Global gum leader Wrigley is trying to block the third largest gum player Perfetti Van Melle’s from registering character trademarks for ‘WTF’ and ‘What the Fresh’ in the US.
ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts for a job well done.
Cloetta may alter prices on individual products in response to increasing cocoa, hazelnut and almond costs and falling sugar prices.
Suppliers at Pack Expo 2014 offer tips for confectionery companies taking their first steps into processing.
The biggest players in the gum industry are moving to flip top carton packaging with fewer gum pieces, according to Loesch Pack.
Hershey has lowered its full year guidance after a slowdown in Brazil and Mexico and a gross profit margin decline due to higher dairy and cocoa costs.
The confectionery market is poised to welcome a host of energy drink manufacturers looking to differentiate their brands with energy gum and candy, says an analyst at Datamonitor.
Indonesia continues its fight against the foreign domination of its plantation industry and, in particular, crude palm oil (CPO).
Cargill, long a leader in stevia technology, says its taste prediction model forms the foundation of its new stevia technology, called viaTech.
Food industry ‘tinkering’ with sugar content while foods and drinks remain relatively high in sugar may detract from more basic sugar reduction strategies, warns a public health expert.
The Norwegian confectionery market is unusual by Western European standards since its domestic brands stand tall with the multinationals, according to a Leatherhead analyst.
Malaysia hopes to double its palm oil production by 2020 without having to dedicate more land to palm plants, according to a Malaysian minister.
Intakes of free dietary sugars should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in order to battle the ‘significant’ financial and social burdens of tooth decay, warn researchers.
Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley have introduced cash counter racks illuminated with LED lighting that they claim can increase front end confectionery sales by 10-12%.
Russian authorities have imposed an import ban on confectionery produced in Ukraine.
Mondelēz International will close its chewing gum plant in Botswana and move production to Poland as African consumers ditch pellet gum for slab gum.
The National Confectioners Association is concerned that added sugar declarations on the Nutrition Facts Panel would force confectioners to give away recipe “trade secrets”.
Aldi has become the latest UK supermarket to ditch checkout confectionery in favor of healthier items.
ConfectioneryNews sifts through recent and future launches from the world’s biggest confectionery firms including Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Haribo.
Asia Pacific will leapfrog North America in 2014 retail value confectionery sales to become the world’s second largest market, according to Euromonitor International.
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,...
The impulse checkout channel may be under further threat after a survey revealed a third of consumers in New Zealand supported candy-free checkout zones.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has recorded sales and profit growth in the second quarter driven by acquisitions and says it is eyeing further buys.
Hershey has upped its global wholesale prices by 8% after responding to rising commodity costs including cocoa, dairy and nuts.