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Brazilian milk caramel brand Embaré coming to America

Brazil-based milk and confectionery firm Embaré hopes to return to growth by bringing its own milk caramel brand to the US and adding more American private label customers.

Ferrara Candy to close Winona plant as capacity moves to Illinois

Ferrara Candy Company has confirmed it will close its Winona plant in Minnesota this year.

Chupa Chups ice cream launching

Global confectionery manufacturer, Perfetti Van Melle, has partnered with Unilever to introduce a range of individually wrapped ice-creams under the Spanish lollipop brand, Chupa Chups.

Coconut Chocodate gets Gulfood splash

Notions Group launched its new Chocodate coconut flavour at Gulfood, as it plans a major marketing campaign, along with a refresh of its other Chocodate products and web sales.

Europe’s first cocoa flavanol health claim chocolate to hit store shelves

Belgian firm Vandenbulcke has introduced ChoVita, the first chocolate brand in Europe that makes a cocoa flavanol health claim that it is 'good for your blood flow'.

Strike action planned at Mondelēz’s Cadbury Ireland plant

Union members at Mondelēz Ireland’s Cadbury factory in Coolock plan to stage a walk-out this Thursday in protest over plans to outsource the jobs of 17 store workers.

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Innocent Chocolate to expand product range with spread and chocolate chips

Manufacturer Innocent Chocolate – whose products are said to have less impact on blood sugar than standard chocolate - is set to extend its range with new lines including chocolate...

US launch for Nestlé Turkish premium chocolate bar brand Damak

Nestlé is bringing Turkish premium chocolate brand Damak to the US market.

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Mars starts selling flavored Lip Smacker Easter eggs nationwide

Mars Retail Group has launched Skittles and Starburst flavored Lip Smackers eggs in partnership with Markwins Beauty Products Inc.

Mondelēz faces US enforcement action for $57m Indian tax bill

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed enforcement action against Cadbury maker Mondelēz International for allegedly dodging tax in India.

Coca-Cola Brazil distributor Vonpar to bring Neugebauer chocolate to Caribbean and US

Brazilian firm Vonpar Alimentos has eyes for Trinidad & Tobago and the US as it sets a target to raise export sales for chocolate brand Neugebauer.

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production...

Guylian spends $7.5m to up chocolate capacity at Belgian site

Lotte-owned chocolatier Guylian will invest €6.8m ($7.5m) to increase capacity at its only plant, in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, by mid-2017.

Going digital: PEZ calls mobile gaming 'the future' as it names 2016 movie partners

PEZ says it hopes all its candy dispensers will one day carry codes to download a free mobile gaming app as it announces 2016 licensing deals with films such as...

Industry Voices - Q&A with Sanders president

Sanders Candy embarks on new business strategy to maintain recent growth

Michigan-based Sanders Candy has been in business for over 100 years. This year, the company plans on launching several new products to extend their sea salt caramel line. 

Yamazaki Baking grows bakery sales - and ends Mondelēz partnership

Japanese manufacturer Yamazaki Baking has increased its bread sales in the past year despite the impact of cost-conscious consumers and rising raw material prices.

Industry Voices: Fairtrade chocolate MD

Divine Chocolate gains top European supermarket listings and ponders single-origin bars

UK Fairtrade candy company Divine Chocolate hopes to grow in mainland Europe's leading retailers and is considering expanding its cocoa sourcing to create a single-origin range, says the firm's managing...

Makulaku guides sleigh to US with Happy Reindeer organic licorice

Finish firm Makulaku Confectionery hopes to double its exports in the coming years by taking new organic licorice brand Happy Reindeer to the US, Canada and the UK.

Innovation drives 7.2% profit growth in Orkla snacks and confectionery

Innovation including new nuts and chocolate products has contributed to a strong performance by the confectionery and snacks division of Norwegian-based business Orkla.

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Clean eating trend fuels Torie & Howard's hard candy business

Connecticut-based hard candy company Torie & Howard says America's clean eating trend is fueling its business growth. This year, the company has added a new distributor, expanding the firm's reach...

'Expand and expand': Magnum chocolate harbors global ambitions after premium refresh

Unilever’s Magnum chocolate range has entered retail outlets across Western Europe after a recent rebranding and plans further global expansion, says contract manufacturer Kinnerton Confectionery

United Biscuits targets £17m first-year sales for McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles

United Biscuits is claiming a first for the UK biscuits category with the launch of new bitesized products under its McVitie’s brand.

Mars to ditch all artificial colours from its entire global food portfolio

Food giant Mars has pledged to phase out all artificial colours from its global food and drink portfolio in the next five years.

ISM 2016 top innovations: New Product Showcase winners revealed

The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.

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Candyman returns: Jelly bean innovator back in business via crowdfunding

Cult personality David Klein speaks to ConfectioneryNews about his new jelly bean business that is seeking online funding through a Kickstarter campaign.