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The company also said it is also battling a volatile environment in its European market. Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Mondelēz to up Cocoa Life investment on back of strong Q3 results

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has announced net revenues grew 8.1% year-on-year in the third quarter this year, driven by stronger pricing and volume. The Chicago-headquartered company also raised its full-year results forecasts and announced more price hikes...

Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, at the launch last month of its '2nd Generation Chocolate' innovation. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Financial results

Drop in profits at Barry Callebaut after factory shutdown earlier in year

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut caught the market by surprise by rescheduling its Full-Year Results 2021-22 analysts and media call to Tuesday instead of today (Wednesday 2 November) after the figures were published early due to an ‘unforeseen event’. The world’s largest...

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NPD

Ritter Sport launches new Salted Caramel and Orange bars

By Anthony Myers

Ritter Sport has announced it is launching two new 100g flavoured bars in the UK and Ireland this autumn, Ritter Sport Salted Caramel and Ritter Sport Orange, in a bid to take an even bigger chunk of block chocolate sales.

Mars goes green this year on its Halloween treats Pic:  Mars inc

Halloween 2022

Mars provides Trick or Trash bags for a greener Halloween

By Anthony Myers

Mars said once again it is ‘putting the consumer first’ by introducing an innovative collaboration to tackle the challenge of wrapper waste this Halloween season with the launch of 'Trick or Trash' bags.

Halloween offers creative bakers a wealth of hair-raising opportunities to bring in sales. Pic: GettyImages/mediaphotos

Halloween is big business for forward-thinking bakers

By Gill Hyslop

A survey by the UK’s Craft Bakers Association (CBA) revealed the scale of the spookiest season of the year, with almost half of the artisanal sector noting a significant increase in sales at this time.

Läderach's new vegan range is in stores. Pic: Läderach

Free-from

Läderach launches luxury vegan range chocolate

By Anthony Myers

Premium Swiss chocolatier Läderach has launched a new vegan range that is now available in its three London outlets including a flagship store on Regent Street, Westfield Centre in Shepherd’s Bush and also Harrods’ Chocolate Hall.

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Production

Hershey to invest in north Mexico plant

By Anthony Myers

US confectionery giant Hershey has announced plans to invest $90m on two new production lines in a Mexican facility in the northern border state of Nuevo Leo.

Starburst fans can go on TikTok to ask the universe. Pic: TikTok

Marketing

How do they make Starbursts so juicy?

By Anthony Myers

In search of answers, the brand is enlisting the help of fans on TikTok to pose the question at the heart of its new ‘Ask the Universe’ campaign.

Nestlé's KitKat V will soon be in the hands of European consumers. Pic: Nestlé'

Free-from

Nestlé’s Vegan KitKat gets Europe-wide launch

By Anthony Myers

After a successful launch in the UK, Nestlé's has confirmed that KitKat V, the vegan version of the iconic wafer snack, will soon roll out in 15 European countries.

TopGum gains organic certification for its clean, sugar-free functional gummies. Pic: Top Gum

Gummies

TopGum Gummies earns new Organic Seal

By Anthony Myers

Following a strict audit of its facility and production systems by an authorized international Organic Certifier, the new seal confirms the company’s commitment to sourcing, processing, and manufacturing certified organic, non-GMO products that conform...

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HR

Hershey named one of the best companies to work for in US

By Anthony Myers

Confectionery giant’s reputation for justice, pride and leadership have been hailed by its employees as particular strengths for the company, leading it to be ‘Certified by Great Place to Work’ in its US business operations.

Olam believes it is 'well-positioned' for 2022. Pic: Olam Group

Financial results

Olam remains confident of ofi IPO after a rise in Group profits

By Anthony Myers

The Olam Group said it remains cautiously optimistic about its prospects for the rest of the year, despite global supply chain issues, and confirmed it still intends to go ahead with the ofi IPO – favourable market conditions permitting.

Mars is mobilising partners in a coral reef restoration project / Pic: GettyImages-Tobiasjo

Mars talks ‘mission critical’ coral reef restoration

By Katy Askew

Coral reefs are degrading at an alarming rate – threatening the health of our oceans and the ecosystems that support sea life. Confectionery-to-pet food manufacturer Mars is working to turn the tide. FoodNavigator catches up with the company’s chief marine...

Clif Bars have become popular with cyclists and other hi-energy sports enthusiasts. Pic: GettyImages/kali9

Mondelēz finalises Clif Bar bolt-on

By Gill Hyslop

Mondelēz International has completed the acquisition of Clif Bar & Company, augmenting its position as a $1 billion global snack bar player.

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