Editor's Blog

We explore ways to overcome the global gum slump

Editor's Blog

Infographic: Chewing over the global gum market

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelez’s CEO has hailed gum the company’s problem child. We believe it’s only a phase and given the right environment this kid can flourish.

Fair Trade USA's proposed policy changes called into question

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Fair Trade USA labeling rules: Hoax or fair enough?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair Trade USA is considering much maligned changes to its labeling policy that would no longer require brands to source ingredients from a Fair Trade source even when one is available – is its draft policy fair or misleading?

Seeing purple: Cadbury's victory was a limited one, according to consultant Christopher Pett

Cadbury wins Nestlé colour purple row but what next?

By Christopher Pett

Cadbury has recently been successful in extending the trademark protection for its purple colour, despite spirited resistance by Nestlé, writes Christopher Pett, consultant at Dehns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. But what are the implications of the...

Thousands of children work on uncertified cocoa farms in West Africa. Photo credit: ILRF

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Over to Mondelez for certified cocoa goals

By Oliver Nieburg

New chocolate powerhouse Mondelez International will be the next major player to come under the spotlight over child labor on cocoa farms in Africa  and will face pressure from NGOs  to source 100% certified cocoa.

‘Fat tax‘ – why is Denmark such a quitter?

‘Fat tax' – why is Denmark such a quitter?

By Rod Addy

‘Fat tax’ is a neat thought, but like all simplistic ideas it falls down at the execution, as the progress of the policy in Denmark shows – it simply doesn’t work in practice.

Cadbury's Olympic base in Hyde Park - Photo credit: Cadbury UK

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Confectioners competing for chocolate gold at London Olympics

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews.com explores how the leading players are gearing up for a PR brand building exercise that comes around only once every four years and asks how high-fat, high-sugar chocolate can be reconciled with the health charged London Olympics.

What kind of health claims will be made on the Vitafoods show floor this year?

Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

By Shane Starling

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial and belated) resolution of years of ambiguity regarding health...