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Ferrero profits rise 14% as it grows in emerging markets

Ferrero has reported a before tax profit rise in fiscal 2014 driven by a growing presence in Brazil, Russia and countries in Asia.

Ferrero plans first factory in ‘strategic’ Chinese market

Ferrero plans to manufacture in China to heap further pressure on chocolate market leader Mars.

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

Dutch supermarkets Jumbo and C1000 have boycotted Bertolli olive oil and products from Ferrero and Douwe Egberts following a pricing row – although Douwe Egberts products returned to shelves last...

Confectionery marketing to kids taboo under WHO’s European Region Nutrient Profile model

The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile...

‘Ferrero is not and will not be up for sale,’ says CEO

Ferrero’s CEO has dismissed speculation the firm will be sold following the death of owner Michele Ferrero.

Richest candyman Michele Ferrero dies as company rises in China and Russia

The world’s richest confectioner Michele Ferrero, owner of the Ferrero Group, has died aged 89 as his company gains traction in emerging markets.

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Mondelez wins with share bags but Mars suffers after downsizing

Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales slide for Mars bar and Snickers following downsizing, according to market analysts IRI....

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European Commission gives thumbs up for Ferrero’s Oltan takeover

The European Commission has cleared Ferrero’s acquisition of hazelnut supplier Oltan and says there are no competition concerns due to ample alternative suppliers on the market.

DISPATCHES FROM GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY, MADRID

Ferrero: Local food safety knowledge needed as business expands

Local contacts are vital for food safety when expanding into new markets, according to Ferrero.

UAE set for torrent of new entrants as chocolate market excels

The United Arab Emirates chocolate market is one of the fastest growing chocolate markets across the globe as big players such as Mars and Nestlé up their investment and others...

Soaring hazelnut prices heap pressure on confectioners

Rising hazelnut prices are putting further pressure on confectionery manufacturers, who are already contending with mounting cocoa costs.

São Paulo bans sale of Easter eggs with toys

São Paulo’s city assembly has approved a new bill prohibiting the sale of toys coupled with Easter eggs in the city.

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Ferrero acquires hazelnut supplier Oltan

The world’s biggest hazelnut buyer Ferrero has purchased the world’s largest hazelnut processor The Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.

The death of kingsize? UK confectioners agree 250 calorie cap

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members including Mondelēz International have signed up to a 250 calorie cap on single-serve confectionery sold in the UK.

Joining the cocoa dots: 12 confectionery titans join CocoaAction strategy

A dozen of the world's biggest confectioners have signed up to the World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction - something the organisation says will join the dots of existing sustainability programmes. ...

Chocolatiers back project for world’s first certified sustainable hazelnuts

UTZ Certified has begun a three-year initiative to develop a certified sustainable hazelnut supply in Turkey, which accounts for 70% of global production.

Tic Tac joins personalized packaging trend

Tic Tac has joined the likes of Coca-Cola and Heinz tomato soup by creating a microsite for people to create customized virtual packs online.

2020 sustainable cocoa targets ‘a tall order’ – Intertek

Chocolate makers may struggle to guarantee their entire cocoa supply comes from a sustainable source by 2020 targets, according to auditing service Intertek.

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Ferrero makes Fairtrade cocoa commitment after rule change

Italian confectioner Ferrero has agreed to purchase 20,000 MT of certified cocoa over 3 years under Fairtrade International’s new Cocoa Program.

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

Getting portion controlled packaging under control

Consumer demand is rising for portion controlled packs, but do existing packaging machines have everything under control?

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Ferrero moves to enhance Serbian hazelnut production

Italian confectioner Ferrero has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Serbian government to support hazelnut growing in the country.

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McDonald’s and Ferrero announce partnership

McDonald’s Hong Kong and Italian chocolate company Ferrero has joined forces to launch a limited edition Golden Moments series.

Social climbers: Aussies plump for premium chocolate

Lindt, Ferrero and artisanal chocolatiers could be set to profit from thriving demand for premium chocolate in Australia, market analysts Leatherhead Food Research say.

Ferrero 5-year plan sets ambitious sights on UK

Ferrero has outlined ambitious plans to grow its business in the UK over the next five years.

Confectionery industry shirking palm oil responsibilities with RSPO: Greenpeace

Many confectioners are sidestepping responsibilities on sustainable palm oil by only ensuring products meet ‘inadequate’ RSPO standards, according to Greenpeace.

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