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.
UK handmade fudge maker Buttermilk Confectionery has acquired a new factory that doubles its production space.
Scottish confectioners Lees of Scotland and Tunnock’s will receive windfall tax rebates after the firms’ snowball products were ruled to be tax exempt cakes by a UK court.
Nestlé has inaugurated a production line at its factory in Sofia that will produce a new Kit Kat chocolate dessert brand extension.
Introducing sugar targets, in a bid to battle Britain’s obesity crisis, would be counter-productive, said Susan Jebb, ahead of a key report from Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members including Mondelēz International have signed up to a 250 calorie cap on single-serve confectionery sold in the UK.
Belgian truffle company Duc d’O Chocolates has continued its global expansion by entering the US market.
Private label gum maker Fertin Pharma says that mass-market gum makers are content with existing health claims on sugar free gum and are unconcerned about boosting the effects through added...
Yildiz Holding has appointed Mohamed Elsarky to run its Godiva Chocolate business.
Nestlé has added an extrusion line to its existing dry goods plant in Egypt that will produce Crunch.
UK firm Fox’s Biscuits plans to overhaul its brand image to boost domestic sales by 20% over the next three years and triple its exports, according to new managing director...
Over 20 major food firms have signed up to health and wellness pledges on advertisement to children, consistent product information, open access to formulation policies and employee wellbeing as part...
Nestlé will axe its Wonka bars in the UK after sales tailed off following a strong launch.
Nestlé has officially inaugurated its latest Chinese research and development facility, in Dongguan, Guangdong province.
Mars says it is experiencing the same pressures on the cocoa market as Nestlé, but currently has no plans to raise chocolate prices.
Mars will face allegations it mislabeled cocoa flavanol content in its chocolate bars, after a judge rejected a request to dismiss the US lawsuit.
Mondelēz International has allowed Harvard University to measure the impact of its Cocoa Life sustainability program.
Food manufacturers are unprepared to exploit the digital revolution that is boosting online sales of food and drink, warns Rabobank.
Hershey has accused Colorado-based firm TinctureBelle of passing off cannabis-infused candies such as Hashees Peanut Butter Cups as Hershey products.
A dozen of the world's biggest confectioners have signed up to the World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction - something the organisation says will join the dots of existing sustainability programmes. ...
Food and drink firms are using so called ‘advergames’ and social media to get around laws governing advertising to children, a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary has claimed.
If Petro Poroshenko sells his chocolate firm Roshen following his Ukrainian presidential victory, Lotte is the most likely buyer, says Mintel analyst.
The UK Department of Health hails its Responsibility Deal a success in its annual update, but reports emerge that companies have failed to meet sugar and salt targets.
Malaysian authorities say further testing has shown two varieties of halal Cadbury chocolate do not contain pig DNA, contrary to last week’s announcement.
Scandinavia confectioner Cloetta has acquired Irish firm Aran Candy, owner of the Jelly Bean Factory Brand, for an initial SEK 140m ($21.1m).
Cadbury Malaysia, part of Mondelez International Inc, has recalled two batches of halal chocolate which tested positive for traces of pork DNA.