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.
M&M’s Coffee Nut has won a public vote to be the brand’s next nut variety and will roll out at retailers across the US next month.
Bazooka brands, owned by the Topps Company, have partnered with 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios and the upcoming movie Ice Age: Collision Course.
Harbor Sweets’ new chocolate line, Gather, is setting out to save a pollinator that supports one-third of world’s food supply – the honeybee.
Lindt has posted sales and profit growth its half-year results, but has highlighted weak consumer sentiment in some major chocolate markets.
Mondelēz International has allegedly approached UK’s Burton’s Biscuits for its license to produce Cadbury biscuits, according to reports.
Mars has announced plans to ramp up Juicy Fruit production at in its Wrigley plant in Russia.
Nestlé Italia has sold its Ore Liete biscuit brand to Italian business the Tedesco Group.
UK chocolate fans are being offered a taste of Brazil through bean-to-bar chocolate company Aquim.
Technology and demand for healthier and interactive products is helping transform the snacks and confectionery market, say analysts.
Zhaolong Foods has secured the patent from Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) to manufacture China’s first gum with organic tea polyphenols.
Mars is working on packaging developments including a ‘fresh pack’ without an aluminum layer after missing its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2015.
UK snack bar manufacturer Halo Foods has been sold by Raisio Group, which says it aims to focus on development of its own brands.
This site attended the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York to see how trends including clean labels and plant-based protein are shaping the snacks and confectionery markets.
Mondelēz International has unveiled its latest limited-edition Oreo - chocolate chip flavor.
California-based confectionery brand Project 7 has entered the snacks category with a range of on-the-go nuts and grains clusters.
Ferrero says it will play its part in helping curb obesity levels in Europe by offering small portions tailored to eating occasions, primarily breakfast.
John Cadbury’s great great great grandson, James Cadbury, has received 150 orders in only five days after he launched his chocolate startup, Love Cocoa.
Sour Jacks has secured distribution through New Jersey-based grocery chain, QuickChek, and its products started rolling out across the US this month.
Mars has announced a strategic collaboration with China’s Alibaba just a few days after Mondelēz refreshed its partnership with Facebook as both companies tap the global e-commerce boom.
Lindt has opened a factory in Sydney to capitalize on the growth it has enjoyed in the Australian market.
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has unveiled upgraded packaging for its bestselling products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
Bean-to-bar chocolate has taken the US market by storm as small businesses offer unique flavors through a single source of cocoa beans.
Hershey has rejected a takeover approach from Mondelēz International that would have created ‘the world’s largest candy company.’
Baking mix brand The Invisible Chef has launched a range of new products under a licensing partnership with Jelly Belly.
Danone sees opportunities to grow French cookie brand Michel et Augustin in the US after opening exclusive discussions to acquire a minority stake.