All news articles for August 2018

Katjes is set to expand in France with former Mondelēz candy brands. Pic: Creative Commons Zero

M&A

Katjes to expand in France with former Mondelēz candy brands

By Douglas Yu

Katjes International is hoping to merge its French and Belgian businesses with CPK, an independent chocolate confectionery production group that French investment firm Eurazeo formed last year after buying a collection of Mondelēz’s European candy brands.

Smarties get a special scary makeover for Halloween

Seasonal

Smarties get a special scary makeover for Halloween

By Anthony Myers

As big brands look to the lucrative Halloween market, Nestlé UK announces that it has launched a Smarties pack for the first time to tap into demand for spooky sweets.