Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.
Sun Cups maker Free2b Foods hopes to move beyond confections and into allergen-free snacks with investor VG Growth Partners.
Confectionery was the second biggest driver of growth in Western Europe’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in 2016, according to Nielsen.
Lareka has won recognition for its redesigned 3D printed sealer arm for chocolate tablet packaging.
UK firm Fudge Kitchen is using a sweetener created recently in Belgium for a sugar-free peanut brittle launching this week.
Sugar and calorie reduction has taken its toll on the chocolate category, but focusing on quality ingredients can foster growth, suggests a Euromonitor analyst.
Ferrero is to acquire all the equity of Fannie May Confections brands, including its subsidiaries Fannie May Confections and Harry London Candies from 1-800-Flowers.com for $115m.
The 12 major players in cocoa and chocolate have united with public sector partners to eradicate deforestation in the cocoa supply chain.
A district court in California has dismissed a 12-year lawsuit accusing Nestlé, ADM and Cargill of aiding and abetting child slavery in West Africa.
A survey conducted by the Almond Board of California (ABC) and Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) suggests 70% of consumers across the globe prefer chocolate products with nut inclusions.
Mars will launch chocolate snacking brand Maltesers in North America for the first time.
Lindt has invested around $14m in its sustainable cocoa program since 2008 as it aims to have a fully traceable and verifiable supply by 2020.
Turkish confectioner Ülker is aiming to become the leader in Egypt’s biscuit market and hopes to expand in the Middle East & North Africa, Central Asia, Russia and China through...
A chocolate bar containing 33% pure refined turmeric has been launched into the global functional foods market, as a convenient and enjoyable way to increase daily dosage of curcumin, the...
Confectionery and snack companies should up the focus on e-commerce sales in 2017, even though the online channel represents 1% of overall CPG sales volumes, say analysts at IRI and Barkley.
Artisan bakery, Nonni’s Foods, has launched limited batch spring biscotti to boost market share in the growing snack category.
Ferrero North America CEO Paul Chibe and VP of strategy and insights at Mars Matt Lloyd weigh in on 2017 confectionery trends.
Nestlé has pledged to remove 7,500 metric tons of sugar in its UK confectionery range via reformulation, calorie limits and new technology.
Trade body China Candy has collected February confectionery data from thousands of retailers in Beijing.
UK chocolate market leader Mondelēz International has added a peanut butter and a mint variety to its Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo range.
Ritter Sport now hopes to reach its goal to source only sustainable cocoa by 2020 rather than 2025.
AAK has opened an innovation center in Edison, New Jersey, during which it highlighted some of the most up-to-date product making technologies to partners, including Hershey, Mondelēz and Barry Callebaut....
Taza Chocolate has never conched its cocoa beans since it started 10 years ago in Somerville, Massachusetts, as the company believes stone grinding is the best way to reduce bitterness of...
French supplier and branded chocolate maker Cémoi has acquired Pennsylvania-based molded chocolate company Chris Candies.
Hershey will explore acquisitions, focus on Amazon in e-commerce and launch snack SKUs of its core brands, says its new CEO.