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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.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Back into the roots: Just Born establishes sales partnership with French premium chocolate brand

Just Born Quality Confectionery has established a sales partnership with French premium chocolate brand, Cemoi, while the company has recently been busy adding new flavors to its power brands.

News from 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo: Hydrox Cookies are back with a vengeance

Cookie brand Hydrox - which was axed in 1999 - has returned to the US market in a big way with listings in Kroger and Walmart stores.

NEWS FROM THE SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO: CHICAGO

Trendspotting at 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo: Awake Caffeinated Chocolate grows functional product portfolio

Awake Caffeinated Chocolate continues to lead in the functional chocolate product category with its chocolate bar that contains a full serving of caffeine without a detectable caffeine taste.

NEWS FROM THE Sweets & Snacks Expo: CHICAGO

Raise your glasses: the winners of the Most Innovative New Product Awards

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) unveiled and gave awards to the “most innovative candy and snack ideas, concepts and products” at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo this year in...

Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to...

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Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

Ethical labels are worth €709 billion globally - so which one is best for your product?

Fairtrade in France but organic in Austria? Euromonitor analysed 26,000 products across the world to help manufacturers understand which ethical labels work best for their products, depending on the country, category...

Startup Choba Choba creates super premium chocolate with CCN-51 hybrid

Swiss startup Choba Choba, partly owned by cocoa producers, has created an ultra-premium chocolate range made using a hybrid of CCN-51 and native Peruvian cocoa.

Jake vitamincandy to focus on US & China under global expansion

Jake vitamincandy has opened a sales office in China and says the country and the US will be its focus for the next two years.

Women's well-being chocolate Nutricoa enters market with vitamin supplement alternative

Start-up Nutricoa aims to make vitamin supplementation more palatable with a range of fortified chocolates aimed at women.

Untapped seasonal prospects for protein chocolate, says Cocoa Plus

Protein-packed Easter eggs, chocolate Valentine’s hearts and advent calendars are previously unseen novelties that will resonate with health-conscious consumers, says UK startup Cocoa Plus.

Good Chocolate Company's heart health chocolate comes to UK and Denmark

The Good Chocolate Company is to introduce better-for-you chocolate brand Lavlé, containing Barry Callebaut’s Acticoa, to the UK and Denmark.

Redd energy bars to expand range and distribution after $1m investment

Redd Superfood Energy Bars has secured a $1m investment as it looks to further expand its US product range and distribution.

Justin's founder: We had a lot of suitors, but Hormel ticked all the right boxes

While going from zero to a forecasted $100m in revenues in fiscal 2017 largely under your own steam (it sold a minority stake to VMG Partners in 2013) is no...

Hormel buys Justin's Nut Butter for $286m: 'It attracts a younger, more health conscious on-the-go millennial consumer'

Hormel Foods – which owns the Skippy peanut butter brand – has struck a deal to buy Boulder-based nut butter brand Justin’s in a $286m deal that will help Hormel attract...

Delfi and Orion to corner half the Indonesian chocolate market with new JV

Delfi Limited, formerly Petra Foods, and Orion Confectionery have formed a joint venture in Indonesia that will command 50% of the country’s retail chocolate market, the firms estimate.

Sulpice Chocolat fills 'better-for-you' snacking chocolate void with bites line

Chicago-based Sulpice Chocolat is to launch a 'better-for-you' chocolate bites range that will compete with snacking chocolate barkTHINS.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Social media icons next? Praim Group ponders Gen Z licencing deals after Trolls and Boss Baby chocolate tie-up

Praim Group has secured licenses with DreamWorks for a chocolate bar range featuring characters from the upcoming Trolls and Boss Baby, but says its next licencing deal may go beyond TV or movie characters....

'Produces enough Maltesers to fill 166 Olympic-size swimming pools a year'

Mars to provide 100% renewable electricity to power 12 UK sites

Mars has partnered with Eneco UK to install a 20-turbine Moy Wind Farm in Scotland to provide 100% renewable electricity to power all 12 Mars UK sites.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Hillside Candy taps raw ingredients trend with organic line extension

Organic candy manufacturer, Hillside Candy, is debuting two additions to its GoOrganic candy line at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago later this month, as the company eyes the...

TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference

Nestlé ups game in Asian travel retail with ‘perfect store’ concept

Nestlé will introduce a “perfect store” concept to Asian travel retailers for the first time at the upcoming TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore.  

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Mars taps ‘mainstream’ trend with protein chocolate launches

Mars has introduced Snickers and Mars bars packed with protein after spotting a trend that it says has become “mainstream”.

Dove and CARE to set up savings and loan groups for women cocoa farmers

Mars Chocolate North America brand Dove has partnered with humanitarian organization CARE in a bid to empower women in Cote d’Ivoire.

M&M’s Red and Yellow characters team up with Marvel’s X-Men

Mars Chocolate North America will be hoping its new movie tie-up has the ‘x-factor’.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle taps organic boom with new range

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle will be highlighting its first organic line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo as consumer interest in an organic diet grows.

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