The British arm of Nestlé has become the latest food producer to
revamp its nutrition labels, yet the country's food industry is on
rocky ground by entrenching its support for guideline daily amounts
against the government's...
Mars, one of the most recognisable chocolate confectionery brands
in the world, could soon have its UK production outsourced to
Europe following increasing competition in the domestic
confectionery sector and flagging overall sales...
Increasing investment in new product development is expected to
help British confectionery and soft drinks producer Cadbury
Schweppes to achieve its ambitious targets for long-term growth,
according to analysts Goldman Sachs. And...
Rumours that Kraft Foods was mulling the sale of its sugar
confectionery business have been circulating for a month or so, and
were this week proved to be correct when gum maker Wrigley
confirmed that it would be buying the Altoids,...
Nestlé Ireland has angered local politicians and businessmen with
the decision to close its chocolate crumb manufacturing facility in
Mallow, a move which could have a devastating knock-on effect for
local partner, Dairygold. But...
Kraft Foods, the biggest packaged foods producer in North America,
is thought to be mulling the sale of its confectionery business,
including the Altoids and Life Savers brands, as part of a move to
focus on a smaller number of stronger...
Cadbury Schweppes is well on the way to delivering growth at its
European confectionery unit, despite an increasingly gloomy outlook
for the packaged food sector as a whole, according to investment
bank Goldman Sachs.
Switzerland's Nestlé will have to sell its Brazilian chocolate
business Garoto, acquired in 2002, after the authorities there
ruled that the takeover would damage competition, proof that even
the world's biggest food company...
US chocolate maker Mars has licensed a number of its confectionery
brands to compatriot Bravo! Foods, which will roll them out as
vitamin-enhanced milk drinks targeting the growing market for
healthy and indulgent products.
Currency translation effects and tough trading conditions in the UK
kept first half sales at Britain's United Biscuits in line with
those seen a year earlier, despite an increased share of sales from
added-value branded products....
Hershey Foods Corporation has won the first round in the fight for
the association of its nutrition bars with the popular low-carb
dietary regime, Zone Diet, in what promises to become one of the
fiercest intellectual property disputes...