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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.

Ferrero and Hershey partnership targets supply chain efficiencies

The Ferrero Group and The Hershey Company have announced a partnership under which they will share North American supply chain processes in order to reduce costs and carbon emissions.

Campaigners hit Ferrero with 'misleading advertising' award

Consumer advocates Foodwatch say a chocolate product from Ferrero has the ‘most misleading advertising’ by any food manufacturer this year; the chocolate maker has rejected the claim.

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Ferrero owner dies in cycling incident

Italian chocolate magnate Pietro Ferrero has died in South Africa after an apparent heart attack while cycling.

Italian government gives Ferrero a chance in fight over Parmalat

The chances of Ferrero making a move on Parmalat to create an Italian food super-group have increased after the Italian government pushed through a decree to frustrate Lactalis’ bid to...

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Ambassador's reception rumours confirmed: Ferrero plots UK expansion

Family owned Italian chocolate manufacturer Ferrero has revealed to FoodManufacture.co.uk that it is considering investing in UK production sites as it bids to double current UK chocolate sales by 2015....

Ferrero loses out in Ukraine trademark dispute

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero has lost a counterfeit case in a top Ukraine court in relation to its praline brand, Raffaello.

Travel sector showing positive sales growth for Ferrero

Chocolate giant Ferrero has recently released a string of travel snack items after analysts reported a strong growth surge in the travel confectionery category over the past two years.

Trademark infringement case favours Ferrero, report

A French court has ordered German manufacturer Candy Team to pay €200,000 in damages to Italian confectioner Ferrero over trademark infringement, according to a media report.

Hershey and Ferrero could bid for Cadbury

Hershey and Ferrero are reported to be considering a joint bid for Cadbury that could put the brakes on a hostile takeover by Kraft.

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Ferrero fined $65,000 for safety slip

Chocolate maker Ferrero Canada has been slapped with a $65,000 fine after a worker was injured at the firm’s plant in Brantford.

Ferrero to change Nutella ad, following ASA ruling

Ferrero UK has been told to remove its recent TV advertisement for Nutella, after a British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) verdict that it contains misleading information about nutritional content.

News briefs: Ferrero, Necco and Nireus

Ferrero's Russian division invests in the country; Necco is sold to an investment group; and Nireus concludes its deal to get out of the confectionery market.

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