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Mondelez pumps $100m into new Czech biscuit factory

Mondelez International will invest $100m in a new Oreo and belVita biscuit factory in the Czech Republic that will supply Europe.

Burton’s Biscuit Company sold to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has reached a deal to acquire Burton’s, the maker of Jammie Dodger and Wagon Wheels.

IP69K rating is a Fortress for metal detector

Fortress Technology has received IP69K rating for its Stealth mode of metal detector, stressing the importance of robust washdowns in food safety.

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Mars launches Galaxy at 'accessible' price in India

Mars has launched premium tablet chocolate brand Galaxy (also known as Dove) in India at a reduced price point.

Milka’s cost-effective marketing in time of turmoil

An analyst has called Milka’s recent selective marketing a “masterclass” in how to implement cost-efficient, brand equity building strategies against a backdrop of an industry in “turmoil”....

Cloetta cautious on Italy and Scandinavia confectionery recovery

Swedish-based confectioner Cloetta has improved its third quarter sales compared to the same period last year as most Scandinavian confectionery markets as well as Italy registered growth.

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Yowie primes for US production

Yowie Group Ltd will start producing chocolate eggs in Florida later this month.

Industry Voices - Cocoa in the developed world

‘We want to put Australia on the map for origin chocolate’ – Daintree Estates

The company behind Australia’s first single origin chocolate says the country’s cocoa is rich in polyphenols and is set for a big future. Its executive chairman, Cadbury veteran Barry Kitchen...

Cadbury 'happy to forfeit' three lost Eclair trademarks

Mondelez-owned Cadbury India has lost three of its Chocolate Eclairs label trademarks as part of an eight year tussle with Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd, but is playing down the consequences.

Big trouble in little China as Mondelez misses expectations

Mondelez International has fallen short of sales expectations in the third quarter (Q3) as the slowing Chinese economy dented consumption, particularly in its biscuit category.

Ishida weigher doesn’t take the shine out of oiled jellies

Family-owned confectionery maker Sánchez Cano, which manufactures gummi’s, marshmallows, liquorice, candy and bubble gum, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

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King ups game with novelty Candy Crush candies

King, the company behind popular mobile game Candy Crush, has introduced a brand of real-life Candy Crush Candies that will be sold at Dylan’s Candy Bar and other retailers.

Lotte eyes ambitious overseas growth driven by China

Korean confectioner Lotte is aiming to increase its overseas sales six fold in the next five years led by growth in China, India and Russia, the firm said in its...

Mondelez in ‘Choclairs’ row with Lotte in India

Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India has been granted an interim injunction by a high court In Delhi preventing rival Lotte from selling products alleged to infringe Cadbury’s Choclairs trademark.

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Roshen rubbishes Orkla takeover rumors

Ukrainian chocolate maker Roshen has denied reports that it is set to sell the company to Norwegian group Orkla.

The Trick to Treat Sales Series: Halloween 2013 lineups

What are the leading confectioners serving up this Halloween? ConfectioneryNews explores the latest additions to Halloween lineups from big players such as Mars, Hershey and Nestlé.

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Scary thought: Halloween candy is bigger than Halloween, says Hershey

Consumers desire flavors and packaging that evoke the wider Fall season and not just Halloween, says Hershey as the choc giant introduces a string of products to make the most...

Nestlé cuts Kit Kat saturated fat with palm oil switch

Nestlé UK & Ireland has reduced saturated fat levels in Kit Kat by around 10% by changing the palm oil in the wafer filling.

Don't change our treats! Smaller portions better than reformulation for confectionery, says dietitian

Confectioners should reduce portion sizes rather than reformulate since indulgent treats help us enjoy our diets, says a dietitian. 

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Two killed in Mexican candy factory explosion

An explosion at the Dulces Blueberry factory in border city of Ciudad Juarez has left two dead and dozens injured, according to news agencies.

Hershey expects chocolate ad spending will underpin health of the category

Hershey is expecting the chocolate category to increase advertising spend in the next year to promote a growing number of innovations, which will leverage category growth.


IQ Chocolate preps sports performance cocoa health claim

Scottish chocolate start-up, IQ Chocolate, has high hopes for its “raw” dark chocolate bars within the high quality, functional foods sector and is currently in the initial stages of preparing...

Bean blending all the rage for private label chocolatiers

The premium private label chocolate industry is becoming increasing interested in the subtleties of cocoa and is willing to sacrifice single origins for a flavorsome blend, according to French chocolatier Cémoi....

Crediton Confectionery explores meat-free gelatins after business turnaround

UK firm Crediton Confectionery intends to move to non-meat gelatin for its confections to differentiate itself from bigger players after overseeing a significant rise in production volumes since the firm...

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Glisten Confectionery to close Skegness site

Glisten Confectionery is to transfer manufacturing from its Skegness site to plants in Leicester and the Czech Republic.

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