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Many UK supermarkets have introduced confectionery bans at checkouts as parents complain sweets at cash counters creates kids pester power. Photo - iStockCathy Yeulet

Industry Voices - Guest article from Euromonitor

The impact of checkout bans: What are the options for chocolate confectionery manufacturers?

By Pinar Hosafci, senior food analyst, Euromonitor International

Confectionery checkout bans will have limited impact on impulse buys in independent grocers and convenience stores, but chocolate companies may need to reduce reliance on countlines and diversify with tablets and even salty snacks to remain competitive,...

Union seeks injunction to block Oreo capacity shift to Mexico. Photo: iStock - chiarabramuzzo

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

By Douglas Yu

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production to Mexico.

Torie Burke, CEO of Torie & Howard, spells out future growth opportunities

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Clean eating trend fuels Torie & Howard's hard candy business

By Douglas Yu

Connecticut-based hard candy company Torie & Howard says America's clean eating trend is fueling its business growth. This year, the company has added a new distributor, expanding the firm's reach in New York City.

American Tort Reform Association president describes claims against Mentos as spurious and says consumer protection laws should be reformed to reflect original purpose

Industry Voices

Opinion: Reform state CPAs to protect brands like Mentos from ‘absurd’ lawsuits

By Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association

US state legislators should revise Consumer Protection Acts so confectioners are not hit with ‘preposterous’ lawsuits such as one accusing Perfetti Van Melle of slack filling gum packs, writes the president of the American Tort Reform Association.

Companies will gain nothing from copying Cadbury's purple hue and must develop their own heritage, says Anthem

Standing out in the confectionery ‘purple’ patch

By Mark Ringer, executive creative director at brand agency Anthem

Chocolate brands will gain no ground by mimicking the color of heritage brands such as Cadbury and must forge their own identities, writes Mark Ringer, executive creative director UK & Europe at Anthem.