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Unilever and Ferrero palm oil pledges show ‘an industry in transformation’

Unilever and Ferrero both said they would strengthen their commitments to sustainable palm oil this week – a sign of an industry in transformation, according to Catapult, an organisation working...

Don't change our treats! Smaller portions better than reformulation for confectionery, says dietitian

Confectioners should reduce portion sizes rather than reformulate since indulgent treats help us enjoy our diets, says a dietitian. 

Nestlé needs to up premium game, but are there better options than Ferrero?

Nestlé should address its premium portfolio weaknesses, but perhaps there are better options than Ferrero, suggests a market analyst.

Ferrero opens $119m Turkish plant

Ferrero has opened a new production facility in the province of Manisa, Turkey.

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Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where...

Ferrero enters Burma as market ‘opens for business’

Italian chocolatier Ferrero has joined Haribo and Perfetti Van Melle in entering the Burmese market.

Recruitment habits of the top confectioners

Which firms do the leading confectioners look to to poach talent and what skills are they looking for?

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Ferrero considers development opportunities in Cameroon

Ferrero is considering building its second factory in Cameroon after a company delegation held talks with the Cameroonian government, according to press reports.

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Who is the most reputable confectioner?

The Reputation Institute has released its list of the top 100 most reputable companies based on consumer studies and three confectioners have made the list.

Large fertilizer shipment to Ivory Coast expected to double cocoa yields

A 10,000 ton shipment of fertilizer arrived in the principal cocoa growing nation Ivory Coast today as part of an industry-backed initiative to double productivity on cocoa farms.

Global confectionery NPD: Stevia Haribo and dental candy

ConfectioneryNews takes a look at the latest confections to hit store shelves across the globe including stevia-sweetened Haribo in Germany, low calorie chocolates in Japan, and teeth friendly candy in...

Cocoa child labor: Story so far

Industry pledges reach $10m on cocoa child labor but ‘job is not done’

The industry has pledged $10m in new funds since 2010 to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but a newly released report says the job is far from over.

Ferrero takes profit dip in home market

Ferrero’s Italian subsidiary has reported a 13.3% fall in net profit for the full year due to rising raw material costs.

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Ferrero boss ponders AC Milan football club buy – reports

The owner of Italian chocolatier Ferrero is considering a bid to acquire Serie A football outfit AC Milan from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to reports.

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Ferrero starts Kinder Surprise production in Russia

Italian confectioner Ferrero has begun producing Kinder Surprise in Russia, the company has confirmed.

Ferrero to boost South African production by local sourcing

Italian chocolatier Ferrero plans to upscale production in South Africa by utilising local raw materials and packaging.

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Ferrero reaffirms sustainability pledges in CSR report

Italian chocolatier Ferrero has reaffirmed its goals on sustainability in its third corporate social responsibility (CSR) report released last week.

Ferrero promises transparency as it sets 2020 target for sustainable cocoa

Italian confectioner Ferrero has announced its short term goals towards sourcing 100% third-party verified sustainable cocoa by its 2020 target.

Ferrero plans first production site in Mexico

Italian confectioner Ferrero has announced plans to construct a $190m production plant in Mexico - its first in the country.

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Ferrero Group appoints new md

Confectionery firm Ferrero Group has appointed Pieraldo Oldano as the new md of Ferrero UK & Ireland.

Ferrero France targets 30% emissions savings with barge transport

Italian confectioner Ferrero’s French subsidiary has announced plans to use barge transport in a move that it has said will eventually cut 30% in CO2 emissions and take 260 truckloads...

German court raps Ferrero on vitamin content labels

Italian confectioner Ferrero has been ordered by a German court to change the labelling on its Nutella brand or face €250,000 fines per individual case.

Ferrero plans additional cogeneration sites as current crop slashes emissions 12%

Italian chocolatier Ferrero has pledged to step-up energy self-production after huge savings in carbon emissions had already been achieved.

Ferrero to build €90m site in Turkey to seize upon another growing market

Ferrero has announced plans to build a new factory in Turkey in the province of Manisa to leverage its position in a confectionery market that has grown 120% since 2004,...

Ferrero to tap into rapid Indian chocolate growth with new production site – analysts

Italian chocolatier Ferrero has opened its first production facility in India; a chocolate market analysts have said has huge potential.

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