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.
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...
Cloetta may alter prices on individual products in response to increasing cocoa, hazelnut and almond costs and falling sugar prices.
Unilever UK will launch two new Easter eggs in February to build on the success of its first ever releases last year.
Mondelez International has said it will invest $24m (€19.3m) to expand its Gebze plant in Turkey, as the company continues its plan to increase productivity and cut costs.
Mondelēz International will acquire a 80% stake in Vietnam’s leading biscuit firm Kinh Do to spur growth in the rising Asia-Pacific market.
Wholesale price hikes and product downsizing help Ülker grow net profit in Q3, but export volumes shrink due to instability in Iraq.
Mondelēz International third-quarter earnings fell 11% compared to last year due to disputes with French retailers over wholesale pricing changes and 'soft' developed market demand.
Yildiz Holding's acquisition of UK United Biscuits makes it the world's third largest biscuit player, but now it will have to work hard to find its 'power brand' answer to Mondelēz's...
United Biscuits (UB) has been sold to Turkish food firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, private equity owners Blackstone and PAI Partners have confirmed.
Year-on-year Q3 EBITDA profits dipped 9.2% to €5.73m at Spanish cocoa and chocolate and specialist Natra as ongoing cocoa price hikes hit even as quarter revenues rose 5.2% to €89.93m.
Food, beverage and confectionery giant Mondelēz has opened an Asia-Pacific research and development centre that claims to be the biggest of its kind in Australia.
Protein fortification continues to be a hot topic, with high protein forms of shakes and other beverages, nutrition bars, cereals and other foods crowding the market. Now startup company Rap...
CEO Henry Miller had a vision for his company, Henry’s Humdingers, when he founded it. He wanted to give consumers a new take on honey and at the same time...
The rising tide of food intolerances and allergic reactions bodes well for Pascha Chocolate, a brand that is founded on an allergen-free positioning. But co-founder Courtenay Vuchnich said the real...
Hershey has lowered its full year guidance after a slowdown in Brazil and Mexico and a gross profit margin decline due to higher dairy and cocoa costs.
Bon Bon Buddies aims to boost sales by 50%, taking them from £40M to £60M, in the next three years and is putting plans in place to grow exports.
Chocolate makers should ensure that wholesale price increases do not stunt growth in the emerging markets, says an analyst at Euromonitor International.
Danish confectioner Toms says its Ekstra chocolate brand that only uses tray fermented cocoa has proved that an initiative to support farmers and improve bean quality can also turn a profit....
Italian confectioner ICAM has launched premium chocolate brand Vanini in the US, which uses Bagua cocoa, grown in the Peruvian amazon.
United Biscuits has appointed the Sunday Times’ non-executive director of the year, Frank Meysman, as its non-executive chairman.
Nestlé confectionery sales fell 7% in its nine-month results due to rising cocoa costs and declines in developed markets such as Great Britain.