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.
The Hershey Company has won a preliminary injunction to prevent Maryland state senator Steve Hershey from using signs to promote his campaigns that allegedly infringe the chocolate company’s trademarks.
Hershey has fallen slightly short of its net sales growth target in the second quarter but expects a strong Halloween and Christmas.
Singapore-based Petra Foods has appointed ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi to oversee the creative stategy for its SilverQueen and Delfi Top brands.
Ritter Sport has purchased land for a cocoa plantation in Nicaragua to eventually cover 30% of its cocoa needs and give it greater control of its supply.
Mars Chocolate North America has become the latest to introduce wholesale price increases after similar moves from Nestlé and Hershey.
Toy-filled chocolate egg firm the Yowie Group has secured US distribution with large C-store chain Valero Corner Store.
BBX Capital has made California-based firm Helen Grace Chocolates its forth US premium chocolate acquisition in eight months.
Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has snapped up New Zealand snack giant Griffin’s Foods for NZ$700m ($606.6m) in a move it says should bolster its presence in the Asian snack sector....
United Biscuits joint owners Blackstone and PAI partners have refused to comment on speculation that they are preparing the company for a public flotation.
A 40% increase in operating profits for its chocolate and confectionery fats business unit helped AAK to 'record high' results in Q2, while the firm continues its expansion with a...
Lindt & Sprüngli has no plans to introduce sweeping wholesale price increases in response to rising cocoa costs, according to its CEO.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has recorded sales and profit growth in the second quarter driven by acquisitions and says it is eyeing further buys.
The world’s biggest hazelnut buyer Ferrero has purchased the world’s largest hazelnut processor The Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.
Hershey has upped its global wholesale prices by 8% after responding to rising commodity costs including cocoa, dairy and nuts.
Australia’s opposition party has called for Cadbury’s A$16m government funding to upgrade its Claremont plant to be redirected to West Coast development projects.
Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition gives it a stronger US foothold, but only in a declining category, say analysts, who argue expansion in emerging premium chocolate markets may have been a...
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has struck a deal to buy US candy firm Russell Stover, turning Lindt (which already owns Ghirardelli) into the third-largest chocolate maker in the US behind...
Mars has flagged health as a leading priority and has named Debra Sandler, former Mars Chocolate North America president, as chief health and wellness officer for the global company.
As start-up food business Sweet Virtues claims to be launching the UK’s first hand-made ‘superfood’ truffles, one industry pundit questions whether confectionery with a health dimension will ever move beyond...
Degradable gum firm Revolymer has appointed Kevin Roger Kenneth Matthews as its new CEO.
High street confectioner Thorntons and cash and carry specialist Booker both posted financial results today (July 9).
Coop Sverige has severed ties Swedish pick & mix firm Candyking and announced a deal with Cloetta to for a natural snacks pick & mix range.
The World Cup will boost sales of peanut-based snacks in Brazil by as much as 30% in Q2, according to Brazil's leading peanut-based candy and snacks producer Dori Alimentos.
Nestlé has opened a $16m chocolate molding and packaging line that will use fine flavor Arriba cocoa beans.
Investment firm BBX Capital has snapped up another US premium chocolate company - Californian-based Jer’s Chocolates - and is on the look out for more buys, its president says.