Kellogg buying United Biscuits would make sense, according to an expert with prior senior history at UB, as media speculation over the possibility of such a deal intensified.
Nestlé has taken a 24% hit in first half confectionery operating profits due to spiraling cocoa costs and intense competition.
Mondelēz International grew slower than the overall chocolate market in H1 after raising wholesale prices earlier than competitors.
Colombia’s leading chocolate firm Grupo Nutresa has reported a drop in earnings for its chocolate division in Q2 due to mounting cocoa costs.
Dubai chocolate maker Delice has started selling its products in London department store Harrods’ chocolate room, and plans launches in three more markets this year.
Nestlé’s will use sustainable cocoa for 100% of its UK and Ireland portfolio by the end of 2015, up from its current 60% mark.
Hachez, owned by the Danish Toms Group, will move part of its packaging production from Germany to Poland in an attempt to claw back some of its recent losses.
Kiwi fruit products company Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced what it claims is possibly the world’s smallest real fruit pieces.
The Hershey Company has won a preliminary injunction to prevent Maryland state senator Steve Hershey from using signs to promote his campaigns that allegedly infringe the chocolate company’s trademarks.
Hershey has fallen slightly short of its net sales growth target in the second quarter but expects a strong Halloween and Christmas.
Singapore-based Petra Foods has appointed ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi to oversee the creative stategy for its SilverQueen and Delfi Top brands.
Ritter Sport has purchased land for a cocoa plantation in Nicaragua to eventually cover 30% of its cocoa needs and give it greater control of its supply.
Mars Chocolate North America has become the latest to introduce wholesale price increases after similar moves from Nestlé and Hershey.
Toy-filled chocolate egg firm the Yowie Group has secured US distribution with large C-store chain Valero Corner Store.
BBX Capital has made California-based firm Helen Grace Chocolates its forth US premium chocolate acquisition in eight months.
Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has snapped up New Zealand snack giant Griffin’s Foods for NZ$700m ($606.6m) in a move it says should bolster its presence in the Asian snack sector....
United Biscuits joint owners Blackstone and PAI partners have refused to comment on speculation that they are preparing the company for a public flotation.
A 40% increase in operating profits for its chocolate and confectionery fats business unit helped AAK to 'record high' results in Q2, while the firm continues its expansion with a...
Lindt & Sprüngli has no plans to introduce sweeping wholesale price increases in response to rising cocoa costs, according to its CEO.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has recorded sales and profit growth in the second quarter driven by acquisitions and says it is eyeing further buys.
The world’s biggest hazelnut buyer Ferrero has purchased the world’s largest hazelnut processor The Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.
Hershey has upped its global wholesale prices by 8% after responding to rising commodity costs including cocoa, dairy and nuts.
Australia’s opposition party has called for Cadbury’s A$16m government funding to upgrade its Claremont plant to be redirected to West Coast development projects.
Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition gives it a stronger US foothold, but only in a declining category, say analysts, who argue expansion in emerging premium chocolate markets may have been a...
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has struck a deal to buy US candy firm Russell Stover, turning Lindt (which already owns Ghirardelli) into the third-largest chocolate maker in the US behind...