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SafeTraces raises funding to help market push

SafeTraces has raised $1.5m via a funding round to accelerate product development, sales and marketing ahead of going to market by the end of this year.

Mondelēz may move for Ferrero after Hershey saga: Mintel

Mondelēz International may need to aim for a “lesser but still important” confectioner, such as Ferrero, to compete in the US confectionery space after ending its pursuit of Hershey, says Mintel....

Mars’ Ethel M invests $2m to renovate Nevada factory store

A $2m renovation of Ethel M’s chocolate factory store in Nevada is expected to complete in October this year, according to Mars North America’s general manger, Oren Young.

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One for all: Cocoa sector can only be sustainable with strong and unified farmer voice

Efforts are under way to bring cocoa farmers together under a single voice, but divisions still exist that hinder the chocolate industry’s push to a sustainable cocoa sector, writes ConfectioneryNews...

ÅR Packaging to hold renewable packaging factory tour as it enters ‘next stage of development’

Cereal and confectionery packaging manufacturer ÅR Packaging says its recently announced acquisition by CVC Capital Partners will move the business into the 'next stage of its development'.

Atlantic Candy to produce Care Bears novelty under license

Atlantic Candy is to create a toy-filled confection based on the Care Bears franchise under a licensing agreement with American Greetings Entertainment.

Lindt shakes up top management ahead of CEO change

Lindt has appointed its next CFO and will add three new members to its group management team.

Snack NPD August 2016: Good Thins’ new flavors, Burton’s Biscuit, Jack Link’s new jerky and strips

BakeryandSnacks presents a monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye in August.

Mondelēz may merge with Kraft Heinz after ending Hershey pursuit: Analyst

Mondelēz has ended its pursuit of Hershey nearly two months after the US chocolate giant rejected a $23bn takeover. Analysts speculate the Oreo owner may now merge with Kraft Heinz...

ChocZero offers sugar-free chocolate that meets demand for natural, clean labels

As the public health war against sugar consumption in the US continues to build, food and beverage manufacturer Snapfit hopes to keep chocolate out of the crossfire by offering a...

‘We will replace Nacional as Ecuador’s fine flavor bean,’ says Sacha Gold creator

High yielding and disease tolerant cocoa Sacha Gold has been deemed fine flavor by a leading US chocolate company and can become Ecuador’s leading variety, says developer Cimarron Cocoa Estates....

CEO interview

Wolfgang Candy plans multi-million-dollar factory amid ‘substantial’ growth

Fourth generation family confectionery business Wolfgang Candy has purchased property in Loganville PA, with a view to establishing a candy manufacturing plant by November this year.

Yowie takes legal action against former contract manufacturer Atlantic Candy

Toy-filled candy maker Yowie has appointed a new CEO and COO and has separately brought legal action against its former US contract manufacturer the Atlantic Candy Company.

Michelsen Chocolate sources 100% Fairtrade cocoa

Danish firm Sv. Michelsen Chocolate says it has become the first chocolate company in the country to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa.

Cloetta CEO to step down after a year in the role

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta is searching for a new permanent CEO, after the current head of the company, David Nuutinen, left for “private reasons.”

Barry Callebaut expects 23% cocoa farmer income boost under credit deal

Barry Callebaut expects farmer income to grow 23% within two years under a $9m partnership with IFC and IDH to support up to 103,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire...

Bon Bon Buddies to produce Chewits Easter egg

UK confectioner Bon Bon Buddies is to produce a Chewits Easter egg for brand owner Cloetta under a two-year licensing deal.

Financial results H1

Nestlé faces ‘tough trading conditions’ for confectionery in US and Brazil

Nestlé has described confectionery as a ‘difficult category’ in its first-half results as it was hit by weak Easter demand in Brazil and increasing competition in the US.

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Kiva releases cannabis chocolate bars despite difficulty imposed by state regulation

The increasing demand for consuming cannabis through confections has pushed the California-based Kiva to launch its first CBD chocolate bar line. 

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Confectionery faces voluntary sugar targets and calorie caps in the UK

Voluntary sugar targets and calorie caps on confectionery and eight other categories are planned by the UK government in March 2017

Mondelēz warns multinationals to reposition during China’s economic slowdown

Multinational companies should reconsider their business strategies amid China’s economic slowdown, Mondelēz China president Stephen Maher told the audience at the recent Food and Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai....

Confectionery industry open to pan-EU 250 calorie cap per portion

Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz are willing to discuss setting an industry-wide 250 kcal limit on confectionery portions across Europe.

Cadbury pulls ‘discriminatory' TV ad in Australia

Mondelēz has been ordered to pull a TV ad in Australia for Cadbury Picnic that featured a fast-speaking Indian man.

Lindt expands global chocolate business through new retail stores

Premium chocolate brand, Lindt, will open its first chocolate stores in Wales, UK and Canberra, Australia respectively later this month to further drive its brand equity.

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