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.
Rajhans (Desai- Jain) Group has launched premium chocolate brand Hoppits under the Schmitten umbrella as it aims to become India’s leading luxury chocolate firm.
Chocolate maker Mars has invested a total of US$140m in new manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to increase production of its Galaxy and Snickers lines.
Wrigley UK has incorporated its Orbit brand into the Extra range to help drive sales and will also launch soft chew options to appeal to younger consumers.
International Chocolate Award winner Chocolaterie Robert says that fine chocolates, like fine wine, should process the main commodity freshly and at origin.
Hershey has acquired its contract manufacturer for Jolly Rancher and Lancaster brands in North America Allan Candy, which also owns a series of Canadian confectionery brands.
Hershey is considering replacing high fructose corn syrup with sugar in its product range in response to consumer demands.
Strikes have been suspended at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s Cream Cracker factory at Aintree while members of trades union GMB and management seek to repair relations with each other....
Nestlé has successfully protected its trademark for the Kit Kat shape in South Africa, but has lost a similar case against Petra Foods in Singapore.
Norwegian firm Orkla has reached an agreement to sell its Russian confectionery business to domestic firm Slavyanka.
United Biscuits’ (UB’s) plans to cut 202 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Glasgow have been branded as ‘devastating’ by trades union GMB, having been revealed just weeks before Christmas....
Fire has largely destroyed a candy distribution center near Cleveland, Ohio, prompting parent company 1-800-Flowers to stop taking online orders for Fannie May and Harry London chocolates.
Cereal maker Kellogg and UAE investment fund Abraaj Group are locked in a bidding war over Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr.
A Californian court has upheld an injunction preventing Posh Nosh, an importer of UK candy, from selling a number of confectionery brands that Hershey contends infringe its marks.
L.A.Fuel Supreme Energy Gum has launched in France through a distribution deal with Publicis Drugstore.
United Biscuits (UB) has clinched a three-year partnership with international food conglomerate Cargill ensuring dedicated cocoa and chocolate supplies for products such as Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives....
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several YouTube adverts for Oreos following a BBC Newsround investigation, ruling that their commercial nature was not immediately clear to viewers.
The chocolate industry and fairtrade movement are perpetuating poverty in Africa by relying on the continent for it’s agricultural assets rather than manufacturing potential, says Madagascan chocolate maker Madécasse....
High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.
Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s factory faces a six-day strike, starting this Sunday (November 23), after last-minute talks to resolve a dispute over sick pay and outsourcing collapsed.
Lindt & Sprüngli is to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in Sydney that will become its Australian headquarters as it reports growth in the market.
Global gum leader Wrigley is trying to block the third largest gum player Perfetti Van Melle’s from registering character trademarks for ‘WTF’ and ‘What the Fresh’ in the US.
Clearfleau has built an on-site industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Nestlé's Fawdon confectionery factory, near Newcastle in the UK, which makes gums, pastilles and Rolo chocolates.
Haribo faces a GMB strike ballot, less than a week after the trade union announced that a similar vote at United Biscuits’ Jacob’s factory at Aintree had supported industrial action...