, Elizabeth Shaw’s new look, Double Pop® seek new partners and much, much more.

Page 14 - Editor’s Choice: Company Profiles 2010 – new year, new products. Find out first in Kennedy’s Confectionery Trade Buyer what these big players have coming up this year: ............................................................................... Page 14 - Thomas Tunnock prepare for launch Page 16 - Golden Casket extend distribution Page 18 - Chocolate Stories unveil fresh ideas Page 20 - Millions go natural on Page 22 - Jelly Belly push the flavour boundaries Page 24 - Fiesta keep celebrating candy Page 40 - Aran Candy juice up their jellybeans ...............................................................................

Page 26 - Top 100 Most Innovative Product With so much innovation, it was a struggle to squeeze in all of 2009’s most cutting-edge products! ............................................................................... Page 42 - 2010 Sweets & Snacks Expo Get ready for the biggest confectionery trade fair in the Americas. Get the latest news in Kennedy’s first. Page 44 - The UK at ISM PS8 and Kennedy’s vital guide to the UK Pavilion Page 56 - 30% Off Subscription Offer Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity

What will be the top 7 break-through products of 2010? << Continued From Editor’s Comment 3. Origins: Consumers still want products with recognisable origins and those that haven't been shipped too far. In the UK 46% of consumers buy products from their own country when they can and 43% of US consumers claim they buy local when possible. In 2010, the definition of "local" will expand, becoming more practical for major companies to use and for mainstream shoppers to purchase. 4. Simple made special: Ready to get a kick out of buying "ordinary" products like soap and juice? Well, in 2010 chic packaging and premium positioning will turn today's grudge purchases into enjoyable events. The recent trend towards boutique-inspired packaging highlights how manufacturers will make the mundane a little more special next year. 5. Colour coding for convenience: Cluttered supermarket shelves making it hard to find a favourite cereal flavour or shampoo variety? Not anymore. To help shoppers make faster choices, more manufacturers will colour-code their products in 2010. In the UK, 45% of consumers claim to compare products by their labels often, and nearly two-thirds of Americans (64%) say they want colour-coded packaging, which also helps brands stand out. 6. Iconic budget brands: Private label "brands" are starting to look a lot more like brands. As consumers cut spending because of the recession, smart marketers ramped up promotions for their private label lines. Many shoppers now equate private labels with national brands and value them as such. In 2010, low cost, high quality private labels will thrive. 7. Gen Y cleans up: Generation Y (born between 1977 and 1994) consumers now make up 21% of the global population. While they grew up with tried and trusted established brands, this generation is now calling out for products of their own. Looking at the cleaning sector, there aren't a wealth of Gen Y-focused cleaners on the market at present


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Signs of recovery in UK mergers and acquisitions on the horizon In 2009, the number of food and drink sector deals (mergers and acquisitions) involving UK businesses declined by 30% to just 70 transactions, according to figures analysed by sector experts Grant Thornton UK LLP. This contrasts with 2007 when in a buoyant market there were 132 reported deals. Nevertheless, there are signs of a recovery in mergers and acquisitions and Grant Thornton are cautiously optimistic for 2010. "M&A activity in the food and drink sector was extremely depressed in 2009 both in terms of volume and value. Compared to the buoyant market conditions in 2007, deal volumes were down by 47% and over half of the transactions completed related to acquisitions from insolvent companies or businesses in distress." commented Phil Jackson, Head of Food Sector at Grant Thornton. Underlying a growing optimism, share prices for UK food companies have rallied through 2009 and on average have recovered half of their losses incurred since the end of 2007. "Many food businesses are reporting significantly improved profits in 2009 as the impact of food price inflation has reduced and the benefits of cost and efficiency savings have come through. The increase in share prices of the quoted companies reflects this." Jackson explained. "The recovery in profitability is bringing buyers back and encouraging potential sellers to test the market". The ongoing takeover battle for Cadbury and the anticipated sales of Gu and Kettle Chips reinforce this

Tesco launch Valentine’s Day Gifts Tesco UK have launched new confectionery range especially for Valentine’s Day, featured in their Real Food magazine. Among the products vying for UK hearts this year are the ‘Hollow Love Bears’ (£1·99/100g), ‘Jelly Beans in Acetate Heart’ (99p/100g), and the quirky 99p ‘Love Bugs’.

view. Another factor influencing privately owned businesses to consider selling is the concern that the rate of Capital Gains Tax might be aligned with income tax. Whilst valuation multiples will be lower than 2007, the prospect of returns being decimated by up to 50% tax instead of the current 18% is a major driver for a sale. "As M&A levels pick up, it is likely that consolidation in private label dominant categories such as bakery, fresh produce and dairy will predominate. Highly leveraged groups may also gauge that the timing is now right to sell some assets to reduce debt. In addition foreign buyers will be attracted by the relative weakness of sterling," Jackson concludes.

Aldi present their ‘less than 70 calories’ cereal bars’ Aldi, is well known across Europe for their range of quality products at low prices. New to the UK stores for 2010 are Fruit Chews and Mint Chews, 79p per pack from Dominion. ALDI will be join the industry shift toward healthier choices products with ‘Benefit Less Than 70 Cal Cereal Bars’ that do exactly what they say on the packet, retailing at £1.29/pack.


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Kinnerton ‘Characters’ enter the Sugar Confectionery Market. Kinnerton Confectionery (UK) has established a new division of the c o m p a n y c a l l e d ‘ T h e G re a t Character Candy Company’. To support this, Carl Richardson has joined Kinnerton after 14 years experience at Mr Lucky Bags to head up the new project.

This division will focus on developing an innovative range of licensed sugar confectionery products targeted primarily at everyday sales. Carl Richardson said ‘this is a fantastic project which brings together my skills in sugar confectionery with Kinnerton’s strong presence and

distribution in the market place. I am sure that together we will quickly establish significant sector innovation for our customers, so driving incremental sales for the group.’ The first products will be available to the market early 2010. Kinnerton will be at ISM in the UK pavilion.

Bigger players look to Kosher Certified According to the KLBD in the UK, the Kosher Division of the London Beth Din, Mars have chosen to certify some of their products by opting for the Kosher logo on some of their leading brands including Mars, Snickers, Ripple, Minstrels, Galaxy and Trackers. The KLBD told Kennedy’s that there is an increasing trend for manufacturers to opt for the KLBD logo on their confectionery bars. It’s also reported that Mackays Preserves and Marmalades are ready to hit the high street globally with the Kosher logo as well. Returning to the British Pavilion at ISM for the fourth year, Florette Hyman, Marketing Director of KLBD, commented, “ISM has been key for us in driving awareness of what we do and the benefits of having Kosher Certification.” KLBD, is 150 years old, under the Court of the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, and is claimed to be the oldest, Kosher Certification Authority in the world. KLBD have certified many leading international brands, including Drambuie, The Glenrothes, Tio Pepe Sherry, Jean Marc XO Vodka, MARS, Bendicks of Mayfair (Storck), Burtons, Cadbury’s, and Rivita to name but a few.

KLBD currently certify some 1000 companies in 48 Countries and also certifies 130 c a t e r e r s , restaurants and shops in the UK. The USA is also a major market for k o s h e r confectionery and this is where KLBD certified companies have the opportunity to expand their export sales, by exhibiting under the KLBD banner. KLBD told Kennedy’s they also work closely with distributors in Israel, USA and Europe, to promote certified companies and forge links between distributors and manufacturers. The company will be in the British Pavilion at ISM HALL 4.2 – STAND J17.

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UK Confectionery sales are set to continue to grow a further 9% over the next five years to reach £1.9 billion in 2014.

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Between 2006 and 2010, the global confectionery market is forecast to increase by over 16% in value terms, reaching more than USD145bn. Volume sales are expected to amount to over 17.8 million tones by 2010.”

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The chocolate sector is currently being driven by the gifting and the dark chocolate sectors.

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Chocolate is the largest confectionery category in both the EU and US, with a 51.2% of the European confectionery market (worth $34.8bn in 2008) and with a 50.9% share in the US equating to $18.4bn in 2008. (Source Business Insight)

The general 2009 weather of a cooler and wetter summer in Northern Europe have had a positive impact on the chocolate category, boosting sales.

Nielsen reports Planets, a product of Mars, has added £17m to the Mars brand since its launch. It has not affected the core brands sales, which has grown by 2% or £2m.

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Rising costs of cocoa and ingredients will potentially see the rise in the price of chocolate - more milk products will see their way onto the market.

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Cereal bars are the fastest growing category in Europe with growth forecast at 31.7% to 2012, driven by consumer demand for healthy food and drinks. Source: Business Insights

Source: Mintel International

David Pattison, senior analysts and author of the 2010 Plimsoll Analysis UK says, “Our latest analysis projects that a further UK 5,000 jobs will have to be shed if companies are to get back to profit and remain competitive in 2010.

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Elizabeth Shaw Re-branding Hailed a Success Elizabeth Shaw (UK) est. 1881, had a rejuvenating year in 2009 with a major packaging redesign. The company re-launched a large part of their existing product portfolio in 2009, projecting their chocolates to a wider audience. The quality remains, and the classic Elizabeth Shaw signature has been updated, with striking new colours and even the chocolates themselves have been reformed. The company selected two of the company’s most recognisable brands to receive most of the attention. “Our main aim in looking at the re-designs was to invest in our existing products,” says Managing Director, Malachy McReynolds. Famous Names, the most popular brand of liqueur chocolates in the UK, was bought completely up-to-date with a reformulated chocolate shape. A café liqueur selection pack was introduced alongside extended pack sizes. For chocolates often bought as gifts, giving consumers a greater choice of price points makes the product even more relevant across a wider range of

occasions. Mint Crisp was another of the brands receiving a makeover. A challenge, considering how popular the existing branding was with the core consumer group. However, the new colours have proved a great success. Another key aspect of the makeover is the foiled presentation. Their octagonal pack stays, now the new ‘C’ window shape giving the packaging a new individuality. Another important aspect was the need to reduce the packaging environmental footprint. The materials in the Mint Crisp packaging have also been adapted to use less plastic as well as creating a strong visual identity. Elizabeth Shaw also introduced their New Mint Cream in 2009, a uniquely shaped treat packaged in a new tumble-filled structure; adding something entirely new to the line-up. The innovation goes on into 2010, with dark and milk Mint Crisp becoming available in a 7-piece pack. “With our new line up for 2010, we hope we will be giving consumers

something new but familiar,” McReynolds continues. ISM, stand: G23.

Allseps claim a first with Yummiee’s Allsep’s Australia claim a world first with their Yummiee’s Low GI Jellies, which are 99% fat free, no added cane sugar, no artificial enhancements

and with a Glycemic index of just 43. Allsep’s who have been producing quality confectionery for over 75 years, are now one of the largest distributors in Australia. Based in Melbourne, the company is now run by Andy Allsep and they are branching out in new, healthier directions. With other products such as Sun Fruits and Aussie Natural Glucose Bag-a-Lollies popular down under, Allsep’s big new venture is developing export lines. With its entrepreneurial flair now heading overseas, 2010 is sure to herald in an exciting new chapter in Allsep’s history

New Line -up from Detay

Altinmarka Group (Turkey) launched the new company called Detay, in Sept 2008. Detay produce a wide range of finished and semi finished products from dragees to truffles, pralines, marzipan pastes, chocolate tablets, sauces, syrups and a massive range of beautiful confectionery products. Take a look at ISM Hall 10.2 H079 .


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Elegance Confectionery bring best sellers to ISM “The customer’s delight is what we want to achieve, not just satisfaction,” is part of Elegance Confectionery’s mission statement. Kennedy’s have worked with Elegance, one of the fastest growing confectionery companies in Syria and know that now this isn’t just a mission statement, it’s become reality. Elegance was founded in 2004, and in 2005 they launched their first chocolate bar. It was a chocolatecoated wafer bar that kick-started Elegance Confection’s success. Imad Kalioundji, the president of Elegance Confectionery, exclusively tells Kennedy’s “After the great success of ‘Stars’ in Syria and many other markets, Elegance Confectionery is currently developing a new product to be launched late 2010. Elegance promises that the product is something totally new, no one is producing it in the Middle East and Africa.”

Elegance Confectionery are showcasing their ‘Elegance Wafers’ and ‘Elegance Stars’ at ISM; find out their very latest news by visiting Stand G60 in Hall 11.2.

Stuart Alexander & Co. search for new partners With uniquely Australian origins, Stuart Alexander & Co. Pty Ltd has been successfully marketing & distributing some of the world’s leading Brands across Australia & New Zealand for over 120 years. They currently handle brands like Mentos, Guylian, Werthers & Fisherman’s Friend who have, claims the company, experienced strong sales results over many years. With the recent launch of Mentos Aqua Kiss, a new lifestyle targeted Sugarfree Gum, Stuart Alexander &

Perfetti Van Melle, a partner of many years, will make be making significant inroads into the Australian Gum market. Frey, claimed to be the number one in the Swiss chocolate market & owned by the Migros Group - has just been introduced to the Australian market backed with a substantial marketing campaign & strong Trade support. Stuart Alexander are actively looking for new manufacturers to partner with seeking representation in Australia & New Zealand. Enquiries

should be directed direct to Stuart Alexander in Australia.

Double Pop® License ApS seek new license holders Double Pop® License ApS (Denmark) is currently looking to work with new partners from around the world. Kim Jacobsen, CEO of the company, told Kennedy’s that around 50 years ago he would return home from school to help his parents with their sweet shop in Tivoli Park, Copenhagen. The candy coated, chocolate covered popcorn on a stick was synonymous with the park; and production continued when Jacobsen eventually took over the small factory. Visitors to the park wanted to take the treat home with them, and he received regular enquiries from across the world from importers wanting to represent the product. Today patents for Double Pop® have been applied for in 52 countries. Jacobsen has done his research and designed a worldpatented machine, perfect for making caramel coated popcorn bars. It keeps the popcorn mass stable for long enough to be compressed into the bar and is capable of

producing up to 8000 an hour. Double Pop® is also claimed healthier than other snack bars; the caramelised popcorn centre means it’s low in fat and high in fibre. “The marketing strategies are in place and ‘Double Pop® will become a recognised brand worldwide,” claims Jacobsen. ISM Hall 11.1 A022.


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THOMAS TUNNOCK

Thomas Tunnock prepare to add new treat to traditional line Since the 1950s Tunnock’s have been supplying Scotland, and more recently the rest of the world, with qualty chocolate-covered products. Now exporting to over thirty countries, things have changed hugely since Tom Tunnock first bought a shop in Uddingston, near Glasgow in 1890 and started supplying the town with flour confectionery. The first export was to Canada in 1957, where the Scottish treats were savoured. Nowadays, you can purchase a Tunnock’s Teacake as far away as Japan. In 2010, the company is still expanding rapidly with efforts constantly in place to grow the export market even further. The proportion of the world where you would struggle to locate a Tunnock’s product is shrinking, and the popularity is growing, becoming more and more modern. Tunnock’s boasts a strong following on the social networking website Facebook – inspiring three groups, the largest, ‘Tunnock’s Appreciation Society”, has an astonishing 1,068 members. The Caramel Wafer Biscuit is exactly the same today as it was when it was first created in 1950, the strength of the brand’s ability is to mix tradition with modernity. Tunnock’s tells Kennedy’s that a lot of investment has gone into the company recently, with new plant and equipment in the production line and a new product due out later in 2010. A new face in the traditional line-up is sure to cause a stir in the confectionery industry; Tunnock’s is so well known for it’s existing products that a new launch is

certain to attract much attention. Only a limited few are yet to sample it and very few details have been released, even to Kennedy’s! Today, the company is still a family-run business, currently headed by Boyd Tunnock. His daughters and son-in-law also have vital roles, pushing into the fourth generation of Tunnock’s. Around 600 people are employed and every part of the product is made on site, 100m from the original bakery. With major plans coming up in 2010, this could be Tunnock’s year. Judging by the international popularity of the current range, such as Caramel Wafers, Teacakes and Snowballs, Tunnock’s new product is poised to make a global impact. Tunnocks will be exhibiting at ISM – Hall: 4.2 Stand: J39. With such a strong product line and continued expansion, their stand is a must-visit.


