Despite uncomfortable side effects like a burnt tongue, people continue to enjoy all kinds of acidic sour candies. Sour Patch Kids, one of the most popular sour candies on the market, are described in advertisements as “Sour. Sweet. Gone.” This suggests that people enjoy them for their transition from sour acidity into tamely sweet gummy candies. I truly enjoy these candies.
It seems in the corporation everyone wants to keep their job and this creative tension somehow fuels us to do great things so the company survives and in turn we do well also. Fundamentally, this works with the exception of a couple key points. Those exceptions are greed, jealousy and politics.
As the corporate jobs get fewer and outsourcing continues, it is harder and harder to keep a decent job in the US. In order to secure, such employment the political element enters and take care of the boss and all related people in any way. Perhaps this is good as it keeps the mass aligned but it can be slow as it in reality is just a big line or process that has to move. Add a boss or group of bosses who do not care about the details and you end up with a non-optimal and frustrating work environment. Just in case my boss reads this (as you some times do), you know you are the best and this does not pertain to you.
The small business route is also a very interesting alternative. For a self-employed individual job, security is assured but business life is not. All of the sudden customers are very important. When negotiating a deal that 1% is yours or not yours and on a big enough deal it can mean something. Excess inventory, accounts receivables …. all are very important. Supplier quality takes a new meaning. When a supplier sends the wrong candy or is constantly, short it is costing you personally and you cannot serve your customers well.
Yet the small business is yours. Your work serves you.
Some folks tend to lean toward the self-employment solution others corporate life and some like me both.
The question, which I ask you to blog about, is which is better:
Recent studies have indicated that Tic Tacs are the top selling mint in the US. Sales over a rolling year ending in Jan 2010 were almost $68 million dollars. Comparatively Altoids or Altoids Mints were a close runner up with sales of just over $48 million dollars. Very close and in third place were Ice Breakers coming in at close to $48 million dollars but a little shy of second place Altoids or Altoids Mints. Listerine Pocket Paks sales were close to $27 million and Breathsavers came in fifth place at just under $20 million dollars. The total reported sales of the five brands were approximately $210 million dollars. This is a sample of data but gives you an idea of the leaders in the candy mint or breath freshener market. I have been a avid Tic Tac consumer but certainly enjoy Altoids. I particularly like the tin the Altoid Mints come in. They are a classy accessory mint.
Paul Michaels CEO of Mars announces they plan to purchase Wrigley for $23 Million Cash. With the acquisition about 2 years ago, now the manufacturer of popular candy items such as M&Ms, Milky Way, Skittles and Snickers candy bars has expanded their product line into popular chewing gum products. 5 gum, Eclipse Gum, Orbit Gum, Wrigley Extra Gum and even Life Savers if the buy goes through will all fall into the Mars portfolio.
This was the headline in 2008. Well how did it go as the candy giant and family owned company Mars Corporation tries to maintain the number one spot on the candy sales chart? Moving the companies together was an organizational project that was huge. The company had to merge the family corporate culture of Mars and that of a private company Wrigley. They did so using their five principles of quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom. Wrigley Gum and Confections is now one of the 6 business segments of Mars Inc. Mars Inc. is clearly the industry leader in candy sales.
Candy cheers to the Duke Blue Devils as they hit 3-pointers and have the opportunity to win their fourth national title and first since 2001 after beating West Virginia 78-57. In addition to 3 pointers Singler, Smith and Scheyer scored big. 7 foot plus Zoubek stayed out of foul trouble and was dominant for the team. He grabbed multiple rebounds helping Duke win the rebounding battle leading to the win.
Retro and Nostalgic Candy items such as Nestle Crunch bars, Bazooka Bubble Gum, HersheyCandyBars, Altoids and 100 Grand Bars are amazing to me.I was in a local pharmacy and I heard a client say wow what a great collection of Retro Candy.OMG this is the candy I grew up with.Is it really retro candy?
These candies are that great they have stood the test of time.
Am I that old?OK born in 1961 and my candy is retro.WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sour candy have taken the candy market by storm over the past few decades, appealing to all ages and demographics.
The rise in sour candy sales has been attributed to its constant innovation in flavor options and packaging formats such as belts, sticks and rolls. Studies suggest that the most important factor in its growth in popularity is linked to the fact that the cycle of consumers has come full circle. Individuals on the brink of adulthood have been raised on sour candy, and now that their palettes are expanding with new flavors, their mindsets about the products are being reinforced as well. In turn, these young adults are introducing new sour treats to their children. In other words, exposing these products to youngsters later create devoted adult consumers. So stock your candy store with sour candy.