Brazilian biscuit makers are set for a tough year in light of planned energy price hikes and a sharp currency depreciation, warns Brazil's Association of Biscuit, Pasta, Industrial Bread and...
Food taxes were raised again last week as a way to help stem obesity rates – but are they really necessary? And would they work?
Shea continues to be an important, high quality ingredient that offers the confectionery industry numerous technical advantages and competitive price points, as well as important benefits to African communities.
ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from the US National Confectioners Association’s (NCA’s) Sweets & Snacks Expo next week where premium products are expected to pull in retail visitors.
Croatian food group Podravka has reached a €33.03m ($36.91m) deal to acquire a 51.55% stake in Zito, Slovenia's top domestic chocolate manufacturer.
Austrian-based biscuit firm Josef Manner is considering marking its entry into Asia by entering Indonesia, where there is already an established wafer market.
The new owners of Serbia’s largest biscuit-maker Bambi, Mid Europa Partners (MEP), hope to grow the business to become Eastern Europe's biscuit leader.
Imminent engineers’ strikes at Fox’s Biscuits’ Batley factory, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group, in West Yorkshire, could disrupt production, trades union Unite has claimed.
Brazil’s biscuit, pasta and industrial cake and bread industry has seen annual sales increase 11.5% to BRL 32.20bn ($10.56bn), up from BRL 28.88bn in 2013, announced the leading trade association...
Machu Picchu Foods (MPF), a Peruvian cocoa processor/exporter and chocolate manufacturer, recently expanded its product portfolio with ice cream wafer cones following the purchase of wafer company Montecorvino from Callao. ...
The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) is worried retaliatory taxes in Mexico and Canada from country-of origin labeling could see American-made chocolate disappear from its main export markets.
Mondelēz International has been hit with a fine from Bulgaria ad watchdog after it posted photographs of tennis pros on its Facebook page without permission.
Where are Nestlé's strongest confectionery markets? And how does it fare in global markets? ConfectioneryNews digs into data from the company's 2014 Annual Report to dish up some bite-sized facts....
Indian biscuit manufacturers are now aggressively moving into the premium segment as the world’s biggest cookie consumer shifts its tastes upmarket.
Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting almost £70M in sales through a new US distribution partnership with International Food Associates (IFA).
United Biscuits CEO Martin Glenn will leave the company to join the English Football Association and will be replaced by the boss of UB’s international business Jeff van der Eems....
The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile...
Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s Kinh Do.
Adding in vitamins and minerals is one way the industry is getting around current health and nutrition regulation and creating a 'health halo' around otherwise unhealthy products, according to the European...
Mondelēz International will withdraw from certain retail customers in Europe that have refused chocolate price hikes.
Dutch equipment supplier Cremer has introduced a servo-driven counting machine that it claims will limit downtime for top players in confectionery.
A levy on high-calorie confectionery and soft drinks is being considered in Connecticut as a means to tackle childhood obesity.
Mondelēz and Mars have been accused of exploiting small businesses by extending payment terms to some UK suppliers from 60 to 120 days.
Confectionery brands must ensure the packaging for new products is as innovative as the flavors, particularly to stave off competition from private label imitators, says packaging specialists Smithers Pira.
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