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Unreal Candy gets real: ‘We are not a fad or a fashion. We are a company and we want to be big’

A US startup part-funded by celebrities has ‘unjunked’ America’s favorite candy bars and says it is serious about taking on the industry's major players.

Chicle gum distributor urges Australians to stop chewing on plastic

The distributor of Chicza, an organic biodegradable chewing gum made from tree sap, is hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of organic and sustainable products in Australia and is...

Nestlé to modernize Ukrainian plant with $4.4m investment

Nestlé is planning to invest UAH 36 million UAH ($4.4m) to modernize a confectionery facility in Lviv, Ukraine.

China, Mexico and Brazil ‘standout’ international markets for Hershey

Hershey’s second quarter (Q2) international performance was strongest in China, Mexico and Brazil and the company is planning launches to foster overseas growth.

Cadbury India top brass shakeup unconnected to tax probe, says Mondelez

Cadbury India has made wholesale changes to its senior management in a move parent company Mondelez International says is not linked to ongoing tax evasion investigations.

Sales up: Hershey makes US share gains and grows volumes overseas

Hershey has grown its sales 6.7% in the second quarter (Q2) driven by strong performance in the US and volume increases in key international markets like China.

HUGH JOHNSTON FLATLY REJECTS PELTZ PLAN

$80bn Mondelez snacks splurge ‘too risky’ for PepsiCo – CFO

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston says the firm is not interested in buying Mondelez for a premium price of $80bn due to integration risks and dubious value for his firm’s shareholders....

What's a bored, hypoglycemic lawyer to do? Start a natural label, low sugar ice cream company, of course!

For Justin Woolverton, founder and CEO of premium ice cream brand Halo Top Creamery, life had become too sweet and too sour at the same time.  A dissatisfaction with his...

Mondelez strikes union deal to retain most UK Cadbury workers

Mondelez International has reached an agreement with hundreds of workers at three Cadbury sites in the UK whose jobs were previously threatened.

Ferrero enters Burma as market ‘opens for business’

Italian chocolatier Ferrero has joined Haribo and Perfetti Van Melle in entering the Burmese market.

Can chocolate-covered dates become UAE national export?

Dubai-based confectionery company Notions Group is eyeing new export markets for its flagship product Chocodate, which it claims can lure consumers looking for authentic Arabian confectionery. 

Mondelez buy could fizz Pepsi's flat soda sales, says investor

PepsiCo should acquire Mondelez and split its beverage and snacks businesses, according to an investor with a large stake in both firms.

Cloetta profits grow in spite of weak markets

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has reported profit gains in the face of weak markets in Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands in the second quarter (Q2).

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Natra expands truffle range for Asian markets

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has expanded its range of truffles to cater to growing Asian interest in French products.

Haribo enters Burma and strengthens Singaporean presence

German candy maker Haribo has entered the Burmese market and expanded its distribution in Singapore through a deal with expansion services provider DKSH.

Mondelez sells two brands and factory in Spain

Mondelez International has sold its Huesitos and Tokke brands to Chocolates Valor as well as chocolate processing operations at its Ateca plant.

Thorntons sees strong commercial and export growth

Thorntons chief executive Jonathan Hart expects further growth from supermarket sales in the coming year, he told FoodManufacture.co.uk, after the company posted strong fourth quarter growth in the division including...

Mars UK president: ‘Food manufacturing is cool again’

Perceptions of the food industry are changing and manufacturing is becoming a more popular career for young people, according to Mars UK president, Fiona Dawson.

Premium fudge firm boss predicting significant growth

A company making handmade fudge is predicting a 40% to 60% rise in turnover over each of the next two years as high-end retailers increasingly seek to stock its products.

Mystery biscuit giant seeks collaborators for melt-free chocolate coating

An anonymous Fortune 500 packaged foods company is looking for help in creating a chocolate enrobed cookie that can withstand high temperatures in warm climates.

Mondelez to build ‘world’s largest cookie plant’ in Mexico

Mondelez International will invest $350m in a cookie plant that will become the world’s largest, according to the President of Mexico.

Nestlé ‘perplexed’ as UK shuns trademark for Kit Kat shape

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has rejected Nestlé’s application to trademark the four-finger Kit-Kat shape after opposition from Mondelez International-owned Cadbury.

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Thorntons expects full year profits to surpass expectations

UK chocolatier Thorntons says it pre-exceptional profit before tax will be ahead of the £4.6m ($7m) market expectation as its commercial driven strategy appears to be paying dividends.

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Mondelez takes Mobile Futures program to Brazil

Mondelez International has expanded its Mobile Futures initiative to Brazil to encourage start-up technology companies to come up with ways to promote its brands.

Monk fruit sweetened cookies to entice diabetic markets, claims Koochikoo

The maker of a new sugar free cookie sweetened with monk fruit extract claims its product is set for big things in markets with high diabetes rates such as Australia...

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