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.
Toy-filled chocolate egg firm Yowie has secured distribution in 50 Walmart stores in Texas.
The Baronie Group has acquired Belgian truffle maker Duc d’O from Gudrun for an undisclosed sum.
Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley have introduced cash counter racks illuminated with LED lighting that they claim can increase front end confectionery sales by 10-12%.
Thorntons has massively boosted profits, driven partly by increased output and efficiency in production, supported by 59 new manufacturing jobs.
Lindt & Sprüngli has appointed its North America senior vice president Andreas Pfluger to lead the newly acquired Russell Stover business.
The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its “Got Milk?” slogan to Melville Chocolate and is seeking remedies in a US...
A US appeal court has ruled that Nestlé, ADM and Cargill can be held to account for aiding and abetting child slavery in Côte D’Ivoire and has allowed a US...
Private equity firm VIY Management (VIYM) has acquired Russian premium chocolate producer, French Kiss.
The Strauss Group has reached a NIS 9m ($2.5m) out-of-court settlement with Cadbury distributor Carmit Candy, bringing a 12-year court battle to an end.
Edible oils major AAK will make a significant investment in China for a speciality and semi-speciality edible oils factory in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province.
Ferrero’s plans to build a new production facility in the UK and double its sales here to £400M by 2015 were abandoned because of capital expenditure constraints, it has been...
David W. Tacka, senior vice president and CFO, intends to retire from Hershey at the end of the year. His successor is not yet known.
Nestlé has extended its partnership with expansion services firm DKSH to bring confectionery brands such as Kit Kat, Milo Confectionery and Uncle Toby’s to traditional trade channels in Singapore.
UK-based United Biscuits will up its investment in India from £30m ($49m) to £50m ($82m).
Kellogg has bid for a 51% stake in Egyptian biscuit and breakfast cereal firm BiscoMisr, according to a filing in Egypt’s stock exchange – a move which would makes sense,...
Mondelēz International will close its chewing gum plant in Botswana and move production to Poland as African consumers ditch pellet gum for slab gum.
Hershey has filed a lawsuit against LBB Imports accusing it of infringing multiple trademarks on products such as Reese’s and York by importing similar brands into the US such as...
Hershey has unveiled a new logo as part of a corporate brand makeover designed to reflect its “evolution from a predominately U.S. chocolate maker to a global confection and snack...
Norwegian group Orkla has acquired Latvian company NP Foods Group and its Laima chocolate brand.
Lindt & Sprüngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium Baking Chips – Classic White misled consumers by claiming to contain white chocolate.
Increased interest in cocoa polyphenols helped Japanese confectioner Meiji grows sales in its latest financial results, while Petra Food and Tootsie Roll also reported sales growth in Q2.
Mars has appointed the boss of its Royal Canin unit Jean-Christophe Flatin to lead its global chocolate business.
Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven by performance in North America.
Mars has opened an M&M’s retail store in Shanghai, which it hopes will lift brand loyalty in China.