Follow the latest business news from the confectionery industry’s leading players such as Mondelēz International, Mars-Wrigley, Ferrero, Hershey, Haribo, Perfetti Van Melle and Nestlé and track developments at firms such as Lotte, Ülker, Arcor, Cloetta, Jelly Belly and Lindt.
Innovation including new nuts and chocolate products has contributed to a strong performance by the confectionery and snacks division of Norwegian-based business Orkla.
Connecticut-based hard candy company Torie & Howard says America's clean eating trend is fueling its business growth. This year, the company has added a new distributor, expanding the firm's reach...
Unilever’s Magnum chocolate range has entered retail outlets across Western Europe after a recent rebranding and plans further global expansion, says contract manufacturer Kinnerton Confectionery
United Biscuits is claiming a first for the UK biscuits category with the launch of new bitesized products under its McVitie’s brand.
Food giant Mars has pledged to phase out all artificial colours from its global food and drink portfolio in the next five years.
The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.
Cult personality David Klein speaks to ConfectioneryNews about his new jelly bean business that is seeking online funding through a Kickstarter campaign.
Luxury British chocolate brand Montezuma’s has secured distribution in over 300 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.
Prosecutors are investigating if a three-year old girl in France died after choking on a toy from a Kinder Surprise egg.
KitKat maker Nestlé reports progress in reducing sugar across its confectionery portfolio but won’t reformulate to a lower threshold until sugar’s link to obesity and type 2 diabetes is substantiated....
Hershey has re-branded and relaunched its candy brand Take5 after sales grew 10% in the last three years without any marketing support.
BT McElrath has relaunched its all-natural toasted almond toffee product at the Winter Fancy Food Show this year 20 years later after it was pulled.
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.
Hershey has launched a contest calling for companies to help it develop a lightweight, affordable shipping system that will keep chocolate cool even in the warmest months.
A subsidiary of Katjes International has taken over the remaining shares in Harlekijntjes brand licorice maker Festivaldi as it looks to grow the brand’s presence in fruit gums.
Mondelēz has revealed plans to source 100% cage-free eggs in North America by 2020.
Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake has expanded into the snack bars market with a granola product packing the caffeine content of half a cup of coffee.
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.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported 2015 sales growth far above the overall chocolate market and one analyst believes it will continue to outpace multinational premium chocolate competitors in the coming...
Publicity at the expense of accuracy - this is how AB Sugar has described a recently published report which makes claims of forced labour, health and safety violations and illegal...
Atlantic Candy Company, the contract manufacturer of Yowie, is now able to produce toy-filled candy using its special child-safe pod for others under license.
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.
Children should be taught how to defend themselves against marketing tactics used in online 'advergames' for unhealthy food, says one researcher - but policy changes to restrict online advertising would...
Tangerine Confectionery is next year launching what it claims is the UK’s first yogurt-coated popcorn.
Torie & Howard’s organic candy has won a nationwide US listing in Walgreens on Easter and Mother’s Day for its handbag gift package.