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Women make up 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries but own less land and livestock than men and have less access to credit or cooperatives.

Empowering women in agriculture is good for business

By Niamh Michail

Empowering women in small-hold agriculture is essential to boosting productivity, creating new product launches and generating business - and companies are starting to realise this, says a Fairtrade Foundation report.

At what price? Chocolate industry cocoa sustainability efforts miss core of the problem: Extreme poverty. Photo Credit: Oxfam America

Cocoa Barometer 2015

Extreme poverty ignored in sustainable cocoa drive, say NGOs

By Oliver Nieburg

Chocolate manufacturers have made great strides in cocoa sustainability, but are fixated on boosting productivity and can do far more to ensure cocoa farmers receive a living income, according to a report by NGOs.

Bulcke said he expected results for 2015 to be similar

Nestlé profits jump despite slow growth

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé missed its growth estimate for 2014 and has forecast around 5% growth for 2015 – at the low end of its previous target of 5-6%.

Loading fatty foods with vitamins is misleading consumers, says BEUC

Industry creating 'health halos' by adding vitamins, says BEUC

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Adding in vitamins and minerals is one way the industry is getting around current health and nutrition regulation and creating a 'health halo' around otherwise unhealthy products, according to the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).  

Australia's beloved Killer Pythons have been downsized to 'treat size'

Analysis

Cutting Killer Pythons in half shows ‘social’ downsizing of sweets

By RJ Whitehead

At a time when lunch portions are growing, sweet tooths of a certain age across the antipodes can be heard lamenting how just the opposite has been happening with their favourite confectionery. However, one Nestlé line has turned the trend of shrinking...

Posh Nosh ordered to stop importing Mars' Maltesers, Mondelez's Cadbury and Nestlé's Yorkie, KitKat and Toffee Crisp

Victory for Hershey in Posh Nosh trademark war

By Lynda Searby

A Californian court has upheld an injunction preventing Posh Nosh, an importer of UK candy, from selling a number of confectionery brands that Hershey contends infringe its marks.

Mondelez grows Dairy Milk sales in flat UK chocolate market as consumers take to share bags and Marvellous range

Top 10 bestselling UK chocolate brands

Mondelez wins with share bags but Mars suffers after downsizing

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales slide for Mars bar and Snickers following downsizing, according to market analysts IRI.

The best results were achieved in Russia, where the sector recorded a double-digit growth.

Nestlé confectionery sales slump 7%

By Anna Bonar

Nestlé confectionery sales fell 7% in its nine-month results due to rising cocoa costs and declines in developed markets such as Great Britain.

Hershey accuses firm of infringing Reese’s trademark by importing Toffee Crisp

Hershey defends Reese’s and York in trademark war

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has filed a lawsuit against LBB Imports accusing it of infringing multiple trademarks on products such as Reese’s and York by importing similar brands into the US such as Toffee Crisp and Yorkie.