Halloween candy sales in the US may reach record levels despite an expected drop in trick-or-treating as more Americans shop for candy online and celebrate over the weekend.
Mars’ combination of its chocolate and Wrigley businesses will help it simplify its supply chain to compete in a global confectionery market poised for modest growth, say analysts
M&M’s maker Mars has announced it will combine its chocolate and Wrigley segments to create a new division based in Chicago, called “Mars Wrigley Confectionery”.
Skittles maker Wrigley has dissociated itself from Republican presidential candidate’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr's tweet comparing a bowl of Skittles to refugees.
The US sugared and sugarfree gum market continues to decline, but Hershey, Perfetti Van Melle and Project7 have made gains and are putting pressure on the leading players.
Mars M&M’s, Hershey’s Reese’s and Nestlé’s Butterfinger are among the top US chocolate brands for the year to date, but which are gaining and which are losing share?...
A $2m renovation of Ethel M’s chocolate factory store in Nevada is expected to complete in October this year, according to Mars North America’s general manger, Oren Young.
Mars is to launch an M&M's butterscotch flavor exclusively at Target stores across the US this Halloween.
Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz are willing to discuss setting an industry-wide 250 kcal limit on confectionery portions across Europe.
The Olympic Games in Rio has been branded a “carnival of junk food marketing” as campaigners published new research on advertising tactics used by Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Mars brand M&Ms. Kellogg’s were...
US confectionery firms lost out on $4.1m in Summer sales and salty snack makers $24.2m due to low shelf availability, says retail analytics firm Quri.
Cocoa and chocolate stakeholders highlight the advantages and potential pitfalls of high-yielding cocoa variety CCN-51. What part should it play in the industry’s drive for sustainability?
Mars has announced its former president has Forrest E. Mars died on Tuesday (July 26) aged 84.
M&M’s Coffee Nut has won a public vote to be the brand’s next nut variety and will roll out at retailers across the US next month.
Euromonitor International has pinpointed several promising chocolate markets that may help manufacturers offset slowdowns in traditional emerging markets such as China and Brazil.
Mars has announced plans to ramp up Juicy Fruit production at in its Wrigley plant in Russia.
Mars is working on packaging developments including a ‘fresh pack’ without an aluminum layer after missing its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2015.
Mars has announced a strategic collaboration with China’s Alibaba just a few days after Mondelēz refreshed its partnership with Facebook as both companies tap the global e-commerce boom.
Ecuador’s cocoa industry is vying to increase its efficiency by exploiting technology, but says farm sizes must increase to allow mechanization.
Cocoa living income may need to quadruple to secure the long term future of the crop, says Mars’ global procurement head.
Confectionery volumes are forecast to decline faster than any other packaged food category after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a range of trail mixes under confectionery brands M&M’s, Bounty and Galaxy in the UK.
Restricting marketing to children is the primary health action EU consumers expect from the confectionery sector, according to consumer group BEUC.
Stakeholders at the World Cocoa Conference 2016 acknowledge there is a long road ahead to reach full cocoa sustainability.
Red plastic found in a bag of peanut M&Ms in Norway did not come from the production plant in France, according to Mars.