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Kennedy’s spoke to Douglas Rae about the advances of Golden Casket’s formidable confectionery range since the company was established in 1959 Established by Douglas Rae in 1959, Golden Casket has emerged as a confectionery heavyweight in the UK, with brands such as Millions and Halfpounders sweets fast becoming household names throughout Britain. This family-owned company has also systematically acquired other confectionery brands over the years, including Buchanan’s and J & A Ferguson’s, to broaden its range and its appeal. “We have built up some very strong brands over the years and a lot of this is to do with the unique nature of our products,” Rae told us. “For example, Gibb’s sweets, which we have owned for over 20 years, are striped by hand by the very best people. These sweets are often referred to as ‘jewels’ by customers and have also been described as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of sweets. Our chocolates are produced to the highest quality standards whether they target premium or mainstream markets.” Fudgy Wudgy is another of the company’s leading lines – a small fudge bar that is sold throughout the UK. As well as manufacturing lines the company also markets some exclusive lines too. The integrity and quality of Golden Casket’s product range is one of the company’s greatest assets, along with its strategic approach to business, which has helped it to secure strong support from all retail markets. Gibb’s boiled sweets, for example, target niche retail markets, while Halfpounders are often referred to as the independent retailer’s ‘own-label’, while Millions has a wide distribution network among private and multiple retailers. Similarly, the premium chocolate brand, J & A Ferguson’s is positioned as an exclusive brand, targeting independent shops, while Buchanan’s

is strongly favoured by the multiples. “There is something for everybody,” said Rae. “We target adults and children from all walks of life and try to make our products as accessible as possible. All of our brands are strong players in their own markets.” Golden Casket has also focused on increasing the distribution network of Ferguson’s finest chocolates beyond the Scottish borders. “Ferguson’s is Scotland’s oldest and finest chocolate manufacturer dating back to 1794 and we are proud to own it,” said Rae. “However, we want to build on its traditional distribution areas.” Fergusons extended their range at the end of 2009 to include a range of 10 glass collectible mini jars - all traditional boiled sweets in natural colorus and flavors. Also there’s a range of three 113g gift bags of fudges and scottish tablet. www.fergusonschocolates.co.uk The company has extended the distribution of its Fairtrade range, which was launched in 2007. The confectionery is made from sugar sourced from the Kasinthula Cane Growers Association in Malawi "I feel that it is only right that everyone should benefit from the Fruits Of The World, and we can make a big difference by offering growers a fair price. Our range is one of everyday sweets at everyday prices – fudges, toffees, boiled sweets and mints. We supply Fairtrade sweets to numerous EU countries now and our distribution is growing all the time,” said Rae. www.millionssweets.co.uk


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BULK BUYING NEVER TASTED SWEETER

We specialise in bulk and pick and mix confectionery. We offer a host of fantastic confections from chocolates to boiled sweets, toffees, mints, chews, fudges and a selection of jelly lines. Branded or unbranded wrappers.

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New Dutch venture tells a story with chocolate Marc Truyens of the new company, Chocolate Stories of Amsterdam, tells us his story of why he thinks his new venture will be a success. Chocolate Stories make moulded pieces to form individual letters of the alphabet The letters theme is a message in itself and the product can be bought and delivered to order. Marc Truyens said: "The idea is exciting – the current chocolate market is boring and all based on the same thing. It's moving the niche market on. For us, we are looking to the 'mood' market. With excellent suppliers and the chocolate letters, we are tapping an open market.” (Holland sells around 40 million chocolate products every year.) With Valentine's Day approaching, the 'Heart Letter' is sure to be a popular addition to the traditional 26 characters. The cupid celebration 'letter' is the instantly recognisable open heart with its arrow. Valentine’s Day is obviously the pivotal story line for lovers and chocolate, but the company believes that a message in chocolate is a love token all year round – could this be the next generation of sending a message, rather than with flowers? Marc says it tells the story of the love letter: "Stories are made from words, words are made from letters. Chocolate Stories is relaunching the chocolate letter worldwide. Expressing yourself in chocolate creates a very personal message ”chocolate telling a story isn't just a romanticised concept confined to the 14th February. Another fun concept is the chocolate Skulletjes – obviously a top idea for Halloween. It's bizarre, unique and lots of fun. The letter or letters are presented in a metallic look box, which can also serve as a photo frame, cleverly designed as a keepsake. From mid-2010 you can add numbers and other symbols into your message to mix even more personality into your chocolate.

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MILLIONS

April 2010 sees a big change to Millions as they will have no artificial colours and go natural The enduring popularity of Millions means that it remains one of the UK’s leading confectionery brands today. Owned by Golden Casket, these tiny, chewy sweets are available in a wide variety of options, including weigh-out jars, gift jars, pre packs, tubes, shakers, chocolate bars and mini tubes. Innovations Millions rarely stand still. With a host of new innovations, flavours, and packing options constantly being introduced. For example, in 2007 Millions Shakers were launched in resealable packs – and are now available in six flavours. 2007 saw the introduction of Millions milk chocolate bars which contain the trademark tiny, tasty, chewy sweets. The bars were developed in response to a great deal of consumer feedback and as a result of this, two flavour varieties were introduced – strawberry and orange.

In 2008 Millions moved into completely new territory with the introduction of a strawberry yoghurt flavour, available in 65g tube packs. As well as being vegetarian approved, it contains real fruit juice. The strawberry flavoured yoghurt sweet also contains 15% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium. Find out more about Millions at ISM Hall 4.2, J39 www.millionssweets.co.uk


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Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly to debut new flavours at ISM

Following six years of determined and effective international expansion, Jelly Belly (USA) have developed a brand of new jelly bean products marketed towards more regional tastes and preferences which will be at ISM this year.

With a new factory in Rayong, Thailand, completed last year, the refreshing new flavours including Chile Mango, Green Tea and Lychee, are very much targeted towards Asian and Latin markets and will be introduced in the USA. “It’s been a very exciting and very busy few years,” explains Sharon Duncan, Vice President of Jelly Belly International. “The genius of Jelly Belly is in its ability to meet local preferences and expectations within a global market place.” It was 1869 when Gustav Goelitz arrived in America from Germany as a young man and began making candy. His brother Albert joined him and the family business was born. Back then, hard candy, stick candy, mint drops and lozenges were en vogue, and it wasn’t until 1976 that their first gourmet jelly bean was created. The bean caused a flavour revolution, with even Ronald Reagan becoming a devotee. His move to the White House was a remarkable catalyst, sparking the events that catapulted Jelly Belly to

a world-wide audience. Today, Gustav’s great-grandson Herman Rowland Sr. is Chairman, and seven children and grandchildren work in the business. Jelly Belly prides itself on its ability to be on the cutting edge of flavour development and the ability to be flexible in a globally varied market. “High quality innovation is the company’s benchmark,” Duncan continues. “We welcome new ideas, so the product is constantly refreshing itself.”


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With flavours such as Cappuccino, Pina Colada and Buttered Corn available, it’s not surprising that Jelly Belly have built a strong reputation for authentic flavours. The dramatic taste is produced using real fruit juices, purees and natural flavours. The 50 permanent varieties have recently been re-formulated, now containing more natural flavours than ever before, and the company is now keen to stake a claim in the ever-expanding free-from market. “With Jelly Belly Beanaturals®, we have produced a jelly bean with no artificial flavours or colours for those consumers who want free-from confectionery.” Duncan explains. “Sport Beans®, the dedicated sports performance jelly bean, is now made entirely from natural ingredients, while at the same time delivering a hugely effective sport nutritional product”. The Sunkist® Fruit Gems have also been improved, now containing all natural flavours. New graphics have refreshed the presentation of the line-up, which focuses largely on ease and convenience. Re-sealable pouches and flip-top boxes have been developed, perfect for consumers on the go. “We set our

sights on researching what new markets want. Meeting those requirements with a quality product that does justice to the brand is our challenge,” says Duncan. With the beans available in an impressive range of colours as well as flavours, they have a fantastic novelty factor beyond confectionery. Used by artist Pete Rocha as an innovative medium to create over fifty fantastic portraits, each requiring many thousands of beans, the product has a strong sense of fun. Catch them at ISM, Hall 10.2, Stand F071.


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FIESTA

‘Fiesta’ translates from Spanish as ‘any festival or celebration’, and Fiesta S.A., one of the best-known confectionery companies in Spain, tells Kennedy’s just why they have much to celebrate Established in 1965, Fiesta has grown into a substantial multinational company, now exporting to over 25 countries. The distribution and sales are managed by General de Distribución Fiesta sa SL (GDF), a move made necessary by Fiesta’s ever-expanding delivery network to around 50,000 traditional outlets. GDF has 21 stores across Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands. With candy flavours including ‘Chillies’ – a rubber, spicy, chilli-shaped sweet described by Fiesta as ‘an extreme sensation’ and ‘Euros’ – forget chocolate coins, these are crafted from jellies – it’s easy to understand why Fiesta is so popular. The ‘Kojak’ lollipop is the most well known product, now available in an wide range of flavours from watermelon to ice cream, and filled with gum. New products for 2010 include the Fiesta® Fruit Jellies. Juan Mayoral, export director at Fiesta, exclusively told Kennedy’s, "The Fiesta® Fruit Jellies are an exquisite assortment of fruit jellies that are delicate in texture and delicious to taste. Fiesta S.A.’s recipe for its Fruit Jellies commands the finest all natural ingredients, using fruit juice (from apples, grapes and strawberries), pectin (a natural source of soluble dietary fibre extracted from fruits) as well as its premium selection of natural flavours: raspberry, apricot, pear, black currant, pineapple and orange.”

The Fiesta® Fruit Jellies are placed individually on an elegant tray that is packed inside a 200g assortment box, 12 boxes per case. A floor stand shipper with 48 -200g boxes is also available. Fiesta® Fruit Jellies are NAF NAC and a gelatine free and gluten free product. Also brand new this year is Electroshock™, a chewy candy with a sour filling available in an individually wrapped XL size. The product is introduced in a Strawberry flavour (of course with natural flavours and colours) and each sour filled cable is individually wrapped in a 75cm long pack, with a net weight of 80, presented in a 36 count vertical display box. Like the Fiesta® Fruit Jellies, Electroshock™ is a gelatine free product."


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In 2009 confectioners were no chickens!

Even with the troubles that haunted the great financially troubled year of 2009 with cash strapped consumers, still, innovation remained a driving force of the international confectionery industry with 1000’s of new products coming to market. 2009 was a year of huge imagination and creativity throughout the internatonal confectionery industry. There were so many launches that we’ve struggled to squeeze them all in. So what were the most innovative products from around the world last year? We attempted to answer this question for you. We asked David Jago, Trend and Innovation Director at Mintel who has handpicked a selection of what we believe to be some of the most innovative confectionery products that were launched last year. Products were sourced on their aspects of originality, positioning, formulation, pack design, price and shear courage! It’s fair to say that some products appear to me more PR stunts than a genuinely edible or marketable product. Never the less, they set the trends and it’s their shear creativity that drives the industry forward to new markets. Sadly (in the case of some of our examples), we found a few products to be plainly ridiculous, but this fearless attitude is just what makes the industry so vibrant. In the pages to follow check out the most innovative products month by month and at the end of the section we could not help but write a bit extra on some of the most daring products than won our acclaim. A general trend we have noticed is that companies were been keen to push the flavour boundaries, with increasingly unusual tastes in chocolate and candy, ‘sweet is now not sweet enough’. The more weird and wonderful, the better, it seems. Lotte, we noticed, made a bold statement in April 09 with a new ‘Vegetable X Fruit’

gummy candy range, available in Tomato & Apple and Carrot & Lemon varieties. Wrigley’s were not to be left out when in May they launched their Sangria flavour chewing gum range with a Tangerine Tea gum to follow in October. In comparison, Alnatura’s Chilli Cherry Chocolate seems tame! Novelty products also appear to be high on the Richter scale when in May, the Candy and Toy Factory launched ‘Biz Chicken Chat’ loose on the market, described as a ‘squawking chicken with egg shaped candy’ (pictured), truly an eggciting launch (sorry). Now stress parents could purchase chocolate created specifically for them from the company Meybona (Austria); called ‘Gob-Stuffer Choc for Stressed Parents’. That’s it, it’s the answer to all parent’s stress, wish it was that easy. 2009 continued with a steady flow of health-conscious offerings. Many of the new products reflected this, but can the metabolism-boosting benefits of green tea really work when combined with chocolate? ‘Crunky’ from Lotte gives the concept a whirl. And, if you want to enjoy chocolate with none of the calories, and snuff is your thing, you could find ‘Le Whiff’ (France) from Labogroup , you simply inhale the chocolate. Yes really! Tongues are no not needed and chocolate is clearly not for eating? Finally at the end of this section we selected the most curious products, some of which were quite ingenious. It’s sad and true that the more crazy products tend to enjoy the most publicity, but fear not, there are good reasons why people stick to their known brands, find out why and read on. Continued >>

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TOP 100 MOST INNOVATIVE CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM 2009 January Chocolate Hemp Nibbles Company: Hanf und Natur Brand: Hanf & Natur Category: Chocolate Sub-Category: NonIndividually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Finland Date Published: 14 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 4.65 Product Description New to the Hanf & Natur line are organic-certified Chocolate Hemp Nibbles. Consisting of roasted hemp seeds, covered in milk-, white- and dark chocolate, this DLG silver-award winning product is available in a 100g pack Chocolate with Caramel Filling Company: Empresas Carozzi Brand: Costa Mecano Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Brazil Date Published: 27 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 0.49 Product Description Costa Mecano Doce Sabor Chocolate com Recheio Caramelo (Chocolate with Caramel Filling) is available in a nut shape. The product retails in a 15g pack. Chocolate Tasting Collection Company: Marks & Spencer Brand: Marks & Spencer Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: UK Date Published: 15 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 3.99

Product Description Marks & Spencer Chocolate Tasting Collection contains 10 mini bars of dark and milk chocolate. The product is available in a 120g pack containing 10 x 12g bars.

Chocolate Wine Pairing Collection Company: Chocolates à La Carte Brand: Signature Chocolates by Rena Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: USA Date Published: 30 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 9.99 Product Description Signature Chocolates by Rena has released Chocolate Wine Pairing Collection, an assortment of 24 premium chocolates to be enjoyed and paired with wine. The product includes four different varieties: 72% Dark Bittersweet Chocolate, a rich, full-bodied chocolate with a smooth creamy finish that is to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel; 61% Dark Semisweet Chocolate, a fragrant chocolate reminiscent of cherries with light spicy notes that can be paired with Merlot or Pinot Noir; 55% Dark Chocolate, mild and pleasant dark with hints of vanilla and fruity notes that is to be paired with a Merlot or Petit Syrah; and 31% Milk Chocolate with Caramel Notes, that is to be paired with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The product is retailed in a 4.5-oz. carton pack. Jane Goodall Organic Dark Chocolate Bar Company: Theo Chocolate Brand: Theo Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: USA Date Published: 16 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 3.99 Product Description Theo Jane Goodall Organic Dark Chocolate Bar contains 70% cacao. It is fair trade certified retailed in a 3-oz. pack. The proceeds from the sale of the chocolate bars will go to benefit cocoa farmers, promote conservation in the tropical rain forest and directly contribute to the Jane Goodall institutes efforts to save chimpanzees, develop community centered conservation efforts and direct youth education programs around the world. Also available in this range is an Organic Milk Chocolate Bar.

