Food giant Nestlé is being squeezed by tough international
confectionery markets, its modest overall half-year sales dragged
down by disappointing performances from its chocolate,
confectionery and biscuit categories.
British confectionery and soft drinks giant Cadbury Schweppes may
be turning its focus to the confectionery market, if recent
speculation on a decision to sell its European soft drinks business
Leading US confectionery firm Hershey announced last week its plans
to acquire Californian-based chocolate maker Scharffen Berger in a
deal which the company hopes will allow it to break into the niche
premium quality dark chocolate...
British confectionery and soft drinks company Cadbury Schweppes
yesterday revelled in its best performance for a decade, with
half-year results flattered by a trade buy-up of extra stocks of
chocolate in the UK, reports Lorraine Heller.
Nestlé has launched new sweets and biscuits in Russia as intense
competition has forced the firm to invest heavily in what is now
the world's fourth biggest confectionery market, reports Angela
British confectioner Cadbury Schweppes confirmed today that it
remains on track to meet its annual financial targets, although
warned of tough trading conditions in the second half, Tom
British confectioner Cadbury is to enter the flourishing organic
chocolate sector for the first time, after acquiring Green and
Black's - the company behind the UK's fastest growing confectionery
brand, Tom Armitage reports.
Shares in Cadbury Schweppes, one of the world's biggest chocolate
manufacturers, have rocketed - as reports surface that US rival
Hershey's, together with a private equity group, is plotting a
takeover bid, Tom Armitage...
Cadbury Schweppes, the world's number two confectionery
manufacturer, is to revamp its famous Bournville chocolate-making
facility, as demand for its Dairy Milk brand continues to soar,
Tom Armitage reports.
Wrigley, the world's biggest gum manufacturer, has posted record Q1
profits and beat analysts' expectations - buoyed by impressive
early sales from its recent acquisition of Spanish confectioner
Joyco, Tom Armitage reports.