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Price fixing

Nestlé drops appeals for chocolate cartel fines in Germany

Nestlé Deutschland has withdrawn appeals in two cases for which it was fined for colluding to fix prices in Germany.

Exclusive interview

Transparency and portion-control: Execs at top candy firms set 2017 expectations

Mars Wrigley, Ferrara, Just Born, and other top candy firms offer their business outlooks for 2017 and share details of innovation in the pipeline.

Sterling fluctuation caused by Brexit is partly to blame

US unit of Hershey, Mars and Nestlé’s cocoa supplier, Transmar, files for bankruptcy

The US unit of cocoa trading and supplying company Transmar Group has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York after the...

Exclusive interview

Consumer’s confusion over sustainability labels spurs outcry among cocoa industry leaders

Cocoa industry insider, Marc Donaldson, voiced that approximately $2bn investment in cocoa sustainability over the past 10 years has achieved “so little.” He suggested consumers should take the sustainability issue...

Nestlé’s KitKat trademark fails in EU court, but may be registered under national regimes

Nestlé has failed in proving to the General Court of the EU that its KitKat three-dimensional shape has the “distinctive character” to merit a trademark within the EU.

Opinion

Ethical certification promises much - but it's been a tough year

Back in 2014 I interviewed Hans Jöhr, who at the time was corporate head of agriculture at Nestlé. We had a (refreshingly) open discussion about certification schemes. Some of them...

Interview with counsel for six alleged child slaves

'Head in the sand' approach on cocoa supply chain may not wash if Nestlé, ADM & Cargill suit proceeds, says lawyer

A lawyer representing six alleged child slaves working in cocoa in a class action against Nestlé, ADM and Cargill says the ramifications of the case on the chocolate industry could...

Vox Pop: Can consumers tell the difference between sustainable cocoa labels?

Many consumers struggle to tell the difference between cocoa certification program labels like Fairtrade and company own labels, such as Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan, but all agree social responsibility should be...

R&D

Nestlé develops natural method to cut sugar in chocolate by 40%

Nestlé plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.

Nestlé KitKat trademark appeal against Petra Foods fails

The Court of Appeal in Singapore has reaffirmed Nestlé’s KitKat shape trademark is invalid and ruled Petra Foods’ Delfi Take-It bar cannot therefore infringe the mark.

Interpack preview 2017

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0,...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

AIPIA Congress 2016

Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

US election fallout

How candy lobbying dollars were spent in election year

Discover which political candidates major confectionery firms such as Mars and Hershey backed with donations in 2016.

Behind the curtain: Calls for accountability in cocoa chain grow louder

Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries.

Four chocolate giants invest $5m in Ivorian education program

Mondelēz International, Mars, Nestlé and Barry Callebaut have joined forces on a community development and education program in Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation.

Nine-month results

Nestlé confectionery division ‘remains under pressure’

Nestlé hopes innovation and marketing support can restore growth to its confectionery division, which remains challenged in Brazil, the US and the UK.

Unilever/Tesco row: Are Nestlé & Ferrero next? says Euromonitor

A row has broken out between Unilever and Tesco over price hikes.

Pumpkin gum and Butterfinger skulls: Halloween candy sales set to hit record high in 2016

Halloween candy sales in the US may reach record levels despite an expected drop in trick-or-treating as more Americans shop for candy online and celebrate over the weekend.

Cravings in Croatia: Probiotic firm launches prenatal choc supplements

Croatian supplier of probiotic chocolates Milsing has added a prenatal product to its range of supplements, a move which follows investment from several big players in pregnancy probiotics.

Nestlé close to Garoto buy in Brazil after anti-trust issues

Nestlé is close to formalizing its acquisition of Garoto in Brazil following a lengthy anti-trust dispute.

Social media meltdown as Nestlé withdraws Toffee Deluxe from Quality Street

Nestlé has received a deluge of protests on social media after withdrawing Toffee Deluxe from its UK Quality Street collection, but denies the candy has gone for good.

INFOGRAPHIC

Top 10 chocolate brands: US candy market dollar sales rise

Mars M&M’s, Hershey’s Reese’s and Nestlé’s Butterfinger are among the top US chocolate brands for the year to date, but which are gaining and which are losing share?...

ÅR Packaging to hold renewable packaging factory tour as it enters ‘next stage of development’

Cereal and confectionery packaging manufacturer ÅR Packaging says its recently announced acquisition by CVC Capital Partners will move the business into the 'next stage of its development'.

Financial results H1

Nestlé faces ‘tough trading conditions’ for confectionery in US and Brazil

Nestlé has described confectionery as a ‘difficult category’ in its first-half results as it was hit by weak Easter demand in Brazil and increasing competition in the US.

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