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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.

Hershey seeks to reduce calorie counts with product reformulation, size adjustment

Hershey has included in its five-year plan a goal that 50% of its total offering of individually wrapped standard- and king-size confectionery products will be 200 calories or less. 

Delfi forms JV with Japan’s Yuraku Confectionery in Indonesia

Delfi Limited has formed a joint venture (JV) with the Yuraku Confectionery Company in Indonesia to sell chocolate snack products under the Delfi brand in Indonesia.

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....

United Cacao loses libel case against ConfectioneryNews

A Cayman Islands-registered company allegedly tied to deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon has lost a libel case against ConfectioneryNews and its publisher.

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.

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.

‘Simplest way’ is to pay more: Chocolate industry urged to up farm gate price to avert poverty in cocoa

A group of NGOs, including the VOICE Network, Solidaridad and Oxfam, are encouraging chocolate makers to set a minimum price for cocoa and to eventually move to a flexible premium...

Sugarpova says 7-Eleven chocolate listing is a 'game changer'

Tennis star Maria Sharapova’s chocolate line has secured distribution at two major US retailers.

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.

FBIF 2017

Why third and fourth tier cities are crucial for MNC growth: Mondelez China boss

Multinationals striving for growth in China need to better target third and fourth tier cities by improving distribution and building relationships with local retailers.

Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and...

On the move

Mondelēz and Bazooka Candy announce North America leadership changes

Mondelēz and the Topps’ confectionery division Bazooka Candy Brands have announced new leaders for their North American businesses.

Australian chocolate consumption on the rise, says Roy Morgan Research

Australians are eating more chocolate bars, blocks and boxed chocolates than in 2013, according to research by Roy Morgan.

Special edition: Active, intelligent packaging

Luxury drinks market gives rise to premium intelligent packaging in confectionery

API, which focuses on intelligent packaging is exploring luxury markets in confectionery, thanks to an increase in the markets-within-markets phenomenon, continuing the current trends of premiumization and segmentation in FMCG,...

News in brief

Nestlé UK issues nut allergy product recall

Nestlé UK has recalled a batch of Kitkats as they have been mispacked meaning peanuts and nuts are not declared on the label.

Rosenfeld remains focused on 'building world’s best snacking company' as departure rumors swirl

Mondelēz has confirmed its current CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, will remain in her position at the moment after The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke the news that the company is looking...

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.

News in brief

Lindt and Sprungli reopens head office with chocolate coloured walls

Lindt and Sprungli has opened its redesigned headquarters in the UK with chocolate colored walls and signature Lindt bunny on display.

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. 

Barry Callebaut-owned Mona Lisa brand ups cocoa sustainability by joining Horizons

Barry Callebaut is one step closer to its goal of sourcing fully sustainable cocoa by 2025 as its chocolate cups and decorations making subsidiary, Mona Lisa, has joined the Cocoa...

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