Cranberry Sweets & More, a confectionery shop in Empire, Ore., recently remodeled its store. Changes include new viewing windows to show how the candy is made, more retail space and the addition of a 40-foot chocolate machine.
Mars Snackfood will donate thousands of chocolate bars to the city that voters decide deserves "real chocolate relief." NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will drive into the winning city and give away the chocolate on a Friday in September.
Hershey Co. will stop selling the Starbucks brand of premium chocolate and its high-end brand of Cacao Reserve. The chocolate company's second-quarter earnings jumped 71% from a year ago, but it is finding that its higher-end offerings have not been successful in the recession.