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Birth of a confectionery giant

Mondelēz International: One year on

As we approach the first year anniversary of the launch of Mondelēz International, ConfectioneryNews peers into the chocolate box of the young confectionery titan.

Tweet all about it: Mondelez strikes ‘clever’ partnership with Twitter

Mondelez International hopes to strengthen its real-time engagement with consumers via its global partnership with Twitter, a move one marketing expert has dubbed 'clever' and 'innovative'.

Mars and Mondelez wage M&M's trademark war in Sweden

Mars and Mondelez International’s Swedish subsidiary Kraft Foods Sverige hope to take their M&M's trademark dispute to the highest court in Sweden.

Patent Watch

Mondelez develops enviro-friendly cocoa powder for Oreos

Mondelez International has filed a patent for a method to give black cocoa powder its rich color using fewer environmentally damaging chemicals and no iron salts.

Top US confectioners increase lobbying spend in 2012

The top four US confectioners shelled out 8% more on lobbying Congress in 2012 compared to the previous year.

Cadbury cocoa-growing trials in Australia as part of $59m plant upgrade

Cadbury will invest in trials to commercially cultivate cocoa in Australia for the first time as it sets out plans to upgrade its production facility in Tasmania.

Trimming the trans fat: Kraft-backed research proposes novel cellulosic gel replacer

A novel food-grade oleogel made of cellulosic polymer, surfactant and oil could be used to substitute trans fats in foods, according to new research backed by Kraft Foods.

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where...

Mondelez develops 3-D object for quicker flavor release in gum

Mondelez has filed a patent for a quicker way to release flavors and actives in chewing gum using a 3-D object made of polymers.

Breaking News

UPDATE: Mondelez restarts Egyptian operations after conflict prompted closure

Mondelez International has restarted production in Egypt after it temporarily suspended operations due to civil unrest.

News in brief

Tesco apologises after customers find maggots in Cadbury’s sweets

Tesco has been forced to apologise after two shoppers found maggots in a box storing Cadbury’s Caramel Nibbles in a store in Sunderland.

News in brief

Mondelez enters $45m-a-year marketing deal in Brazil

Mondelez International has entered into a marketing partnership with InnerWorkings in Brazil, one of its priority markets.

It’s official: Promoted and organic tweets drive offline sales, says Twitter, and we can prove it

Is your brand getting some decent bang for the bucks you spend on paid-for (‘promoted’) tweets? The answer, according to a new trial with 35 big names in consumer packaged...

Cadbury India bets large on Asia-Pacific’s biggest chocolate plant

Cadbury’s Indian arm has revealed plans to build the biggest chocolate plant in the Asia-Pacific region. The Indian plant, in Andhra Pradesh, will come at an investment of more than...

Cadbury India top brass shakeup unconnected to tax probe, says Mondelez

Cadbury India has made wholesale changes to its senior management in a move parent company Mondelez International says is not linked to ongoing tax evasion investigations.

News in brief

Australia’s oldest chocolate bar, Cherry Ripe, remains the favourite

With Australian tastes in confectionery moving quickly over recent years, chocolate manufacturers are being advised to keep a close eye on changes.

HUGH JOHNSTON FLATLY REJECTS PELTZ PLAN

$80bn Mondelez snacks splurge ‘too risky’ for PepsiCo – CFO

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston says the firm is not interested in buying Mondelez for a premium price of $80bn due to integration risks and dubious value for his firm’s shareholders....

Editor's Blog

Infographic: Chewing over the global gum market

Mondelez’s CEO has hailed gum the company’s problem child. We believe it’s only a phase and given the right environment this kid can flourish.

Mondelez strikes union deal to retain most UK Cadbury workers

Mondelez International has reached an agreement with hundreds of workers at three Cadbury sites in the UK whose jobs were previously threatened.

Mondelez buy could fizz Pepsi's flat soda sales, says investor

PepsiCo should acquire Mondelez and split its beverage and snacks businesses, according to an investor with a large stake in both firms.

Mondelez sells two brands and factory in Spain

Mondelez International has sold its Huesitos and Tokke brands to Chocolates Valor as well as chocolate processing operations at its Ateca plant.

Mondelez to build ‘world’s largest cookie plant’ in Mexico

Mondelez International will invest $350m in a cookie plant that will become the world’s largest, according to the President of Mexico.

SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL CONFECTIONERY

Sugar-free gum for dental health: Innovations in science

They say a smile is worth a thousand words. The tooth fairies in the chewing gum industry are exploring ways to make that smile worth even more.

Mobile game controlled by chewing gum

Mondelez International has launched a gum controlled mobile app for Stride in which the game’s protagonist is controlled by chewing.

Mars and Nestlé adopt UK traffic light labels; Mondelez opts out

The UK's largest confectionery company, Mondelez International-owned Cadbury, has decided against signing up to the UK’s hybrid front of pack nutritional label as competitors Mars and Nestlé adopt the tags....

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