Nestlé aims to step up efforts to eradicate child labour in the cocoa supply chain, after an independent report indicated progress was being made, but more needed to be done.
Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.
Barry Callebaut has cancelled its annual managers’ meeting in Côte D’Ivoire over fears of the Ebola virus, despite no reported cases in the country.
A formula using stevia leaves and peppermint gives a fully natural-sweetened chocolate that has a similar taste and mouthfeel to a sugar counterpart but with 44% fewer calories, according to research.
ConfectioneryNews sifts through recent and future launches from the world’s biggest confectionery firms including Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Haribo.
Nestlé has launched an investigation after a worker was hit by flying foam from a tanker lorry at its factory in York, UK.
The next several years will herald a surge in quality cocoa volumes from Central America creating opportunities for premium origin chocolates, says Lutheran World Relief.
Mondelēz International is seeking a patent on a chocolate production method using fruit juice that halves fat content and reduces calories.
Nestlé has taken a 24% hit in first half confectionery operating profits due to spiraling cocoa costs and intense competition.
Mondelēz International grew slower than the overall chocolate market in H1 after raising wholesale prices earlier than competitors.
Inspection system features like reject confirmation systems and locked reject bins can help confectionery manufacturers stay abreast of the exacting safety demands of big retailers, says Mettler-Toledo.
Where does the distribution of wealth lie in the $196bn global confectionery industry?
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has confirmed that it will sell its chocolate operations in the next quarter, but the buyer or buyers are still unknown.
Colombia’s leading chocolate firm Grupo Nutresa has reported a drop in earnings for its chocolate division in Q2 due to mounting cocoa costs.
Asia Pacific will leapfrog North America in 2014 retail value confectionery sales to become the world’s second largest market, according to Euromonitor International.
Nestlé’s will use sustainable cocoa for 100% of its UK and Ireland portfolio by the end of 2015, up from its current 60% mark.
São Paulo’s city assembly has approved a new bill prohibiting the sale of toys coupled with Easter eggs in the city.
Mars has filed a patent for ‘multi-texture’ caramel products, using a method that prevents moisture migration from caramel to crispy components without the need for a fat-based moisture barrier.
Hachez, owned by the Danish Toms Group, will move part of its packaging production from Germany to Poland in an attempt to claw back some of its recent losses.
Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to...
Mondelez Australia has recalled Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Beanies chocolate bar because of plastic contamination.
Taxes imposed on sugary, salty or fatty foods do lead to reductions in consumption, says the European Commission in a new report. But higher taxes could also encourage consumers to...
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said categorically it does not accept state money, following accusations by a Malaysian media outlet that the UK think tank is in bed...
Just a week after Mexico banned commercials for soda, snacks and confectionery products during cinema showings of children’s movies and during children’s TV programming, Mexican authorities say ads for Nestlé,...
Swapping full-calorie foods and drinks for ones containing low or zero calorie sweeteners results in modest weight loss, according to a new systematic review of clinical data.