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93% of Americans Plan to Celebrate the 2022 Halloween Season

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Monday, September 26, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Spooky, ooky, creepy and crawly? It must be Halloween – and this year, 93% of Americans intend to celebrate in a big way with plans to enjoy their favorite chocolate and candy treats, according to a recent survey from the National Confectioners Association. Whether consumers are enjoying new and innovative offerings or classic candy corn, confectionery is an iconic part of the season's celebrations.

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  • It must be Halloween and this year, 93% of Americans intend to celebrate in a big way with plans to enjoy their favorite chocolate and candy treats, according to a recent survey from the National Confectioners Association.
  • "Chocolate and candy play a special role during the Halloween season in communities across the country and this Halloween promises to be especially impressive as chocolate and candy companies bring consumers classic, innovative and great-tasting products that enhance the season."
  • NCA is projecting a 5% increase in chocolate and candy sales for the 2022 Halloween season, as consumers nationwide go bigger and bolder in their celebrations with some starting earlier than in previous years.
  • To help Americans navigate the Halloween season while enjoying their favorite treats, NCA has a robust set of resources available at AlwaysATreat.com/Halloween , where consumers can find tricks for treating in 2022, including safety tips, history lessons and fun facts about the season.

Auntie Anne's Introduces Its Salted Caramel Chocolate Frost for a Sweet & Salty Sip That Makes Saying Goodbye to Summer Oh So Satisfying

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Monday, September 26, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Saying goodbye to summer has never been so sweet (and salty), but thanks to Auntie Anne's and an all new premium beverage offering, guests can enjoy the best of two flavorful worlds. Sure to satisfy any craving, the new Salted Caramel Chocolate Frost is available now at Auntie Anne's locations nationwide for a limited time.

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  • Sure to satisfy any craving, the new Salted Caramel Chocolate Frost is available now at Auntie Anne's locations nationwide for a limited time.
  • The Salted Caramel Chocolate Frost lusciously layers salty and sweet caramel syrup mixed with Hershey's frozen chocolate atop a bed of real whipped cream, and finished with a rich, buttery, and sea salted caramel sauce drizzled over whipped cream.
  • The perfect flavor trifecta, fans can "caramelize it" and enjoy the Salted Caramel Chocolate Frost alongside Auntie Anne's Original Pretzel Nuggets and Caramel Dip to get more sweet, more salty, and more caramel in each taste.
  • To learn more about Auntie Anne's new Salted Caramel Chocolate Frost, visit AuntieAnnes.com and follow along on TikTok , Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter .

CINNABON CELEBRATES NATIONAL CINNAMON ROLL DAY WITH BOGO OFFER AND NEW GROCERY LINE OF PREMIUM BAKERY INSPIRED COOKIE DOUGHS & DESSERTS

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Monday, September 26, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2022  /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the sweetest day of the year, National Cinnamon Roll Day on Oct. 4, Cinnabon is making it easy for fans to get their cinnamon roll fix.

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  • "If you have ever needed another reason to order a warm, freshly baked cinnamon roll, National Cinnamon Roll Day is it," said Michael Alberici, Vice President of Marketing, Cinnabon.
  • Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Cinnamon Coffee Cake: Bakery inspired coffee cake infused with our signature Cinnabon cinnamon and topped with streusel crumble and cream cheese icing.
  • Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Sugar Cookie Dough: Crafted by our bakery chefs, this classic ready-to-bake sugar cookie dough will satisfy your cravings.
  • All eight of the new Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Ready-To-Bake Cookie Dough and Ready-To-Heat Desserts retail for $4.98 each (excluding taxes).

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is Back, Turin and Piedmont in the Spotlight

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Monday, September 26, 2022

TURIN, Italy, Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is back in Turin and in Piedmont.

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  • TURIN, Italy, Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is back in Turin and in Piedmont.
  • Renewing agricultural practices, production and distribution systems, diets and consumption habits in cities and small towns alike are just some of the themes that will be addressed during the exhibition at the Salone del Gusto.
  • Many of these wines, together with the various products of Piedmontese gastronomy, will be present at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto and the audience will be able to enjoy them.
  • In addition, the choice of location for the Salone del Gusto di Terra Madre corresponds with the discourse of openness and regeneration that Regione Piemonte wants to pursue.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA OPERATOR INSA ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST FLORIDA DISPENSARY IN TAMPA FLORIDA

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Insa, Inc., an independent, Massachusetts-based medical and adult-use cannabis company opened its first medical cannabis dispensary in Tampa, Florida. Committed to offering the highest-quality and broadest selection of crafted, premium cannabis products, Insa is uncompromising about the quality of its products and dedicated to the best-in-the-industry staff training. The first of ten planned medical marijuana retail store experiences in 2022, Insa's new location at 5115 S Dale Mabry Highway welcomes Florida medical marijuana certified patients with the purpose of furthering education about cannabis and helping more people have better days more often. The location is open to patients from 8:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Insa, Inc., an independent, Massachusetts-based medical and adult-use cannabis company opened its first medical cannabis dispensary in Tampa, Florida.
  • The first of ten planned medical marijuana retail store experiences in 2022, Insa's new location at 5115 S Dale Mabry Highway welcomes Florida medical marijuana certified patients with the purpose of furthering education about cannabis and helping more people have better days more often.
  • "Insa is focused on leading the field and advancing cannabis for everyone.
  • "At Insa, we are reconfiguring how cannabis patients shop at retail to make it an easy, informative, and customized experience.

