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Nestlé departs UK for Poland taking 300 Blue Riband jobs

Nestlé is to move production of its Blue Riband chocolate brand from the UK to Poland with a loss of around 300 jobs.

Hershey seeks to reduce calorie counts with product reformulation, size adjustment

Hershey has included in its five-year plan a goal that 50% of its total offering of individually wrapped standard- and king-size confectionery products will be 200 calories or less. 

Delfi forms JV with Japan’s Yuraku Confectionery in Indonesia

Delfi Limited has formed a joint venture (JV) with the Yuraku Confectionery Company in Indonesia to sell chocolate snack products under the Delfi brand in Indonesia.

Project 7 partners with Weight Watchers

Gourmet gum brand Project 7 is aiming to capture a new target consumer – fitness enthusiasts – upon partnering with Weight Watchers.

Financials

Cloetta sales dented by Swedish pick & mix declines in Q1

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has reported a slight dip in first quarter sales driven by declines in its Swedish pick & mix business.

Exclusive interview

Bazooka Candy’s president targets double-digit growth through innovation and global expansion

Accelerating innovation for core brands and expanding in international markets will be key strategies for Bazooka, says the company’s president Tony Jacobs.

Q1 Results

Nestlé confectionery growth declines in Q1 due to ‘calendar impact’

Nestlé has reported a -2.9% drop in organic growth in first quarter confectionery sales, citing a later Easter and an earlier Chinese New Year this year.

News in brief

Emerging markets continue to drive growth for Nestlé and Unilever

Industry giants Nestlé and Unilever report steady sales growth driven by emerging markets for first quarter of 2017 and predict continued growth throughout the year.

Sugarpova says 7-Eleven chocolate listing is a 'game changer'

Tennis star Maria Sharapova’s chocolate line has secured distribution at two major US retailers.

Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and...

On the move

Mondelēz and Bazooka Candy announce North America leadership changes

Mondelēz and the Topps’ confectionery division Bazooka Candy Brands have announced new leaders for their North American businesses.

Daelmans Stroopwafels faces no ‘direct pressure’ from M&M’s at Walgreens

Daelman’s Stroopwafels is now available in about 6,000 Walgreens stores, a year after European snack importer The Brand Passport introduced it to the US market.

Rosenfeld remains focused on 'building world’s best snacking company' as departure rumors swirl

Mondelēz has confirmed its current CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, will remain in her position at the moment after The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke the news that the company is looking...

Mondelēz invests $93m in UK Cadbury production, launching Roundie biscuit

Oreo maker Mondelēz has unveiled four chocolate production lines at its Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK.

Wilmar announces partnership to end labour violations in palm oil supply chain

The world’s number one palm oil supplier Wilmar International has announced a new initiative to combat "systemic labour issues" occurring in its supply chain.

News in brief

Lindt and Sprungli reopens head office with chocolate coloured walls

Lindt and Sprungli has opened its redesigned headquarters in the UK with chocolate colored walls and signature Lindt bunny on display.

Japanese snack confectionery firm Pocky introduces product locator to the US prior to Easter

US consumers can now go to Pocky’s website and enter their zip codes or cities to find the nearest Pocky flavors. 

Unilever to sell off spreads business

The Anglo-Dutch food giant has announced its intention to sell off its spreads business as part of a range of new moves following a failed acquisition attempt by KraftHeinz.

Cadbury’s descendant defends Theresa May’s criticism over Easter egg hunt

The Cadbury founder’s great-great-great grandson James Cadbury said he understands why the National Trust dropped the word Easter from the name of its annual Easter egg hunt, but he does...

Perfetti van Melle receives $500k tax incentives from Kentucky for facility expansion

The Mentos maker Perfetti van Melle (PVM) USA will expand its manufacturing plant near Erlanger, Kentucky, with an $11m investment, adding 70 new full-time jobs to the state. 

Werther’s Original NPD pairs caramel and chocolate

August Storck, has introduced a caramel product with a chocolate filling to the US under its Werther’s Original brand.

Healthy Chocolate Florida targets traditional retail

Supplement chocolate firm Healthy Chocolate Florida plans to expand beyond medical supply and into traditional retail.

Mars to invest $70m to up American M&M’s and goodnessknows production

Mars Chocolate North America plans to increase M&M’s capacity and will add goodnessknows flavor variants in a $70m manufacturing investment in the US.

The big debate: Can sugar survive a public health crisis?

The world is getting fatter and unhealthier - are smaller portions and diet drinks really going to help when they sit next to full-sugar, supersized products? Is it time to...

Bimbo bakery brand Entenmann's expands into chocolate

Praim Group is to produce a bakery-inspired chocolate bar range for Grupo Bimbo’s subsidiary Entenmann's.

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