Fast growing economies such as Brazil, India, Russia and China present big growth prospects for confectioners. Stay on the pulse of multinationals' moves into these markets and keep up to pace with local players here.
Russian chocolate-maker Goldberg is planning to establish a factory in the UAE, as it targets the Middle East and North Africa as its first major export market.
The confectionery industry is growing, and with it the National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will grow as well.
US chocolate giant Hershey has unveiled a bold plan to become the third largest chocolate brand in Brazil by 2020.
The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.
Kosher product manufacturer Kayco has launched Chocolate Leather, a chewy candy bar lower in calories, fat and sugar than an average chocolate bar.
Scottish premium chocolate startup iQ Chocolate will shortly start exporting its products to Kuwait, Qatar and Dubai after signing a series of distribution deals.
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...
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.
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.
Taiwan’s food regulator expects to begin a process whereby it will form a clear-cut definition of chocolate in a bid to weed out fake versions.
Mondelēz International will launch its belVita breakfast biscuits in China in hopes of grabbing a larger piece of the country’s biscuit market share.
The global industrial chocolate market is expected to grow volumes 2.4% a year up to 2019 as Barry Callebaut, Cargill and others make headway in Latin America and Asia, says Technavio.
Secomak, which solves moisture related issues for customers including Coca-Cola, Nestlè, Danone and PepsiCo, is seeing a growing demand for its drying technology for the confectionery and dairy industry in...
Bühler Group has acquired chocolate specialist Hosokawa Bepex, which will be integrated into its Business Area Consumer Foods division.
Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.
Russian biscuit market leader Mondelēz International has begun producing Oreo in Russia and plans to enhance distribution and marketing support to leverage the brand.
Mondelēz International hopes to “significantly expand margins” through healthier versions of its products, product innovation and more reliance on digital media.
“Free-from” snack products are closer to becoming an industry standard, according to a report from Mintel.
The first commercial 3D printer for retail will be used to create gummies in different shapes, sizes, colors and flavors, says creator Katjes Fassin UK.
The republic of Trinidad & Tobago will have a cocoa-processing facility for the first time in its history.
Hershey has received clearance to acquire the remaining 49% in its joint venture with Bauducco, allowing the US giant to grow in the emerging market as its own entity.
Mondelēz did not breach competition rules following a complaint from a distributor it was placing unfair terms on rural stockists, rule Indian authorities.
SilverQueen and Delfi brand owner Petra Foods has reported a 40% net profit dip in Q2 2015 as sales fall in its main market Indonesia.
Nestlé confectionery sales dipped $300m in H1, so if it wants to stay at the top it must continue to invest in brands like KitKat rather than focus too heavily...
Mondelēz International has launched what it claims is India’s first aerated chocolate by bringing Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Bubbly to the world’s fastest growing chocolate market.