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The most innovative! Taste-Changing Candy Kanro Japan ‘Changing Candy’ adds an exciting aspect of chance to the simple process of eating confactionery. Japanese company Kanro claims that their new hard boiled candies undergo a flavour change in the mouth, transforming from Apple, Grape or Soda into new, secret flavours identifiable from the back of the pack. Boiled candies have huge potential in the area of flavour innovation, especially with the emerging trend of consumers seeking unusual, quirky flavours from their sweets. ‘Changing Candy’ retails at $1.67.

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Madagascar Milk Chocolate Bar Company: Meiji Seika Kaisha Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Countlines Country: Japan Date Published: 27 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description The Premium Single Madagascar Milk Chocolate Bar is made with premium single cacao beans and cocoa red beans from the northwestern region of Madagascar, known for deep acidity and fruitiness. Launched on January 13, 2009 with an RRP of 398 yen. Also available in this range is a Dominica Bitter variety. Pink Champagne Chocolate Bottle Company: Thorntons Brand: Thorntons Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: UK Date Published: 27 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 7.00 Product Description Thorntons has released, to celebrate Valentine's Day, a limited edition Pink Champagne Milk Chocolate Bottle. The product is made with milk chocolate and can be iced with a special message. Wine Truffles Assortment Company: Huckleberry Mountain Brand: Gourmet Collection Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: USA Date Published: 09 Jan 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 9.95 Product Description Gourmet Collection Wine Truffles Assortment contains four flavors of chocolate: dark chocolate with a cabernet savignon filling; dark chocolate with a zinfandel filling; milk chocolate with a riesling filling; and milk chocolate with a merlot. This product is retailed in a pack containing 12 luscious truffles.

February 12 Years Old Yamazaki Whiskey Filled Chocolate Company: Lotte Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Japan Date Published: 19 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 398.00 Product Description 12 Years Old Yamazaki Whiskey Filled Chocolate offering the perfect harmony of semi bitter chocolate with 12 years old Yamazaki whiskey single malt whiskey. The whiskey is the first Japan-made whiskey to win the gold prize at an international liqueur competition ISC.

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Belgian Chocolate Dip Company: Guylian Brand: Guylian Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Other Chocolate Confectionery Country: New Zealand Date Published: 24 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 4.99 Cashew Filled Chocolate Bonbons Company: WMS Supermercados Brand: Nacional Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Brazil Date Published: 26 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 4.74 Product Description Nacional has released Bombons Recheados com Castanha de Caju (Cashew Filled Chocolate Bonbons). This product retails in a 300g pack. The company has been recognized by the Abrinq Foundation, a foundation that protects children. Chilli Cherry Chocolate Company: Alnatura Brand: Alnatura Sélection Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Germany Date Published: 23 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 1.85 Price in US Dollars: 2.44 Product Description Alnatura Sélection Chili Kirsch (Chilli Cherry Chocolate) is made with 70% cocoa and is said to have a fiery-fruity flavour. This certified organic, GMOfree product retails in a 100g tablet. Assorted Chocolates Company: Eurodream AB Brand: Eurodream Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: NonIndividually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Sweden Date Published: 23 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 25.00 Product Description Eurodream Assorted Chocolates have been inspired by the European Union. Each praline has its own distinctive flavour, which represents one out of 25 European countries. Sugar Coated Chocolate Dragées Company: Liebeskummerpillen Category: Chocolate Confectionery Country: Germany Date Published: 17 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description Liebeskummerpillen Danke Spezial Dragees are golden sugar coated chocolate dragées which are said to be a special "thank you" gift from the heart.


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TOP 100 MOST INNOVATIVE CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM 2009 Summer Edition Chocolate Company: Sarotti Brand: Sarotti Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Germany Date Published: 25 Feb 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 0.99 Product Description Sarotti has launched a limited edition range of chocolates for the summer months with seasonal flavours.

March Cranberry Chili Bittersweet Chocolate Company: Rapunzel Naturkost Brand: Rapunzel Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Germany Date Published: 25 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 2.49 Product Description Rapunzel introduces a new range of certified organic chocolates which are made with fair trade ingredients. Included are the varieties: Cranberry Chilli Bittersweet Chocolate; and Dark Whole Milk Chocolate. The extra thin tablets are available in 80g and 100g packs and were on display at the Biofach Show in Nuremberg 2009. Crunchy Coffee Filled Milk Chocolate Pralines Company: Ferrero Brand: Ferrero Cappuccino Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Italy Date Published: 25 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 5.49 Price in US Dollars: 7.02 Product Description Ferrero Cappuccino Crunchy Coffee Filled Milk Chocolate Pralines comprise crisp wafer shells with a soft creamy filling and a liquid coffee centre, coated with milk chocolate. This product retails in a 187g gift box. DHA Chocolate Company: Sinwoo Dairy Brand: Cacadio Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: NonIndividually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: South Korea Date Published: 31 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 2280.00 Product Description Cacadio DHA Chocolate contains 100mg/100g DHA and 120mg/100g omega 3 fatty acids. This product is available in a 104g jar. Gob Stuffer Chocolate for Stressed Parents Company: Meybona SchokoladenFabrik Brand: Meybona Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets

Country: Austria Date Published: 31 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 1.97 Product Description Gob Stuffer Chocolate for Stressed Parents is an organic whole milk chocolate tablet. Individually Wrapped Chocolates Company: Nestlé Brand: Baci Perugina Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Hong Kong Date Published: 30 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Packaging Price in local currency: 168.00 Product Description Baci Perugina Individually Wrapped Chocolates are now available in a newly designed 408g wine bottleshaped pack. Each chocolate has a message hidden inside the wrapping paper. This product is filled with hazelnut filling and covered with plain chocolate. Chocolate (Jasmine Tea) Company: Nestlé Brand: Kit Kat Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Countlines Country: Japan Date Published: 26 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 130.00 Product Description Kit Kat is now available in a Jasmine Tea flavoured extension. Of many flavoured teas, jasmine is a rapidly growing flavour due to its highly fragrant and flowery aroma. Organic Dark Chocolate Goji Berries Company: VitaFreeNet Brand: Vitafree Himalayan Origin Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: NonIndividually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: UK Date Published: 24 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description Vitafree Himalayan Origin Organic Dark Chocolate Goji Berries are sun dried and coated with premium dark chocolate. Also available are Milk Chocolate Goji Berries. The products retail in a 200g pack and were displayed at the Biofach 2009 Trade Show in Nuremberg, Germany. Packaging Description TúróRudi Milk Chocolate Cottage Cheese Bars Company: Friesland Foods Brand: Pöttyös Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Countlines Country: Hungary Date Published: 30 Mar 2009 Launch Type: New Packaging Product Description Pöttyös range of TúróRudi Milk Chocolate Coated Cottage Cheese Bars have been repackaged with a new look.

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The most innovative! Chocolate Coffee Drinks Anthon Berg, Denmark Café’s are popping up all over the world for hunters of a coffee fix and bakery confection. High street coffee chains are cashing in as consumers are increasingly seeking a quick pick-me-up. Mini chocolates filled with espresso coffee have been available in Italy since 1968, and now Anthon Berg, Denmark, have created a range of Chocolate Coffee Drinks. Anthon Berg, best known for their Chocolate Liqueurs, have used their expertise in making liquid-centre chocolates to produce this new set. The premium dark chocolates are crafted into a latte glass shape and filled with liquid coffee and are available in traditional coffee-shop flavours such as Vanilla Frappe, Cappuccino, Espresso and Toffee Macchiato. Launched on the 10th June 2009, each pack retails at US$5.95

April Chocolate Bunny Company: Ligne Blanche Brand: Andy Warhol Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: Austria Date Published: 27 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 17.90 Product Description Andy Warhol Chocolate Bunny is a medium printed chocolate Easter bunny made of semi-sweet chocolate. The premium product is retailed in a 90g pack. Chili & Lime Dark Chocolate Bar Company: Cost Plus World Market Brand: World Market Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: USA Date Published: 21 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 1.99 Product Description World Market Chili and Lime Dark Chocolate Bar is described as a rich dark chocolate, which perfectly mixes with the natural citrus flavour and intense heat of chipotle. This allnatural product with 64% cocoa is kosher certified and retails in a 3-oz. pack. Also available is a Toffee Caramel Milk Chocolate variety. Dairy Free Chocolate Bar Company: Sweet William Brand: Sweet William Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: UK Date Published: 23 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description Sweet William Dairy Free Chocolate Bar has a deliciously smooth, sweet taste with no artificial sweeteners, and features the slogan 'I'm sweet enough!' on pack.

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Fit's Gum (Mix Berry) Food Innovations Club Company: Lotte Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Gum Country: Japan Date Published: 24 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 130.00 Product Description One of the biggest pet peeves that gum consumers struggle with all the time is when pieces fall out of the box, and end up loose (and often fall out of the wrapper) at the bottom of a bag or purse. Solution found. In Japan, Lotte's Fit's Gum was introduced with an ingenious packaging format that is sure to keep those extra pieces in the box. While at first glance, the gum package looks like every other gum package. Upon pulling out the first piece, the why didn't I think of that? innovation is clear - each individual piece is glued to the bottom of the box and the wrapper is perforated midway up, so when you pull a piece out of the box, the wrapper tears in half and the base remains in the box. Sugar-Free Mints Company: Little I Brand: Mirror Mints Little I Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Standard & Power Mints Country: Hong Kong Date Published: 08 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 13.90 Product Description This product is available in an 8g case that comes with a mirror inside the pack. Sweet Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries Company: D.E. Wolfgang Candy Brand: Wolfgang Category: Chocolate Confectionery Country: Vietnam Date Published: 30 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 118000.00 Product Description Wolfgang Sweet Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries contain real blueberries in natural blueberry juice and are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The all-natural, kosher certified product is retailed in a 141g pack.

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TOP 100 MOST INNOVATIVE CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM 2009 << Continued Vegetable X Fruit (Tomato & Apple) Company: Lotte Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Pastilles, Gums, Jellies & Chews Country: Japan Date Published: 27 Apr 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 108.00 Product Description This gummy candy contains 10% vegetable juice, 5% fruit juice and 2,400mg of collagen to be gentle on the body and skin. The product is targeted at health-conscious women in their 20s and is also available in a Carrot and Lemon flavour.

May Energy Drink Gum Company: Launch Industries Brand: Launch Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Country: Canada Date Published: 21 May 2009 Launch Type: New Variet Price in local currency: 2.99 Product Description Launch Energy Drink Gum is now available in a Peppermint variety. This sugar-free gum is said to provide energy for periods of increased mental and physical exertion and to help restore temporary mental alertness or wakefulness. Espresso Filled Pralines Company: K.A. Zareena Brand: Ferrero Pocket Coffee Category:Chocolate Confectionery Country: Singapore Date Published: 29 May 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 3.80 Product Description Ferrero Pocket Coffee Espresso Filled Pralines are fine chocolate pieces with centres filled with genuine, liquid espresso.

Sugar-Free Raspberry/Licorice Chewing Gum Company: Leaf Brand: Läkerol Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Gum Country: Sweden Date Published: 20 May 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 14.95 Product Description Läkerol has introduced Sugar-Free Raspberry/Licorice Chewing Gum, which has a low calorie content. Sugar Free Chewing Gum Company: Wrigley Brand: Wrigley's Orbit Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Gum Country: Mexico Date Published: 27 May 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 11.00 Product Description Wrigley's Orbit Sugar Free Chewing Gum is now available in a Sangría Fresca (Fresh Sangria) flavour. The gum is said to leave a just brushed clean feeling and has been accepted by the American Dental Association. It contains artificial flavours and retails in a 26.6g pack containing 14 pieces.

Squawking Chicken Filled with Egg Shaped Candy Company: The Candy & Toy Factory Brand: Biz Chicken Chat Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Country: Argentina Date Published: 18 May 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 8.50 Product Description The Candy & Toy Factory has launched Biz Chicken Chat Caramelos Masticables (Squawking Chicken Filled with Egg Shaped Candy).

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The most innovative! Chocolate - Making Kit Mayan Magic (UK) With global demand for chocolate currently up and interest in organic and ethical products growing, Mayan Magic have launched a Chocolate Making Kit, building on the UK success of two Channel Four Television programmes following Willie Harcourt-Coozes as he creates his own real chocolate. The Chocolate Making Kit allows consumers to do just that: create their own chocolate at home. The kit contains a powder mix, a butter mix and natural sweeteners. Mayan Magic claim the ingredients are organic and ethically sourced, with added health benefits. The unprocessed cacao power is said to contain more than double the antioxidants of the processed variety, and three times the amount of red wine. Their website includes recipe suggestions, and the product is said to be a fun way to educate adults and children, and is likely to raise awareness of healthier types of chocolate. The kit comes in a 250mm x 145mm x 35mm box, costs £14.95 and makes 153g of chocolate. Although expensive the kit would make a novel gift for any occasion

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Strawberry Chocolate Bars Company: Ferrero Brand: Yogurette Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Germany Date Published: 07 May 2009 Launch Type: New Packaging Price in local currency: 1.49 Product Description Yogurette Strawberry Chocolate Bars are now available in a new packaging, featuring Pilates exercises, a download code for an audio fitness program and two points for an exclusive point collecting program called Adidas Just Sports. The pack contains two 100g cartons, each containing chocolate bars. Zero-Glucide Cola Candy Company: Meito Sangyo Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Boiled Sweets Country: Japan Date Published: 29 May 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 105.00 Product Description Zero-Glucide Cola Candy is formulated with 40% less calories than regular sugary candy. This product with a Cola flavour has a fizzy sensation as soon as it enters the mouth. Launched on March 2, 2009 with an RRP of 105 yen.

June Chocolate Card Company: Pick 'n Pay Brand: PnP Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: South Africa Date Published: 30 Jun 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 18.99 Product Description PnP has launched a Chocolate Card, which is specially made for Mother's day. The product features a 20g chocolate tablet and space available to write a message. Also available for Mother's day is a Handbag Filled with Mini Chocolate Slabs, which comes with 10 individually wrapped chocolates. Chocolate Coated Wine Gels Company: Sweet's Brand: Sweet's Category: Chocolate Confectionery Country: USA Date Published: 20 Jun 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 3.99 Product Description Sweet's Chocolate Coated Wine Gels are Port flavored and feature jelly centers and a dark chocolate coating. The kosher certified product is gluten-free, contains 0% alcohol and retails in a 3.5-oz. pack. Classic Dark Chocolate Company: Diat Foods Brand: Sugarless Bliss Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: India Date Published: 15 Jun 2009

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Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 150.00 Product Description Sugarless Bliss Classic Dark Chocolate consists of sugar free chocolates that are low in calories. They are sweetened with Splenda and suitable for diabetics and weight-conscious consumers. Classic Sheep Milk Chocolate Company: H & H Chocolademanufactur Brand: Choco-Lina Category: Chocolate Confectionery Country: France Date Published: 23 Jun 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 3.99 Product Description Choco-Lina Classic Sheep Milk Chocolate is made with natural bourbon vanilla, 100% pure sheep's milk and the best raw cane sugar. The organic product is free from gluten, soy, emulsifiers, artificial flavours and trans fat. Conscious Raw Chocolate Company: Stirs The Soul Brand: Stirs The Soul Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Countlines Country: USA Date Published: 19 Jun 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 3.19 Product Description Stirs The Soul Conscious Raw Chocolate is handcrafted, vegan, raw, low glycemic, and contains 84% cacao. Chocolates (Rich Matcha Green Tea) Company: Lotte Brand: Crunky Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Japan Date Published: 30 Jun 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 238.00 Product Description The Crunky range of chocolate with puffedup grains has been extended with a limited edition Rich Matcha Green Tea flavour. Milk Chocolate Balls Company: The Hain Celestial Group Brand: SunSpire Earth Balls Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: USA Date Published: 24 Jun 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 4.99 Product Description All-natural rich, creamy milk chocolate balls made from high quality Fair Trade certified cocoa, meaning the farmers in developing countries, who grew the cocoa beans, enjoyed a fair work environment and were paid fairly for their crop. This kosher certified product retails in a 5-oz. bag.

