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Mondelēz downplays Russia sanctions as it announces $110m factory

Mondelēz International has made light of potential trade sanctions against Russia for its annexing of Crimea and announced a $110m factory in Siberia.

Mars to source cocoa from India

Mars follows in Cadbury footsteps as it looks to source cocoa from India, a crop that still only accounts for a tiny fraction of world production.

Cadbury's purple reign over: UK court blocks color trademark appeal

Mondelēz International owned Cadbury has exhausted all avenues of appeal to register a UK trademark for its Dairy Milk purple following an 10-year dispute with Nestlé.

Cadbury ‘premiumizes’ Bournville for increasingly affluent Indian consumers

Mondelēz International has upped the cocoa content and revamped the packaging of its Cadbury Bournville brand in India to appeal to the growing middle classes.

2020 sustainable cocoa targets ‘a tall order’ – Intertek

Chocolate makers may struggle to guarantee their entire cocoa supply comes from a sustainable source by 2020 targets, according to auditing service Intertek.

Sweetener promise? Tequila plant compound backed for diabetic sweetener use and blood sugar benefits

A sweetener produced by isolating agavins from the tequila producing agave plant could offer blood sugar benefits to people with type 2 diabetes and offer weight loss hope to obese...

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Mondelēz: ‘We may revisit sugar reduction target’, if WHO formalizes guidance

Mondelēz International said it may include a pledge to reduce sugar in its new health & wellness program, but only if the World Health Organization (WHO) makes its latest sugar...

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

Getting portion controlled packaging under control

Consumer demand is rising for portion controlled packs, but do existing packaging machines have everything under control?

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

Interactive packaging: What the world is waiting for?

Big brands may be dipping their toes in the interactive packaging pool, but two analysts question whether consumers really want this technology and ask if if manufacturers can keep the technology...

Self-regulation on cocoa child trafficking inadequate: NGO points finger at Mondelēz

NGO STOP THE TRAFFIK has accused Mondelēz International of lagging behind its rivals by attempting to self-regulate child trafficking in the cocoa sector.

No sugar reduction in Mondelēz health and wellness pledge

Mondelēz is to cut saturated fat and sodium by 10% by 2020, but suggests reducing consumer sugar intake is manageable with portion controlled products and education.

Mondelēz not sweet-talking kids into poor nutrition choices with Barny ad, rules watchdog

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has dismissed complaints that a TV advert for Mondelēz International's Barny cake bar was an implied health claim and that it encouraged poor nutritional...

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Mondelez puts Facebook at core of media investment

Mondelez International has partnered with another social media titan in Facebook, months after announcing a deal with Twitter.

US chocolate price fixing suit against Mars, Nestlé and Hershey melts

A $727m chocolate price fixing lawsuit against Hershey, Mars and Nestlé has been thrown out by the district court in Pennsylvania.

Mondelez unveils North American growth plans

Mondelez announced supply chain restructuring plans and innovations for the North American market at yesterday’s CAGNY conference.

Mondelēz sales crumble after Chinese biscuit slowdown

Mondelēz International said it is “disappointed” with its first full year results as a global snack company.

‘Bittersweet’ plant closure: Mondelez consolidates East Coast biscuit production in US

Mondelez International will close a factory in Philadelphia as it moves to consolidate US biscuit production on the East Coast.

Bournville £75M overhaul covers all options for Cadbury

Mondelēz International won't rule out job cuts in the £75M overhaul of its Cadbury Bournville plant near Birmingham, as it seeks to modernise production and improve efficiency there....

Mondelez adds investor Nelson Peltz to board

Mondelez International has added US ‘activist’ investor Nelson Peltz to its board of directors, the company has said.

Mondelez touts 100% RSPO-certified palm oil - two years ahead of schedule

Mondelez International reached its 2015 goal of sourcing 100% RSPO-certified palm oil for all its purchases last year – two years ahead of schedule, the company has said.

War of words erupts as Cadbury’s ill-fated Israel venture heads to court

Cadbury’s Israeli distributor Carmit Candy Industries has accused the Strauss Group of employing a war-like strategy to block Cadbury’s entry into Israel, while Strauss says Carmit only has itself to...

No commercial reason not to cut sugar in confectionery, says chairman

Action on Sugar: Campaign forms to cut sugar in confectionery

A new campaign group headed by medical professionals says the food industry can improve profit margins while cutting ‘unnecessary’ added sugar from products, which it says is responsible for rising...

Action on Sugar: Campaign forms to cut confectionery sugar content

A new campaign group headed by medical professionals says the food industry can improve profit margins while cutting ‘unnecessary’ added sugar from products, which it says is responsible for rising...

Back to Nature Foods acquires SnackWell’s from Mondelez

Back to Nature Foods plans to increase its scale in the ‘important’ cookie and cracker categories with newly acquired SnackWell’s business.

Social climbers: Aussies plump for premium chocolate

Lindt, Ferrero and artisanal chocolatiers could be set to profit from thriving demand for premium chocolate in Australia, market analysts Leatherhead Food Research say.

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