All news articles for October 2012

Mars lobbying efforts back sugar reform

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Mars pumps bucks into sugar reform

By Kacey Culliney

Mars Incorporated has focused much of its lobbying on driving reform of US sugar policy in this presidential election year.

Confectioners are hoping to influence proposed US legislation

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Confectioners and US lobbying

By Oliver NIEBURG

In this ‘Sweet Politics’ special edition ConfectioneryNews.com looks at the lobbying efforts of the top US confectioners who are pumping big bucks into campaigns to influence proposed legislation in this presidential election year.

Private label sales hit $98 billion on 6% growth, report says

Private label sales hit $98 billion on 6% growth, report says

By Hank Schultz

Sales of private label food and beverage products in the United States topped $98 billion 2011, according to a new report from market research firm Packaged Facts. Products in this category accounted for 17.6% of total retail food and beverage sales,...

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