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Betty Crocker and Hershey launch baking mixes

Betty Crocker has teamed up with confectionery major Hershey to launch a range of cookie and cupcake mixes.

Top US confectioners increase lobbying spend in 2012

The top four US confectioners shelled out 8% more on lobbying Congress in 2012 compared to the previous year.

Nestlé Kit Kat tie-up wires into Chinese Android appetite

This week’s launch of the new Google Android 4.4 Kit Kat and Nestlé’s tie-in chocolate Android robots is a marketing move worth millions and could help the Kit Kat name...

Nestlé unveils Android KitKat Google partnership

Nestlé is to make more than 50M Android-branded KitKat bars, after teaming up with Google to launch the new version of its Android mobile operating system to be called Android...

Hershey child labor lawsuit faces meltdown

A case alleging child labor abuses by Hershey in West Africa should be dismissed for lack of evidence, according to a Master’s report in the Court of Chancery in Delaware....

Editor's Blog

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...

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Ex-Wrigley boss joins Hershey board

Former North America president for Wrigley Mary Kay Haben has been appointed to Hershey’s board of directors.

China, Mexico and Brazil ‘standout’ international markets for Hershey

Hershey’s second quarter (Q2) international performance was strongest in China, Mexico and Brazil and the company is planning launches to foster overseas growth.

Hershey hopes to double Nigerian cocoa yields

Hershey has launched an initiative to double the cocoa output in Nigeria, which is forecast to register a 20% decline this crop year due to adverse weather and diseases.

Special edition: Sustainable sourcing

SPECIAL FEATURE: In conversation with the WWF: The rocky road to sustainable palm oil

The good news: Around 15% of global palm oil produced in the past year was certified by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The bad news: Only half...

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Hershey aims to quadruple Mexican cocoa yields

Hershey has held a summit in Mexico to consult key stakeholders on how domestic cocoa yields can be quadrupled in ten years.

Hershey fined $4m for Canadian price fixing

Hershey Canada has been fined $4m after pleading  guilty to fixing chocolate prices in Canada.

Mars and Nestlé charged with chocolate price fixing in Canada

Mars and Nestlé have been charged by the Canada’s competition watchdog for allegedly fixing the price of chocolate.

Cocoa sustainability drive gains $3m industry commitment

The chocolate and cocoa industry has pledged $3m in new funds to global cocoa sustainability as major firms including Mondelez, Hershey and Cargill talk about their new initiatives.

Recruitment habits of the top confectioners

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

Live from Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Candy trends take spotlight at industry event

At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, new confection and snack products on display reflect what flavors, ingredients and categories candy consumers are hungering for.

Hershey brand launch in ‘fastest growing’ Chinese confectionery segment

Hershey has launched a new brand in China that will operate in what it has called the country’s fastest growing confectionery segment.

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Hershey takes collaboration up a gear with first open innovation forum

More than 70 Hershey suppliers assembled in Baltimore on Wednesday (May 8) to attend an open innovation forum designed to help the firm improve and accelerate the innovation process via...

NGO questions Fair Trade USA chocolate labeling ‘hoax’

Not-for-profit organization Fair World Project has criticized changes to Fair Trade USA's labeling policy, which allows chocolate to carry the seal when it contains a high percentage of other ingredients...

Convenience and indulgence the secret to pacesetting confectionery sales

Launches from Hershey, Mondelez and Nestlé were among the top 100 bestselling new food and drink items in 2012 having filled consumer needs for convenience, indulgence and functionality, according to...

Hershey adopts front of pack nutrition labelling

The Hershey Company is to roll out front of pack nutrition labels in the second half of this year to help consumers make more informed choices.

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Hershey: 10% certified cocoa by 2013

Hershey has set milestones to certify its entire cocoa supply by 2020 and hopes that 10% will be covered by the end of the year.

China ‘our number one international priority’, says Hershey CEO

China will become Hershey’s number two market behind the US in the next five years and will get there through advertising, expanding distribution and new launches, according to the company’s...

Hershey defends commitment on sustainable cocoa

Hershey has called attacks on its text messaging tips for farmers program CocoaLink “disingenuous” after a group of NGOs questioned the effectiveness of the project.

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.

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