Wag! Survey Finds 59% of Pet Parents Plan To Take Their Dogs And Cats Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With spooky season approaching, Wag!, (Wag! Group Co.) (Nasdaq: PET), an American pet services marketplace company powering a mobile-first technology platform that enables on-demand and scheduled dog walking, overnight care, training, and other pet care services, surveyed pet parents nationwide to see how they were preparing to celebrate Halloween with their pets. Wag! conducted a national scientific random sample of 1,000 U.S. adult dog or cat parents, and while it may not be surprising that 95% of pet parents are excited for Halloween this year, more pet parents are planning to involve their furry friend in all of the excitement.

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  • This year, 59% of pet parents, who celebrate Halloween, plan to take their pet(s) Trick-or-Treating, and for 12% of the Trick-or-Treaters, it will be their first time.
  • It's no secret that now more than ever, dogs and cats are considered "family members" instead of just "pets."
  • wouldn't dare tell pet parents how to dress their pet, the survey did find that people generally agreed on some tail-wagging costumes for certain breeds.
  • While Halloween is a favorite time of year for revelry, it does pose some unique challenges for pet parents.

Mars Wrigley Advances Cocoa Sustainability with Progress on Women's Empowerment and Protecting Forests

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Andrew Clarke, Mars Wrigley Global President: "Too many cocoa farmers continue to face a series of challenges from poverty to child labor and deforestation.

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  • Andrew Clarke, Mars Wrigley Global President: "Too many cocoa farmers continue to face a series of challenges from poverty to child labor and deforestation.
  • Amber Johnson, Vice-President Mars Wrigley Cocoa: "We can't do this work alone.
  • Enabled by its Cocoa for Generations strategy, Mars Wrigley is strongly committed to accelerating the transformation of the cocoa supply chain.
  • Mars Wrigley's progress against the goals laid out in the Cocoa for Generations strategy include two notable milestones:
    Unlocking opportunities for women.

Slow Down and Savor Your Coffee Moments with Kinder Bueno® this National Coffee Day

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinder Bueno®, the crispy, creamy chocolate bar with a taste experience that defies expectation, is celebrating National Coffee Day with the introduction of "Unwrap and Ungrind," a new addition to their annual coffee program with the goal of helping coffee and chocolate aficionados alike to slow down and sip and savor their coffee moments with Kinder Bueno.

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  • "That's why we're celebrating National Coffee Day with "Unwrap and Ungrind," to remind consumers that they deserve to enjoy their everyday coffee moments rather than treating them as fuel up moments for the busy day ahead."
  • To help inspire coffee moments that you can savor, Kinder Bueno is also giving away up to 10 of their "Sip N' Savor" seats.
  • Consumers must be 18 years or older and a U.S. resident to participate in the Kinder Bueno National Coffee Day giveaway.
  • For more information on the Kinder Bueno brand and where to find Kinder Bueno in stores, please visit www.Kinder.com .

Chocxo Names Christian Quie as Vice President of Sales

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

DELTA, British Columbia, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Chocxo, the astonishingly delicious, organic chocolate brand that is naturally low in real sugar has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Christian Quie as Vice President of Sales, effective this month. In this role, Quie will be responsible for strategic partnership building, leading the sales team to meet goals, and driving new sales opportunities for Chocxo within North America.

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  • In this role, Quie will be responsible for strategic partnership building, leading the sales team to meet goals, and driving new sales opportunities for Chocxo within North America.
  • I'm excited to be a part of a team that has such extensive category expertise and controls its own destiny through its vertically-integrated supply chain," says Christian Quie, Vice President of Sales at Chocxo.
  • Quie joins the Chocxo executive team with more than 15 years of experience as an executive leader in consumer product sales.
  • Prior to joining Chocxo, Quie launched BEAR Yoyos in the US, served as President of Maverick Snacks, and led Sales at HumanCo & Cosmic Bliss.

Planning a Fall Party? Put the Yowie Surprise into it!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

From games and activities to treats and prizes, Yowie is the perfect addition to your fall celebration.

Key Points: 
  • From games and activities to treats and prizes, Yowie is the perfect addition to your fall celebration.
  • From games to treats to prizes, the Yowie Surprise Inside Chocolate is the perfect way to celebrate fall.
  • Some fun ways to incorporate Yowie into your celebration include:
    - Give Yowie away for your Halloween contest.
  • The pair who can toss and catch the Yowie from the furthest distance win the Yowie!