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July Brown Sugar Candy Company: Aeon Brand: Topvalu Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Boiled Sweets Country: Japan Date Published: 31 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 99.00 Product Description Topvalu Brown Sugar Candy is made with sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup coated in brown sugar candy. According to the manufacturer, this product offers two enjoyable textures and features unrefined brown sugar from Okinawa. Chocopologie Bar Company: Knipschildt Chocolatier Brand: Knipschildt Chocolatier Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: USA Date Published: 27 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description Knipschildt Chocolatier Chocopologie Bar is available in a Burnt Caramel & Hawaiian Seas Salt variety. The product is described as a rich dark chocolate made with 71% Ecuadorian single bean cacao and filled with luscious burnt caramel and sprinkled with Hawaiian sea salt. Coffee Milk Flavoured Chocolate Pieces Company: Meiji Seika Kaisha Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Japan Date Published: 31 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 108.00

Product Description Coffee Beat Chocolate Pieces are tiny Coffee Milk flavoured coffee-beanshaped chocolate pieces. Dairy-Free Divvine Chocolate Bar Company: Divvies Brand: Divvies Bingo! Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: USA Date Published: 23 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 4.00 Product Description Divvies Bingo! Dairy-Free Divvine Chocolate Bar is made without nuts or dairy ingredients in a dedicated facility, so nuts and dairy never get in the door. It is certified kosher, suitable for vegans and free from eggs.

Chewy Candy with a Sour Filling Company: Fiesta Brand: Fiesta Electroshocks Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Pastilles, Gums, Jellies & Chews Country: Norway Date Published: 31 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 11.00 Product Description New under the Fiesta Electroshocks brand is strawberry-flavoured Chewy Candy with a Sour Filling. This product retails in a pack of four strips. Ginkgo Candies Company: I.D.C. Holding Brand: Verbena Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Boiled Sweets Country: Russia Date Published: 31 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 35.50 Product Description Verbena Ginkgo Candies also contain hibiscus, green tea and blackcurrant extracts and are enriched with vitamin C. The product is retailed in a 60g pack. Inhalable Powdered Chocolate Food Innovations Club Company: LaboGroup Brand: Le Whif Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Other Chocolate Confectionery Country: France Date Published: 07 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 5.95 Product Description The notion of smelling chocolate in order to ease cravings has been around for sometime, with dieters using products such as candles, patches and fragrances to this end. A new take on this idea comes in the form of Le Whif, a chocolate inhaler to be breathed in through the mouth, giving the taste of chocolate with none of the calories. The product was invented by Harvard Professor David Edwards and contains hundreds of milligrams of tiny food particles which are picked up by the airstream as the user inhales, entering the mouth and falling onto the tongue. Lychee Flavoured Jelly Company: Four Season Foodstuff Industries Brand: Tenten Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Other Sugar Confectionery Country: India Date Published: 30 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 45.00 Product Description Tenten Nata Dalam Jeli (Lychee Flavoured Jelly) is suitable for vegetarians and has been halal certified. This product contains nata de coco and is available in a 375g pack containing 25 mini cups.

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The most innovative! Hunger Alleviating Gum Kracie Foods’ (Japan) Obesity and weight management have become important issues in recent years, with consumers voicing concern over their weight, health and lifestyle. Satiety has been topping the weight control product trends, and chewing gum has long been considered as a means for curbing appetite. Kracie Foods’ (Japan) new Grapefruit & Soda flavour gum product is said to create a feeling of fullness when consumed, due its combination of ingredients, most notably glucose and konjac powder. The glucose raises the body’s sugar levels, with konjac powder which is used in Japan for generations by those wishing to lose weight. The root extract can expand by up to 200 times its original volume – combined with the high glucose levels, this is claimed to achieve a feeling of satiety, helping consumers forget their hunger. Launched in February 2009 with an RRP of 126 Yen, Kracie Foods could have created an effective new way of combating obesity.

Mini Crunch Peanut Candy Bars Company: Bokada Alimentos Brand: Yoki Juninho Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Toffees, Caramels & Nougat Country: Brazil Date Published: 22 Jul 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 3.49 Product Description Yoki Juninho Mini Pé-de-Moleque (Mini Crunch Peanut Candy Bars) are glutenfree peanut seasonal specialties for June parties in Brazil. This product retails in a 196g pack containing 28 units.

August Ginseng Candy Company: Sanying Foods Brand: Sanying Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Boiled Sweets Country: China Date Published: 28 Aug 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 12.50 Product Description Sanying Ginseng Candy is made with selected natural ingredients. This product retails in a 350g pack and was purchased at Jusco, Guangzhou, China. Wedding Candy Company: Golden Monkey Foods Brand: Golden Monkey Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Mixed Assortments Country: China Date Published: 28 Aug 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description Golden Monkey Wedding Candy contains boiled sweets and gummy candies. This product retails in a 30g pack.

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September Black Sesame Candy Company: Yen Nhung Brand: Yen Nhung Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Other Sugar Confectionery Country: Vietnam Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 9900.00 Product Description Yen Nhung Keo Me Den (Black Sesame Candy) is said to be of premium quality. Cranberry Crisp Company: Cachet Chocolates Brand: Cachet Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Australia Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 3.00 Product Description Cachet offers Cranberry Crisp, which comprise dark chocolate clusters with cranberries. The product is formulated with sweetener maltitol and contains no added sugar. It is retailed in a 125g pack. Chewable Filled Mint Company: Colombina Brand: Colombina Snow Mint Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Standard & Power Mints Country: Colombia Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 3100.00 Product Description Colombina Snow Mint Caramelo Blando Sabor a Menta (Chewable Filled Mint) with freeze gel is now available. The product is retailed in a 350g pack containing 100 individually wrapped sweets plus 10 units for free.

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TOP 100 MOST INNOVATIVE CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM 2009 << Continued Choco Colors Company: Elit Çikolata ve Sekerleme San Brand: Elit Kids Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Turkey Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 4.29 Product Description Elit Kids Choco Colors are multicoloured candies filled with chocolate in an animal-shaped pack. The product suitable for children over three years of age, and is claimed to contain 100% natural colourings. It is retailed in a 50g pack. A wide variety of farm animal shaped containers are available. Cola Flavoured Candy Stick Company: General Candy Brand: Sour Punk Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Sticks, Liquids & Sprays Country: India Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Packaging Price in local currency: 50.00

Product Description Sour Punk has repackaged its Cola Flavoured Candy Sticks, which is now available in a newly designed 50g pack. This product does not contain gelatine and is halal certified. Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peppermint Patties Company: Quality Candy Brand: King Leo Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: USA Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 6.00 Product Description King Leo Dark Chocolate Crunchy Patties Peppermint are made with real chocolate and feature a smooth mint center with crunchy peppermint bits and a double layer of fine dark chocolate. Flowers Lollipops Company: The Reject Shop Brand: The Reject Shop Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Lollipops Country: Australia Date Published: 29 Sep 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 2.00 Product Description The Reject Shop Flowers Lollipops are different coloured, flower shaped lollipops in a posie of candy. This product is retailed in a five-count pack. Also available is: a 3D Christmas Tree variety.

October Belgian Reduced Fat Milk Chocolates Company: Cavalier NV Brand: Cavalier Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: UK Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: £3.99 Price in US Dollars: $6.34 Price in Euros: 4.34 Product Description Cavalier Belgian Reduce Fat Milk Chocolates contain less 40% fat than a regular product, and is formulated with no sugar added. The product features a Pistachio flavor, and retails in a 100g box. Also available are Belgian Sea Shells, retailed in a 130g box; and Belgian Chocolates, retailed in a 125g pack. The products are available at Waitrose stores. Chocolate Bonbons Company: Florestal Alimentos Brand: Neugebauer Amor Carioca Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Brazil Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: BRL4.90 Product Description Neugebauer Amor Carioca has launched Bonbons de Chocolate (Chocolate Bonbons) with cashew nut filling. This product is retailed in a 300g recyclable pack. Chocolate Coated Roasted Coffee Beans Company: Calufe Brand: Calufe Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Mexico Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: MXN20.00 Product Description Calufe Granos de Café Cubiertos de Chocolate (Chocolate Coated Roasted Coffee Beans) retail in a 50g pack. Chocolate Cocktail Creams Company: Anthon Berg Brand: Anthon Berg Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Indonesia Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: IDR226100.00 Product Description Anthon Berg Chocolate Cocktail Creams are described as dark chocolates with centres of genuine spirits in cream. The spirits used include brands such as Grand Marnier and Rémy Martin.

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The most innovative! Organic, Raw, Handmade Chocolate Bar Lifefood, Germany In recent times, with an abundance of food availability, there has been an enormous rise in food and drink trends, with consumers able to choose in great detail what diets to adhere to. Vegetarianism and veganism have become widespread, and more niche trends are appearing. ‘Raw Foodism’, where consumers choose not to eat anything heated above 46°C, is attracting an increasing number of followers. They believe that over-heating food damages nutrients and health benefits are lost. German company, Lifefood market foods that have not been ‘damaged by cooking, baking, pasteurising or otherwise heating’. The company launched a range of ‘live chocolate’ bars in May, claimed to be organic; raw; vegan; suitable for diabetics; and free from dairy, refined sugar, soy lecithin, gluten, fire and cruelty. Each 70g bar is said to be packed full of nutrients, enzymes, energy and love. As the temperature of the chocolate does not exceed 40°C during production, all the nutrients are said to be preserved intact. Each pack contains costs 1.25 and the following flavours are available: 80% Cocoa, Orange, Berry White & Maca, Nuts & Cherries, hemp, cashew.

Dark Velvet Chocolates Company: Anthon Berg Brand: Anthon Berg Category: Chocolate Confectionery Country: Singapore Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: SGD23.00 Product Description Anthon Berg Dark Velvet Chocolates are white chocolate truffles with PiperHeidsieck Champagne and tangy white juice extracted from fresh, green grapes. The chocolates are topped up with apple flavour and covered in dark chocolate from top to bottom. Fruit Flavoured Snacks Company: Betty Crocker Brand: Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups Hot Colours Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Country: Canada Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: CAD1.99 Product Description Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Flavoured Snacks are available in a Blastin' Berry variety. This kosher certified product is targeted at children. Fruit Gum Strings Company: Liebeskummerpillen Brand: Liebeskummerpillen Glückssträhnen Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Pastilles, Gums, Jellies & Chews Country: Germany Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 3.50 Product Description Liebeskummerpillen Glückssträhnen are "Lucky Streak" Fruit Gum Strings with apple flavour, 'indicated' to be used when ones lucky streak comes to a halt. They are humorously claimed to provide a long lasting bliss when nibbling them slowly, and retail in a 24g pack.

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Fruit Pralines Company: Chocolaterie Duc d'O Brand: Duc d'O Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Indonesia Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: IDR157500.00

Product Description Duc d'O Fruit Pralines feature a dark chocolate coating and said to be made from the finest Belgian chocolate. The product does not contain alcohol and retails in a 250g box. Hard Liquorice Filled Candies Company: Pionir Brand: Pionir Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Liquorice Country: Switzerland Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: CHF1.25 Product Description Hard Liquorice Filled Candies. Key Lime Iced Tea Sippers Company: Hammond's Candies Brand: Hammond's Candies Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Country: USA Date Published: Aug 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: $7.95 Product Description Hammond's Candies Key Lime Iced Tea Sippers can be used as a straw to flavor iced tea that will eventually dissolve. The product retails in a 5oz. pack.

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TOP 100 MOST INNOVATIVE CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM 2009 << Continued Milk Chocolate Candies Company: Mars Brand: M&M's Dominoes Collector's Edition Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Singapore Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: SGD25.07

Product Description M&M's Dominoes Collector's Edition Milk Chocolate Candies are milk chocolate in a crisp chocolate shell. This product is available in a carton containing two 45g packs and a dominoes set. Orange and Guarana Pastilles Company: Garoto Brand: Garoto Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Country: Brazil Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: BRL0.30

Product Description Garoto Pastilhas Sabor Laranja com Guaraná (Orange and Guarana Pastilles) are now available. The gluten-free product contains artificial flavors and colors. It is retailed in a 17g package containing ten units. Organic Dark Chocolate Tablet Company: ChocoLate Orgániko Brand: Chocolate Orgániko Whydark Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Mexico Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: MXN95.00 Product Description Chocolate Organiko Whydark Chocolate Negro Biológico (Organic Dark Chocolate Tablet) is described as acid, bitter and intense. This product retails in a 70g carton. Popping Candy with Lollipop Company: Zeta Espacial Brand: Pop Rocks Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Lollipops Country: Singapore Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: SGD2.00 Product Description Pop Rocks Popping Candy with Lollipop comes with dips and a tattoo.

Soybean Powder Flavoured Caramel Company: Morinaga Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Toffees, Caramels & Nougat Country: Japan Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: JPY120.00 Product Description A new soybean powder flavoured caramel was introduced to the Morinaga Caramel range. It is said to offer the rich, roasted flavour of soybean powder. The main target consumers are men and women in their 40's to their 60's who like caramel. Launched on August 25th 2009 with an RRP of 120 yen. Spelt Licorice Company: Green Grove Organics Brand: Green Grove Organics Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Liquorice Country: Australia Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Product Description Green Grove Organics has launched Spelt Licorice, which is certified organic. Tangerine-Green Tea Gum Company: Wrigley Brand: Wrigley's Orbit Balance Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Gum Country: Germany Date Published: Oct 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 1.95 Product Description Wrigley's Orbit Balance has launched Mandarine-Grüner Tee (Tangerine-Green Tea Gum). The sugar free gum is said to be a refreshing combination of tasty fruit and wellknown extracts. The product retails in a 3ct. pack containing 10 units each.

November Assorted Single Origin Chocolate Pralines Company: Vergani Brand: Vergani Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Australia Date Published: 30 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 9.95 Product Description Vergani Chocolate Selection from the World comes in three different varieties: Ghana, Ghana single origin dark chocolate; Java, Java single origin milk chocolate; and Arriba, Arriba single origin dark chocolate. Ghana

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The most innovative! Reversed Chocolate Morinaga Japan

Valentine’s Day usually involves men forgetting to buy chocolates and flowers for the special lady in their lives. However, in Japan, things are remarkably different. It’s only the women who give presents – usually chocolate – to most of the men in their lives, not just loved ones. ‘Giri choco’ is the obligatory gift to colleagues and friends, and ‘honmei choco’ is for the man she is romantically involved with. Morinaga, the Japanese based confectionery company, looked to reverse this tradition. Three chocolate lines – Dars, Carre de Chocolat and Koeda – are now available in reversed, mirror image packaging; marketed to men for women on February 14th. The reversed lettering makes the product stand out on the shelves, and also feature a blue ribbon with ‘Thanks to You’ printed, allowing the product to be given to most people, not just loved ones. Each pack costs US$1.33 and is marketed towards trend-conscious men and women.

chocolate is said to be round, intense with a balanced taste. Java chocolate is said to contain strong tones of vanilla and caramel. Arriba chocolate is said to contain slightly floral and herbal hits. The product retails in a 200g pack. Choco Mini Mix Company: Koninklijke Verkade Brand: Verkade Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Netherlands Date Published: 27 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Product

Price in local currency: 2.99 Product Description Verkade Choco Mini Mix contains 15 mini tablets with milk, dark, white and hazelnut chocolate flavours. This Fairtrade product retails in a 187g carton. Chocolate Pralines Company: Cv. Anugerah Mulia Brand: Chocolate Monggo Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Indonesia Date Published: 27 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 51950.00 Product Description Chocolate Monggo Chocolate Pralines are made from fine selection of Indonesian cocoa beans. This product consists of the following varieties: Dark Chocolate, Praline, Caramello, Ginger Dark Chocolate, Cashew Nut Chocolate, and Orangette Dark Chocolate. Praline is made with cashew nut cream with a sweet Belgian delight.

