Mondelez International plans to close older ‘subscale’ facilities and will open five previously unannounced sites by 2020 as part of a five-step supply chain efficiency program.
Japanese confectioner Morinaga is to open its first production facility in the US.
The CEO of Perfetti Van Melle USA talks to ConfectioneryNews about innovation, turning around the ailing gum category and the firm’s US strategy.
UK’s number two biscuit firm Burton’s has recorded profit growth in its full-year 2012 results ahead of a possible sale.
UK firms Tangerine Confectionery and Rose Holdings have each been granted licenses to produce soft-drink brand Sunkist in confectionery form.
Confectionery manufacturer Glisten plans to cut 92 jobs at its Skegness plant and move production to its plants in Leicester and the Czech Republic.
Cadbury will invest in trials to commercially cultivate cocoa in Australia for the first time as it sets out plans to upgrade its production facility in Tasmania.
The UK second largest biscuit company Burton’s Biscuits has been put up for sale by its private equity owners and could command a £350m ($543m) price tag.
Mondelez International has announced new heads for its EEMEA region and Asia Pacific region after Pradeep Pant announced his retirement, aged 59.
Whetstone Chocolate Factory is to begin manufacturing Yowie-branded toy-filled chocolate eggs in the US as its licensor initiates legal action against an alleged imitator.
A firm that this year overcame a US ban on toy-filled chocolate eggs dating back to 1938 has been accused of patent infringement.
Lindt & Sprüngli intends to invest CHF 200m ($217m) in new production lines at existing plants in the US and Europe in response to rising demand in developed markets.
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Former North America president for Wrigley Mary Kay Haben has been appointed to Hershey’s board of directors.
Mondelez International has restarted production in Egypt after it temporarily suspended operations due to civil unrest.
Turkey’s leading confectionery firm Ülker has reported improved sales due to an uplift in chocolate.
Petra Foods has reported growth in its consumer goods division in its second quarter (Q2) results and says it is planning to capitalize on the growing middle classes in Philippines,...
Wrigley is urging consumers to chew sugar free gum as part of oral healthcare routines and dismisses that it is contributing to dental diseases through parent company Mars’ sugar-based products.
Nestlé UK has rejected claims that its freshly launched range of Wonka Chocolates is high in calories and aimed at children.
Mondelez International has entered into a marketing partnership with InnerWorkings in Brazil, one of its priority markets.
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Nestlé has recorded a drop in operating profit for its confectionery segment in the first half (H1) of 2013 mainly due to marketing spend around soccer events and intense competition.
Nestlé USA has launched three limited edition Butterfinger bars featuring Bart Simpson as part of its latest marketing campaign.
Nestlé has cut its sales growth expectations for the full year – but even the revised target will be a stretch, according to the company’s financial chief.