Kraft Foods has opened its new Global Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Bournville, as part of a £17M investment in the UK.
Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has posted stagnant sales in its 2011 results and says it must look to new markets to foster growth.
Italian confectioner Ferrero has announced plans to construct a $190m production plant in Mexico - its first in the country.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has announced the sale of its Belgian distribution business to German firm Katjes International.
Kraft Foods has posted growth in its 2011 results driven by strong performance for its power brands and BRIC and European markets.
Vonpar has announced plans to build a €51.9m (R $118m) chocolate production facility in Brazil for its Neugebauer business as it aims to plug market gaps left by giants Nestle...
Mars has announced plans to build one of the largest chocolate factories in the Middle East with an initial $60m investment.
Food giant Kraft Foods has appointed Gerhard "Gerd" W. Pleuhs to lead its global legal team after its current head plans to leave in April.
Food giant Nestle has recorded modest growth in 2011 driven by strong performance in China and other emerging markets leading its CEO to say wealth potential is moving from West...
UK chocolatier Thorntons has suffered a 63% decline in profits in its half yearly report and intends to close almost half of its own stores and focus on commercial retail sales.
Swedish confectioner Cloetta has suffered a loss in its fourth quarter results as its merger with Dutch firm Leaf International gets regulatory approval.
Singapore-based ingredients firm Olam has acquired Nigerian biscuit and candy maker Titanium Holding Company for $167M as it looks to seize upon the developing African market.
Dutch confectionery firm BIP Candy & Toy has acquired British-based What Next Candy for an undisclosed sum.
Spanish firm Natra has announced a new international chocolate subsidiary as it attempts to improve efficiency and explore new markets.
The Hershey Company has announced improved sales and gross profit in its fourth quarter (Q4) and end of year results as sales in emerging markets soared.
UK-based confectionery and snacks firm Zetar has established a French subsidiary to leverage its position in continental Europe.
Wisconsin-based colors, flavors and fragrances giant Sensient Technologies has signaled its ambitions in the fast-growing Brazilian food market with the opening of a new color and flavor complex in Jundiaí,...
Food technology group Bühler has announced 12.5% growth in sales for 2011 due to increased orders from new customers in Asia.
Kraft Foods has said it will cut about 1,600 jobs from its US and Canadian workforce over the next 12 months, as it prepares to split into two separate companies.
Swiss chocolatier Lindt has recorded sales below market expectations and could be subject to a takeover from Nestle, according to an analyst from Kepler Capital Markets.
Confectionery firm Ferrero Group has appointed Pieraldo Oldano as the new md of Ferrero UK & Ireland.
UK chocolate firm Thorntons has announced that its second quarter sales had fallen below expectations in a trading update issued today.
Mars Chocolat France has announced plans for a multimillion investment in its Haguenau plant that will boost the site’s production capacity by 20%.
UK-based Tangerine Confectionery has added two Smith Kendon brands to its portfolio as it continues to expand through brand acquisitions.
Nestle UK has announced today that it is to move its head offices from Croydon to a site near Gatwick by the end of 2012.