May 2021

Confectionery Industry Icon Dave Fleischer Embarks on 15K Mile Journey of Hope in Memory of His Daughter

Allendale, NJ (May 24, 2021) – Confectionery industry legend and Candy Hall of Famer, Dave Fleischer, recently commenced a 15,000-mile Journey of Hope - a road trip up, down, and across the 48 contiguous United States, in loving memory of his daughter Sarah, who passed away from Cholangiocarcinoma in 2018.

In addition to honoring Sarah’s memory, Dave’s trip aims to raise awareness and raise money for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF), whose mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by Cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the bile duct.

Now retired, Dave’s considerable contributions to the confectionery industry spanned over four decades, starting after college with Warner Lambert, before moving into key positions with Cadbury, Kraft, and most recently, as Vice-President of Trade Relations at The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Always passionate about his work, Dave was honored with induction into the Candy Hall of Fame in 2009, having served in countless leadership roles across the industry.

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. will proudly be sponsoring Dave on his journey, which includes stops in at least 15 towns named Hope, where he will meet with current CCF warriors and caregivers, and will include stops to give thanks at hospitals and research facilities working on a cure for Cholangiocarcinoma.

“We are so proud to support Dave as he makes this incredible trek across our country and honors the memory of his daughter Sarah,” shared The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. President & CEO, Michael G. Rosenberg. Dave has been a dedicated candy industry leader, a friend, mentor, and spokesman, who has made an indelible mark on so many throughout his career. The journey Dave is embarking on to help raise awareness and funds to arrest Cholangiocarcinoma, is just another instance of Dave selflessly stepping up to assist others and make a difference.

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About The Promotion In Motion Companies

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. (“PIM”) is one of the world’s largest makers of fruit snacks, fruit rolls, chocolate and non-chocolate confections, and other delicious snack foods and treats.  Currently ranked as #40 on Candy Industry Magazine’s “Global Top 100” confectionery companies in the world, PIM has also been named as one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies in the U.S.A. by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) four times in the past seven years. PIM is also ranked by Crain’s Business as one of the New York Metro Area’s 100 largest privately owned companies, and by NJBIZ as one of the State’s 50 largest privately held employers.
Millions of times each day, consumers across the world enjoy PIM’s vast array of loved brands including: Welch’s® Fruit Snacks, Welch’s® Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks, Welch’s® Fruit Rolls, Welch’s® Juicefuls® Fruit Snacks, Sun-Maid® Chocolate Raisins, Toggi® Fine European Chocolate Wafers, Tuxedos® Chocolate Almonds, Original Gummi FunMix®, Sour Jacks® Sour Candies, Nuclear SQWorms® Sour Gummi Worms and much more. PIM’s subsidiaries and affiliates include Promotion In Motion Canada, Inc., PIM Brands Mexico, S de R, CV, Grupo de Alimentación Promotion In Motion Iberica, S.L., Promotion In Motion UK, Ltd., PIM Brands Hindustani Private Limited, PIM Global Holdings, LLC, Farmer’s Choice Food Brands, PIM Brands, LLC and Pharma In Motion, LLC (makers of supplements, nutraceuticals and OTC pharmaceutical products and food ingredients).
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