Godiva is launching its Gems line of lower-priced chocolate at supermarkets and other mass retailers. The company expects that the chocolates, which have the same recipe, will help double the company's sales in the next five years.
Private-label candy sales are expected to shrink in the weeks leading up to Halloween as consumers gobble up national brands for trick-or-treating. As the holiday approaches, companies including Hershey and Mars are ramping up marketing efforts, and offering themed packaging and products.
Dublin-based Jelly Bean Factory will introduce a line of jelly beans for the travel-retail market at the TFWA World Exhibition. Products will include gift jars, tins, and novelty items such as alarm clocks and makeup bags.