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Christmas Angelic Delights Company: Origin8 Fine Foods Brand: Nestar Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: Australia Date Published: 27 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 9.99 Product Description

Nestar Christmas Angelic Delights are delicious fruit pieces covered in premium dark chocolate, which is a good source of antioxidants. The product retails in a 180g pack that features a sing along song to be enjoyed with the family for Christmas. Coffee Candies Company: Pastiglie Leone Brand: Pastilles Leone Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Boiled Sweets Country: France Date Published: 26 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Product

Price in local currency: 2.40 Product Description Pastilles Leone Café (Coffee Candies) are said to have a real Italian espresso flavour. The product retails in a 30g pack.

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By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Oatcake Manufacturer Walkers Shortbread Ltd Aberlour

Visit us in Hall 4.2 at Stand K29 to see our exciting new products for 2010.

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TOP 100 MOST INNOVATIVE CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM 2009 << Continued Dark Chocolate Advent Calender Company: Lindt & Sprüngli Brand: Lindt Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: Austria Date Published: 30 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Variety Price in local currency: 16.99

Product Description Lindt has launched Edelbitter Kalender (Dark Chocolate Advent Calender). The product comprises creations with 40%-85% cocoa content. Organic Chocolate Tablet Company: Sequel Naturals Brand: Sequel MacaSure Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Canada Date Published: 30 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Packaging Price in local currency: 2.99 Product Description MacaSure Organic Chocolate Tablet is now available with a new packaging. This kosher certified is made with 70% cocoa and 4000mg maca. It is said to increase energy, reduce stress, balance hormones and enhance libido. The chocolate retails in a 40g pack. Swiss Milk Chocolate Company: Kraft Foods Brand: Toblerone Mini Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: Indonesia Date Published: 27 Nov 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 29950.00 Product Description Toblerone Mini Swiss Milk Chocolate is available in a 125g carton for Idul Fitri Holiday 2009. This milk chocolate is made with honey and almond nougat. Each pack contains ten 12.5g individually wrapped mini milk chocolates.

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Chocolate Medallions Company: Godiva Brand: Godiva Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: USA Date Published: 09 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 10.00

Product Description Godiva Chocolate Medallions are certified kosher. The product retails in a 3oz. Christmas tree shaped pack containing six milk chocolate pieces and four dark chocolate pieces individually wrapped in foil. Chewing Gum Company: Perfetti Van Melle Brand: Happy Big Babol Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Gum Country: Italy Date Published: 29 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 2.50

Product Description Happy Big Babol Chewing Gum is available in a 37g pack shaped like a Christmas tree decoration. The product includes a toy gadget for children to play with. Happy Snack Chocolate Pack Company: Ferrero Brand: Kinder e Ferrero Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: Italy Date Published: 29 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 5.70 Price in US Dollars: 8.48 Product Description Kinder e Ferrero Happy Snack is a bag containing three Tronky bars, two Duplo bars, three

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As an important food staple in many countries, sweet potatoes have long been valued for their rich, complex carbohydrates, and high dietary fibre and betacarotene content. They are also a good source of vitamins C and B6. Recently, sweet potatoes have become more and more common in sweet products, especially in Japan and Hong Kong, where Hokkaido have launched their new brand, Tokachi, on 18th March 2009. The sweet potato cereal bars with white chocolate pieces combines the ‘sweetness of the white chocolate’ with crispy sweet potato bits. Hokkaido are based in Hong Kong, but the potatoes themselves are claimed to be from the city of Hokkaido in Japan. The packaging provides a link to the ‘good old days’, showing a sweet potato how it was traditionally wrapped: in newspaper. Tokachi retail at US$4.89/bar, and are available in packs on ten.

Kinder Bueno bars, three Kinder Maxi bars and three Kinder Cereali bars. The product is aimed at children and available for Christmas. Truffles Company: Maria Elisa Chocolatier Brand: Maria Elisa Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Seasonal Chocolate Country: Colombia Date Published: 29 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Packaging Price in local currency: 4550.00 Product Description Maria Elisa Truffas (Truffles) now come in a 35g pack with Christmas design. This product has been made with 100% pure chocolate. Mini Pralines Company: Duc D'O Brand: Duc d'O Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Non-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Pieces Country: Germany Date Published: 23 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Variety/Range Extension Price in local currency: 3.49 Price in US Dollars: 5.26

Product Description Duc d'O has launched Mini Pralines. The product comprises 36 pralines made from finest Belgian chocolate. It contains 100% cocoa butter. The product retails in a 200g pack.

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Party Mix Confectionery Company: Park Avenue Foods Brand: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Category: Sugar & Gum Confectionery Sub-Category: Mixed Assortments Country: Australia Date Published: 01 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 7.86 Product Description

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer has launched Party Mix Confectionery. The assortment retails in a 150g musical metal tin. Açaí Chocolate Company: Vitality Brands Worldwide Brand: ...Well, Naturally. AntiOx Category: Chocolate Confectionery Sub-Category: Chocolate Tablets Country: Thailand Date Published: 23 Dec 2009 Launch Type: New Product Price in local currency: 109.00 Product Description New to the ...Well, Naturally. AntiOx range is Açaí Chocolate. This dark sugar-free chocolate retails in an recyclable 80g pack, which is claimed to hold antioxidant levels equivalent to 12 cups of green tea.


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The Jelly Bean Factory

Aran Candy take the jelly bean back to nature

Kennedy’s talks to Peter and Richard Cullen, owners of Aran Candy Ltd (The Jelly Bean Factory®) of Dublin Ireland, who have been producing jelly beans for over twelve years.

The company continues to enjoy solid growth and has been housed in its new premises since 2008. The Jelly Bean Factory® currently produces about 12 million jelly beans a day. Over 90% of production is exported to around 46 markets as far afield as Canada, Australia and the Far East. Sales in the USA are under ‘The Jelly Bean Planet®’ brand The Jelly Bean Factory® can now claim that every single bean from Mango to Blueberry Pie, Pomegranate to Strawberry, will be all-natural in 2010 and contain 5% Fruit Juice. Their range has over 36 flavours with no artificial colours or flavours and suitable for both vegetarians and celiacs. No gelatine or gluten is used in production. Nut allergy sufferers can enjoy gourmet jelly beans, safe in the knowledge that they have been produced in a nut free factory. The products are halal compliant and contain no GMO ingredients. In 2009, The Jelly Bean Factory® launched a range of new pack sizes; from the handy pocket-sized 25g and 50g sachets right up to a ‘Monster’ 4.2kg jar. An exciting gift range followed, with bean-inspired alarm clocks, (complete with 120g of Gourmet Beans) a cosmetics bag and an embossed 500g tin selection with 12 popular flavours. 2010 will see the brand go “natural”. Buyers can see the new range at ISM with new pack formats catering for a wide variety of trade categories from gift, multiple grocery to travel retail. In addition to the “natural” development, up to 5% Fruit Juice is being added to the fruit flavours. This quality move will put The Jelly Bean Factory® brand, ahead of many of its competitors. Peter Cullen says “The fantastic taste of our new “natural” gourmet jelly beans is just like eating the real fruit. More innovation is to come from an ongoing product development programme in The Jelly Bean Factory ®”

The Jelly Bean Factory ® is pleased to support developing countries by using “FAIRTRADE®” sugar in its new box range. Richard Cullen says “We are pleased with our new branded developments, and it’s clear that The Jelly Bean Factory® brand will continue to grow from strength to strength with retailers and consumers alike. The modern image of the re-branding, undertaken in 2009, is now in place and supports our continued growth and innovation. In 2009 we introduced “The Jelly Bean Factory” destination points in a number of major UK department stores, and following positive consumer feedback we plan to extend our innovative merchandising at retail level” Find out more and meet The Jelly Bean Factory® team at ISM, Hall 11.1, Stand: J29.


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Fair changes its name to Sweets & Snacks Expo

The All Candy Expo has changed its name to Sweets & Snacks Expo. The show which is scheduled to open its doors on May 25 – May 27 2010 in Chicago promises to be bigger and better. SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO™

Facts at a glance: New Name! The ALL CANDY EXPO® is now the SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO™. When: Tuesday, May 25 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday, May 26 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday, May 27 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: McCormick Place West Building Chicago, Il USA Who: More than 14,000 qualified confectionery and snack professionals attend each year with nearly 1,000 International visitors traveling from more than 60 countries.

The change of name depicts the changing industry and product categories that make up Sweets & Snacks Expo 2010. The exhibition is the largest venue in the Americas to see new product trends in new categories. Close to 500 confectionery, cookie and snack companies will be showcasing their latest new product releases in addition to candy, chocolate and gum. Other sweet and salty product categories featured include salty snacks, cookies, biscuits, popcorn, granola bars, breakfast snacks, nutrition bars, meat snacks, fruit snacks, nuts, and our latest addition: packaged goods. The 2010 Sweets & Snacks Expo is the only show that represents all of the major US distribu-

tion channels of confectionery and snack products. Exhibitors range from the largest multi-national firms to boutique and gourmet companies. Attendees are buyers, merchandisers, operations managers and store owners from all classes of trade including supermarkets, convenience stores, warehouse clubs, mass and dollar merchants, drug stores, vending, wholesalers, theaters, specialty and department stores. This is the best place to make the connections you need to find key importers, exporters, brokers, and distributors. Tap into the $300 billion confectionery, cookie and snack industry worldwide at the 2010 Sweets & Snacks Expo. Continued >>


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Thirty per cent of all category sales are from items released in the last two years – that represents up to 14,000 new confectionery and snack products – more than any other food category. The New Product Showcase, filled with hundreds of not-yetreleased hot ticket items, is gaining more exposure as well by incorporating a new ‘best in class’ awards program highlighting the leaders in new product innovation. This awards program will help buyers distinguish between hundreds of the latest items and help them weed out what might be their next big thing. Despite the challenging economy, confectionery and snack sales continued to grow steadily since 2002 and are projected to grow another 14% by 2017. Consumers are still treating themselves to affordable luxuries. Research shows that consumers are eating in more so candy and snacks are even making the weekly shopping list instead of being merely an impulse buy.

Discover the newest merchandising concepts; the coolest gourmet products; the latest confectionery and snack trends and the greatest array of new companies and products all in one place. Merchandising Spotlight The Merchandising Solution Centre & Magic of Merchandising Display Gallery are situated together in a prime location on the show floor. These areas highlight products and services that offer retailers profitable solutions for their merchandising needs.

Keep ahead of the curve and learn from industry experts in the areas of consumer trends, gourmet retailing, snack food marketing, best retail practices and much more. This year, the Expo features high-profile speakers on business topics designed to give you walkaway information that can change the way you run your business. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. For more information about the 2010 EXPO, visit www.sweetsandsnacks.com


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To help promote UK confectionery, Kennedy’s Confectionery Trade Buyer will be available from UK stands at ISM - Over 2500 copies

The UK is set to show off its strengths at ISM 2010 with a strong showing of some 55 companies all looking to build on strong international sales. The UK remains one of the world's major per-capita consumers of confectionery, with the market valued at £4.5 billion. And the outlook market remains positive. Trends in low sugar and natural products continue, whilst the private label category offers increasing competition to branded products. UK expertise is recognised internationally, as UK exports continue to boom. Latest annual export figures show UK exports of sugar confectionery rose to £65.2 million and chocolate sales reaching an impressive £154.9 million. Sweet biscuits account for a further £95.2 million of exports. Building on this, ISM provides an ideal stage to showcase a strong mix of UK companies from traditional shortbread and fudge, to character novelty confectionery and gift tins. Amongst many iconic brands, the UK pavilion at ISM UK Pavilion organiser

will this year feature a number of new exhibitors including Thistle Products, taking classic treats and giving them an imaginative twist. Their award winning range includes handbaked premium biscuits and oatcakes. New for 2010 is Farrah’s traditional preserves, biscuit drums, gift boxes of candies and chocolate bars that have been tastefully re-branded and an attractive new box of chocolates. Family owned Maxons Ltd, traditional boiled sweet manufacturers and producers of Sherbet, will be exhibiting perennial favourites from “Grannie’s Herbal Tablets” to Pear Drops, Yorkshire Mixture and newer flavours such as Cola Fizzballs and Sour Apples. The new Fosters Kiln Jar premium range from Chambers Candy has proved a sound success with independent retailers throughout the UK. Chambers now aim to find

new customers worldwide for their range of traditional British favourites, all made with no artificial colours or flavours at ISM. With current exchange rates, sourcing from the UK is now a very attractive proposition for international buyers. UK companies have seized this opportunity to exhibit at ISM. PS8, the organisers of the UK pavilion, will be pulling out all the stops to ensure a very productive week in Cologne. We are delighted to feature all of the UK companies in partnership with Kennedy’s over the next few pages and are confident that you will find something of interest. We look forward to seeing you in hall 4.2 during ISM. Sandra Sullivan PS8 Ltd


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UK at ISM 2010: Exhibitors list Stand No J19 J31 H10 K24 H37 J24 J28 J21 J10 G25 G29 H11 K18 K36 K31/L32 J38 K38 G19 K10 H31 L28 H21/J20 H25 J30 L22 K21 H19 L20

Company name A L Simpkin & Co. Ltd Artisan Biscuits Ashbury Chocolates Bloomsberry & Co. Ltd Border Biscuits Bysel Ltd Campbells Shortbread Chambers Candy Churchills Confectionery Confectionery Craft Ltd County Confectionery Dean's of Huntly Derwent Lynton Co. Ltd Dr. Stuarts Eat Natural Farmhouse Biscuits Farrah's of Harrogate Fox's Biscuits Furniss of Cornwall Gardiners of Scotland Giles and Posner Golden Casket Group Grandma Wilds Biscuits Hannah's Huntley & Palmers Ltd Jakll Ltd (The Byron Bay Gourmet Foods) JLM Global Foods Kinnerton Confectionery

J17 H28 H39 K28 J18 H17 J12 H11 J11 J41 J29 H25/J32 J37 J25 K14 H24 K19 L25 G21/H22 K30 G11 K34 J39 H18 H29 K11/L10/L18 K20 K29 J33

KLBD - Kosher London Beth Din Lightbody Ventures Ltd Lees of Scotland Mackays Ltd Macleans Highland Bakery Maxons Ltd Mr Freeze (Europe) Ltd Nairn's Oatcakes Ltd Paterson Arran Ltd PS8 Ltd - UK Pavilion Organisers Rivington Foods Ltd Scottish Development International Shortbread House of Edinburgh Spencer & Fleetwood Ltd Stiletto Foods (UK) Ltd Sweet Connections Swizzels Matlow Tatyo Group The New McCowans (Scotland) Ltd The Original Candy Co. Ltd The Silver Crane Company Ltd Thistle Products Thomas Tunnock Ltd Tudor Rose International Ultimate Candy Co. Walkers Chocolates Walkers Nonsuch Toffees Ltd Walkers Shortbread Whitakers Chocolates


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A.L. Simpkin and Co.

Chemist Confectionery Works Hunter Road, Sheffield S6 4LD +44(0)114-234 8736 Contact: Adrian Simpkin Email: adrian.simpkin@alsimpkin.com www.alsimpkin.com Stand: J19

critic and biscuits are traditionally baked using the best quality natural ingredients. Butter, nonhydrogenated oil or extra virgin olive oil are all part of the mix. Artificial additives or preservatives are never used. Products include Savoury Crackers, Children’s Biscuits, All Butter Biscuits, Wine Crackers. Brands include My Favourite Bear, Elegant & English, Mondovino and Miller’s Damsels.

Ashbury Chocolates Ltd.

