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Roshen owner wins Ukraine election: Long live the president! But will his choc firm get the chop?

If Petro Poroshenko sells his chocolate firm Roshen following his Ukrainian presidential victory, Lotte is the most likely buyer, says Mintel analyst.

Dispatches from Interpack 2014

Confectioners gravitating to modified-atmosphere packaging: Sealpac

Chocolate and cookie producers are increasingly looking towards modified-atmosphere packaging to extend shelf life of products for export markets, according to supplier Sealpac.

Lotte eyes Choco Pie growth in India with third plant

Korean confectioner Lotte plans to accelerate its Choco Pie brand in India with a third factory.

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Lotte finalizes deal for Kazakh confectionery firm

Korean confectioner Lotte has overcome regulatory hurdles to acquire a 76% stake in Kazakhstan-based firm Rakhat.

Lotte eyes ambitious overseas growth driven by China

Korean confectioner Lotte is aiming to increase its overseas sales six fold in the next five years led by growth in China, India and Russia, the firm said in its...

Mondelez in ‘Choclairs’ row with Lotte in India

Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India has been granted an interim injunction by a high court In Delhi preventing rival Lotte from selling products alleged to infringe Cadbury’s Choclairs trademark.

Infographic: European chocolate makers move East

Chocolate production is still growing in developed markets, but volumes are growing at a faster pace in Eastern European countries like Poland, data from Leatherhead Food Research shows.

Lotte’s Rakhat acquisition part of well-mapped strategic plan, says Mintel

Korean firm Lotte’s recent acquisition of Kazakstan’s leading confectioner forms part of a carefully planned expansion strategy that gives it a “jumping board” to Russia and Central Asia, according to an analyst...

Functional confectionery opportunity for aging S Korean population, says Leatherhead

South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and confectioners must think about how they can cater to an increasingly aging population, according to Leatherhead Food...

Lotte a possible candidate for troubled Darrell Lea, says analyst

An analyst gives his tips on the possible suitors for Australian confectioner Darrell Lea, which entered administration this week and is looking for a buyer.

Lotte set to expand Wedel plants in Poland, report

Asian group Lotte has plans to expand the production capacity of Polish confectionery manufacturer Wedel by investing over €200m into the company, according to a Polish media outlet.

Lindt could aid Lotte Group's global expansion plans, analyst

Publically listed confectionery company Lindt & Sprüngli remains the most interesting acquisition target in terms of its premium portfolio and its post-recession weakened state, with Asian conglomerate Lotte a potential...

Lotte group set to acquire Wedel in Poland from Kraft

Ending months of speculation, Asian confectionery giant Lotte Group will acquire the Wedel business in Poland from Kraft Foods, subject to regulatory approval.

Korean confectionery giant Lotte enters European market

Asian confectionery giant Lotte Confectionery breaks into the European premium chocolate sector, acquiring Belgian firm Guylian for €105 million.

News briefs: Vietnam, Lotte and biofuel

In Asia, Vietnam creates a new cocoa organisation and Lotte acquires Cozy Corner cakes; while on a more light-hearted note, a chocolate-fuelled truck completes its travels in Africa.

Lotte confectionery buys up Chinese chocolate maker

South Korea's leading confectionery maker Lotte has bought a Shanghai-based chocolate company, as it seeks to expand in the fast-growing Chinese market.

Lotte consolidates interest in Chinese gum market

South Korea's Lotte Confectionery Company, the country's largest snack food manufacturer, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in a Chinese confectioner - a move which will not only bolster...

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