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Ferrero plans first factory in ‘strategic’ Chinese market

Ferrero plans to manufacture in China to heap further pressure on chocolate market leader Mars.

‘The new macaroon’: Fairy Chocolates plans steady export rollout for Cho’clair

Belgian startup Fairy Chocolates plans to gradually introduce its éclair praline fusion Cho’clair across Europe after bagging an innovation award at ISM.

IQ Chocolate: What’s essential to ensure a start-up survives – and thrives?

Four years ago two Scottish women with little experience of the food industry started developing a gourmet chocolate brand. Now they are moving into export markets – so what were...

Lindt 2014 profits rise as it tightens US stranglehold

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported profit gains in 2014 driven by a rising presence in the US market through its Russell Stover acquisition.

Jelly Belly president Simpson to retire; enter the fifth generation

Lisa Rowland Brasher will become the fifth generation of the Goeltiz Rowland family to lead Jelly Belly as president Bob Simpson announces his retirement.

Thorntons restructures to reflect business strategy

Thorntons has restructured its board to boost performance and reflect business strategy.

News in brief

United Biscuits boss to step down

United Biscuits CEO Martin Glenn will leave the company to join the English Football Association and will be replaced by the boss of UB’s international business Jeff van der Eems....

Cémoi to open chocolate plant in ‘developing West African market’

French firm Cémoi will open a chocolate factory in Côte D’Ivoire, taking the rare step of producing chocolate in a cocoa origin country.

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a child suffered seizures after over-indulging.

Thorntons takes £7.7M hit as retailers reduce orders

Thorntons took a £7.7M hit to UK commercial sales in the first half of its financial year after two major accounts significantly reduced orders, although international sales partially offset the...

Mars and Hershey settle Malteser spat ‘amicably’

Mars and Hershey have reached an out of court settlement in a Maltesers trademark case in the US.

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Russian standby, Chinese gifting and EU impulse: Jelly Belly earmarks international priorities

Jelly Belly’s new international sales chief discusses expanding distribution in China, targeting impulse channels in Europe and the impact of the Russia’s political and economic situation.

Nestlé #notjustaboutfood! Multinational launches internship contest with Twitter

Nestlé UK & Ireland is launching a joint internship scheme with Twitter, a programme that will help it draw in talent from previously untapped areas. 

Unreal Candy shifts from mass market to natural channels

Unreal Candy is back on US store shelves after a six month hiatus and the company now plans a targeted approach to grow the brand in natural stores.

People on the move

Hershey names CFO and Mondelēz picks North America head

Hershey has appointed Patricia A. Little as its new chief financial officer, while Mondelēz has named Roberto Marques as president of its North America business.

Polish consolidation

200 layoffs: Mondelēz to streamline Irish choc plants and shut gumbase factory

Mondelēz International plans to close its Tallaght chewing gum ingredient factory and will restructure chocolate production in Ireland, resulting in around 200 job cuts.

Snacking power house talks about ‘regional jewels’ at Packaging Innovations 2015

Developing markets account for 44% at Mondelēz International with plans to expand into more ‘white space’

Mondelēz kicked off the Packaging Innovations tradeshow at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, today talking about its developing markets and ‘regional jewels’.

Yowie wins listings at major US supermarkets

Toy-filled confectionery brand Yowie has secured US distribution in nationwide Walmart and Safeway stores.

Nestlé to dump artificial flavors in Europe, but tightlipped on price hikes

Nestlé says it will remove artificial flavors in confectionery across Europe, but refuses to confirm whether it will implement European price hikes to offset declining confectionery margins.

Candy at CAGNY

‘We’ll continue to seek tack-on acquisitions’: Mondelēz to shop in emerging markets

Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s Kinh Do.

Candy at CAGNY

Mondelēz to go global with Marvellous Creations range

Mondelēz International plans to roll out its Marvellous Creations range across the world and says the platform will draw in $500m in revenues by 2018.

Nestlé profits jump despite slow growth

Nestlé missed its growth estimate for 2014 and has forecast around 5% growth for 2015 – at the low end of its previous target of 5-6%.

‘Ferrero is not and will not be up for sale,’ says CEO

Ferrero’s CEO has dismissed speculation the firm will be sold following the death of owner Michele Ferrero.

Raaka’s “virgin chocolate” tests the limits of where the confection can go

Brooklyn start-up Raaka is carving out space in the crowded chocolate category by skipping the traditional step of roasting the cocoa bean to create “virgin chocolate” that highlights the “true...

Enjoy Life Foods sells to Mondelez International: 'We're growing fast, but we're impatient. Now is the time to really expand distribution'

Being part of a multinational company will enable Enjoy Life Foods to significantly boost its distribution and accelerate the innovation process, chief marketing officer Joel Warady told FoodNavigator-USA after the...

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