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Cadbury 'happy to forfeit' three lost Eclair trademarks

Mondelez-owned Cadbury India has lost three of its Chocolate Eclairs label trademarks as part of an eight year tussle with Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd, but is playing down the consequences.

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.

Ishida weigher doesn’t take the shine out of oiled jellies

Family-owned confectionery maker Sánchez Cano, which manufactures gummi’s, marshmallows, liquorice, candy and bubble gum, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

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Mondelez eliminates cooking stage from candy production

Mondelez International has developed a method to prepare hard and soft candies and gum without the energy and time intensive cooking process.

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King ups game with novelty Candy Crush candies

King, the company behind popular mobile game Candy Crush, has introduced a brand of real-life Candy Crush Candies that will be sold at Dylan’s Candy Bar and other retailers.

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...

Mondelez in ‘Choclairs’ row with Lotte in India

Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India has been granted an interim injunction by a high court In Delhi preventing rival Lotte from selling products alleged to infringe Cadbury’s Choclairs trademark.

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Sluggish French confectionery sales expected up until 2017: Analyst

Slow growth in French confectionery runs deeper than the economic crisis since consumers are simply more health-conscious than their European cousins, according to market research.

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.

The trick to treat sales series

Scary thought: Halloween candy is bigger than Halloween, says Hershey

Consumers desire flavors and packaging that evoke the wider Fall season and not just Halloween, says Hershey as the choc giant introduces a string of products to make the most...

The trick to treat sales series

Thursday’s Halloween has far to go: NCA predicts flat US Halloween sales

US Halloween sales are expected to rise just 1% this year as the season falls on a weekday meaning people are less likely to plan parties, says the National Confectioners...

Trick or Treat? FDA’s licorice warning

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging moderation this Halloween when eating black licorice.

Don't change our treats! Smaller portions better than reformulation for confectionery, says dietitian

Confectioners should reduce portion sizes rather than reformulate since indulgent treats help us enjoy our diets, says a dietitian. 

Crediton Confectionery explores meat-free gelatins after business turnaround

UK firm Crediton Confectionery intends to move to non-meat gelatin for its confections to differentiate itself from bigger players after overseeing a significant rise in production volumes since the firm...

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Glisten Confectionery to close Skegness site

Glisten Confectionery is to transfer manufacturing from its Skegness site to plants in Leicester and the Czech Republic.

Coroner warns of energy sweets danger after man’s death

A coroner has written to the UK’s Department of Health warning of the dangers of high-caffeine confectionery after a man accidentally overdosed on caffeinated energy mints.

Mars defends use of artificial colors in M&Ms as CSPI-backed petition urges it to ditch ‘neurotoxic chemicals’

Confectionery giant Mars has defended its use of artificial colors in M&Ms after being urged to ditch them in a petition on change.org accompanied by a press release from the...

Nestlé nine-month sales growth below full-year target

Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging...

We’re watching you: Mondelez ‘smart shelves’ detect facial features for targeted ads

Oreo maker Mondelez International will introduce video display units near checkouts that estimate a person’s age and gender to deliver targeted advertising.

Special Edition: Hygienic Design & Quality Testing

Industry of steel: Confectioners will switch to stainless steel equipment in five years, predicts Bosch

The confectionery industry will move from aluminum surfaces on processing and packaging equipment to stainless steel in the next five years in order to raise sanitation standards, according to Bosch.

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Sound check! Confectioners ready mics for acoustic testing

Auditory testing to measure the crunch noise a product will make when it is chewed in the mouth is quickly becoming widespread in the confectionery industry.

Hershey adapts China brand Lancaster to US tastes

Hershey has launched Lancaster Soft Caramel Cremes in the US, six months after the company initially introduced the product in China. 

Haribo to construct second UK factory for $109m

Haribo has announced plans to build a £92m ($109m) factory in Castleford to keep pace with accelerating UK sales.

Robots for retail-ready confectionery packaging: Carle&Montanari-OPM talks flexibility

Equipment supplier Carle&Montanari-OPM has spotted a rise in the use of retail-ready packaging among confectionery firms in the US and claims picker cell robots allow great flexibility to pack pre-merchandized...

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Naturex launches natural blue spirulina for 'fat-loving' candies

French ingredients firm Naturex claims to be the first supplier to offer natural blue spirulina coloring for lipophilic confectionery applications such as compound coatings.

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