Confectionery was the fastest growing food category in value sales for UK supermarkets over the Christmas period, according to market analysts IRI.
ConfectioneryNews trawls its archives to present a month-to-month review of the biggest industry news in 2015.
Mars is recalling 6,700 cases of Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24 oz. bag from more than 30 states due to allergen concerns.
A short burst of hot air or incubation can prevent unsightly white marks on chocolate obtained via friction during production and packing, according to a patent application from Mars.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) has dropped chocolate price fixing charges against Nestlé Canada and its former CEO Robert Leonidas.
Mars Chocolate and Wrigley have adapted impulse merchandising strategies to fit the modern retail landscape.
An online marketing company has analyzed scans of vintage bars to discover if the most popular chocolates in the Western World have been shrinking.
Consuming up to two grams per day of cocoa flavanols for 12 weeks is well tolerated in healthy men and women, says a new study from scientists from Mars Inc....
Cadbury Dairy Milk remains the top selling UK chocolate confectionery brand in convenience stores, but sales have dipped as Mars brands Galaxy and Maltesers grow, according to IRI data.
Mars has signed a partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).
Chocolate makers must pay double the market price for cocoa farmers to receive a living income, says the CEO of Fairtrade as the organization gears up to review pricing.
PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...
Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.
Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film...
Mars announced the November launch of its portion-controlled Snickers Crisper at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores Show.
Mars has acquired premium chocolate firm Grupo Turin to capitalize on projected growth in the Mexican chocolate market.
Three class action lawsuits brought in California allege Mars, Nestlé and Hershey use child labor to produce their best-selling chocolate brands. The firms say they are tackling the issue and...
A US appeals court has upheld an earlier decision to throw out an antitrust lawsuit against Hershey, Mars and Nestlé.
Prosecutors have stayed criminal chocolate price fixing charges against Mars and some others in Canada, but the case against Nestlé resumes.
Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be...
Wrigley hopes to bring Australia and New Zealand's rules on levels of Acesulphame Potassium in gum in line with international standards.
The cocoa and chocolate industry acknowledges it must do more to combat cocoa child labor after the number of kids working in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana and...
Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.
Euromonitor International unveils the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets and earmarks three beyond India and China that should be high on every confectioner's agenda.
Mars plans to expand capacity at its Veghel plant over the next 10 years to produce miniature versions of its brands as Western Europeans limit their calorie intake.