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Local chocolate players remain competitive in West Africa as regional sales set to grow

Retail value sales of chocolate confectionery in West African countries, like Nigeria and Cameroon, have experienced steady growth over the past five years, according to Euromonitor International.

Africa steadily finding its place on the world chocolate map

Chocolate confectionery sales are expected to rise in Africa, but only slightly higher than the global average, according to FoodTrending.

Wrigley sues e-cig firm for allegedly infringing Doublemint and Juicy Fruit trademarks

Wrigley has sued e-cigarette firm Chi-Town Vapers for allegedly misappropriating its branding on e-liquid flavors of electronic cigarettes.

Top 10 UK snack bar brands: goodnessKNOWS how Mars’ debut will change the playing field

Mars Chocolate has launched goodnessKNOWS bars in the UK, hitting the nerve of time that could disrupt the UK’s Top 10 snack bar brands, says Euromonitor.

Mars’ case against CocoVaa for trademark infringement likely to continue, says lawyer

CocoVaa Chocolatier’s owner says she will continue defending her position if Mars proceeds with litigation against its brand for trademark infringement. 

Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review

Flavanol-rich chocolate is well known for its beneficial effect on the brain, but a review by Italian researchers point towards its neuroprotective effects in vulnerable populations over time.

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Caobisco encourages deadlines for 100% certified cocoa and palm oil

EU confectionery trade body Caobisco is encouraging its members to set a date by which they will source all cocoa and palm oil from a certified sustainable source.

Mars to scrap Orkla’s Wrigley contract in Norway

Mars Norge will take charge of Norwegian Wrigley sales next year after terminating a distribution contract with Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge.

Mars brand perception takes hit but expected to recover after recall

Mars’ recall of chocolate for potential Salmonella is unlikely to bring long term damage in the eyes of consumers, according to YouGov.

Nestlé comes out top in report assessing chocolate companies for their progress tackling child labor

Nestlé Cocoa Plan has come out top in a report by Stop the Traffik and Baptist World Aid Australia assessing the progress made by chocolate companies and certification organizations in tackling...

Mars issues recall due to potential Salmonella

Mars is recalling certain products due to potential presence of Salmonella from the ingredients used in making chocolate.

Global confectionery sector to grow CAGR 4.6% from 2016–2021

Manufacturers to develop confectionery with vegetables for a healthier halo

An improving global economy, stronger than expected economy in developed countries and rising disposable incomes in developing countries are the main reasons why demand is growing for confectionery products, according...

Mars and Wrigley drive confectionery sales from in-store to digital retail

Mars and Wrigley says redesigning the checkout line at retailers can help drive up sales of confectionery products. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars-owned Ethel M seeking US national distribution with Amazon and mass retailers

Ethel M plans to talk to Amazon and mass retailers to bring its chocolate to consumers across the US, ConfectioneryNews learned at the Sweets and Snacks Expo last month in...

Sweets and Snacks Expo 2017

Retailers, not candy brands, influence innovation award decisions: NCA

Being a big candy brand does not necessarily help win the Most Innovative Award at the Sweets and Snacks Expo, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) says.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars-Wrigley taps sweet heat trend for Skittles and Starburst

Mars-Wrigley has introduced spicy versions of Skittles and Starburst, while bringing its Extra gum brand into the chewy mints category.

The Buzz: Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 tweet by tweet

ConfectioneryNews presents the latest innovations and business news in US confections from America’s largest candy & snacks show.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will kick off in Chicago next week on May 23, 2017.

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‘The Cocoa Exchange’: Mars sets up e-commerce party program for chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America is recruiting ‘curators’ to host parties promoting a specially created range from Mars, which can be sold on an online store.

Mars joins Nestlé, Lindt and Ferrero in calorie reduction goal

Mars-Wrigley, Nestlé USA, Ferrero, Lindt, and Ferrara Candy say half of their individually wrapped products will be 200 calories or less by 2022.

7-Eleven taps specialty bakery growth with Twix-topped donuts

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has unveiled its first donuts topped with Twix Caramel Cookie bar pieces.

Mars pledges to use 100% high-oleic peanuts in M&Ms, Munch Bar, by end of 2017

Confectionery giant Mars announced its pledge to use only high-oleic peanuts in its Peanut M&M’s and Munch Bar products by the end of 2017.

Mars launches first M&M’s chocolate block in Australia

Mars has launched its first M&M’s chocolate block in Australia

Peeps, Jelly Belly being out of stock at Walmart during Easter is ‘significant issue,’ Quri says

US shoppers may have found it more difficult to locate Peeps and Jelly Belly this past Easter at Walmart’s candy aisle compared to Cadbury, Dove, Hershey and M&M’s, says Quri....

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