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Bonds Confectionery launches limited own-brand confectionery for Christmas

Bonds Confectionery has released a limited range of own-brand Christmas confectionery gifting range on the back of its overwhelming private label success during the festive period last year.

Top 10 UK chocolate brands in C-stores

Galaxy and Maltesers gain ground on Cadbury Dairy Milk as top UK c-store chocolates, finds IRI

Cadbury Dairy Milk is remains the top selling UK chocolate confectionery brand in convenience stores, but sales have dipped as Mars brands Galaxy and Maltesers grow, according to IRI data.

Making food safer globally: Mars partners with FAO

Mars has signed a partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).


Barry Callebaut sees profits fall despite sales growth

Barry Callebaut lowers its growth outlook and predicts a challenging year ahead as high cocoa prices and high finance requirements hit 2014/2015 profits - despite solid sales growth.

Interview: Mondelēz Cocoa Life chief

Cocoa 'businessmen': Mondelēz aims to create enterprising farmers with Barry Callebaut tie-up

Mondelēz International has scaled up its cocoa sustainability program through a partnership with its major supplier Barry Callebaut and has set a long-term goal of professionalizing the cocoa sector.

130 jobs axed: Cargill to close Pennsylvania chocolate plant

Cargill plans to close its chocolate plant in Lititz, Pennsylvania in January 2016 as it restructures its manufacturing footprint in its chocolate and cocoa business.

R&D Insider - From Nestlé's lab in Lausanne

Foiling over-packing: Nestlé project aims to reduce environmental impact of chocolate wrappers

Nestlé has begun a project to explore whether it is over-packing chocolate and can move to lighter packaging options.

Permeate market will 'explode into life' once Codex standard set: Arla Foods Ingredients

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life” once a Codex Alimenatarius standard is adopted, says Arla Foods Ingredients. 

Hotel Chocolat fined after worker’s finger torn off

Luxury chocolate maker Hotel Chocolat has been fined £25,000 after a worker’s hand was dragged into a stirrer, ripping off his finger.

US candy marketplace rocks Hershey Q3 earnings

Hershey has reported a 31% drop in third quarter earnings and cuts its full-year guidance after lower than expected US candy, gum and mint sales.

Q3 Results

Mondelēz grows below global biscuits and chocolate market

Mondelēz International has reported organic growth for the year-to-date up to September, but has grown below the category average in its largest segments biscuits and chocolate.

Streaming from Salon du Chocolat in Paris

Watch Live! World Chocolate Masters 2015 - World finals

Watch a live stream of the World Chocolate Masters in Paris where contestants compete to be the best chocolate chef in the world.

Kayco launches Chocolate Leather to appeal to better for you segment

Kosher product manufacturer Kayco has launched Chocolate Leather, a chewy candy bar lower in calories, fat and sugar than an average chocolate bar.

Asia's real chocolate shift slowed by rising costs, says Aalst

Asian chocolate players are expected to opt for compound coatings over real chocolate in 2016 due to the rising costs of cocoa, says supplier Aalst.

Inside the ‘black box’: Crowdsourcing platform allows confectioners to gauge in-store impact

US confectioners can measure the effectiveness of in-store merchandising and promotions in real-time and quickly correct any issues by drawing on a network of 800,000 contractors, says the founder of start-up Gigwalk....

Krea Swiss launches the chocMELTER to melt, warm or manually temper small or medium batches of chocolate

Krea Swiss has launched the chocMELTER warming tank for melting, heating and manually tempering chocolate.

Old-time favourites or one-time fads: Which specialty oils are trending in Europe?

With consumer interest in health and specialty oils growing, FoodNavigator takes a look at the positioning of superfood newcomers and well-established favourites in Europe.

Exclusive interview

Fairtrade CEO: Chocolate industry should pay double for cocoa to ensure farmer living income

Chocolate makers must pay double the market price for cocoa farmers to receive a living income, says the CEO of Fairtrade as the organization gears up to review pricing.

Scot choc-maker iQ breaks into 3 GCC markets

Scottish premium chocolate startup iQ Chocolate will shortly start exporting its products to Kuwait, Qatar and Dubai after signing a series of distribution deals.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

Exclusive interview: Head of KitKat

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan, says Nestlé countlines chief

Nestlé has expansion opportunities in developing markets in Asia and Latin America for its leading confectionery brand KitKat, according to the company’s head of chocolate countlines.

OlamCocoa expects $200m earnings by 2018 after closing ADM Cocoa deal

Olam International has concluded a deal for ADM’s cocoa unit and expects its new cocoa business to deliver EBITDA of $180m-200m by 2018.

Nestlé confectionery unit posts organic growth, but analyst questions KitKat dependence

Nestlé's confectionery business posted 7.8% organic growth for the first nine months, but one analyst says the firm is over-reliant on KitKat and is performing below market rivals.

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

Treofan makes its biggest investment in 10 years with €30m five-layer label and packaging film plant

Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film...

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