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Scary thought: Halloween candy is bigger than Halloween, says Hershey

Consumers desire flavors and packaging that evoke the wider Fall season and not just Halloween, says Hershey as the choc giant introduces a string of products to make the most...

Quality key to upping Chinese chocolate consumption, says analyst

Premium international brands for China’s increasingly affluent population could be instrumental in raising low domestic chocolate consumption, according to market researchers Canadean.

Hershey expects chocolate ad spending will underpin health of the category

Hershey is expecting the chocolate category to increase advertising spend in the next year to promote a growing number of innovations, which will leverage category growth.

Hershey adapts China brand Lancaster to US tastes

Hershey has launched Lancaster Soft Caramel Cremes in the US, six months after the company initially introduced the product in China. 

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Hershey highlights rise of dark chocolate as dessert in US

Hershey hosted an event in New York last week highlighting dark chocolate as the new dessert for Americans.

Hershey marks biggest outlay in Asia with $250m Malaysia plant

The Hershey Company will make its single largest investment in Asia with a new factory in Malaysia, a country the firm says gives it a strong route to 25 markets...

Hershey-funded school should curb child labor, says Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut has collaborated with Hershey to build a primary school in a western cocoa-growing region of Côte d’Ivoire – a move that should ensure children stay off the farms,...

Canada price fixing woes: Chocolate titans settle class action but still face criminal charges

Mars and Nestlé have opted to settle a class action lawsuit over price fixing allegations in Canada but both still face criminal charges in a separate investigation from the Competition...

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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...

News in brief

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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