Since 1921, the Simpkin family have been manufacturing the world’s Original English Travel Sweets. Still produced by traditional methods and recipes incorporating only the finest ingredients and flavours available, the Travel Tin range includes the following varieties: Traditional, Botanical, Retro, Chocolate centres and Sugar free. New for 2010 is the long awaited 40gm Pocket Bonbon range of tins of Sugar and Sugar free variants in radical new mouth watering tastes! As well as slim pocket tins of sugar free mints, they have a mint range packed in tins traditionally designed by world renowned artist Pete McKee. Also on show in the Simpkins portfolio is the pure liquorice Nipit range of tins, Mint Tins with secret vanity mirror, 1940s Pin Up Girl tins and the Historical range based on the original 1920s Travel Tin design and the award winning Dr Stuarts Active Botanical Travel Sweets. If sugar-free is of interest, visit the stand and see the vast range of products that have been specially designed and produced since the 1940s for this growing market

Artisan Biscuits Ltd

Blenheim Road Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 1HA 01335 342373 Contact: Nikki Perren Email: marketing@artisanbiscuits.co.uk www.artisanbiscuits.co.uk Stand: J31

Artisan Biscuits is a new company that has used time-honoured methods to make biscuits for the world to enjoy. Artisan, in any language (e.g. Artesano, Artiginale) means ‘made with skill and care from quality ingredients’. On that basis, the company produces delicious biscuits made by real people, not robots. The workforce is the best

Darwin Road, Willowbrook Industrial Estate, Corby, Northants, NN17 5XZ 01536 401176 Contact: Steve March Email: steve.march@ashbury.co.uk www.ashbury.co.uk Stand: H10 Ashbury Chocolates, based in Corby, supply many major UK retailers with excellent chocolate and toffee products. One of their most high-profile products is the Gordon Ramsay Collection. Their confectionery is available in a number of different formats including bags, bars and boxes.

Bloomsberry & Co

Christchurch 15 Lower Woodford, Salisbury, SP4 6NQ Contact: Giles Barker Email: giles@bloomsberry.com www.bloomsberry.com Stand: K24 The company has already established itself in the market place with a reputation for gorgeous chocolate, a flair for quirky and unique packaging, and ecofriendly credentials. It now has designs on the biscuit world and launched a new selection of biscuits, with a matching range of Ladies Who Lunch Chocolates. They have put a fresh spin on classic English favourites. The new Top Drawer Biscuits range features rich and crumbly All Butter Shortbread; indulgent Cherry Chocolate; spicy Gingerbread; and the luxurious Triple Chocolate Chip. All of the biscuits are produced by artisan bakers in Cornwall using Cornish butter. Bloomsberry & Co is one of the business success stories of 2009 with its marked entry into the UK chocolate market and emergence in Germany, US, Australia and Ireland.

UK EXHIBITORS BorderBiscuits

South Faulds Road Lanark, Lanarkshire ML11 7SR +44(0)1555662886 Contact:RogerAvins Email: enquiries@foodhall.org.uk www.borderbiscuits.co.uk Stand: H37

Bysel Ltd

Selby House, Batley Road Heckmondwike WF16 9ND Tel +44 (0) 1924 40 38 57 Contact: Chris Bottomley chrisbottomley@byselcandy.com www.byselcandy.com Stand: J24 Bysel Ltd – est 1945 – has been manufac-

turing on their current site since 1971, moving into a purpose built factory in 1994. All products are made using traditional methods; many still cooked in open copper pans. ISM will see the international launch of Simply Delicious gift boxes and sleeve packs of traditional sugar confectionery in 150g and 125g weights. Ideally priced at

£2.99 and £1.99, these packs have proved popular in the UK. To complement these, a range of traditional Nougats, Fudges, Coconut Ices and Nut Brittles are available in both count line and bulk formats. For those seeking something different, then Funky Fudge is worth a closer look –a soft fondant base topped with fudge and then decorated with marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate, available in both bar and gift format. Other confectionery items include Soft Eating Liquorice, fructose based gummies in natural colours and flavours plus a comprehensive range of Christmas sugar confectionery, many of which will be on show. Customers and visitors are welcome at the stand where John Moore and Chris Bottomley will be in attendance. Private label enquiries are welcomed.

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Uk at ISM 2010 Campbells Shortbread

North Ancaster Square, Callender FK17 8BL +44 (0) 1877 3300 13 Contact: Alison Riddet Email: alison@campbellsshortbread.co.uk www.campbellsshortbread.co.uk Stand: J28

In the year 1830, in the small highland village of Callander, in Perthshire, Donald Campbell baked his first trays of rich golden butter shortbread. Now 180 years and six generations later, this internationally famous small village bakery is Scotland’s oldest bakery business and remarkably is still in the same Campbell family. Above all else, Campbell’s has concentrated on producing the finest quality shortbread, using superior ingredients and aims to be best in the marketplace. Take a look around the stand and not only will you see pure quality but also presentation and packaging which is quite simply stunning, and leads the marketplace. As always, Campbell’s will have a variety of outstandingly attractive new lines on display, including new seasonal lines for all pockets. If you are looking for something different, something better, duty free, hamper, quality gifting, year round volume supermarket value, seasonal, home and export, the stand is certainly worth a visit.

life, giving classic treats an imaginative twist to create truly mouth-watering delights that are the best of good taste. Centre stage are the biscuits, many of which have already scooped Great Taste awards. Melt-in-themouth, crisp and crunchy or delightfully crumbly, from the moment the packaging is opened to the final delicious mouthful, Cairnsmhor biscuits are a real taste of luxury. The range includes biscuits such as Banoffee Crumble, Raspberry Shortcake and the deeply indulgent Dark Chocolate Gingers. The Cairnsmhor savoury range has been expanded with flavoured savoury crackers, cheese straws and luxury all butter shortbread now available, in addition to the established line of unusual oatcakes which include Cocktail Oatcakes, perfect for canapés, and the distinctive Haggis Flavour Oatcake.

Chambers Candy Co Ltd

Eagle House Park Road Halesowen B63 2RH +44 (0) 1384 42 4848 Contact: Andy Jones Email: andy.jones@blueberrygroup.net www.chamberscandy.co.uk Stand: J21.

Churchill House Stirling Way Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 2HP 020 8207 1234 Contact: Emma Bodnitz Email: emma@churchills-confectionery.co.uk www.churchills-confectionery.co.uk Stand: J10 Churchill’s has been selling products worldwide for over 20 years. The inhouse artists have created some exclusively designed lines that have won several awards within the tin manufacturing industry. The delicious range of biscuits and sweets in beautifully illustrated and embossed tins make delightful gifts whatever the occasion. The highly successful Art Deco range has pushed the boundaries once again, based on the paintings by Carlos de Asumendi. These masterpieces have been adapted to create wonderful heavily embossed biscuit tins with a metallic finish. The stylish ladies Madeleine and Georgina depict the glamorous 1920s era made for real collectors’ pieces. Churchill’s has launched a new brand Bond Street, a product of excellence. This range offers the most luxurious melt-inyour-mouth biscuits and divine chocolates. Gifts that would be well received, that is if you haven’t got to them first! 39 Victoria Street Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 4UU +44(0)1636 706163 Contact: Lorraine Holmes Email: Lorraine.holmes@tiscali.co.uk www.parrsrock.co.uk

Thistle Products Ltd, The Old Creamery Haugh Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4LP Stand: K34 A packaging revamp and the introduction of

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Cairnsmhor

a range of new products is set to increase the appeal of Scottish luxury food brand Cairnmshor, and the restyled packaging will be unveiled for the first time at ISM 2010. Cairnsmhor is a range of mouth watering biscuits and savoury treats designed to appeal to both the gift food market and discerning customers purchasing for their own enjoyment. The range exemplifies the Cairnsmhor enjoyment of the good things in

UK EXHIBITORS

County Confectionery

Launched for Christmas 09 and beyond, the new Fosters Kiln Jar range has proved a real success with independent retailers throughout the UK. Chambers is now able to offer the range to existing distributors and new customers worldwide. The range includes Liquorice Allsorts (750g), Jelly Beans (1000g) and Wine Gums (870g) – all traditional British favourites and all made with No Artificial Colours or Flavours. The retro kiln jar packaging gives this gift real added value and a truly premium image. Recommended retail prices in UK range from £6.99 - £7.99.

Penbeagle Ind Est . St Ives . Cornwall . TR26 2JH +44(0)1736 797081 Contact: Mark Brian Email: post@countys.co.uk www.countys.co.uk Stand: G29 County's create private label confectionery for leading brands in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. County Confectionery promises to guide the customer through every step of the journey from conception to the completion of creating tailor made products that

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Uk at ISM 2010 << Continued (County Confectionery: Continued) work smoothly with the brand. The company origins started over 25 years ago, when, from a small family kitchen in idyllic St Ives, Cornwall, smooth creamy fudge was created to serve the local tourist shops. Today the famous fudge is still based on the original English family recipes. County’s unique creativity and artisan skills with the latest manufacturing technology aims to be a leading name in the industry and provides excellent service and solutions for all your fudge and chocolate products. Standards are high, which have culminated in obtaining the coveted BRC accreditation (Grade A). Three generations on, the company remains under the helm of the founding family, steeped in experience and knowledge of the industry that has been acquired over many years. This year County Confectionery is launching its own new and exciting brand of products that focuses on good quality, rustic ingredients inspired by the traditional copper pan cooking methods.

Dean’s of Huntly Ltd

Huntly Aberdeenshire AB54 8JX +44 (0)1466 792086 Contact: Scott Kelman Email: info@deans.co.uk www.deans.co.uk Stand: H11 The story begins in 1975 at the heart of Helen Dean’s kitchen in the small town of Huntly, North East Scotland. A keen home baker, Helen’s original shortbread recipe was so delicious that her husband, Bill, a drum major, thought to use her baking to raise money for the Huntly pipe band. Business grew steadily during the 1980s with more and more customers buying the Dean’s product. Later in 1992, Dean’s moved to a new purpose built bakery, which has since been expanded on four occasions. Although the business now operates on a much larger scale, it still maintains its home-baked trademark on all products. Building on the Dean’s brand strength and recognition for its award

winning shortbread, the business has now started to stretch into new areas with the launch of five indulgent home-style oat biscuits; Stem Ginger, Apple & Cranberry, Coconut and Treacle, Sultana and Heather Honey and Original. As with the shortbread the new range of biscuits is manufactured using traditional methods. Free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives the biscuits are light and soft to eat with a home-made look, feel and taste –unique to all Dean’s products.

Derwent Lynton

Siddals Road Derwent DE1 2QD +44 (0) 1332 365121 Contact: Phillip Blake Email: phillipblake@derwentlynton.co.uk www.derwentlynton.com Stand: K18

UK EXHIBITORS Eat Natural Ltd

4 Fourth Avenue Halstead Essex CO9 2SY 01787 479123 Contact: Samantha Brady Email: sam@eatnatural.co.uk www.eatnatural.co.uk Stand: K31/L32 Eat Natural produce delicious fruit and nut bars with no frills. Only the best possible ingredients are sourced from the best dedicated growers around the world, who believe that real taste comes naturally and not from additives. Recipes are kept beautifully simple, so you can really taste the mix...and the bars are made in small batches too, so that every one is made with the same love and care. It’s a home made touch – just how you'd do it yourself, in your own kitchen.

Farmhouse Biscuits

Derwent Lynton is once again exhibiting at the show with a bigger and better range. The collection is possibly the largest and most varied range of foiled Milk Chocolate Eggs and Ball shape designs, if not in Europe, certainly in the UK. This range is complemented by sugar coated milk chocolate products which include Large Eggs, Mini Eggs, Micro Eggs, Beans, Snowballs, Jaffas etc, along with two of the newest products – Milk Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Lentoids. Products are available under the Derwent Lynton brand, or private label, in a variety of different packaging formats, including bulk, nets, bags and most other retail packs. Derwent Lynton supply some of the leading chocolatiers in the UK and niche products are catered for in Fairtrade, Organic, Dairy free, Gluten free, Nafnac, Bespoke Milk, White and plain recipes. Products are also available in a quality Milk and White Chocolate Flavour alongside the oldest and most well known favourites –Jazzies and Snowies. The World Cup in 2010 will feature in the new product range showing retail packs, in eye catching displays to suit every pocket.

Dr Stuart's Only Natural Products Ltd

Kithurst Barns, Storrington, W.Sussex RH20 4HT 01903 740530 Contact: Keith Garden Email: info@drstuarts.com www.drstuarts.com Dr Stuart's, a company based around the health benefits of herbs, are taking their candies to ISM. Dr Malcolm Stuart PHD, known as 'The Father of Modern Herbalism', started using herbs in his work after seeing their medicinal uses whilst working in Central Africa.

The Bakery, Brook Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 9PX England +44 (0) 1282 613520 Contact: Tony Birbeck Email: tony@farmhouse-biscuits.co.uk www.farmhouse-biscuits.co.uk Stand: J38

B Manufacturers of fine traditionally made Farmhouse Biscuits are showing their range of Sweet Biscuits, Chocolate Coated Biscuits, Gluten Free Biscuits and Sugar Free Biscuits. Products. All are attractively packaged and include highly decorated and collectable biscuit tins. Gift products are available for all occasions. Private label, export, mail order and corporate gifts complete the range. Product development, packaging design, sourcing and warehousing are all part of the service. New products for 2010 will be new seasonal gift tins along with all year round presentation tubes. Gluten Free and Sugar Free Biscuit tubes will be launched at ISM.

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Uk at ISM 2010 Farrah’s of Harrogate Pennine Range Mills, Camwal Road, Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4PY 01423 883000 Contact: Peter Marston Email: peter@farrahs.com www.farrahs.com Stand: K38

Farrah’s of Harrogate was established in 1840, originally making Farrah’s Harrogate Toffee, with its distinctive blue and silver tins. The original John Farrah signature was trademarked back in 1910, and today, this traditional toffee is still made in copper pans, to the original recipe in Yorkshire, England. HRH Queen Elizabeth II visited Farrah’s toffee factory in 1998, commenting how much the family had enjoyed Harrogate Toffee for many years. Farrah’s offers a range of six unique, beautifully embossed Farrah’s tins, one of which is an exact replica of the original tin, all containing a selection of toffee and fudge. Recently launched is an elegant new Aristocratic tin, containing an assortment of delicious biscuits. Also on offer is a wide range of gift confectionery including sweet jars, preserves, biscuits, cakes, fudge and chocolate. Own label option Farrah’s by Design includes many of the above products. The company is able to produce artwork to your personal specification at no additional charge for a small minimum order value. New for 2010 are traditional preserves, biscuit drums, gift boxes of candies and chocolate bars, which have been tastefully re-branded, and an attractive new box of chocolates is being launched especially for the show.

Fox’s Biscuits

PO Box 10 Batley West Yorkshire WF17 5JE 01924 444333 Contact: Ernie Fitzpatrick Email: ernie@fitzpatrick-international.com www.foxs-biscuits.co.uk Stand: G19 Fox’s Biscuits – est. 1853 and now part of Northern Foods PLC – is one of the most well known biscuit producers in the UK. They also have significant export markets in Europe, the Far East, and North America. With a vision “to be famous for the most innovative, imaginative and indulgent biscuits”, Fox’s have always been synonymous with quality and excellence. With three factories in the UK and an extensive range of products across a number of target consumer groups, Fox’s stand is definitely worth a visit.

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Furniss of Cornwall,

Western House, Lucknow Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1EZ 01209 215425 Contact: David Roberts Email: david.roberts@propercornish.co.uk www.furniss-foods.co.uk Stand: K10

South West England’s premier biscuit bakery and manufacturers of traditionally made biscuits, shortbreads and Butter and Clotted Cream Fudge, Furniss is best known for its Fairings biscuit. The Furniss brand is a household name within Cornwall, England, having produced bakery products and highclass confectionery in the region for over 100 years. The company was established by John Cooper Furniss in 1886 in the Cornish city of Truro where he baked Gingerbreads and the celebrated Fairings. In 1988 the company moved to a modern factory in Redruth, Cornwall where some of the traditional biscuits are still made to the original recipes. Furniss also creates private label tailormade recipes and exports to a growing number of countries with key distributors appointed.

