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Smart technology

Five ways AI is transforming the confectionery sector

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

With AI at the helm, the confectionery industry is entering a new era of innovation and efficiency, transforming everything from product creation to personalized marketing strategies. Here's how

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The top five sustainability trends in confectionery

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

As consumers’ ethical values become ever more baked into their confectionery choices, from Hershey to Mondelez and Nestle, we explore the ways brands are pivoting to more sustainable practises

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Marketing

Aero temps sharers with new campaign

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé’s Aero has launched a new ‘ShAero’ marketing campaign in the UK and Ireland, with an on-pack promotion that will see more than 33,000 sharing bars of Aero Peppermint up for grabs.

Leticia Yankey is the founder of the first ladies-only cocoa cooperative in Ghana. Pic: Oxfam

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Oxfam slams large chocolate companies at World Cocoa Conference

By Anthony Myers

Against a backdrop of cocoa topping $11,000 per metric ton on the futures market for the first time last week, Oxfam says its experts will be highlighting the discrepancies in farmgate price at this week’s World Cocoa Conference (WCC) in Brussels (21-24...

Cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire plant new seedlings to promote agroforestry. Pic: Nestlé

sustainability

Nestlé onboards suppliers to help cocoa farmers with climate change

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé has announced it is launching two new projects to help address the impact of climate change on cocoa and reduce and remove carbon emissions from its supply chains—as part of its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Nestlé finishes the year on a disappointing financial note after reporting its full-year 2023 results. Pic: Nestlé

Financial Results

KitKat gives Nestlé a break after sales dip

By Anthony Myers

KitKat, once again, proved to be Nestlé’s most resilient confectionery treat recording strong growth across all regions in what was otherwise a disappointing full-year results report for 2023 with lower than expected sales due to high inflation and lower...

KitKat 70% Dark is available in the UK. Pic: Nestlé

NPD

Nestlé launches 70% dark chocolate KitKat bar

By Anthony Myers

In a first for both KitKat and Nestlé Confectionery in the UK and Ireland, the dark chocolate bar is made with cocoa mass sourced from farmers and their families enrolled in Nestlé’s cocoa income accelerator programme.

Nestlé's former factory at Fawdon, in north east England. Pic: Nestlé

Manufacturing

Bakery company buys former Nestlé factory in Fawdon

By Anthony Myers

The former Nestlé factory at Fawdon, Newcastle, due to shut at the end of December, has been bought by British baker Country Style Foods, which makes bread, cakes and baked goods, it has been revealed.

Cocoa trees naturally absorb cadmium from soils via their roots and deposit it in the nibs (centre) of cocoa beans. Pic: As You Sow

Special report

Chocolate companies respond to latest claims of excessive cadmium in cocoa

By Anthony Myers

Consumer Reports (CR), a US independent, non-profit member organisation, has doubled down on its campaign against lead and cadmium in chocolate and urges changes after a new survey finds a third of products contain ‘concerning’ levels of heavy metals.

Nestlé's KitKat V will soon be in the hands of European consumers. Pic: Nestlé'

Free-from

Nestlé’s Vegan KitKat gets Europe-wide launch

By Anthony Myers

After a successful launch in the UK, Nestlé's has confirmed that KitKat V, the vegan version of the iconic wafer snack, will soon roll out in 15 European countries.

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