The file cabinets at the American Sugar Alliance contain scores of letters to the editor that have gone unpublished throughout the years. For whatever reason, editorial pages of major newspapers are often reluctant to give a voice to opinions that differ from their own.
The Washington Post proved to be an exception to that rule, and on Dec. 2, published a letter to the editor from the American Sugar Alliance. That letter can be read in its entirety below.
The Post argued [“Sweet nothing,” editorial, Nov. 26] that Congress should end the U.S. sugar policy and allow lower prices.Read More >
Right around the time confectioners were setting all-time sales records this Halloween, a couple of national newspapers strangely wrote about the financial “struggles” of American candy makers brought on by U.S. sugar policy.
The American Sugar Alliance (ASA) responded in a newsletter article, noting that confectioners were expanding, not contracting; adding jobs, not letting workers go; and growing sales and profits at rates much higher than other food manufacturers.
And over the past month, the candy industry’s trade association proved ASA’s point by spotlighting the industry’s financial prowess in its own newsletters.Read More >
Food Logistics, a food manufacturing industry publication, described Jelly Belly’s explosive growth this way in a 2008 article, “Jelly Belly’s Sweet Decision.”
Business was sweet for the Jelly Belly Candy Co. The maker of the world's most popular jelly bean, the family-owned firm was experiencing double-digit growth year after year. With sales booming, Jelly Belly expanded its manufacturing plants and distribution centers in the U.S. and began construction on a third facility in Thailand to keep up with the growing demand.
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At the time of the expansion, the California-based company noted that the new Thailand plant would supply non-U.S. customers in emerging markets that are close to Thailand. In other words, Jelly Belly smartly made its distribution network more efficient.
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