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.
The world’s biggest hazelnut buyer Ferrero has purchased the world’s largest hazelnut processor The Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.
Hershey has upped its global wholesale prices by 8% after responding to rising commodity costs including cocoa, dairy and nuts.
Australia’s opposition party has called for Cadbury’s A$16m government funding to upgrade its Claremont plant to be redirected to West Coast development projects.
Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition gives it a stronger US foothold, but only in a declining category, say analysts, who argue expansion in emerging premium chocolate markets may have been a...
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has struck a deal to buy US candy firm Russell Stover, turning Lindt (which already owns Ghirardelli) into the third-largest chocolate maker in the US behind...
Mars has flagged health as a leading priority and has named Debra Sandler, former Mars Chocolate North America president, as chief health and wellness officer for the global company.
As start-up food business Sweet Virtues claims to be launching the UK’s first hand-made ‘superfood’ truffles, one industry pundit questions whether confectionery with a health dimension will ever move beyond...
Degradable gum firm Revolymer has appointed Kevin Roger Kenneth Matthews as its new CEO.
High street confectioner Thorntons and cash and carry specialist Booker both posted financial results today (July 9).
Coop Sverige has severed ties Swedish pick & mix firm Candyking and announced a deal with Cloetta to for a natural snacks pick & mix range.
The World Cup will boost sales of peanut-based snacks in Brazil by as much as 30% in Q2, according to Brazil's leading peanut-based candy and snacks producer Dori Alimentos.
Nestlé has opened a $16m chocolate molding and packaging line that will use fine flavor Arriba cocoa beans.
Investment firm BBX Capital has snapped up another US premium chocolate company - Californian-based Jer’s Chocolates - and is on the look out for more buys, its president says.
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.