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We’re watching you: Mondelez ‘smart shelves’ detect facial features for targeted ads

Oreo maker Mondelez International will introduce video display units near checkouts that estimate a person’s age and gender to deliver targeted advertising.

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Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.

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Mondelez secures soccer partnerships ahead of World Cup year

Mondelez International has announced sponsorship deals with the US soccer team, Mexican club team Chivas and three American players including Clint Dempsey.

Mars devises strategy for US chocolate consumption to match Western European levels

Mars Chocolate North America claims pushing year-round sharing occasions is key to getting US chocolate consumption on par with high levels observed in many Western European nations.

Hershey adapts China brand Lancaster to US tastes

Hershey has launched Lancaster Soft Caramel Cremes in the US, six months after the company initially introduced the product in China. 

Haribo to construct second UK factory for $109m

Haribo has announced plans to build a £92m ($109m) factory in Castleford to keep pace with accelerating UK sales.

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Host of brands go Fair Trade USA certified

Lake Champlain Chocolates, Alter Eco and Ripple Brands have all announced products that will carry Fair Trade USA certification labels.

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Hershey highlights rise of dark chocolate as dessert in US

Hershey hosted an event in New York last week highlighting dark chocolate as the new dessert for Americans.

UPDATED: Yildiz Holding sells 20% stake in Ülker as Godiva thrives

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has sold a 20% stake in its chocolate and biscuit business Ülker in a share offering as its Godiva business grows rapidly in international markets.

Cadbury in purple haze as Nestlé wins appeal

Nestlé’s appeal against Cadbury’s trademark for a particular shade of the color purple has been accepted by the UK Court of Appeal this morning.

Hershey marks biggest outlay in Asia with $250m Malaysia plant

The Hershey Company will make its single largest investment in Asia with a new factory in Malaysia, a country the firm says gives it a strong route to 25 markets...

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Novel ingredients used in TCHO chocolate pairings additions

San Franciscan chocolate firm TCHO claims it is using ingredients never before used in chocolate bars for its new mixed flavour pairing additions.

Mondelēz extends sustainable cocoa pledge to Indonesia

Mondelēz International is expanding its sustainable cocoa farming initiative, pledging to include Indonesia in its ten year, $400m commitment.

Mondelēz takes trademark appeal to High Court

Mondelēz International has appealed against the New Zealand trademark authority’s decision to OK rival Whittaker’s registration of its Berry Forest chocolate bar, despite protestations that it is too similar to Mondelēz's own...

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Mars North America VP to chair Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

Mars Chocolate North America announced this week that its vice president of trade development, Tim Quinn, will chair the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo for the third...

IPO chops down Cadbury Black Forest trademark breach claims

Cadbury has failed to block Kiwi rival Whittaker’s trademarking of the name 'Berry Forest' on the grounds that it is too similar to its Black Forest chocolate bar. 

Natra may give exclusivity for Tiger Nut bar in South Africa

Spanish chocolate major Natra will launch a nut variant of its Tiger bar countline in South Africa for retailers and said it would consider exclusivity agreements.

From the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

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Fortified chewing gum can protect against the common cold, claims Immuno Gum creator

Immune health chewing gum is a cheaper and more portable way to guard against the common cold than dissolvable vitamins, according to an emergency room doctor who has created his...

Ferrero USA pledges to not advertise to kids

Ferrero USA has joined the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) – pledging not to advertise its products to children under 12.

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Betty Crocker and Hershey launch baking mixes

Betty Crocker has teamed up with confectionery major Hershey to launch a range of cookie and cupcake mixes.

Birth of a confectionery giant

Mondelēz International: One year on

As we approach the first year anniversary of the launch of Mondelēz International, ConfectioneryNews peers into the chocolate box of the young confectionery titan.

Tweet all about it: Mondelez strikes ‘clever’ partnership with Twitter

Mondelez International hopes to strengthen its real-time engagement with consumers via its global partnership with Twitter, a move one marketing expert has dubbed 'clever' and 'innovative'.

Mars Chocolate North America launches nine products for 2014

Mars Chocolate North America has announced nine product launches planned for 2014, which it will exhibit at the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) show at the Georgia World Congress...

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Cloetta extends Chewits brand with gift licenses

Swedish confectioner Cloetta has licensed Chewits branded gifting products in the UK to help it raise its brand profile.

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