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Mondelēz International unveils chocolate chip Oreo with dual-flavor wafer

Mondelēz International has unveiled its latest limited-edition Oreo - chocolate chip flavor.

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Project 7 extends into snacks - but says confectionery will remain its focus

California-based confectionery brand Project 7 has entered the snacks category with a range of on-the-go nuts and grains clusters.

Ferrero’s nutrition strategy unwrapped

Portion control among ‘most cost effective’ ways to tackle obesity: Ferrero

Ferrero says it will play its part in helping curb obesity levels in Europe by offering small portions tailored to eating occasions, primarily breakfast.

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Cadbury descendant feels ‘immense pressure’ linking last name to chocolate startup

John Cadbury’s great great great grandson, James Cadbury, has received 150 orders in only five days after he launched his chocolate startup, Love Cocoa.

Sour Jacks secures QuickChek listing as relaunched brand sees strong growth

Sour Jacks has secured distribution through New Jersey-based grocery chain, QuickChek, and its products started rolling out across the US this month.

E-commerce candy: Mars partners with Alibaba; Mondelēz refreshes Facebook partnership

Mars has announced a strategic collaboration with China’s Alibaba just a few days after Mondelēz refreshed its partnership with Facebook as both companies tap the global e-commerce boom.

Lindt seizes on Australian growth with $45m Sydney plant

Lindt has opened a factory in Sydney to capitalize on the growth it has enjoyed in the Australian market.

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Vermont confectioner highlights its nut-free commitment with brand new packaging

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has unveiled upgraded packaging for its bestselling products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

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Why bean-to-bar means more than a unique flavor to MarieBelle

Bean-to-bar chocolate has taken the US market by storm as small businesses offer unique flavors through a single source of cocoa beans. 

No PayDay: Hershey rejects Mondelēz $23bn takeover approach

Hershey has rejected a takeover approach from Mondelēz International that would have created ‘the world’s largest candy company.’

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Revealing the secrets behind The Invisible Chef’s new baking mixes

Baking mix brand The Invisible Chef has launched a range of new products under a licensing partnership with Jelly Belly.

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Danone in talks with French cookie firm Michel et Augustin

Danone sees opportunities to grow French cookie brand Michel et Augustin in the US after opening exclusive discussions to acquire a minority stake.

Nestlé: Reformulation could stall without EU-wide nutrition strategy

Europe must accelerate efforts to introduce a “holistic nutrition policy”, complete with targets in relation to reformulation, marketing and labelling.

Candyking aims to regain lost ground in the Nordics with new CEO

Scandinavian pick & mix firm Candyking has appointed a new CEO as it looks to regain momentum in the Nordic countries.

Mondelēz loses bid to toss wheat manipulation suit

Oreo maker Mondelēz International must face a US class action lawsuit alleging it manipulated wheat prices after a court blocked its motion to dismiss the case.

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Great adventure: Costa Rica roasted cocoa brand targets overseas listings

Costa Rican startup G&E Chocolate Adventure Company is to bring its packaged retail brand of flavored roasted cocoa beans to international markets.

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European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new...

Biscuits Dupon turns to Franz Haas to produce 18,000 sugar cones per hour

Sugar cone manufacturer Biscuits Dupon has partnered with Franz Haas Food Equipment to install two Caiman-D-300 lines to produce 18,000 sugar cones per hour at its factory in Spain.

Nestlé appoints new CEO

Food giant Nestlé has appointed Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, effective from the start of next year.

Enviro-friendly: Seattle Chocolate taps 'superfood' coffee by-product

Seattle Chocolate Company has fortified its latest product, due to hit US retail shelves next month, with fiber-rich dried coffee cherry pulp.

Lindt launches 'shop-in-shop' concept in Hong Kong

Passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are now able to pick and mix their favorite Lindor chocolate for the first time, thanks to the recent partnership between Lindt...

900 strike at Nestlé plant in Turkey for third day

Nestlé is facing industrial action at its Karacabey factory in Turkey following a dispute with the Tek Gıda İş Union.

Hospitalized Willy Wonka candy plant workers return to work

All 11 workers, who were hospitalized after a solution spill at the Willy Wonka candy plant last week, have returned to work, Nestlé has told ConfectioneryNews.

Mars launches M&M’s, Bounty and Galaxy trail mixes in UK

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a range of trail mixes under confectionery brands M&M’s, Bounty and Galaxy in the UK.

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Barkeater Chocolate expects to grow 25% with rebranding and quinoa addition

Barkeater Chocolates recently upgraded the packaging of its chocolate bar range from plastic sleeves to paperboard boxes to “modernize the look and make the prominent ingredients stand out easily to...

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