Manufacturers

Nestlé's Product Technology Centre in York. Pic: Nestlé

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Nestlé announces job losses at its York site

By Anthony Myers

Swiss-owned brand has confirmed reports of expected redundancies at its York factory, which is now a major R&D centre and UK headquarters, where famous brands including KitKats are still produced.

Galaxy’s range of vegan bars. Pic: Mars Wirgley UK

NPD

Mars launches its vegan Galaxy chocolate bars in UK

By Anthony Myers

Mars Wrigley UK is set to launch a vegan range of its popular Galaxy chocolate bars today (November 18) in select stores and online via Amazon, costing £3 ($3.89) for a 100g bar, double the price of the regular Galaxy.

A glimpse of Hotella Nutella (Photo courtesy of Ferrero)

Marketing

Ferrero creates Hotella Nutella for one January weekend

By Kristine Sherred

After opening a Nutella Café in New York and Chicago, Ferrero offers fans of the hazelnut chocolate spread to live the Nutella life in California’s wine country with culinary pros.

At the NACS show in Atlanta, Hershey showed off its queue, where shoppers can 'relax' enough to browse and impulse-buy.

Hershey embracing fresh approach to modern retail challenges

By Kristine Sherred

Stand-up packaging, consumer-driven innovation and loyalty data are upending the candy aisle and checkout area. We talked with two Hershey execs at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show to understand how one of the world’s most beloved...

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