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Raisio confectionery sales hit by Poppets delistings

Raisio has reported a decline in first quarter confectionery sales due to a weaker British pound and reduced UK demand for its brands, which include Poppets and Fox's Glacier.

Size matters: Researchers question smaller packaging’s effect on obesity

Consumers may eat more candy in multiple small bags compared to one large bag with the same amount, say researchers.

Ferrero-owned Kinder secures licensing deal with Despicable Me 3

Kinder is rolling out Despicable Me-themed Surprise Eggs in the UK under a partnership with Universal Pictures.

Interpack 2017

GEA sees ‘increasing interest in hygienic design and quick changeovers to meet “free-from” production needs’

GEA is seeing an increased interest in hygienic design and quick changeover technology to meet the “free-from” production needs and trends for a ‘one-stop shop’ concept.

Quarterly earnings

Mondelēz Q1 a ‘solid start’, driven by Oreo, Cadbury, belVita and Ritz

Mondelēz has posted organic growth of 0.6% during Q1, beating the company’s expectation, CEO Irene Rosenfeld said.

Hershey releases US summer flavors: KitKat, Kisses, Reese’s, PayDay and Twizzlers

Hershey has launched a series of traveler destinations-themed candy and snack products for this coming summer in the US. 

News in brief

Dow Rhobarr binders are ‘market disruptor’ for OGR barrier coatings

Dow Coating Materials claims its Rhobarr Binders are manufactured without fluorocarbons, offering an alternative to existing food contact compliant coatings for paper and paperboard packaging

India ‘defying the odds’ as a fast growing chocolate confectionery market, Mintel

Mintel has revealed India is “defying the odds” as one of the world’s fastest growing chocolate confectionery markets, while the global market posts slow growth in recent years.

Trolli Candy’s UK distributor Innovative Bites ups snack portfolio with baked pretzels range

Innovative Bites, importer and wholesaler of mainly US grocery products in the UK, has added a Romanian snack to its lineup. 

Quarterly Earnings

Hershey posts Q1 growth driven by Reese’s, KitKat, Kisses and other key brands

Hershey has reported total net sales of $1.88bn in Q1, 2017, growing by 2.8% compared to last year.

Mars launches first M&M’s chocolate block in Australia

Mars has launched its first M&M’s chocolate block in Australia

Mondelēz announces CMO departure, new hires in consumer insights and packaging

Mondelēz has announced its chief marketing officer (CMO) Dana Anderson has decided to leave the company. 

Nestlé departs UK for Poland taking 300 Blue Riband jobs

Nestlé is to move production of its Blue Riband chocolate brand from the UK to Poland with a loss of around 300 jobs.

Korozo Ambalaj flexible packaging to expand internationally

EBRD (the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Esas Holding venture capital firm have acquired a majority stake in Korozo Ambalaj, in Turkey.

Peeps, Jelly Belly being out of stock at Walmart during Easter is ‘significant issue,’ Quri says

US shoppers may have found it more difficult to locate Peeps and Jelly Belly this past Easter at Walmart’s candy aisle compared to Cadbury, Dove, Hershey and M&M’s, says Quri....

Financials

Cloetta sales dented by Swedish pick & mix declines in Q1

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has reported a slight dip in first quarter sales driven by declines in its Swedish pick & mix business.

Exclusive interview

Bazooka Candy’s president targets double-digit growth through innovation and global expansion

Accelerating innovation for core brands and expanding in international markets will be key strategies for Bazooka, says the company’s president Tony Jacobs.

Guest article

How to reduce sugar scientifically and creatively in confectionery

Soluble dietary fibers, dextrins and added vanilla can help manufacturers cut sugar beyond reducing portion size, writes Leatherhead Food Research’s head of microscopy.

Q1 Results

Nestlé confectionery growth declines in Q1 due to ‘calendar impact’

Nestlé has reported a -2.9% drop in organic growth in first quarter confectionery sales, citing a later Easter and an earlier Chinese New Year this year.

UK confectionery prices fall slightly despite Brexit

Supermarket price wars have forced UK confectionery down in spite of the Brexit vote, says market intelligence firm IRI.

Innovative Bites plans American range at Hancocks depots after acquisition

Innovative Bites' founder says the company plans to stock an American range at all Hancocks Holdings depots after acquiring the UK wholesaler.

Seasonal offerings tops chocolate NPD in 2016, Mintel research shows

Seasonal launches accounted for 25% of global chocolate product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development, according to Mintel Global New Products Database.

Mondelēz invests $93m in UK Cadbury production, launching Roundie biscuit

Oreo maker Mondelēz has unveiled four chocolate production lines at its Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK.

Innovative Bites celebrates double-digit growth

Innovative Bites, sweets and snacks supplier has announced double-digit growth across four of the Big 5 supermarkets in the UK.  

E-commerce expert calms retailers’ fear of Amazon driving away their Oreo and Cheerios customers

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker. 

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