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The Nestlé-Google link up will put Kit Kat in a billion hands, says Euromonitor International

Nestlé Kit Kat tie-up wires into Chinese Android appetite

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

This week’s launch of the new Google Android 4.4 Kit Kat and Nestlé’s tie-in chocolate Android robots is a marketing move worth millions and could help the Kit Kat name grow in emerging markets like China, says Euromonitor International.

Nestlé has teamed up with Google to launch Android-branded KitKat bars to promote the internet giant's new mobile operating system

Nestlé unveils Android KitKat Google partnership

By Mike Stones

Nestlé is to make more than 50M Android-branded KitKat bars, after teaming up with Google to launch the new version of its Android mobile operating system to be called Android KitKat.

Almost 820,000 children in the Ivory Coast and over 997,000 kids in Ghana were found to be working on cocoa-related activities in 2007/2008, according to Tulane University. Photo Credit: 10 Campaign

Hershey child labor lawsuit faces meltdown

By Oliver Nieburg

A case alleging child labor abuses by Hershey in West Africa should be dismissed for lack of evidence, according to a Master’s report in the Court of Chancery in Delaware.

Confectionery production moves to Asia Pacific and Latin America between 2009-13

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

By Oliver Nieburg

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where capacity is moving.

Hershey aims to improve the ailing cocoa crop in Nigeria, which has been blighted by rain and diseases

Hershey hopes to double Nigerian cocoa yields

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has launched an initiative to double the cocoa output in Nigeria, which is forecast to register a 20% decline this crop year due to adverse weather and diseases.

Adventurous flavors in the premium segment include Limoncello chocolate from Baci Perugina

Live from Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Candy trends take spotlight at industry event

By Jenni Spinner

At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, new confection and snack products on display reflect what flavors, ingredients and categories candy consumers are hungering for.

Are thresholds too low for products to carry the Fairtrade USA seal on the pack?

NGO questions Fair Trade USA chocolate labeling ‘hoax’

By Oliver Nieburg

Not-for-profit organization Fair World Project has criticized changes to Fair Trade USA's labeling policy, which allows chocolate to carry the seal when it contains a high percentage of other ingredients like sugar that are not fairly traded.

Hershey's Reese's Minis brand extension was the sixth bestselling consumer packaged goods launch in Convenience stores in 2012

Convenience and indulgence the secret to pacesetting confectionery sales

By Oliver Nieburg

Launches from Hershey, Mondelez and Nestlé were among the top 100 bestselling new food and drink items in 2012 having filled consumer needs for convenience, indulgence and functionality, according to Information Resources (IRIs) ‘New Product Pacesetters’...

Hershey has committed $600,000 to CocoaLink, which sends SMS messages to farmers providing ethical and practical advice

Hershey defends commitment on sustainable cocoa

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has called attacks on its text messaging tips for farmers program CocoaLink “disingenuous” after a group of NGOs questioned the effectiveness of the project.

Hershey joins Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Hershey backs industry-wide sustainability standards

By Kacey Culliney

The Hershey Company has joined the advisory council of a new non-profit organization – the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) - that aims to develop industry-wide standards on sustainability.

Hershey reports a 10% fall in net income

Hershey Q3 profit falls 10%

By Oliver Nieburg

The Hershey Company has reported a profit drop in its third quarter (Q3) results after tax rate rises, commodity costs and charges related to supply chain efficiencies hit the company’s results.

Hershey has pledged to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020

Sustainable cocoa

Hershey outlines details of cocoa child labor pledge

By Oliver Nieburg

The Hershey Company has told this site that it plans to work with multiple organizations to meet its recent pledge to use only certified cocoa by 2020, and will communicate progress in annual reports.

Hershey hits Tesco store shelves in UK

Hershey hits Tesco store shelves in UK

Products from US chocolate giant Hershey will be a fixture on Tesco store shelves in the UK as the supermarket launches dedicated US sweet and snacks bays.

Hershey carefully bites into innovation efforts...

Hershey: Tentative on innovation?

By Kacey Culliney

Hershey’s CEO has said that pacing is important in innovation and while efforts have been “far more disciplined” than in the past, it is still committed to new product development (NPD).

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