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WCF president: Cocoa sustainability efforts ‘not just focused on productivity’

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.

‘A new player’: Eurazeo in talks for Terry’s, Carambar and other Mondelēz brands

French investment firm Eurazeo is in exclusive discussions to acquire over ten European chocolate and candy brands from Mondelēz International to become a new competitor in the confectionery sector.

Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt pledge to use 'sustainable cocoa' for Australian-made chocolate

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.

Cadbury leads all categories as Australian chocolate consumption rises

Chocolate consumption in Australia is on the rise, according to market research that found that the proportion of Australians chocoholics has increased from 65% to 69% between 2013 and 2015.

Ad block: Smaller confectioners to stop advertising to kids under new scheme

Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.

Good Thins: Mondelēz International unveils 'wholesome' savory snack brand

Mondelēz International is aiming to meet US consumer demand for “more wholesome” savory snacks with the launch of a new brand.

Strike action planned at Mondelēz’s Cadbury Ireland plant

Union members at Mondelēz Ireland’s Cadbury factory in Coolock plan to stage a walk-out this Thursday in protest over plans to outsource the jobs of 17 store workers.

The silent majority: Chocolate players outside top six getting a ‘free ride’ on cocoa sustainability?

Chocolate companies outside the top six need to up their games on sustainable cocoa to help bring millions of cocoa farmers in West Africa out of poverty and secure the...

Mondelēz faces US enforcement action for $57m Indian tax bill

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed enforcement action against Cadbury maker Mondelēz International for allegedly dodging tax in India.

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Mars and Mondelēz to speak at Cocoa Revolution in Vietnam

Mondelēz International‘s cocoa sourcing manager for Asia and Mars’ Vietnam cocoa manager are among the speakers at the 2nd annual Cocoa Revolution conference.

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production...

Yamazaki Baking grows bakery sales - and ends Mondelēz partnership

Japanese manufacturer Yamazaki Baking has increased its bread sales in the past year despite the impact of cost-conscious consumers and rising raw material prices.

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Chocoa 2016: Emerging origins, poverty alleviation & future techs

Commercial cocoa plantations poised to double share of global cocoa output while fine flavor cocoa nations rally behind a commodity described as the 'poverty crop'. Discover our key takeaways from...

Full-year Financial Results

Mondelēz forsees further emerging market challenges in 2016

Mondelēz has reported full-year organic revenue growth in chocolate below the overall market  and expects the macroeconomic environment in emerging markets to remain challenging.

ProSweets Live Debate

Reformulating chocolate to reduce sugar and fat key as regulations harden

A free-to-attend ProSweets panel discussion featuring Mondelēz and Nestlé will assess how chocolate makers can develop and reformulate products to comply with self-imposed nutrition guidelines.

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in...

Nestlé KitKat shape trademark fails as Cadbury appeal allowed

A UK high court has ruled Nestlé’s KitKat lacks the distinctiveness to be registered as a 3D shape trademark. Nestlé plans to appeal the judgment.

Mondelēz pledges to switch to cage-free eggs in North America and Europe

Mondelēz has revealed plans to source 100% cage-free eggs in North America by 2020. 

Consumers report ‘worse taste’ in the wake of Cadbury Creme egg sales drop

Declining sales for Mondelēz’s Cadbury Creme eggs come as almost 40% of UK consumers report the new recipe tastes “worse” than the original, according to a poll by OnePulse.

Union challenges Mondelēz cost cutting strategy

Food workers unions across the globe, including BCTGM, vow to prevent Mondelēz from moving jobs to low-income areas through its cost-cutting strategy. But the Cadbury owner says its restructuring program is...

'Manufacturing breakthrough': Mondelēz nets high-speed gum cooling tech through partnership

Mondelēz International has installed novel chewing gum cooling tunnels at three global facilities via a partnership with 42 Technology and equipment supplier Gabler.

Graphic Packaging International to acquire Colorpak for $60m

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has agreed to buy Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand for $60m, with the deal expected to...

EquipNet opens office in Brazil after surge of international firms moving to the region buying pre-owned equipment

EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of...

'Twas the season: Gifting pushes UK confectionery sales up 8% over Christmas, finds IRI

Confectionery was the fastest growing food category in value sales for UK supermarkets over the Christmas period, according to market analysts IRI.

Free-from brand Enjoy Life to launch protein snacks as it aims to raise profile

Mondelēz International's US free-from brand Enjoy Life Foods is expanding its line-up with on-the-go protein snacks as it looks to raise brand awareness.

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