Big Brands

Nestlé USA is the second largest ice cream manufacturer in the US, and Froneri will now be the second largest ice cream manufacturer in the world.

Froneri scoops Nestlé’s US ice cream division for $4bn

By Beth Newhart

Froneri started as an ice cream-focused joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners in 2016, and the relationship will be furthered by the acquisition of Nestlé USA’s collection of ice cream brands.

A volunteer at one of Fareshare's warehouses loads up tins of Cadbury Heroes for redistribution this Christmas. Pic: Mondelēz International

Cadbury owner donates thousands of chocolates to food charity

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International, owner of the Cadbury brand and one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, has donated over 150,000 products, including Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreos to FareShare, the country’s largest charity fighting hunger and...

Galaxy’s range of vegan bars. Pic: Mars Wirgley UK

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Mars launches its vegan Galaxy chocolate bars in UK

By Anthony Myers

Mars Wrigley UK is set to launch a vegan range of its popular Galaxy chocolate bars today (November 18) in select stores and online via Amazon, costing £3 ($3.89) for a 100g bar, double the price of the regular Galaxy.

A glimpse of Hotella Nutella (Photo courtesy of Ferrero)

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Ferrero creates Hotella Nutella for one January weekend

By Kristine Sherred

After opening a Nutella Café in New York and Chicago, Ferrero offers fans of the hazelnut chocolate spread to live the Nutella life in California’s wine country with culinary pros.

At the NACS show in Atlanta, Hershey showed off its queue, where shoppers can 'relax' enough to browse and impulse-buy.

Hershey embracing fresh approach to modern retail challenges

By Kristine Sherred

Stand-up packaging, consumer-driven innovation and loyalty data are upending the candy aisle and checkout area. We talked with two Hershey execs at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show to understand how one of the world’s most beloved...