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PEZ returns to roots with adult proposition

Austrian confectioner PEZ International is hoping to take advantage of the vogue retro trend by re-launching peppermint candies for adults that were previously ditched in favor of child-friendly products in...

Project K: Kellogg to shut US cookie plant

The Kellogg Company will close a cookie plant in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of its global cost-cutting plan Project K.

Jelly Belly giddy for beer flavored jelly beans after innovation frenzy

Jelly Belly is hopeful of international growth after an innovation splurge saw it introduce 50 new products at one show, including the world’s first beer flavored jelly bean.

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Enstrom Candies eyes growth after adding ex-Zachary Confections CEO

Enstrom Candies has appointed the former Zachary Confections CEO as it new head of manufacturing as it looks to grow the business.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Battle of the brands! Watch all the teasers here

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos head into battle on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the nation’s biggest food and beverage brands will battle for...

Hershey ‘very excited’ about mystery new product, reckons Brookside could be $500m brand

Hershey’s chief executive John Bilbrey says he is “very excited” about a mystery new product that will unveiled later this year, and believes fruit and choc snack brand Brookside could become...

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Nestlé and Mars target Super Bowl Sunday fans

Nestlé is launching its Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups during an ad break at the US Super Bowl Sunday held in New Jersey, US on February 2.

Children and chocolate: The sweet industry's bitter side

NGOs say human trafficking and child labor remain deep-seated problems of the cocoa industry as a Nestlé, ADM and Cargill court case stirs up old supply chain concerns.

Nestlé, Cargill and ADM face child slavery case

Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts.

Bournville £75M overhaul covers all options for Cadbury

Mondelēz International won't rule out job cuts in the £75M overhaul of its Cadbury Bournville plant near Birmingham, as it seeks to modernise production and improve efficiency there....

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Candyking seeks new CEO after bond listing

Swedish pick & Mix confectioner Candyking has issued a bond to secure investment for growth, but its CEO has decided to leave the firm after it failed to become a...

Industry Voices: Nutri Nick talks confectionery nutrition

Confectionery industry poised for ‘analogue to digital switch’ on health, says Nutri Nick

The confectionery industry will begin to move away from sugar to ‘healthier’ alternatives, according to a manufacturer of stevia-sweetened energy and confectionery bars.

Mondelez adds investor Nelson Peltz to board

Mondelez International has added US ‘activist’ investor Nelson Peltz to its board of directors, the company has said.

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Pick & Mix: Haribo ‘racist’ sweets, Kit Kat IP battle and Baker Perkins R&D

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Mondelez touts 100% RSPO-certified palm oil - two years ahead of schedule

Mondelez International reached its 2015 goal of sourcing 100% RSPO-certified palm oil for all its purchases last year – two years ahead of schedule, the company has said.

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Nestlé launches World first KitKat boutique

Nestlé is launching a KitKat boutique in Japan.

Sweet Christmas for Thorntons, according to Q2 trading

Thorntons reported sweet success over Christmas, with its second quarter results, for the 14 weeks to January 22, revealing sales in both fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and retail divisions...

Fini eyes UK expansion through distribution deal

Spanish candy maker Fini is aiming to grow its presence in the UK through a distribution deal with logistics firm Palletways.

BBX Capital lays US premium chocolate nest egg with two acquisitions

BBX Capital has acquired premium chocolate maker Williams & Bennett soon after acquiring Hoffman's Chocolates in December.

War of words erupts as Cadbury’s ill-fated Israel venture heads to court

Cadbury’s Israeli distributor Carmit Candy Industries has accused the Strauss Group of employing a war-like strategy to block Cadbury’s entry into Israel, while Strauss says Carmit only has itself to...

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McDonald’s and Ferrero announce partnership

McDonald’s Hong Kong and Italian chocolate company Ferrero has joined forces to launch a limited edition Golden Moments series.

Lindt says Hello to 2013 sales gains

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported 8% growth in its 2013 sales driven by higher volumes and innovations such as its Hello brand.

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European Candy Group snaps up Kraepelien & Holm

Private label confectioner European Candy Group has acquired Dutch licorice firm Kraepelien & Holm.

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People on the move: Fannie May and Divine Chocolate appoint new heads

UK Fairtrade manufacturer Divine Chocolate and US premium chocolate retailer Fannie May have both made senior management appointments.

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Godiva to sell online in the UK

Premium chocolate brand Godiva is to launch a website in early 2014 to serve the UK.

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