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Haribo brand update

Haribo Dunhills is giving two of its popular brands - Kiddie's SuperMix and Jelly Babies -a design update aimed at transforming their impact on shelf....

Thorntons bidding hots up

Several more potential bidders have emerged for UK-based chocolate manufacturer and retailer Thorntons , which earlier this month confirmed that it had begun discussions with one...

Peanut peril

Research published findings in the Journal of Food Protection , Vol. 66 (10), 2003 points to the presence of undeclared peanut protein in European chocolate imported...

Roshen set for Russian boom

Ukraine's largest confectionery group Roshen is to take on its neighbours in the huge Russian market from early next year following the completion of a...

Cadbury cuts jobs to up profits

Cadbury Schweppes , the British confectionery maker and soft drinks producer, is to lose around 10 per cent of its 55,000-strong workforce as part of a...

Haribo takes the Mickey

In the UK Haribo Dunhills is using the Mickey Mouse image in an effort to add increased consumer appeal to its PEZ range of children's...

Cerestar invests in isomalt

Increasing market demand has led Cerestar to expand its isomaltproduction in Krefeld, Germany, expanding its capacity to meet worldwide consumer needs for confectionery sugar-free sweetener....

Wrigley fall foul of European courts

Wrigley cannot register its Doublemint brand as a trademark with the EU because it is a descriptive name - a rulings made by the European...

Wrigley aims for innovation and growth

The CEO of Wrigely has announced that the global confectionery company is aiming to further grow its company in the year ahead with a range...

Glisten set for further expansion

Niche confectionery manufacturer, Glisten , has revealed that its turnover for the last quarter increased by 5 per cent, strengthening its plans for further product launches...

Confectionery show bookings underway

The organisers of Confectionery Manufacturing Expo have reported that they have already taken bookings from a series of global companies representing all parts of the...

No-go zone for check-outs?

Marketing products to children, misleading health claims, excessive salt content… the list of complaints laid at the door of the food industry in recent months...

Cloetta confident on cocoa prices

The Nordic region's leading confectionery maker, Cloetta Fazer , says it expects the price of cocoa beans - a key raw material for many of its...

Wrigley chews into profit

Wrigley has announced third quarter earnings up 15 per cent, following an impressive 12 per cent growth in its global sales, which were further strengthened...

Cloetta Fazer unfazed

Tough economic conditions have taken their toll on Scandinavian confectionery group Cloetta Fazer . A contraction in the Swedish market has resulted in a drop in...

Indian summer for Cadbury

UK confectionery and beverages giant Cadbury Schweppes is planning an overhaul of its

Japan's chocolate economy

Japanese chocolate output remained relatively constant throughout the first six months of 2003, according to the latest figures from the Chocolate and Cocoa Association of...

Thorntons on the shelf

Shares in Thorntons , the British chocolate maker and retailer, rose sharply yesterday as the company confirmed that it had been approached by a financial investor...

Cocoa must change

The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past with the exclusion...

Hershey recovers form

Hershey Foods looks set to finish the year in style after publishing some solid financial results. This represents a slight turnaround in fortunes after disappointing...

Alcan gets the break

Alcan Packaging Cumbria has been selected by Nestlé Rowntree to supply the packaging for the new KitKat Kubes. The bitesize variant of the UK's number...

Danisco on the Chinese gum trail

Building on the one-stop-supplier philosophy, the new kid on the xanthan gum block Danisco has made inroads into the market this week, linking up with...

Suedzucker's sales rise despite operation dip

German sugar company Suedzucker has announced that its full fiscal year operating profits will not match last year's results due to the decline of the...

Cookie crumbles for Kraft

Higher commodity costs and devaluation-driven cost increases have been blamed by US food giant Kraft Foods for disappointing thirds quarter results. The company, which owns...

All quiet on the cocoa front

The European cocoa market is going through something of a quiet patch for this time of year, according to industry insiders. The first imports from...

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