News briefs: Wrigley, Hershey, China
More ConfectioneryNews.com stories, in a nutshell: Wrigley
strengthens European focus; Hershey enters credit agreement; and
further problems for Chinese products.
Nestle pursues human nutrition through acquisition strategy
News Focus: Health and Wellness
The third in a series of FoodNavigator-USA.com articles on the
health and wellness approach of major US companies examines
Nestlé's increasing focus on research and development as a means to
improve human nutrition.
Cadbury's gum acquisition approved in Turkey
Cadbury's planned acquisition of the Turkey-based chewing gum
manufacturer Intergum has been approved by the competition
regulator, the company said today.
Internet campaign encourages a Cadbury re-launch
Cadbury last week said it will be re-launching its Wispa bar in the
UK following pressure from social-networking sites.
Nestle nourished by health aims
Nestle's drive to be a major health and nutrition player resulted
in a strong first half fiscal performance for the company.
Nestle recasts its Black Magic recipes
In a bid to take advantage of the new consumer fad for dark
chocolate, Nestle has re-written its Black Magic recipes.
Mars re-launches Galaxy brand under new trends
Confectionery giant Mars has said it will be re-launching its
Galaxy brand in the UK this autumn, taking advantage of demand for
luxury and 'healthier' products, the company said yesterday.
Cadbury's reports decline in operating profit
Cadbury Schweppes today reported an operating profit decline
of 6 per cent to £180m in the first-half of the year,
particularly due to high input costs and restructuring costs.
Wrigley continues to grow strongly within Europe
Sales for the second quarter rose 14 per cent on last year for
Wrigley due to worldwide shipment growth, the company said
Mars to increase presence in Russia?
US chocolate manufacturer Mars is set to open a new factory in
Russia, according to local paper the Kommersant Daily.
Kraft loses copyright case
Food giant Kraft has lost against Euro-Excellence in a court
case in Canada over the use of animal pictures on chocolate
Cadbury wins bid for Japan takeover
Cadbury Schweppes has won its bid for Japan-based candy
company Sansei Foods.
Partnership completed between Barry Callebaut and Hershey
Swiss based Barry Callebaut will start delivering chocolate to
Hershey in North America within the next few months, following the
completion of the partnership this week.
Cadbury Schweppes invests in gum confectionery
Cadbury Adams USA has extended its partnership with ingredients
firm Senomyx in a bid to boost its gum business, the company
announced this week.
Court fines Cadbury 1.5m over salmonella contamination
A UK court yesterday fined Cadbury-Schweppes £1m (€1.5m) for
knowingly allowing salmonella-contaminated chocolates to be sold to
the public last year.