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How Popular is Candy in Other Countries? How Much do They Consume?

There’s no question that Americans eat a lot of candy. When it comes to world candy popularity, America is tough to beat. In fact, the average American eats almost 25 pounds of candy a year, half of which comes from chocolate bars. This translates to about one per week.

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DIY Candy Buffet Ideas for Your Next Party

A fun idea for your next party is a candy buffet. They can really liven things up and put a smile on your guests’ faces.

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How to Incorporate Candy into Your Next Super Bowl Party

For some, Super Bowl Sunday is the greatest holiday of the year — it’s pretty fun even for people who don’t normally like football, too. After all, it’s an all-night party where you and your friends can enjoy some great football, great commercials, great camaraderie and of course, great food and drink.

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How Chocolate Can Improve Your Workout

It’s the new year, and I’m sure you made some sort of resolution. By any chance, did it include losing weight?

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10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Road Trips

We’ve all been there: You’re on a long road trip heading to your family’s house for the holidays, and you realize that your stomach isn’t going to appreciate waiting another 50 miles to get some nourishment. Unfortunately, the nearest rest stop has a vending machine with utterly questionable, and unhealthy, options. Next time, you vow to take snacks for your road trip that are healthy, nutritious and yummy.

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Great Candy Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

One of the delights of Christmas is the Christmas stocking stuffers. Seeing your children reach into those stockings and pull out Christmas treats is an unparalleled joy—and when it comes to stocking stuffers, candy is one of the greatest options.

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Too Much Leftover Halloween Candy? Here Are Some Ways to Put It to Good Use

Halloween is a lot of fun. It’s fun for kids, of course, but it can be a lot of fun for parents, too. It’s great to watch your kids drag home their big Halloween candy haul and eat themselves into a dreamlike candy haze. But the next morning, there may be a little too much leftover Halloween candy for your kids to eat — although they may disagree.

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Why Is Packaging Important for Your Product

Over 50 percent of consumer purchases are driven by a person’s emotions. This is particularly true when a shopper is wavering between two brands offering the same product. In his book “The Brand Gap,” Marty Neumeier writes, “A retail package is the last and best chance to make a sale.” If your product’s packaging is successful at reaching consumers on an emotional level, it may increase the likelihood you’ll be able to capitalize on your last and best chance to make a sale.

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5 Halloween Candies Kids Want – But Rarely Get

Kids aren’t known for being able to hide their disappointment when they get Halloween candy they dislike. If you want to avoid seeing downcast faces on the goblins, witches and super heroes who stop by your door this Halloween, it’s time to get creative.

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The Differences Between Private Label and Contract Manufacturing

According to Nielsen.com, private brands accounted for $112 billion out of $643 billion in total retail sales amid a struggling national economy in 2013, which represented a one percent uptick in private brand sales from 2009. A study conducted by the Food Marketing Institute revealed that retailers enjoy a 35 percent gross margin on their private label products, but earn a gross profit margin of just 25.9 percent on similar products produced by national brands.

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