Confectioners, including Mars, Hershey and Peeps have introduced new products for the upcoming Easter, which the National Confectioners Association predicts will help US Easter candy sales grow 1.4% from 2015.
Hershey has relaunched KitKat SKU Big Kat in the US market.
Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.
Tootsie Roll has grown net sales and earnings in the fourth quarter and full-year 2015, which one analysts says may intensify interest from Warren Buffet or Turkish firm Yildiz Holdings.
A study by Clavis Insight suggests major retailers in the US and UK are missing on an important sales opportunity to drive Valentine’s chocolate purchases online.
Hershey’s international sales plummeted 26.8% to $281.5m in the fourth quarter primarily due to declines in China.
Hershey’s has launched its Chocotubs crunchy cookies with chocolate dip, in in-mould labelling (IML) packaging with labels from Verstraete IML, in Brazil.
Hershey has re-branded and relaunched its candy brand Take5 after sales grew 10% in the last three years without any marketing support.
Hershey has launched a contest calling for companies to help it develop a lightweight, affordable shipping system that will keep chocolate cool even in the warmest months.
Millennial consumers claim to favor ethical products, but are often unwilling to pay the premium in practice, according to a study supported by Hershey.
ConfectioneryNews trawls its archives to present a month-to-month review of the biggest industry news in 2015.
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”.
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Zacks Investment Research has downgraded Hershey from a “hold” to “sell” rating, highlighting bleak performance during the company’s third quarter.
Hershey has launched gifting brand Kisses Deluxe in the US ahead of the holiday season to capitalize on the rise of premium chocolate.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) has dropped chocolate price fixing charges against Nestlé Canada and its former CEO Robert Leonidas.
US chocolate giant Hershey has unveiled a bold plan to become the third largest chocolate brand in Brazil by 2020.
An online marketing company has analyzed scans of vintage bars to discover if the most popular chocolates in the Western World have been shrinking.
tna has acquired Unique Solutions in Chicago, US, which makes promotional labels and inserts for clients including Nestlè and Hershey’s.
Seasonal and holiday packaging has seen a huge growth since 2012, but it is not always worth the investment, according to Grimes Packaging Services based in Florida, US.
Hershey has reported a 31% drop in third quarter earnings and cuts its full-year guidance after lower than expected US candy, gum and mint sales.
Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.
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A US appeals court has upheld an earlier decision to throw out an antitrust lawsuit against Hershey, Mars and Nestlé.
Prosecutors have stayed criminal chocolate price fixing charges against Mars and some others in Canada, but the case against Nestlé resumes.