Non-profit As You Sow has accused Hershey, Mars and See’s Candies of failing to label lead and cadmium content in chocolate contrary to Californian law.
The world’s richest confectioner Michele Ferrero, owner of the Ferrero Group, has died aged 89 as his company gains traction in emerging markets.
Baronie has acquired UK private label chocolate firm Ashbury Chocolates, which entered administration earlier this month.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta plans to cut 30 employees in Italy after sales in the market declined for the fourth consecutive quarter.
ISM show organizer Koelnmesse says confectioners are responding to growing consumer concerns on health, noting a surge in free-from and sugar free products.
A new study revealing that a significant portion of dark chocolate products sold in the U.S. may contain undeclared milk could shake some consumers’ confidence in the industry in the...
Barry Callebaut has entered a long-term agreement to supply industrial chocolate to World's Finest Chocolate and has leased the latter’s Chicago plant.
Mondelēz International will withdraw from certain retail customers in Europe that have refused chocolate price hikes.
India’s confectionery market is expected to grow by almost three-quarters in four years as the burgeoning middle-class consumes more gums and jellies, and chocolate still dominates.
Caobisco says it is ‘concerned’ about the British Heart Foundation’s ‘chocolate detox’ campaign, which encourages people to stop eating chocolate for a month to raise money and awareness for heart...
Dutch equipment supplier Cremer has introduced a servo-driven counting machine that it claims will limit downtime for top players in confectionery.
Two confectionery giants have won access to Hershey and Cadbury’s leniency filings in a criminal case in Canada that accuses them of colluding to fix chocolate prices.
Mondelēz International plans to eventually source its entire cocoa supply from its Cocoa Life sustainability program, but says setting deadlines won't lead to meaningful impact on the ground.
We must follow the example of Sweden and bring together the two “very noisy” movements of workers' trade unions and Fairtrade, the CEO of Fairtrade International Harriet Lamb has said....
A levy on high-calorie confectionery and soft drinks is being considered in Connecticut as a means to tackle childhood obesity.
Cémoi plans to trace its entire cocoa supply through a third party verified project it calls Transparence.
Nestlé plans to invest £5.25m ($8m) to add a Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups line at its Halifax UK factory to serve growing demand in the US.
Mondelēz International has announced that certification body FLOCERT will join Havard University in verifying the chocolate firm’s cocoa sustainability program Cocoa Life.
Visitors at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) in Cologne have chosen ‘the most innovative’ new products to enter the global candy and snacks market.
Catch up with the social media buzz from ISM and ProSweets and discover innovations you may have missed.
Mondelēz and Mars have been accused of exploiting small businesses by extending payment terms to some UK suppliers from 60 to 120 days.
Mars Chocolate North America has that all of its ten factories have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill.
Confectionery brands must ensure the packaging for new products is as innovative as the flavors, particularly to stave off competition from private label imitators, says packaging specialists Smithers Pira.
Hershey tips 3-D printing to take off like the microwave oven in the Eighties - with ultra-customized designs a possibility in retail stores.
Asia’s cocoa grind dropped 17.2% in the fourth quarter after an economic slowdown in China, adding another cocoa processing decline to the world jigsaw.