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.
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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.
Ferrero do Brasil has won its battle for the Tic Tac trademark on its small, flavored hard mints.
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 to manufacture in China to heap further pressure on chocolate market leader Mars.
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...
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’s CEO has dismissed speculation the firm will be sold following the death of owner Michele Ferrero.
The world’s richest confectioner Michele Ferrero, owner of the Ferrero Group, has died aged 89 as his company gains traction in emerging markets.
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....
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.