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United Biscuits sails overseas hoisting the British flag when appropriate

The global number four biscuits player United Biscuits (UB) is growing rapidly in international markets where it plays up its British heritage accordingly, but rarely adapts the formulation.

Burton’s Biscuits needs shopping spree to stay competitive, says analyst

Burton’s Biscuits’ new owners may need to look at mergers and acquisition to grow in an increasingly competitive biscuit market, according to an analyst from Mintel.

Mondelez pumps $100m into new Czech biscuit factory

Mondelez International will invest $100m in a new Oreo and belVita biscuit factory in the Czech Republic that will supply Europe.

Burton’s Biscuit Company sold to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has reached a deal to acquire Burton’s, the maker of Jammie Dodger and Wagon Wheels.

Burton's invests in 'Choccie Dodger'

Biscuit and snack producer Burton’s Biscuit Company has installed equipment at its Llantarnam factory in Wales to make the chocolate cream for a ‘Choccie Dodger’ version of its iconic ‘Jammie...

Big trouble in little China as Mondelez misses expectations

Mondelez International has fallen short of sales expectations in the third quarter (Q3) as the slowing Chinese economy dented consumption, particularly in its biscuit category.

Lotte eyes ambitious overseas growth driven by China

Korean confectioner Lotte is aiming to increase its overseas sales six fold in the next five years led by growth in China, India and Russia, the firm said in its...

The Trick to Treat Sales Series: Halloween 2013 lineups

What are the leading confectioners serving up this Halloween? ConfectioneryNews explores the latest additions to Halloween lineups from big players such as Mars, Hershey and Nestlé.

Oreo crazy rats hooked like cocaine addicts, claims unpublished study

Unpublished research by Connecticut College’s psychology department claims that Mondelēz’s Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine for rats.

McVitie’s looks to cut cost of one site’s energy use by 41%

United Biscuits’ McVitie’s factory in Glasgow has achieved significant energy reductions and cost savings with the assistance of JRP Solutions, a UK-based energy and facilities specialist, which worked in close...

EU passes generic descriptors law: Clearing up confusion or compromising commercial freedom?

The European Commission has passed a law meaning generic descriptors for food and beverage products which could be construed as health claims will only be allowed if they have been...

UPDATED: Yildiz Holding sells 20% stake in Ülker as Godiva thrives

Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding has sold a 20% stake in its chocolate and biscuit business Ülker in a share offering as its Godiva business grows rapidly in international markets.

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

Tweet all about it: Mondelez strikes ‘clever’ partnership with Twitter

Mondelez International hopes to strengthen its real-time engagement with consumers via its global partnership with Twitter, a move one marketing expert has dubbed 'clever' and 'innovative'.

Lotte’s Rakhat acquisition part of well-mapped strategic plan, says Mintel

Korean firm Lotte’s recent acquisition of Kazakstan’s leading confectioner forms part of a carefully planned expansion strategy that gives it a “jumping board” to Russia and Central Asia, according to an analyst...

Patent Watch

Mondelez develops enviro-friendly cocoa powder for Oreos

Mondelez International has filed a patent for a method to give black cocoa powder its rich color using fewer environmentally damaging chemicals and no iron salts.

Burton’s Biscuits profits soar ahead of proposed sale

UK’s number two biscuit firm Burton’s has recorded profit growth in its full-year 2012 results ahead of a possible sale.

News in brief

Burton’s Biscuits on sale for $543m

The UK second largest biscuit company Burton’s Biscuits has been put up for sale by its private equity owners and could command a £350m ($543m) price tag.

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where...

Breaking News

UPDATE: Mondelez restarts Egyptian operations after conflict prompted closure

Mondelez International has restarted production in Egypt after it temporarily suspended operations due to civil unrest.

News in brief

Mondelez enters $45m-a-year marketing deal in Brazil

Mondelez International has entered into a marketing partnership with InnerWorkings in Brazil, one of its priority markets.

Special edition: Sustainable sourcing

SPECIAL FEATURE: In conversation with the WWF: The rocky road to sustainable palm oil

The good news: Around 15% of global palm oil produced in the past year was certified by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The bad news: Only half...

Sports drinks waste shows bar and biscuit potential: Study

Fruit and vegetable residues typically discarded in the manufacture of isotonic sports drinks could be a rich nutrient source for other foodstuffs like bars and biscuits, Brazilian researchers have found.

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.

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