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.
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.
Euromonitor International unveils the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets and earmarks three beyond India and China that should be high on every confectioner's agenda.
Bosch Packaging Technology has redesigned its Delta robotic (D3) packaging portfolio to give food producers a more simplified platform design, faster changeovers and ease of use.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported strong sales growth in the first half of the year driven by its North American business and recent Russell Stover acquisition as global chocolate markets...
Hershey has earmarked China’s thriving e-commerce channel as a future growth driver despite setbacks in the country’s overall confectionery market.
Brazilian biscuit makers are set for a tough year in light of planned energy price hikes and a sharp currency depreciation, warns Brazil's Association of Biscuit, Pasta, Industrial Bread and...
Online grocery shopping is expanding at a strong pace in the US and the UK, offering a great platform for sales for confectionery makers, according to Clavis Insight.
Brazilian confectionery makers are turning their sights to increasingly attractive foreign markets, as the country’s economic growth has rapidly decelerated in recent years.
Mondelēz plans to launch its Trident brand in China as its gum business returns to growth after a long slump.
Croatian food group Podravka has reached a €33.03m ($36.91m) deal to acquire a 51.55% stake in Zito, Slovenia's top domestic chocolate manufacturer.
Austrian-based biscuit firm Josef Manner is considering marking its entry into Asia by entering Indonesia, where there is already an established wafer market.
The new owners of Serbia’s largest biscuit-maker Bambi, Mid Europa Partners (MEP), hope to grow the business to become Eastern Europe's biscuit leader.
Mondelēz International has continued to grow below the overall chocolate market in first quarter of 2015 after it was the first to raise wholesale prices last year. However, it expects...
Asia is poised to help meet rising demand for cocoa, but its key producer Indonesia faces quality concerns and its government lacks incentive to grow the sector.
Roshen plans to close its confectionery plant in Mariupol, where production has been suspended since February 2014, as pro-Russian rebels threaten to seize the city.
Vietnamese state-owned companies plan to convert some coffee and rubber plantations to cocoa, delivering a significant boost to the country’s annual output, says Vietnam’s principle cocoa buyer Puratos Grand-Place....
Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Wrigley Company is constructing a $63m plant in Kenya, which global president Martin Radvan calls an ‘important early step’ in realising a strategic commitment to Africa.
Mondelēz’s Cadbury Glow and Nestlé’s Kit Kat Senses have joined India’s rapidly growing premium chocolate market.
Where are Nestlé's strongest confectionery markets? And how does it fare in global markets? ConfectioneryNews digs into data from the company's 2014 Annual Report to dish up some bite-sized facts....