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‘Red Bull meets Hershey’: Awake Chocolate eyes US and Europe expansion

Caffeinated chocolate firm Awake Chocolate wants to up distribution among US college students and eventually bring the brand to 'forward-thinking' Europe.

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Mondelēz invests $40m in Virginia biscuit factory

Mondelēz International is to expand its Nabisco biscuit plant in Henrico, Virginia.

Nestlé strike action at Canadian chocolate plant

Over 360 workers at Nestlé Canada’s manufacturing plant in Toronto are on strike after talks aimed at securing improvements to employees defined pension plan broke down.

Hershey only faces ‘deceptive’ antioxidant claims in labeling suit

The majority of claims against Hershey for false nutrition labeling have been dismissed by a Californian court, but the company still faces allegations of making misleading antioxidant claims.

'Snacks powerhouse' unveils plan to shrink beverage business

‘Terrific coffee growth!’ But Mondelez spits out Tassimo not Trident

Mondelez CEO Irene Rosenfeld insists the firm’s coffee interests backed by brands such as Tassimo are ‘very attractive’ but says the deal to shrink its beverage business fits a core...

Mondelēz rolls out gender equality plan for cocoa sector

Mondelēz International has announced plans to roll-out its Cocoa Life sustainability program in Cote d’Ivoire to improve the rights of female cocoa workers in the region.

Brazil’s Dori eyes North America export growth

Brazilian confectioner Doris Alimentos plans to build a US distribution center to grow its North American export business.

Q3 growth at Thorntons hit by slow sales

Slow sales in February and March and planned store closures hit sales at Thorntons in its third financial quarter (Q3), the confectionery firm reported in a trading statement.

Cadbury fails to clear Whittaker’s Berry Forest

Cadbury has lost its bid to annul rival Whittaker’s New Zealand trademark for Berry Forest chocolate.

United Confectioners loses Icebreaker trademark in Hershey dispute

Russia’s intellectual property court has cancelled United Confectioners’ IceBReAKeR trademark following a clash with Hershey.

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Cloetta considers shopping spree to drive growth

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta says it will explore potential acquisitions to drive growth after profits declined in the first quarter.

Hershey plans Reese’s rollout in emerging markets after tough quarter

Hershey is planning to roll out Reese’s peanut butter cups in Mexico, Brazil and China after posting below-par first quarter results.

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Cadbury India becomes Mondelēz India Foods Limited

Mondelēz International subsidiary Cadbury India has changed its name to Mondelez India Foods Limited.

We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

The theatre of candy

All the world’s our stage! In-store theatrics propels Spun Candy to venture overseas

Premium British confectioner Spun Candy plans to expand internationally by attracting customers with innovative in-store displays and live production.

When it comes to NPD, is consumer 'liking' an overrated idea?

Testing the consumer liking of a new product may be an overrated idea that ‘breeds mediocrity’ and means products fail to differentiate themselves against the competition, according to David Howlett...

Abraaj Group plans Middle East & North Africa expansion for Kool Food

Private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired a stake in Moroccan chocolate company Kool Food and plans to expand distribution in the Middle East and Africa.

Hershey ‘tricking US consumers with fake Maltesers’, claims Mars

Mars has launched US legal action against Hershey accusing it of copying its Maltesers brand in all-red packaging.

Nestlé to up confectionery prices to restore growth

Nestlé plans to increase its pricing for confectionery products to restore growth to the category.

Burton’s Biscuit Company invests £14.75M in snack tech

Burton’s Biscuit Company, maker of brands such as Maryland Cookies and Jammie Dodgers, has announced a £14.75M investment in its manufacturing operation to support business growth.

Halloren targets Thailand and Korea for export growth

German confectioner Halloren believes its best growth prospects lie in the fast growing markets in Thailand and Korea as well as North America amid intense competition in its home market.

Lindt Teddy has its picnic but Haribo trademark row will rumble on

Lindt has won its appeal against Haribo for alleged infringement of Haribo’s golden bear trademark, but the case will go all the way to the Supreme Court in Germany.

Mondelēz downplays Russia sanctions as it announces $110m factory

Mondelēz International has made light of potential trade sanctions against Russia for its annexing of Crimea and announced a $110m factory in Siberia.

Chocolat Frey expands in North America with SweetWorks buy

Swiss firm Chocolat Frey has boosted its presence in North America by acquiring New York based chocolate, candy and gum maker SweetWorks.

Duc d’O eyes growth in ‘dynamic’ Indian chocolate market

Belgian truffle maker Duc d’O has entered India through a distribution deal with Cosmo Fine Foods and hopes to target increasingly affluent Indian consumers.

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