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Hershey eyes China for new Asia plant

China tops the list of countries for Hershey’s new manufacturing facility in Asia, according to the company’s CEO.

Hershey Q3 profit falls 10%

The Hershey Company has reported a profit drop in its third quarter (Q3) results after tax rate rises, commodity costs and charges related to supply chain efficiencies hit the company’s...

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Mondelez appoints Asia specialist to board

Kraft Foods global snacks spin-off Mondelez International has appointed Patrick T. Siewert to its Board of Directors to increase its knowledge of the emerging Asian market.

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Hershey added to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Hershey has been selected for the first time to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for its corporate social responsibility efforts.

Brazil Christmas shipment change hurts Nestlé in Q3

Nestlé’s confectionery segment was shaken in the third quarter by a shift in Brazil’s Christmas confectionery shipment.

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

‘World’s first’ blond chocolate, claims Valrhona

French chocolate firm Valrhona claims it has introduced the world’s first blond chocolate bar.


Cadbury wins Nestlé colour purple row but what next?

Cadbury has recently been successful in extending the trademark protection for its purple colour, despite spirited resistance by Nestlé, writes Christopher Pett, consultant at Dehns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys....

Mars North America unveils Easter 2013 lineup

Mars North America has revealed the new products that will form part of its 2013 Easter offerings.

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Seasonal focus for commercial revamp, says Thorntons CEO

UK chocolatier Thorntons will look to restore profitability by concentrating on Easter and Christmas products in commercial channels as it shifts its strategy away from own-store sales, according to the...

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Mondelez launches Cadbury's Dairy Milk Oreo in UK

Mondelez International has introduced an Oreo variety of its Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate in the UK.

Zetar sold to German firm Zertus for $69m

UK confectionery firm Zetar has accepted a £43m ($69m) offer to sell the firm to German food group Zertus.

Mondelez acquires Italian biscuit maker from Danone

Kraft Foods’ global snacks spin-off Mondelez has acquired Italian biscuit business Vitasnella from Danone.

Mondelez pumps 10% of global marketing into mobile

Mondelez International will inject 10% of its global marketing budget into mobile initiatives including one that pulls insight and innovative ideas from start-up companies and entrepreneurs.

Darrell Lea seals IGA supermarket supply deal

Australian confectioner Darrel Lea’s new owners have wasted little time in getting a foothold in the national commercial channels having secured a deal for 1,400 Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA)...

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Ferrero boss ponders AC Milan football club buy – reports

The owner of Italian chocolatier Ferrero is considering a bid to acquire Serie A football outfit AC Milan from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to reports.

US gum sales below expectations for Rev7 degradable gum makers

British polymer firm Revolymer, the creators of Rev7 degradable gum, has suffered a loss in its first half results as US sales were lower than expected.

Kraft’s PR punch: Google+ Hangout On Air Cadbury Mint Bubbly launch

Kraft-owned Cadbury UK has harnessed the power of its 2.5 million-strong Google+ network to launch a new mint flavor of its dairy milk bubbly bar, its social media manager says....

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Mars opens £6m R&D center in UK

Mars Chocolate has opened a new R&D facility in Slough, UK, which will be home to around 100 scientists.

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Ferrero starts Kinder Surprise production in Russia

Italian confectioner Ferrero has begun producing Kinder Surprise in Russia, the company has confirmed.

Hershey opens doors at the ‘world’s most technologically advanced’ choc factory

Hershey has officially opened its expanded chocolate factory in West Hershey, PA, unveiling “technology never before used in the manufacture of confectionery”.

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THE MONDELEZ SERIES – Gum & Candy strategy

Mondelez plans lower price points and China focus for gum and candy category

Kraft Foods’ global snacks spin-off Mondelez International will focus on penetrating the Chinese market and will introduce lower price points for gum as it looks to reinvigorate the ailing gum...

THE MONDELEZ SERIES – Analyst’s take

Mintel analyst lauds Mondelez’s geographic choices

Kraft’s global snacks spin-off, Mondelez, has chosen its focus markets wisely and can capitalise upon chocolate market growth in Russia and the upcoming FIFA World Cup and Olympics in Brazil,...

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Roshen scouts distribution partner for Southeast Asia expansion

Ukrainian confectioner Roshen is searching for a distribution partner in South East Asia as it presses ahead with expansion efforts.

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