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.
Nestlé plans to source only sustainable cocoa for its global KitKat brand in order to strengthen consumer trust.
Well-known fresh cookie-maker Otis Spunkmeyer is expanding its empire beyond food service and into the retail segment for the first time with the launch of a line of sweet baked...
UK premium chocolate firm Montezuma’s will be stocked in the US for the first time after it signed a deal with food store chain Trader Joe’s.
Lotte Confectionery, part of Lotte Group, South Korea, has allegedly been found guilty of copying a Japanese snack maker's package design, according to a hearing at Seoul Central District Court.
Biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) has revealed £10M investment plans for its Jacob’s Cream Crackers factory.
The republic of Trinidad & Tobago will have a cocoa-processing facility for the first time in its history.
A sweet lover has landed her dream job as official taster at confectionery maker Swizzels after seeing off thousands of other applicants.
Hershey has received clearance to acquire the remaining 49% in its joint venture with Bauducco, allowing the US giant to grow in the emerging market as its own entity.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a double-digit rise in net income as it weathers steep price hikes in key commodities such as cocoa, hazelnuts and almonds.
Belgium-based Lotus Bakeries has seen its share price jump to a near 52-week high after it acquired two-thirds of UK-based snack firm Natural Balance Foods on Monday for about £60m...
A Scottish fudge and sweet maker is set to invest in machinery and create up to 16 jobs, after securing a £1.6M finance package.
Mondelēz did not breach competition rules following a complaint from a distributor it was placing unfair terms on rural stockists, rule Indian authorities.
SilverQueen and Delfi brand owner Petra Foods has reported a 40% net profit dip in Q2 2015 as sales fall in its main market Indonesia.
In the midst of regional growth, Peruvian chocolate maker Amazona Chocolate has received global recognition.
Nestlé confectionery sales dipped $300m in H1, so if it wants to stay at the top it must continue to invest in brands like KitKat rather than focus too heavily...
Lindt’s new Hello Bites may appeal to a younger crowd – but are the flavors too conservative for a demographic which appreciates novelty and variety?
Singapore-based Olam’s $1.3bn acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s global cocoa business has hit a bump in the road, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Activist-investor William Ackman’s 7.5% stake in Mondelēz International should inject life into a sweet and snack major that has been struggling for the past two years, says the innovation head...
The Hershey Company reported a net loss of almost $100m for the second quarter of 2015 - a result "adversely impacted" by its performance in China.
Tasty Brand co-founders Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson originally had their sights set on an organic frozen baby food line, but the 2008 economic crash saw the market for premium...
PepsiCo’s research and development used to be focused on brand refreshes but we’re now working with a whole new strategy that is ‘paying off in buckets’, says its global R&D...
Oreo maker Mondelēz International saw net revenues decrease by 9.2% to $7.7 billion in the second quarter 2015, with Europe taking a 16.7% hit.
Hershey plans to introduce an interactive sampler to retail stores that dispenses products after shoppers smile in a bid to enhance the in-store experience and create a sales opportunity.
Minnesota-based Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels has expanded its product offering and hopes to grow its retail distribution after being named one of Oprah’s favorite things of 2014....
Mondelēz International has launched what it claims is India’s first aerated chocolate by bringing Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Bubbly to the world’s fastest growing chocolate market.