Manufacturers

More 'liquid data' from IRI with extend Lindt's reach into new markets. Pic: Lindt & Sprüngli

Insights

Lindt taps up IRI for more big data on chocolate consumption

By Anthony Myers

Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli, has announced it has renewed a multi-year partnership with market analytics company IRI, and will start using its ‘Liquid Data’ – the industry’s most advanced integrated big data and insights platform.

The new dark range of Maltesers. Pic: Mars Wrigley

NPD

Maltesers go to the dark side with new chocolate addition

By Anthony Myers

Mars Wrigley has launched a dark chocolate version of its best-selling Maltesers - the first innovation in almost a decade following previous plays on the iconic flavour, including orange and mint varieties.

Nassau Candy’s Clever Candy new everyday packaged line was launched at Sweets & Snacks 2022. Pic: Nassau Candy

Sweets & Snack Expo 2022

Nassau Candy’s Clever Candy Launches at Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

Nassau Candy topped a successful time at the confectionery trade fair in Chicago with the expansion of its Clever Candy range that offers retailers and their customers new ways to enjoy their ‘favourite playful and whimsical confections’.

Barry Callebaut announced the sudden closure of the Moreton factory today. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Redundancies

Barry Callebaut confirms closure of Moreton factory

By Anthony Myers

The Swiss-based Belgian chocolate supplier said it remains committed to the UK and has strong foundations for growth, making it a key market for future investment – despite closing its Moreton factory in North-West England today.

The Ferrero US team collect their awards at the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: Ferrero

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022

Ferrero walks away with two awards at Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

Ferrero’s massive footprint at this year’s Sweet & Snacks Expo also included recognition from its peers in the confectionery world by walking away from Chicago with two product innovation awards.

Look out for the The XXL Trio lollipop at this year's show. Pic: Perfetti Van Melle

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Chupa Chups introduces XXL Trio Lollipop

By Anthony Myers

Brand owner Perfetti Van Melle USA says the large, multilayered lollipop with great tasting bubblegum inside will be available on the US market in November 2022.

The world's largest chocolate maker discusses how it is combatting poverty in its cocoa supply chain / Pic: GettyImages-aedkis

How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

Mondelēz  says its on track to use 5% recycled plastic content by 2025. Pic: Mondelēz International

Sustainability

Mondelēz confirms progress in meeting ESG goals

By Anthony Myers

The Oreo and Cadbury owner has published its 2021 Snacking Made Right Report, which highlights progress against its short- and long-term ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.

Michele Buck, Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer. Pic: The Hershey Company

Financial results

Hershey increases earnings outlook after strong Q1

By Anthony Myers

The company said it is raising its 2022 net sales and earnings per share outlook to reflect the strength of its performance and strong demand for its chocolates and candies in the first quarter and expectations for the balance of the year.

Pic: Yowie Group

Easter 2022

Yowie launches ‘Fill Baskets and Hearts with Yowie’ Easter campaign

By Anthony Myers

US confectionery company the Yowie Group is marking this Easter with a new campaign to bring loved ones together by offering a curated collection of free Easter-themed activities featuring sweet treats, homemade gifts, engaging activities and fun educational...

Fox's and Burton's have merged. Pic: FBC UK

News in brief

FBC UK is the new kid on the biscuit block

By Gill Hyslop

Burton’s Biscuits and Fox’s Biscuits (as of 28 March 2022) have merged to form Fox’s Burton’s Companies (FBC) UK, led by CEO Simon Browne.

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