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New China factory is Wrigley’s biggest

Wrigley has opened a factory in Guangzhou  with an investment of over RMB1m (US$173.4m). The company claims that the 138,000sq-m site, in the Yonghe Economic Zone, is the largest, most...

Cut reliance on seasonal confectionery in Brazil with premium goods – Leatherhead

Confectioners are struggling to reduce their dependence on seasonal products in Brazil, but could benefit from the growth of premium chocolate, according to an analyst from Leatherhead Food Research.

Mondelez in fresh tax evasion probe in India

Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India is under investigation for alleged evasion of excise duties by authorities in India.

Rising incomes in developing countries driving processing machinery growth, says report

The demand for bakery and confectionery food processing machinery is to increase over the next few years as employment and incomes rise in developing countries, according to Freedonia.

Not too late for confectioners in China, says Rabobank

Opportunities exist for confectioners yet to enter China, but they must come with a targeted distribution strategy, according to Rabobank.

Evolve Indian chocolate market in premium space, says analyst

Chocolate manufacturers can grow further in India with premium products after already opening up the market to low-income consumers, according to an analyst.

Mondelēz takes tumble in developing markets

Mondelēz International was weighed down by operational issues in Brazil and Russia in the third quarter (Q3) which harmed overall performance in its first results since it split from Kraft...

Sweet Politics

Mondelēz favors sweeter US trade relations with Russia

Mondelēz International lobbied the US government to establish permanent normal trade relations with Russia earlier this year as it set its sights on the developing market.

Hershey eyes China for new Asia plant

China tops the list of countries for Hershey’s new manufacturing facility in Asia, according to the company’s CEO.

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Mondelez appoints Asia specialist to board

Kraft Foods global snacks spin-off Mondelez International has appointed Patrick T. Siewert to its Board of Directors to increase its knowledge of the emerging Asian market.

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

India ready to send huge quantities of non-GMO emulsifiers to Europe

Adani Wilmar, one of the largest soy producers in South Asia, has gained non-GMO soya lecithin certification, which it will use to provide the European food industry with 30 tonnes...

Mondelez will struggle to topple Mars in China and Russia – analyst

Kraft’s global snacks spin-off Mondelez will face fierce competition from the likes of Mars and Nestlé in the emerging confectionery markets of China and Russia, according to an analyst from...

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Ferrero starts Kinder Surprise production in Russia

Italian confectioner Ferrero has begun producing Kinder Surprise in Russia, the company has confirmed.

THE MONDELEZ SERIES – Gum & Candy strategy

Mondelez plans lower price points and China focus for gum and candy category

Kraft Foods’ global snacks spin-off Mondelez International will focus on penetrating the Chinese market and will introduce lower price points for gum as it looks to reinvigorate the ailing gum...

Kraft launches first gum brand in China with Stride

Kraft Foods has introduced its first chewing gum brand to the Chinese market with Stride Gum as it looks to put pressure on market leader Wrigley.

Hershey sets up Indian subsidiary after ending Godrej joint venture

The Hershey Company has agreed a deal to buy Godrej Industries 49% stake in the two companies’ Indian joint venture and has announced plans to set up its own subsidiary:...

The Mondelez Series - New confectionery powerhouse

BRIC markets to drive growth for Kraft’s Mondelez spin-off

The developing markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China will drive sales for Kraft’s global snacks business Mondelez International, according to CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

Indian schools to ban junk food in 2013

Junk food will be banned from sale in and around Indian schools after India’s food agency indicated it would follow guidance from a local court to restrict their availability.

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

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Bug-infested cocoa shipment forces Brazil to suspend Ivorian imports – reports

Brazil has temporarily suspended imports from the world’s biggest cocoa grower Ivory Coast after bugs were found in a 10,000 tonne cocoa shipment, according to reports.

Kraft investigates ‘worm-infested’ Cadbury éclair in China

Cadbury parent company Kraft Foods has responded to allegations from a Chinese newspaper that a piece of Choclairs from a Beijing supermarket contained a worm.

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

Mars has opened a €80m (RUB 3.3bn) chocolate factory in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region as it looks to capture a greater share of the highest value BRIC chocolate market.

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has signed a Belgian chocolate supply contract in China with an unnamed distributor that it says will boost sales in the market by 70%...

Sustainability expert on enviro-friendly confectionery packaging

ConfectioneryNews.com speaks to Innovia Films’ sustainability head about the latest trends in green confectionery packaging.

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