Theo Chocolate partnered with the University of Washington to build an "electronic nose" to select the highest-quality cocoa bean. The company won a grant from a local technology incubator to develop new techniques.
Trello Cioccolato, the upscale chocolate segment of Lord's International, has created Terrible Towel chocolate bars to honor the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl bid. The company is selling the chocolate across Pittsburgh and also offers international shipping.
Even though See's Candies has expanded to 200 locations, the company has retained its old-fashioned way of business. Variety, price and taste also help See's Candies stand out, according to this article.