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The NCA's Sweets & Snacks Expo has moved online, following the cancellation of this year's event due to COVID-19. Pic: NCA

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Sweets & Snacks Expo launches digital On Demand platform

By Anthony Myers

Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s hugely successful and world-class event that is held every year in May at the McCormick Place in Chicago.

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General Mills registers 50% e-commerce growth in Q4 2020

By Mary Ellen Shoup

General Mills launched direct-to-consumer brand sites that could quickly ship products to consumers to better support shopping during the pandemic -- a strategy that helped increase its share of net sales from the e-commerce channel in categories most...

Birch Benders re-engages with consumers through back-to-basics R&D

Birch Benders re-engages with consumers through back-to-basics R&D

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Instead of hitting pause on its R&D work to focus on more basic ‘mission critical’ business functions (e.g. supply chain challenges) during the ongoing pandemic, better-for-you pancake and waffle mix brand Birch Benders has reinvigorated its approach...

The IDFA said it believes Canada is not complying with the terms of the Agriculture Chapter of the USMCA agreement. Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

IDFA praises USMCA but says Canada already violating it

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), has sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), which is thankful for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), but also expresses concern about Canadian dairy compliance.

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