Gardiners of Scotland

Turfholm Lesmahagow Lanarkshire Scotland ML11 0ED 01555 894155 Contact: Tom Gardiner Email: info@gardiners-scotland.com www.gardiners-scotland.co.uk Stand: H31 A family-run business with an array of confectionery products from fudge to haggis. Founded in 1949, this Scottish company initially made its name with stalls at the Royal Highland Show and the British Open Golf Championships. Gardiners of Scotland have won a number of awards for their products including the 2002 Great Taste Bronze Award for their Malt Whisky Fudge. As well as establishing a number of famous brands, such as Baxters and Jeffers, they cater for bespoke product lines on request.

UK EXHIBITORS Giles & Posner

Unit 11, Orbital 25 Business Park, Dwight Road, Watford, WD18 9DA 01923 234040 Contact: Lisa Nicholson Email: lisa@gilesandposner.com Stand: L28 Giles & Posner, the company that introduced the Chocolate Fountain to Europe, has now expanded their portfolio to offer outstanding ranges of food entertainment products for the home. As

well as a new range of home chocolate fountains, Luxury Fondue Chocolate is available in standard 900g bags, and the new 450g bags which are more manageable, and available in a choice of White, Milk and Dark Chocolate. They have added to their original portfolio with fun products to entertain friends and family in the comfort of your own home. ISM will see exciting new products including the Retro Cotton Candy Maker, Retro Mini Popcorn Maker, and Premier Popcorn Maker. To discover the Food Entertainment experiences of tomorrow today, simply look to the Giles & Posner brand ways.

Golden Casket Group

Fort Matilda Greenock SCOTLAND PA16 7QF Tel 0044 1475 721099/ 728771/ 728066 Contact: Sandra Fisher Email: sandra.fisher@goldencasket.co.uk www.millionssweets.co.uk Stand: H21/J20 Scotland’s largest confectionery company has just celebrated 50 years in business and will be showing their top brands at ISM. Millions – the tiny tasty chewy sweets – available in seven flavours and various pack sizes, contain real fruit juice and are all vegetarian approved. Loved by adults and children alike – a totally unique sweet in size and flavour.

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Uk at ISM 2010 << Continued (Golden Casket: Continued) pre packs include many exclusive lines such as Chocolate Russian Caramels and Buttered Brazils. Fairtrade plays a large part in the Buchanan’s brand with prepacks and bulk available in boiled sweets, toffees and fudge. J&A Ferguson handmade chocolates is also exhibiting introducing their new boiled sweet range which are made from all natural colours and flavours. Traditional gift boxes of fudges and toffees and a new range featuring Scottish ingredients have inspired the latest range for 2010. The Pick and Mix section is featured again with over 50 lines to choose from across a wide selection of confectionery.

Grandma Wild’s

The Bakery Station Road Steeton England BD20 6RB Contact: Patrick Lynch Email: pjlynch@grandma-wilds.co.uk www.grandma-wilds.co.uk +44 (0)1535 650500 Stand: H25

Bakers of traditional biscuits for over 100 years, Grandma Wild’s is now managed by the fourth generation who have carried on the tradition with many of the same recipes established by great-grandmother Anne Wild over a century ago. From humble beginnings in Morecambe and Haworth, Anne Wild started to bake crunchy, tasty, satisfying biscuits creating a tradition. Quality is paramount in all Grandma Wild’s products using only the finest ingredients, globally and locally sourced wherever possible, to maintain that traditional taste. The business, based in Yorkshire employs over 80 people. Gold and silver winners of the Great Taste Awards, the business prides itself on being the custodian of what Grandma Wild set out to achieve – baking a range of quality products, based on traditional recipes. Grandma Wild’s products are delivered daily, meeting the demand in today’s markets. The company sells products under the brand name, as well as some own label. Products are suitably packaged for retail gifts, and foodservice customers and products remain firm favourites among regular and loyal biscuit eaters, as well as appealing to new customers.

Hannah’s

Walkinshaw Street Johnstone Renfrewshire 01505 321 131 Contact: Tom Munro Email: tom@hannahssweets.co.uk www.hannahssweets.co.uk Stand: J30

Hannah's is probably Scotland's fastest growing confectionery manufacturer now boasting a manufactured output of over 75 tonnes per week. Their unique manufactured range combined with the brands from their import business provides a wide offering of product categories targeted at the children's market. All of Hannah's manufactured ranges are produced using the finest ingredients and only natural colours and flavours are used. The range includes the famous Hannah's White Mice & Jazzies which are available in several pack formats such as 40g packets, 250g bags, 400g buckets and bulk packs for Pick ‘n Mix. The Alma brand, which Hannah's acquired several years ago, has been developed into a 1Kg tub range that is proving very successful in both home and more recently export markets. Also in the Alma range is the famous Skullcrusher – a big favourite at Halloween. Hannah's also pack their products under private label contracts for some of the largest retail brands in Europe. The factory has been further expanded again to meet the growing demand and the company has plans for several new product launches throughout 2010.

UK EXHIBITORS ‘When value matters’. The manufacturing premises produces a range of biscuits that taste like they used to and are to be enjoyed as an everyday treat for the middle market. Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins were as highly prized as the products they contained and have become collectors items.

Jakll Ltd (Byron Bay Gourmet Foods)

3rd Floor, Exchange House, 54-58 Athur Street, Isle of Man, 1M1 1JD Contact: Mark Perrin Email: mperrin@byronbaycookies.uk.net www.cookie.com.au + 61 2 6639 6300 Stand: K21 Byron Bay Gourmet Foods has been baking cookies, biscuits and crackers since the mid 1990s. Hand baked using the finest all natural ingredients, the multi award winning products can be seen and sampled on stand G23. All Byron Bay Cookies are baked in the UK using as many locally sourced ingredients (within 50 miles of the bake house) as possible and are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives as well as being approved by the Vegetarian Society. Byron Bay Triple Choc Fudge Cookies have won the 2009 Best Approved Snack Product by the Vegetarian Society. The full range of Gluten Free products are also approved by the Coeliac Society and can also be tasted on the stand. The Byron Bay Gourmet Foods range includes Byron Bay Cookies, Luken & May Biscuits and Byron Bay Savory Crackers.

JLM Global Foods Ltd

37 Allington Way Darlington County Durham DL1 4QB 01325 485484 Contact: Graeme Moore Email: graeme@jlmglobalfoods.com www.jlmglobalfoods.com Stand: H19

Huntley & Palmers Ltd

Huntley & Palmers Bath Road Reading Contact: Jon Lambert Email: jon@huntleyandpalmers.com www.huntleyandpalmers.com Stand: L22 Huntley and Palmers is Britain’s most famous biscuit company, founded in 1822. Chocolate Olivers is probably the most iconic biscuit in the world. They bake on the old adage of ‘When taste matters’ and

JLM develops and manufactures innovative healthy snacks for private label as well as own brand CrispObrand. The unique products are low in fat, Cholesterol free, high in fibre, a good source of Omega 3, low in calories, low in saturates and are available across a wide range of healthy snack bases – potato, rice, wheat, soy and multigrain.

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Uk at ISM 2010 Kinnerton Confectionery

1000 Highgate Studios 53-79 Highgate Road London NW5 1TL +44 (0) 2072 8495 00 Contact: Menna Mainwaring Email: m.mainwaring@kinnerton.com www.kinnerton.com Stand: L20.

Kinnerton Confectionery is a UK and Irish manufacturer producing licensed, branded and private label confectionery. With three factories across the UK and Ireland, Kinnerton’s core manufacturing capabilities include advent calendars, Easter eggs, novelty moulded lollies, bars, enrobing and extruding, truffles, panned fruit and nuts and luxury boxed chocolates. Kinnerton is the UK market leader for licensed confectionery, with licenses such as Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Toy Story, High School Musical, Hello Kitty, Barbie, Thomas, Ben 10 and many more. At ISM 2010 Kinnerton will be featuring its own brand Cocoa Deli. Cocoa Deli is an innovative premium product range with a truly different selling proposition. Cocoa Deli was launched in 2006 and quickly became a significant brand at retail which the brand has been refreshed for 2010. Kinnerton manufactures private label lines for many UK and International retailers and is also a contract manufacturer for many world famous chocolate manufacturing brands. Kinnerton factories are BRC accredited. Finally, many Kinnerton’s products are manufactured under a Nut Safety Promise, details of which are available.

Kosher London Beth Din (KLBD)

305 Ballards Lane London N12 8GB 0208 3436254 Contact: Florette Hyman Email: florette@kosher.org.uk www.kosher.org.uk Stand: J17 KLBD currently license over 100 confectionery manufacturers and 700 factories to ensure their products are made to Kosher specifications. Based in London, it is one of the largest Kosher accreditation agencies in Europe and Asia. With products such as the Mars Bar recently gaining KLBD status, Kosher foods are becoming more and more mainstream. Visit their stand to find out more about the accreditation process.

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Lees Food PLC

North Caldeen Road Coatbridge North Lanarkshire ML5 4EF 01236 441600 www.leesfoods.co.uk Stand: H39 The parent company of Lees of Scotland and Waverly Bakery, Lees Food PLC create a number of confectionery products from cakes and meringues to speciality wafers. Lees markets to children and families as well as the foodservice sector. The company is always looking to develop new confection lines; find out the latest on Stand H39.

Lightbody Ventures Ltd.

154 West George Street Glasgow Scotland G2 ZHG Contact: Neil Stewart Email: neil.stewart@lightbodyventures.com www.lightbodyventures.com Stand: H28 Lightbody Ventures is a global entrepreneurial company founded by Martin Lightbody, a former winner or the Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year award. The company is a sales, marketing and distribution business that seeks to source premium products under major licensing agreements and distribute through retailers worldwide. With offices based in the UK, China, Hong Kong and France, the group offers a sales solution to potential brand partners on a global scale. In the UK, the company is currently working with Disney and Annabel Karmel, developing a range of healthy snacking products for the European market. The product range in Asia includes confectionery, cake and drinks in association with brand partners Disney and Hello Kitty. Utilising over 125 years of baking history, the group strategy is to expand the export trade under the Lightbody Family Baker brand. The company has established a range of best in class products including Caramel Shortcake, Premium Fruit Cake and Premium Cookies. This is the first time exhibiting at ISM, and the company will be promoting a range of exclusive Caramel Shortcake packs suitable for the international market.

UK EXHIBITORS Mackays

21-23 Thistle Street Carnoustie DD7 7PR +44 (0) 1241 853109 Contact: Keith Paterson Email: keith.paterson@mackays.com www.mackays.com Stand: K28

Based in Dundee, Scotland – the Home of Marmalade – Mackays is a family run business producing marmalades, preserves, curds, chutneys and relishes. The products are still manufactured using traditional methods in ‘steam heated copper bottom pans’ using the finest natural ingredients. The Mackays brand is distributed in over 40 markets to many of the leading supermarket names. Mrs Bridges is the luxury food brand of uniquely packaged range of preserves, condiments and sweets.

Maclean’s Highland Bakery

Greshop Industrial Estate Forres Morayshire Scotland IV36 2GW (0)1309 672 859 Contact: Lewis Maclean Email: info@highlandbakery.co.uk www.macleansbakery.com Stand: J18 For four generations, the Maclean family has held the title of Scottish Master Bakers. Originally from the Western Isles, they now produce their indulgent Traditional Shortbreads and Sweet Biscuits together with their range of superb healthy eating and

savoury Oatcakes at their modern bakery in Forres, centrally located between the Scottish Highlands, Royal Speyside and the Grampian regions of Scotland. Maclean’s Highland Biscuits combine more than a century of skills and experience with some of the freshest ideas in Scottish baking today. For product quality, versatility and visual appeal – these biscuits offer a welcome point of difference to today’s global retail, wholesale and foodservice markets.

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Maxons Ltd

Bradbury Street Sheffield S8 9QQ 0114 255 4216 Contact: Chris Pitchfork Email: chris.pitchfork@maxons.co.uk www.maxons.co.uk Stand: H17 Maxons Ltd is a traditional boiled sweet manufacturer based in Sheffield that produces perennial favourites from Grannie’s Herbal Tablets to Pear Drops and Yorkshire Mixture and newer flavours such as Cola Fizzballs and Sour Apples. Maxons is also one of the finest producers of Sherbet in the UK. Maxons is a family owned company and has been owned by the Pitchfork Family since the 1960s, firstly by Ralph, then his son Roger and now by both Roger’s sons Chris and Richard. ISM has been a huge success in the past few years for Maxons and this year Chris and Richard – who you can meet on the stand – expect it to be as much of a success as any other year. The past ISMs have seen the launch of the new range of Jesmona Tins, the Sherpot (Sherbet in a pot!) and Yorkshire Mixture 250g bags. This year will see the launch of a whole new range of Pre Packed bags in newly branded packaging. This range will include; Yorkshire Mixture, Butter Drops, Fruit Rock, Orchard Fruits, Throat & Chest Drops, Aniseed Rock, Buttermints and Dixon Cherry Balsams.

New McCowans (Scotland) Ltd.

44 Tryst Road Stenhousemuir FK5 4HA 01324 562158 Contact: Max Pellegrini Email: Max.Pellegrini@millar-mccowan.com www.millar-mccowan.com Stand: G21/H20 New McCowan’s (Scotland) Limited is a leading independent UK manufacturer of sugar based confectionery products for children and adults. Under the flagship Wham brand the company offers a wide selection of children’s sweets that includes a range of chew bars, liquorice lances and tape rolls, lollipops, sherbet dips/straws and bubblegum. The company has invested heavily in its Wham brand in 2009 and is launching a number of products at ISM 2010 that includes Wham Chews, Wham Lollipops, Wham Bubblegum Roll, Wham Popping Candy, Wham Sherbet Straws and WHAM Super Sour boiled sweets. The company will also be showing its full range of bagged sweets under its Millar

and McCowan’s brands including its Pan Drops, Highland Toffee/Fudge and softchewy Bonbons. The Highland Toffee brand is over 80 years old and includes a wide range of traditional products ideal for the gift and export markets. New McCowan’s sister company Bristows Confectionery from Devon will be exhibiting alongside New McCowans and will be launching and displaying its full range of products; including its new range of 99p hanging bags, 39p Children’s line and its range of toffee and fudge gifting products. Both companies have a wide range of products that provide excellent opportunities for potential export partners.

Mr Freeze (Europe) Ltd

Spectrum Business Park Wrexham Industrial Estate Wrexham LL13 9QA Contact: Huw Evans Email: huw.evans@calypso.co.uk www.mr-freezepops.co.uk 01978 668400 Stand: J12 Mr Freeze will be in its new owner’s hands for the second year in 2010. Having integrated the business into its new set-up in 2009, along with all operational issues, 2010 is a year where focus can be put on driving sales opportunities. The old machines, bought as part of the deal, were replaced as soon as residual packaging had been used up. Now all products will be made on more reliable newer machinery. This will mean some pack size changes to accommodate the new filler output, with all boxes sizes being multiples of 10. The whole range will be carrying the new design livery for 2010. On top of all this work, product development has included the removal of any ‘Southampton Six’ colours from the bulk range, the colours of the flavours remain the same as this is one of the key product values. In the multiple retail range, all products will contain natural colours and flavours to reflect the consumer push to healthy recipes.

Mrs Crimble’s

Stiletto Foods (UK) Ltd. Fountains Mall Odiham RG29 1LP 08451 300869 www.mrscrimbles.com Stand: K14 When Jeremy Woods became MD of the tiny Mrs Crimble’s free from cake brand in 2003, the company’s offices were similar to a lot of the products sold in the UK free from

UK EXHIBITORS market; old and in need of a face lift. Six years on the Mrs Crimble’s brand is unrecognisable and has led the UK free from market with its high quality designs and products and its innovative approach to pricing. From humble beginnings it now has an estimated retail value of over £15m. The company now has new offices in Odiham, Hampshire, that reflect the status of the company as a modern and fast growing company. ‘It was quite simple. I was buying free from cakes and saw the badly presented and poor quality offerings at huge premiums in the supermarkets. When I took over the Mrs Crimble’s brand we focused on product quality and gave the brand a modern, high quality look that compared well to any normal cake brand you could buy. Then we priced fairly and relative to standard products and the brand took off quickly establishing its lines amongst the best sellers in the ‘Free From area’. Mrs Crimbles is free from wheat and gluten. One product, Mrs Crimble’s Choc Macs, is now rated as the best selling free from cake in the country and the 15th best selling cake of any kind in the UK.. The success has allowed the brand to move into other areas including biscuits, crackers, home bake mixes, and recently the fresh bread market.

