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SPOTLIGHT JAPAN

Have a break...have a Kit Kat sushi

Japan is known for its love of weird and wacky Kit Kat flavours, but Nestlé might have just taken the biscuit with its sushi version.

Storck makes big US push with Toffifay

August Storck has repositioned its Toffifay brand in the US to appeal to female shoppers and hopes to compete in the affordable premium space.

ISM 2017

Bon Bon Buddies extends Disney partnership with new fruit candies

UK licensing confectioner Bon Bon Buddies has unveiled its latest “100% fruit-made” candies, Fruitickles, at ISM 2017 in Cologne, Germany, but will not roll out the brand across the EMEA region until...

Yowie re-enters Australia and signs wildlife conservation deal

Character confectionery brand Yowie has returned to the Australia and New Zealand markets; brand owner the Yowie Group has also signed a partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)....

Fake Ferrero and Mars chocolate seized in China

Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.

Full-year results

Mondelēz revenues slide 13% in 2016 as analysts casts doubt on Kraft-Heinz merger

Oreo maker Mondelēz has posted a sharp drop in reported full-year revenues as analysts speculate a potential tie-up with Kraft-Heinz is now uncertain after the Brexit vote and Trump presidency....

Mondelēz’s Milka brand enters brownies segment, ready to roll out across Europe

Mondelēz-owned Milka has launched its first brownie products in France, and plans to introduce the range across other key EU markets in 2017, according to the company’s Twitter.

Q4 and full-year results

Hershey bets on multi-textural snacking and Chinese e-commerce for growth

Reese’s and Cookie Layer Crunch will be major investment focuses when Hershey’s next CEO Michele Buck takes office in March, 2017, according to the company’s Q4 earnings conference call....

PEZ primes for China entry

PEZ is preparing to enter China later this year as it announces a string of dispenser licenses for 2017, including Super Mario and Transformers.

3D-printed candy selfies coming to theme parks

Katjes-owned company the Magic Candy Factory has introduced 3D Sweets Selfies, which it hopes will open up new channels for the industry at events and amusement parks.

Cloetta eyes ‘munchy’ brand acquistions after Q4 sales growth

Swedish confectioner Cloetta has reported 3.8% net sales growth in Q4 and +3.1% for the full year as it looks to acquire impulse brands consumed between meals.

Mars invests $900m in US supply chain with sustainability its priority

M&Ms maker Mars has announced it will invest $900m in its US supply chain in addition to the recent $1bn investment aimed at boosting its domestic manufacturing capabilities. ...

Ferrero to modernize French factory in $42m project

Ferrero France has announced plans to upgrade its plant in Villers-Ecalles in a project to be completed by 2021.

British Bakels sweetens the pot with new investment and the next generation of caramels

British Bakels has invested £1.5m ($1.9m) in a new production line specifically designed to produce a new range of caramels, expanding the company’s wet production capacity by approximately 25%.

Mondelēz union workers’ leader welcomes demise of TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has welcomed the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a "significant victory for the...

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent...

Tim Tam enters the US as on-the-go snacks demand rises

Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam has entered the US market for the first time after the company decided to cater to the US consumer demands for on-the-go snacks, with a distribution...

Feature

Bon Bon Buddies sizes up Asia after hitting record sales

UK confectioner Bon Bon Buddies plans to expand its footprint in Asia after reporting a “record-breaking” financial year.

Nestlé tightlipped on frozen snack partnership with Hostess Brands

Nestlé has confirmed it is partnering with the Twinkies maker Hostess to roll out a line of Hostess ice cream in early 2017, but won't release details.

Sweets for cows? Questions raised as candy feed lands on roadway

The use of candy in feed garners attention in mainstream media after a spill of a load of Skittles, manufactured by Mars Inc, found on a roadside in the US.

Mondelēz adds new flavors to Chips Ahoy Thins cookie portfolio

Mondelēz-owned Chips Ahoy has launched two varieties to its Thins product portfolio, including oatmeal and double chocolate, to continue tapping the portion control trend in the confectionery and snack industry....

Roshen to axe 700 jobs at Russian plant

Ukrainian confectioner Roshen is to stop producing at its factory in Liptesk, Russia, indefinitely, in a move set to impact 700 jobs.

Price fixing

Nestlé drops appeals for chocolate cartel fines in Germany

Nestlé Deutschland has withdrawn appeals in two cases for which it was fined for colluding to fix prices in Germany.

Exclusive interview

‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.

Mondelēz expands Trident gum in Europe against headwind from fading chewing habit

Mondelēz has reported “positive” results after it launched a series of Max flavors under its multiple gum brands in Europe, including Trident, Stimorol and Hollywood, according to the spokesperson of...

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