The National Confectioners Association (NCA) unveiled and gave awards to the “most innovative candy and snack ideas, concepts and products” at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo this year in...
Protein experts at leading nutraceutical trade fair Vitafoods consider if protein chocolate has mainstream appeal.
Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.
Mars has partnered with Eneco UK to install a 20-turbine Moy Wind Farm in Scotland to provide 100% renewable electricity to power all 12 Mars UK sites.
Mars has introduced Snickers and Mars bars packed with protein after spotting a trend that it says has become “mainstream”.
Mars’ Grupo Turin buy gives it a premium chocolate brand to expand internationally, but consumers are increasingly building loyalty to its competitors as the segment grows saturated, writes Euromontior analyst...
Mars Chocolate North America will be hoping its new movie tie-up has the ‘x-factor’.
Confectionery Packaging has declined 1% in the UK to reach 12.8 billion units in 2015, according to Euromonitor.
Farm efficiency is back at heart of the industry’s sustainability push after Mars’ acquisition of Ecuadorian cocoa plantation Hacienda La Chola, according to Hardman Agribusiness.
Nestlé says it is primarily guided by science when setting nutrition guidelines for its confections, while Mondelēz International takes account of multiple factors, but says consumer preference and taste is...
Mars will add labels to some savoury products in its global portfolio, such as Uncle Ben's and Dolmio, that don't meet its own nutrition criteria to say they should only...
Mars Chocolate has acquired Hacienda La Chola, a 485-hectare cocoa farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Four of the world’s biggest food companies have moved swiftly to cease trading with Malaysian firm IOI after it fell foul of sustainable palm oil rules, but NGOs say it’s...
Mainstream players like Hershey may struggle to maintain grip on the US chocolate market amid rising competition and a shift to seasonal and premium products, claims an analyst at Swiss-based financial...
The World Cocoa Foundation’s acting president has defended farmer inclusivity under the industry-backed CocoaAction initiative and says efforts are not limited to yield increases.
ConfectioneryNews presents our pick of products entering the global confectionery category this quarter from major players such as Mars, Lotte and Nestlé.
A district court in California has thrown out lawsuits accusing Hershey and Nestlé of misleading consumers by failing to disclose cocoa in some chocolate brands may come from slave labor.
Confectioners, including Mars, Hershey and Peeps have introduced new products for the upcoming Easter, which the National Confectioners Association predicts will help US Easter candy sales grow 1.4% from 2015.
Australia’s leading chocolate companies such as Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt have all pledged to source only “sustainable” cocoa for domestically manufactured goods, says the Australian Industry Group.
Vietnam is to become the second Asian nation to be recognized by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) as a fine flavor cocoa origin.
It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...
Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.
Discover how Vietnam will become a fine flavor cocoa nation, the challenges facing the global cocoa sector and what the future holds for chocolate demand in Asia and beyond.
A recall of Mars and Snickers chocolate has had a negative consumer impact on both brands but the signs are it will only be short-term, according to YouGov data.
After Mars recalled different brands of chocolate in more than 50 countries due to potential plastic contamination, attention is now turning to the how and why of the incident.