Tag: candy pricing

How Much Energy Can You Cram Into Your Halloween Candy? | WIRED

How Much Energy Can You Cram Into Your Halloween Candy? | WIRED

All candies are not equal; some might have more stuff in them that does not add to the total calorie value. But overall, there seems to be fairly nice correlation between candy mass and candy energy. From the graph, candy has an energy density around 22 megajoules per kilogram. But how does this energy density […]

Ohioans spend the least of any state in the country on Halloween candy, analysis says | WCPO Cincinnati, OH

Ohioans spend the least of any state in the country on Halloween candy, analysis says | WCPO Cincinnati, OH

A new analysis by Denver-based tech company Ibotta says people in the Buckeye State spend the least amount of money on Halloween candy nationwide. Shame on us. The analysis looked at 150,000 receipts for candy bought the week before Halloween in 2015 and 2016, revealing Oregonians as the most generous at Halloween, buying an average […]

Who has the lowest Halloween candy prices this year? | WCPO Cincinnati, OH

Who has the lowest Halloween candy prices this year? | WCPO Cincinnati, OH

Halloween candy season is here. But where should you buy it? 9 on Your Side checked bags of snack size candy at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Meijer, and Kroger. We found slight price differences, though if you are buying 5 or more bags, the savings can really add up. Kroger has small bags of snack […]

Willy Wonka Strategy: World’s Top Cocoa Producers Strategize to Influence World Prices | Frontera

Willy Wonka Strategy: World’s Top Cocoa Producers Strategize to Influence World Prices | Frontera

According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), the industry has a global surplus of 371,000 tons of the agricultural commodity (DBA) this season. Ivory Coast alone is on track to produce a record 2 million tons of cocoa this year. According to Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, the decline in the price […]

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labor spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast | Reuters

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labor spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A drop in global cocoa prices threatens to undermine efforts to stamp out child labor in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s two biggest growers, as falling incomes could force farmers to send their children to work, charities said on Monday. More than two million children are estimated to work […]

Nestle struggles with pricing in emerging markets | Food Dive

Nestle struggles with pricing in emerging markets | Food Dive

To reach that goal, Nestle will have to post about 5% organic growth in the second half of the year. Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke said in a statement that he believes pricing will “recover somewhat in the coming months” after hitting “historically low levels” in the first half of 2016. But even if Nestle does break […]

Nestlé Reports Subdued Sales Growth, Sees Recovery in Pricing | WSJ

Nestlé Reports Subdued Sales Growth, Sees Recovery in Pricing | WSJ

Nestlé SA fell short of a longstanding sales growth objective during the first half of the year in the face of weak pricing and slack demand in important markets for the Swiss consumer-goods company such as China. The owner of Kit Kat candy bars, Perrier mineral water and DiGiorno frozen pizza reported first-half net profit […]

Your Funny Valentine Candy Pricing | Yahoo Finance

Your Funny Valentine Candy Pricing | Yahoo Finance

Every year, Americans spend nearly $19 billion on retail goods celebrating Valentine’s Day, and about $1.5 billion of that is on candy. One reason that heart-shaped box is so expensive—about $24 a pound for a brand-name basic assortment—is the federal government. The price of sugar in the U.S. is nearly double the world market price. […]

Maximizing Revenues: Candy companies use smart tricks to sell their treats | Miami Herald

Maximizing Revenues: Candy companies use smart tricks to sell their treats | Miami Herald

That’s a lot of sugar. And with so much of their annual sales on the line, the candy company marketing departments roll out some pretty smart pricing strategies. Their goal is to keep all their assembly lines running and also appeal to the needs of different customer segments. At my local grocery store, it was […]

Chocolate price-fixing charges dropped against Mars, others | Toronto Star

Chocolate price-fixing charges dropped against Mars, others | Toronto Star

Price-fixing charges against Mars Canada Inc., a national candy distributor, and two chocolate industry executives have been dropped, Canada’s competition watchdog announced Thursday. The case against Nestlé Canada Inc. and its former president Robert Leonidas are continuing, the federal Competition Bureau also said in a brief statement. The charges were dropped against distributor ITWAL Ltd. […]