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.
Brazilian candy manufacturer Riclan is tapping into the health trend market with plans to develop a sugar free chewing gum for kids.
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...
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.
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....
A simple labelling mis-translation gave rise to widespread rumours that an international chocolate brand’s formulation contained alcohol, Dubai authorities have revealed following a probe.
Mondelēz International has named the managing director for its India business months after inaugurating a chocolate plant in Andhra Pradesh that will be its largest Asia Pacific plant.
Post-Brexit raw material costs, portion control and re-sealable bags are key concerns in the current confectionery market climate, according to Scottish private label confectioner Aldomak.
Mondelēz International has tailored its Milka brand to Chinese tastes ahead of September launch for the power brand in the emerging Chinese market.
Euromonitor International has pinpointed several promising chocolate markets that may help manufacturers offset slowdowns in traditional emerging markets such as China and Brazil.
Mars has announced plans to ramp up Juicy Fruit production at in its Wrigley plant in Russia.
UK chocolate fans are being offered a taste of Brazil through bean-to-bar chocolate company Aquim.
Zhaolong Foods has secured the patent from Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) to manufacture China’s first gum with organic tea polyphenols.
Health concerns and price hikes are taking their toll on the Chinese chocolate market – with value and volumes sales in decline according to analysts.
MonoSol has partnered with food-grade film customer Dicoisa to package F&B ingredients in pouches that dissolve and release their contents when exposed to water.
Seattle Chocolate Company has fortified its latest product, due to hit US retail shelves next month, with fiber-rich dried coffee cherry pulp.
Passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are now able to pick and mix their favorite Lindor chocolate for the first time, thanks to the recent partnership between Lindt...
Nestlé is facing industrial action at its Karacabey factory in Turkey following a dispute with the Tek Gıda İş Union.
Ferrara Candy has set aside $10m in total marketing for its Black Forest Organic brand this year, including the first national digital campaign for the brand.
Confectionery products account for 1% of total packaged food that carries a sustainable palm oil label, according to new ethical labels data from Euromonitor.
Mars has expanded its Wrigley factory in Yorkville, Illinois, with a new Skittles line.
Mondelēz has started construction on a $15m R&D center in Poland as part of the company’s plan to create a global integrated supply chain and Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) network...
Texas-based technology company Exothermix has demonstrated a self-heating packaging that melts chocolate in two to three minutes.
Sweets and snacks companies are increasingly targeting consumers by branding their products “thin” to suggest convenience or health, or to tap the snacking chocolate trend.
Tuanis Chocolate debuted its soy-free chocolate bar during the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago recently, and is set to sell it at 28 US retailers, mostly Midwestern, from June...
Chinese consumers are now able to purchase Nestlé brands from overseas online for the first time, including Damak chocolate from Turkey, and Baci chocolate from Italy, thanks to Nestle’s new...