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Chocolate Sales Boost Confections

2 Mar

Buy Bulk American Chocolate Online at Moo-Lolly-Bar AustraliaThe confectionery retail market has grown across all trade channels, but convenience stores have outpaced the overall retail market.

Iconic brands (Hershey, Nestlé, Mars) prowl the chocolate landscape and provide consumers an affordable indulgence in a bitter economy.

According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, chocolate dollar sales in U.S. convenience stores for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2011 increased 9.2% while unit sales rose 1.5%. The average price jumped nine cents for packages above and below 3.5 ounces.

Mars and Hershey dominated the top-sellers for both sizes, according to SymphonyIRI. The candy companies combined accounted for 19 of the top 20 brands in single-serve bar sizes smaller than 3.5 ounces.

Since convenience stores remain a key outlet for chocolate and because they compete on value, among other things, they have had to incorporate chocolate price hikes into that strategy. Pat Zelochoski, buyer and category manager for 33-store NOCO Express stores in Tonawanda, N.Y., said one of the challenges retailers have been facing of late is absorbing the price increases in a still-struggling economy. Many chains have been hesitant to pass this price increase onto their customers.

Source and Photo: Convenience Store Decisions

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Hershey’s Chocolate Flies High

3 Aug

Hershey Balloon Flies HighConsumers at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning taste Hershey’s newest aerated chocolate product.

The Hershey Co. has introduced a new way to enjoy chocolate with the launch of Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate – one of the first aerated chocolates for the company.

To savor and enjoy the light and airy texture of Hershey’s Air Delight, chocolate lovers soared to new heights with a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon ride and tasting experience. Participants took flight in a branded Air Delight hot air balloon for an exclusive tasting experience as they ascended over the New York City skyline at the site of the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. The Hershey’s Air Delight hot air balloon also remained part of the annual festival treating consumers to free rides and tastings of the new product.

“The masters at Hershey crafted Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate for those looking for a unique and lasting chocolate taste experience,” said Anna Lingeris, spokesperson for Hershey’s Air Delight brand and The Hershey Co. “We couldn’t think of a better way to capture the essence of the new product than with a ‘light and airy’ hot air balloon ride while experiencing new aerated chocolate.”

The smooth and creamy consistency of Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate offers a surprisingly subtle, new way to enjoy pure Hershey’s chocolate. Its light and airy texture causes the chocolate to melt with ease over your tongue, making it the ultimate chocolate experience.

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Source and Photo: Convenience Store Decisions

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