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ConfectioneryNews.com takes a look back at 2011, a year that saw continued investment in emerging markets, innovative product developments and big money mergers, all in the face of volatile commodity...
UK-based chocolatier Thorntons has announced that profits have been hit by weakened consumer demand and strong marketing competition ahead of its final year results due next year.
A US Federal judge has accepted Cadbury’s $1.3m (€995,863) offer to settle in class action lawsuit over its alleged part in a suspected chocolate price fixing scandal also involving Nestle,...
Barry Callebaut has announced plans to add Fairtrade certified milk and dark chocolate to its Finest Belgian chocolate range.
Swedish confectioners Cloetta and Leaf have sealed a €753m merger making it the largest confectionery company in Scandinavia, according to an analyst from Euromonitor.
In the first part of this exclusive interview, Beneo Group executive board member, Yves Servotte, explains how European Union health claim rules have informed strategic thinking at one of Europe’s...
ConfectioneryNews.com will be reporting from the annual ProSweets exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.
Packaging firm Robatech has launched a line of hotmelt applicators designed for confectionery packaging that it has said can enhance efficiency by using less energy.
Any growth in the mature Belgian confectionery market lies in fair trade chocolate and chewing gum, according to an analyst at Leatherhead Food Research.
Scottish-based Nisha Enterprises has acquired Millar Confectionery for an undisclosed fee and plans to open a new sweet factory in Livingston, Scotland.
Cloetta and Leaf have sealed a €753m merger as the companies eye market leadership in the Nordic region.
The vast majority of Kraft Foods’ carbon emissions come from outside its manufacturing facilities, according to a survey mapping its environmental footprint, but the full picture may look quite different...
Packaging firm Robatech has launched new gluing applicator heads which “virtually eliminate” nozzle blockage and last much longer than conventional ones.
Barry Callebaut has announced that its credit rating has been upgraded.
A US company has introduced an organic chocolates range that it claims is infused with good intentions and has the Dalai Lama’s seal of approval.
Ingredients firm Wild has launched a range of natural brown flavours that it has claimed can help confectioners seize on natural flavour trends
Confectionery sales in Europe dwindle as new product developments (NPD) have not met consumer preferences which demands more definite health claims, according to an analyst at Mintel.
Lyckeby Culinar AB has won an award for its small extruded crisp pearls that it has said can combine natural flavours and colours without affecting taste and slash costs in...
Five years ago the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) became law. Around the bloc, hopeful EU healthy foods and supplements stakeholders submitted more than 44,000 health claim applications.
Italian confectioner Ferrero’s French subsidiary has announced plans to use barge transport in a move that it has said will eventually cut 30% in CO2 emissions and take 260 truckloads...
Former Diageo executive Robert Malcolm has been elected to join Hershey’s board of directors.
Dutch food equipment maker, Tanis Food Tec (TFT), has launched a machine that seeks to address the problem of overheating during the aeration process, which causes the mallows to lose...
The Hershey Company has said it will acquire Canadian confectionery firm Brookside Foods for an undisclosed sum.
Leading confectionery and ice-cream brand owners are switching to colouring foodstuffs over natural colours, as consumer demand for clean label products continues unabated, and retailers acknowledge the potential they hold...
German consumers are turning health conscious and are looking to confectionery that is low sugar, fair trade and organic, according to investment group Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).
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