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Nestlé UK to pull Wonka bars

Nestlé UK to pull Wonka bars

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé will axe its Wonka bars in the UK after sales tailed off following a strong launch.

Japanese railway first to use KitKat bars as tickets

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Japanese railway to use KitKat bars as tickets

By RJ Whitehead

Japan has a reputation for food innovation, and a new initiative by Nestlé will transform one of its iconic chocolate bars into currency for train travel while at the same time promoting a crisis-hit part of the country.

Walk out over changes to pension plans

Nestlé strike action at Canadian chocolate plant

By Nicola Cottam

Over 360 workers at Nestlé Canada’s manufacturing plant in Toronto are on strike after talks aimed at securing improvements to employees defined pension plan broke down.

Easter eggs more expensive than last year due to cocoa butter price hike: Mintec

Easter bunny boils over rising chocolate prices

By Oliver Nieburg

Near record-high cocoa butter prices have driven up the cost of chocolate production by as much as 20%; a price hike that will likely be seen on shelf, according to commodity analysts Mintec.

Nestlé to chair Twitter debate.

F&B industry will need 170,300 recruits by 2020 to meet consumer demand

Nestlé to debut live Twitter debate

By Jenny Eagle

Nestlè UK and Taste Success, an industry-led campaign by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will host a live Twitter Q&A with engineering graduates from its apprenticeship scheme from midday-2pm tomorrow (Thursday, March 6).

What’s at the heart of the matter for the confectionery industry this Valentine’s? Greencolander -Flickr

Seasonal focus: 2014’s candy love-in

Money buys love in segmented US Valentine’s market

By Oliver Nieburg

US Valentine’s candy consumers are expected to spend more than last year, but many will seek products on offer, while the rich will buy richer with more premium offerings.

IFFCO denies its Tiffany Break infringes the Kit Kat trademark

Nestlé appeals South African Kit Kat ruling

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé has lodged an appeal to overturn a South African high court decision that found IFFCO’s Break brand did not infringe the Kit Kat trademark.

Companies say child labor has no place in their supply chains, NGO says the issue is ongoing. Photo Credit:  International Labor Rights Forum

Nestlé, Cargill and ADM face child slavery case

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts.

Action on Sugar calls on confections to produce smaller products with less sugar

No commercial reason not to cut sugar in confectionery, says chairman

Action on Sugar: Campaign forms to cut sugar in confectionery

By Oliver Nieburg

A new campaign group headed by medical professionals says the food industry can improve profit margins while cutting ‘unnecessary’ added sugar from products, which it says is responsible for rising global obesity.

CEO Paul Bulcke said:

Nestlé nine-month sales growth below full-year target

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging markets and ongoing recession in Europe.

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