After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that...
Restricting marketing to children is the primary health action EU consumers expect from the confectionery sector, according to consumer group BEUC.
Kinder Surprise eggs are to be outlawed in Chile from the end of this month for using toys to ‘hook’ young consumers.
Nestlé is selling six of its Italian confectionery brands including Rossana and Fondenti to Italian manufacturer Fida.
Ferrero is to double the amount of Fairtrade cocoa it purchases and will buy Fairtrade sugar for the first time as it targets 100% ‘sustainable' sugar by 2020.
Portion size control will be a focal point of the European confectionery industry’s push to address consumer concerns on health & nutrition, according to industry association CAOBISCO.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) unveiled and gave awards to the “most innovative candy and snack ideas, concepts and products” at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo this year in...
Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.
Mainstream players like Hershey may struggle to maintain grip on the US chocolate market amid rising competition and a shift to seasonal and premium products, claims an analyst at Swiss-based financial...
The World Cocoa Foundation’s acting president has defended farmer inclusivity under the industry-backed CocoaAction initiative and says efforts are not limited to yield increases.
Australia’s leading chocolate companies such as Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt have all pledged to source only “sustainable” cocoa for domestically manufactured goods, says the Australian Industry Group.
Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.
While nowhere near as popular as salty spreads like Vegemite and peanut butter, or as widely consumed as honey or jam, chocolate and hazelnut spreads have gained a definite cult...
Prosecutors are investigating if a three-year old girl in France died after choking on a toy from a Kinder Surprise egg.
Atlantic Candy Company, the contract manufacturer of Yowie, is now able to produce toy-filled candy using its special child-safe pod for others under license.
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Analysts say Hershey may be eyeing a joint venture or merger with a major international player such as Ferrero, but the US chocolate giant has dismissed the claims as “speculation”.
Cadbury Dairy Milk remains the top selling UK chocolate confectionery brand in convenience stores, but sales have dipped as Mars brands Galaxy and Maltesers grow, according to IRI data.
Taylors of Harrogate will bring the production of its new coffee capsule products in-house as soon as possible, factory manager John Hennighan has said.
The cocoa and chocolate industry acknowledges it must do more to combat cocoa child labor after the number of kids working in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana and...
Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.
Euromonitor International unveils the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets and earmarks three beyond India and China that should be high on every confectioner's agenda.
Ferrero has given strong indications it hopes to grow in chocolate confectionery retailing by acquiring UK chocolate maker Thorntons, writes Euromonitor analyst Jack Skelly.
Ferrero should move its newly acquired Thorntons business out of discount stores to help it capitalize on the growing premium segment in the UK and abroad.
Ferrero has struck a £112M deal to buy 30% of the UK chocolatier Thorntons, after several shareholders sold their stakes in the business.