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'Worrying' obesity trend prompts EU confectioners to tackle portion sizes

Portion size control will be a focal point of the European confectionery industry’s push to address consumer concerns on health & nutrition, according to industry association CAOBISCO.

Not all Millennials are the same, and other generation-based myths busted by CRA-backed study

Young adults move through several distinctly varied life stages from the ages of 18 to 34 years – high school graduation, moving out on their own, going to college, finding...

FDA OKs EverSweet GRAS determination, but commercial launch date still to be determined, says Cargill

The FDA has issued a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) no objections letter for EverSweet, Cargill’s hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Burton's bringing Cadbury Mini Fingers and Wispa biscuits to the US

UK firm Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its US line-up with two more Cadbury products manufactured under licence from Mondelēz International.

sweets & snacks expo 2016

News from 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo: Hydrox Cookies are back with a vengeance

Cookie brand Hydrox - which was axed in 1999 - has returned to the US market in a big way with listings in Kroger and Walmart stores.

The big issue: How can industry be part of the obesity solution?

Obesity and overweight rates continue to rise across the globe and although no country has managed to reverse the trend to date, all agree action is required. Join us for...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Sugar tax one step closer to implementation in Thailand

Soft drinks could cost up to 25% more in Thailand after the National Reform Steering Assembly’s health panel approved by 153 votes to two a proposal to increase taxes for...

Mondelēz sells Domino, Fanipala and Jaffa biscuit brands to Fazer

Mondelēz International has agreed to sell Finnish biscuit brands Domino, Fanipala and Jaffa back to former brand owner Fazer.

Mondelēz needs strategy rethink as Q1 revenues decline, suggest analysts

Mondelēz International must be careful not to saturate the Cadbury and Milka and Oreo brands with excessive SKUs and be wary cost-cutting measures don't harm revenues further, say analysts. ...

Mondelēz partners with China’s Alibaba to support $1bn global e-commerce goal

Chinese consumers are able to buy a fuller range of Mondelēz products, including Oreo Colorfilled, an online platform where people can customize their own Oreo packaging, thanks to the Mondelēz’s...

Major brands dump palm oil supplier IOI following RSPO suspension

Four of the world’s biggest food companies have moved swiftly to cease trading with Malaysian firm IOI after it fell foul of sustainable palm oil rules, but NGOs say it’s...

Sugary treats take a hit as consumers cut back on snacking

Consumers are reducing the range of products they snack on, according to the authors of a new report on UK snacking habits.

Pepperidge Farm and Trader Joe’s settle 'cookie copying' spat

Pepperidge Farm has withdrawn its lawsuit against Trader Joe’s for alleged mimicking of its Milano cookie brand’s format and packaging, with each party bearing its own cost. 

‘Unhygienic’ biscuit firm sorry for double pest infestation

Baketime – the manufacturer branded as operating under “unhygienic conditions” – has admitted double pest infestations at its premises and apologised to Aldi and other customers for sparking a recall of its...

Seven key trends bring £500M biscuit opportunity

United Biscuits (UB) has identified seven key drivers of consumption and purchase that can steer the sustainable growth of the biscuit market.

First quarter 2016 innovation

Global confectionery NPD: Lemon meringue truffles, green tea cookies and chili nut M&Ms

ConfectioneryNews presents our pick of products entering the global confectionery category this quarter from major players such as Mars, Lotte and Nestlé.

Daelmans stroopwafels coming to the US

Dutch firm Daelmans has entered the US with its stroopwafels and has already secured listings in major retail chains such as Target and 7-Eleven.

Ad block: Smaller confectioners to stop advertising to kids under new scheme

Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.

Burton's relaunches and extends 'special treat' Maryland cookies range

Burton’s Biscuit Company is bringing all its Maryland ‘special treat’ cookies under a unifying banner in the UK and extending the line-up with new products.

Corbion officially opens new R&D and applications facility in The Netherlands

Food ingredients supplier Corbion has officially opened a new R&D and applications laboratory in The Netherlands.

McVitie's and Jacob's lines to go back into production at flood-hit UB factory

United Biscuits’ factory in Carlisle is set to resume production – three months after being severely damaged by flooding.

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production...

Yamazaki Baking grows bakery sales - and ends Mondelēz partnership

Japanese manufacturer Yamazaki Baking has increased its bread sales in the past year despite the impact of cost-conscious consumers and rising raw material prices.

Dispatches from ISM in Cologne

Sweet Planet: Confectionery NPD inspiration from design school students

Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).

Full-year Financial Results

Mondelēz forsees further emerging market challenges in 2016

Mondelēz has reported full-year organic revenue growth in chocolate below the overall market  and expects the macroeconomic environment in emerging markets to remain challenging.

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