Manufacturers

The fine coating of cocoa nibs that 'snowed' on the Swiss town from the Lindt factory.

In brief

Glitch at Lindt factory covers town in cocoa nibs

By Anthony Myers

Lindt & Sprüngli has confirmed local reports that there was a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted 'cocoa nibs' in its factory in Olten on Tuesday, which left the Swiss town between Zurich and Basel covered in fragments...

A still from the Extra Real Friend Request ad. Pic: Mars Wrigley

In brief

Mars’ Extra Gum ad highlights need for friendship during shutdown

By Anthony Myers

Extra gum has launched a new creative advertisement as part of its on-going ‘Give Extra, Get Extra’ campaign to inspire the value of relationships, even through a small gesture, especially during lockdown scenarios caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With travel on hold, backyard fire pits and s'mores treats have become popular. Pic: Gettyimages

Coronavirus

More s’mores please: Sales of American classic soar during COVID pandemic

By Anthony Myers

Hershey has reported a record-breaking demand for s’mores during the coronavirus crisis, with sales of its six-pack bars skyrocketing by 40% - even higher in some US states with stricter lockdown regulations. Monday 10 August is ‘National S’mores Day’...

The strong performance of its core Hostess branded products propelled the American bakery company's second quarter financial results. Pic: Hostess Brands

Hostess financial results again exceed expectations

By Gill Hyslop

Hostess Brands has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the past four quarters, again surpassing the Zachs Consensus Estimate by 1.38% for the quarter ended June 2020.

Pic: Ferrero

In brief

Modern new look for Ferrero’s Crunch bars

By Anthony Myers

Ferrero has announced a revamped look with a new logo for its popular Crunch chocolate bar. The blue and red wrapper “everyone knows and loves will still stand true”, but is now completed with a modernized look to visually depict its 100% real milk chocolate...

Beau & Bon Ltd managing director Maeda Mitsuhiro visits Uncle Joe's factory and meets MD John Winnard.  Pic: Uncle Joe's

In brief

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls in demand in Japan

By Anthony Myers

Premium British sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has seen sales surge in Japan and is busy supplying an urgent order for 1,200 packets and 672 tins of traditional mint balls and 720 packets of sugar free mint balls after consumers fell in love with...