Nairn’s Oat Crackers & Biscuits

90 Peffermill Road Edinburgh Scotland EH16 5UU (0) 131 620 7000 Contact: Katie Birrell Email: katie@nairns-oatcakes.com www.nairns-oatcakes.com Stand: H11 Nairn’s is the leading UK biscuit producer of biscuits and crackers made with oats. Nairn’s make two thirds of all savoury Oatcake Crackers sold in the UK and also make a successful range of sweet oat biscuits available in both in-home and out-of-home formats. Nairn’s products are simple, natural and wholesome and appeal to both healthy eaters and foodies. Unlike most other crackers and biscuits, they are made with wholegrain oats and are therefore wheat free. They do not contain any artificial ingredients.

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Uk at ISM 2010 The Original Candy Company

4-15 Horcott Estate Horcott Road Fairford Gloucestershire GL7 4BX +44 (0)1285 711227 www.chocca-mocca.com www.originalcandyco.com Stand: K30 The Original Candy Company owns two confectionery brands; Chocca Mocca Chocolates, the fastest growing brand being sold in delis and department stores, and the Natural Candy Shop, the gift trade industry’s biggest supplier of natural sweets. With new chocolate flavours and a strong international presence, The Original Candy Company is definitely one to watch out for.

Paterson-Arran

The Royal Burgh Bakery Livingston EH54 5DN Scotland UK 01506 431031 Contact: Andrea Jamieson Email: ajamieson@paterson-arran.com www.paterson-arran.com Stand: J11 Paterson Arran produce a number of products including oatcakes, cookies and shortbreads. A company with a conscience, they have recently launched a new website ‘Sustainable Success’ to highlight their responsible approach to environmental and ethical issues. Established in 1895, the company have a constantly expanding range whilst keeping true to their motto ‘tradition with a twist’.

PS8

70 Puller Road Barnet Hertfordshire EN5 4HD 020 8440 9180 Contact: Sandra Sullivan Email: sandrasullivan@ps-8.com www.ps-8.com Stand: J41 The PS8 team have been managing and servicing international exhibitions for over twenty years. One of the leaders in the food and drink exhibition sector, PS8 can lend a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your event, calling on a network of expert contacts and suppliers to create anything from a single stand to a whole event to your specification.

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Rivington Foods

Shortbread House of Edinburgh

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The Silver Crane Company

Ormside Close, Hindley Green, Hindley, Wigan, Manchester WN2 4HR +44 (0) 1942 255959 Contact: David Braithwaite Email: info@rivingtonfoods.co.uk www.rivifoods.com Stand: J29 Rivington Foods is well established as a leading manufacturer and supplier of branded and own-brand biscuits to both UK and export markets.

Land of Food & Drink Scottish Development International Atlantic Quay 150 Broomielaw Glasgow G2 8LU Contact: John Carlill Email: john.carlill@scotent.co.uk www.sdi.co.uk 0141 228 2828 Stand: H25/J32 Scotland is home to some of the best natural produce and most skilled food and drink producers in the world. Internationally famous whisky brands, delicious seafood and meat, and innovative speciality products help make the Scottish food and drink industry one of the most vibrant to be found anywhere. The key strengths of the industry are quality and diversity, with dynamic companies displaying ingenuity to create appealing new products to complement traditional favourites. Scotland’s thriving food and drink industry generates over £7.5billion per year for the country’s economy, and accounts for 27 per cent of manufacturing exports. The industry comprises in excess of 1,500 companies, including famous global brands and small, speciality firms. Reasons to invest in the Scottish food and drink industry includes excellence in raw materials, bolstered by a strong track record of innovation and exploitation of new technology. Research expertise in food and drink production and manufacturing technology; A workforce that possesses the skills necessary for all areas of the food and drink industry; Fully formed infrastructure and a mature supply chain, providing support for the food and drink industry in Scotland. SDI is a Scottish Government business agency providing active support for food and drink in Scotland and dedicated to promoting economic development in Scotland.

25 Tennant Street Edinburgh EH6 5NA 0131 555 5212 Contact: Anthony Laing Email: info@shortbreadhouse.com www.shortbreadhouse.comStand: J37

11 & 12 Riding School Yard Somerley Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3PL 01425 477933 Contact: Gaynor Goodwin Email: gaynor@silvercrane.co.uk www.silvercrane.co.uk Stand: G11 “Probably the best tins in the world” is how The Silver Crane Company describes their beautifully crafted decorative tins that can be supplied heavily embossed and uniquely shaped. Exporting to countries as far apart as the USA, Africa and Australasia, the company has an extensive collection of existing shapes and designs, and can offer illustrations and mock-ups prior to order placement of your new packaging.

Spencer & Fleetwood

Kings Lodge 28 Church Street Epsom Surrey KT17 4QB +44 (0) 1372 734070 John Pritchard Email: john@spencerandfleetwood.com www.spencerandfleetwood.com Stand: J25 Spencer & Fleetwood Ltd commenced trading in 1986. The company has won national awards for products, export achievement and for financial management. Production is subcontracted to manufacturers in UK and elsewhere in the EU, together with the Far East. Rather than selling hundreds of lines, Spencer & Fleetwood specialise in developing a compact line of unique edible gifts. The range is small, but sell-throughs are very strong. Top selling lines include English Premier League football peppermints, fun chocolates, and pirate and princess candies. Exports account for 60% of turnover. Top

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Uk at ISM 2010 << Continued (Spencer & Fleetwood: Continued) markets include US, Germany and Benelux, but sell throughout the world. Key target markets include France, Scandinavia and Russia. ISM is a vital element for promotional activity and will see the launch of a number of lines, including a selection of peppermint gifts and children’s treats.

Stiletto Foods (UK) Ltd Contact: Mark Speller mark@stilettofoods.com www.mrscrimbles.com Stand: K14 (See Mrs Crimbles)

Thomas Tunnock

in close partnership with leading British Brand Owners, predominantly in the food and personal care sectors, and has a unique capability to successfully place all types of FMCG products in global markets. TRI was founded in 1984 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and over the years TRI has progressively redefined the strategies of Export Market Management to develop a Global network of trading partnerships, achieving successful results in some of the world’s most challenging export regions including Africa, Middle East, China, Turkey and Russia. Export partners are offered a wide assortment of top quality, major British brands, backed by a professional and specialist export team who are dedicated to servicing the needs of local markets. TRI’s UK Brand Owner partners include Burtons Foods, Premier Foods, Dairy Crest, GSK, Unilever, and Whitworths. In 2009, TRI was delighted to receive the Queens Award for Enterprise within International trade for the second time.

In Scotland the name Tunnock’s is synonymous with products of the very highest quality. The business was founded by Thomas Tunnock in 1890 and four generations later it is still an independent, family run company employing almost 600 people in a state of the art production centre in Uddingston, Lanarkshire only yards from the original premises. Tunnock’s is famous for a very distinctive range of biscuits and confectionery. Across the UK no supermarket, convenience store or corner shop would be regarded as complete without the instantly identifiable pack and wrapper designs of Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers, Tunnock’s Tea Cakes, Tunnock’s Caramel Logs and Tunnock’s Snowballs. By maintaining their quality standards down through the decades Tunnock’s have built a reputation for excellence and it is fair to say that no other comparable product range is held in more affection or commands more brand loyalty. Many believe that the worldwide popularity of Tunnock’s products is due to the huge number of people of Scottish origin and ancestry across the globe but the truth of the matter is that quality is appreciated by everyone. If Tunnock’s makes them feel a little bit Scottish, there’s nothing wrong with that.

The Ultimate Candy Co

34 Old Mill Road Uddingston, Glassgow, Scotland G71 7HH +44 (0) 1698 813551 Contact: Alan Burnett Email: awb@tunnock.co.uk www.tunnock.co.uk Stand J39

Swizzels Matlow Limited

Carlton House, Albion Road, New Mills High Peak SK22 3HA Stand: K 19 +44 1663-744 144; Contact: Andrew Matlow Email: sweets@swizzels-matlow.com www.swizzels-matlow.com

Tatyo Group (Real Crisps)

Sirhowy Valley Foods Ltd, Units 17 & 18 Willow Road, Pen-Y-Fan Industrial Estate, Crumlin, Newport, Gwent, NP11 4EG 01495 241 960 Contact: Robin Wall Email: rwal@tayto.com www.tayto.com Stand: L25 The family owned Tayto Group has expanded rapidly in the last few years from a turnover of £20 million in 2006 to a current turnover of £150 million, confirming its’ place as the UK’s third largest manufacturer of crisps and snacks. Since the acquisition of Golden Wonder in 2006, the company went on to acquire the Real Crisps brand, Mr Porky’s and Transform-a-Snack brands and most recently the Group acquired the Jonathan Crisp brand in December 2008. Activity within the group over the past 12 months has given further reason to celebrate its success. The Real Crisps range was successfully relaunched in May 2009 with bright and contemporary new packaging, new and improved flavour variants and new pack sizes. The brand has also made the most of its Northern Irish roots with strong promotional activity on the home-grown market leading Tayto brand.

Thistle Products (See Cairnsmhor) Stand: K34

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Tudor Rose International

Kingfisher Business Park, London Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2BY Contact: Abi Matts Email: abisolomon@tudor-rose.com www.tudor-rose.com Stand: H18 Tudor Rose International is an Export Market Management company which specialises in building brands in global markets. TRI works

4 Sherrif Highway, Hedon, Yorkshire, England HU12 8HD 01482 891754 Contact: Malcolm Garrod Email: ultimatecandy@aol.com www.ultimatecandy.co.uk Stand: H29 The Ultimate Candy Company Limited is owned jointly by Dave Richardson and Malcolm Garrod. In addition to UCC's Ultimate English range of products, which includes the award winning hand broken luxury fudges, they also specialise in premium retailer brands. UCC also contract manufacture for some of the leading confectionery houses and offers a private label service which is custom made to exactly suit the needs of the customer. BRC global standard higher level accreditation and a can-do attitude ensures easy order fulfilment for customers in the UK and worldwide. Developing quality private label ranges, contract manufacturing, packaging solutions, sales and marketing are all part of UCC's services and support.

Walkers Chocolates

Hay Mills, Brickfield Road, Birmingham, B25 8HE 01212 441600 Contact: Daniel Doherty Email: daniel.doherty@walkerschocolates.co.uk www.walkerschocolates.co.uk Stand: K11/L10/L18 Walkers Chocolates Ltd is located at Hay Mills, Birmingham, U.K. The Company is 100% owned by Robert Walker. Confectionery products since 1977 & Chocolate products since 1983 have been manufactured in Birmingham. In March 1999

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Uk at ISM 2010 a new purpose built factory was completed for the manufacture of quality chocolate products. Walkers Chocolates is committed to ensure that the high standards of efficiency are maintained through constant upgrading to take advantage of new technology and procedures. The state-of-the- art factory enhances their reputation as a quality manufacturer of confectionery products. To maintain quality procedure, completed product is stored in a large temperature controlled warehouse. Walkers Chocolates also believe in investing in its management and staff to ensure that the best knowledge and experience is capitalised upon in all aspects of the business. We believe that we produce products that offer our customers and consumers quality products at excellent value. Walkers Chocolates are flexible in order to work with our customers to develop quality products that will help them achieve their targets and strategies. To complement Walker’s range, we also act as brokers/distributors for a number of overseas manufacturers of quality products.

Walkers Nonsuch Toffees Ltd

Calverley Street Longton Stoke on Trent ST3 1QS 01782 321525 Contact: Emma Walker Email: emma@walkers-nonsuch.co.uk www.walkers-nonsuch.co.uk Stand: K20 Walkers Nonsuch, an independent family company, specialises in making really good quality toffee using the finest ingredients, whole milk, real butter and Belgian chocolate, not forgetting they are blessed with over 100 years cooking experience! In the UK Walkers are renowned for their Andy Pack 100g Bars presented in a traditional tin toffee tray for the independent trade and ‘shelf ready’ boxes for the multiple retailers. To target the current economic climate Walkers has recently launched the Pocket 50g Creamy Toffee bars available in 6 varieties with new modern bright wrappers. To add to the range, Walkers make

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14 varieties of twist wrapped toffees, including five éclairs (perfect for the warmer climates), 2 nut varieties, 2 chocolate-covered and 5 traditional toffees including the ever favourite liquorice. Each toffee is wrapped in metallised wax paper. The metallisation catches the eye and the wax ensures each sweet retains the shape and freshness. Toffees are available in 150g bags, newly designed to be launched at the ISM fair, 400g Gift Bags, 1kg Family Sharing Bags and 2.5kg Bulk Bags for pick n mix. Peanut Brittle and Sesame Crunch are available. 34g Bars are wrapped in bright yellow and orange and come in their own stripy ‘shelf ready’ box. Both bars are packed (30%) with either peanut halves / toasted sesame seeds and have a Belgian chocolate base and also a 4-pack gift pack. To complete the range, Walkers has a unique gift range including the ‘hammer packs’ and are launching a new 250g Assorted Toffees and Chocolate Éclairs gift box. Walkers currently have a healthy export market sending sweets to over 35 countries.

UK EXHIBITORS some pleasure. Aimed at the snacking market, these eye-catching dinky tartan bags are designed to prompt that first impulse buy, while the 33 bite size morsels of delicious pure butter shortbread are sure to have customers coming back for more. Available in two varieties - Walkers’ famous original recipe Mini Shortbread Rounds and Mini Choc Chip Shortbread Rounds (for added indulgence) - these attractive packs are presented in shelf-ready display trays making them convenient to stock and a welcome addition to your range.

Whitakers Chocolates

Snaygill Estate Keighley Road Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 2QR 01756 791317 Contact: David Green Email: sales@whitakers-exports.com www.whitakerschocolates.com Stand: J33

Walkers Shortbread

Aberlour House Aberlour on Spey, Scotland, AB38 9LD 01340 871 555 Contact: Alan Campbell Email: alan.campbell@walkers-shortbread.co.uk www.walkersshortbread.com Stand: K29

Walkers Shortbread is a family company situated in the Highlands of Scotland whose tradition of quality and heritage has been recognised the world over. Walkers are the leading brand worldwide of pure butter shortbreads and other Scottish specialities – the complete range will be on show at ISM. World renowned for the quality of their products, Walkers Shortbread has long been identified with the gift market. However, many of their customers enjoy eating their wares as much as, if not more than, giving them away. Ever alert to market trends, Walkers realised that smaller snack size packets would appeal to a wide range of people looking for a little piece of whole-

Whitakers Chocolates Ltd is based in the North of England in Skipton, North Yorkshire and was established in 1889 by John and Rebecca Whitaker. Today, Whitakers is run by William Whitaker, who became Managing Director in 1986 with his father, John Whitaker becoming Chairman. Four generations have enabled the company to evolve into a leading supplier of confectionery, for both Foodservice and Retail markets in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Whitakers Chocolates Ltd offers a variety of products including Cremes, Crisps, Wafers and Neapolitans which are available both under Whitakers brand and private label which can be seen in most of the leading supermarkets in the UK. Whitakers Chocolate Neapolitan wrappers can be personalised with the logo or the image of the customer, which makes them very versatile and perfect for food service. Today, Whitakers regularly manufacture 500,000 of these chocolates per day out of a total of 1,500,000 chocolates made daily. Whitakers Chocolates has successfully secured its Fairtrade Foundation Licence, allowing it to supply fully accredited Fairtrade Neapolitans to the foodservice industry. This step forward demonstrates Whitakers Chocolates ability to adapt and innovate their products in line with customer demand.


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