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The new Yowie collection has landed in stores. Pic: Yowie Group

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Yowie launches 'Animals with Superpowers' collectibles

By Anthony Myers

Surprise-inside confectionery brand Yowie Group has launched its latest collection, ‘Animals with Superpowers’, featuring extraordinary shapeshifting, infrared vision and magnetism along with sustainably sourced chocolate.

The  96-year-old biscuit factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, is going ahead, despite fierce intervention to get pladis to reverse its plans. Pic: pladis

pladis to proceed with McVitie’s factory closure in Glasgow

By Gill Hyslop

Despite aggressive opposition, intervention by the Government and the tabling of a ‘compelling’ proposal to save the 472 jobs at stake, pladis is proceeding with the closure of its historic biscuit factory in Tollcross, first communicated to employees...

Mars unleashes SNICKERS Almond Brownie across the US

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Mars unleashes SNICKERS Almond Brownie across the US

By Anthony Myers

Mars has announced that its new SNICKERS Almond Brownie has hit shelves across its North American market, featuring the brand's latest flavour obsession: ‘a chewy brownie filling, mixed with chopped almonds and topped with a layer of luscious caramel,...

'We delivered another strong quarter of performance across all key metrics, including top-line, profitability and cash generation,' said Dirk Van de Put, Mondelēz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Emerging markets sweetens Mondelēz’s sales outlook

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International raised its full-year organic revenue forecast this week, as demand grew across emerging markets, including India, Brazil and China, for its Oreo and Cadbury brands.

Kohler's new Sugar Free Chocolate: Pic: Kohler’s Original Recipe Chocolates

Kohler adds new sugar-free chocolate to its line

By Anthony Myers

Wisconsin-based Kohler’s Original Recipe Chocolates has added a new and improved sugar-free variety, available in two-piece, four-piece and nine-piece blocks that complements its gourmet line with a health-conscious offering.

Divine Chocolate's rebrand hist the shelves in September. Pic: Divine Chcolate

Sustainable sourcing

Divine Chocolate announces major rebrand

By Anthony Myers

Divine Chocolate, the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world co-owned by cocoa farmers, has announced a total brand re-launch in September.

Pic: Harbinger Foods

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New premium chocolate brand launched in India

By Anthony Myers

Kokoma! Artisanal Chocolate has been launched in India by Harbinger Foods with an aspiration to create an ‘Indian, world-class, luxurious chocolate brand’.

Fox's Glaciers' new rebrand Pic: Valeo Foods

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Valeo Snack Foods freshens up Fox’s Glaciers mints

By Anthony Myers

Valeo Snack Foods, which was acquired by Bain Capital last month, is launching a new range of SKUs under its Fox’s Glaciers brand, including a permanent range, Fox’s Glacier Moments, and a Limited Edition Summer Punch variety.

Lily's expanded line of bars, baking chips and other confections can be found across the US at key retailers. Pic: Lily's

M&As

Hershey buys Lily’s confectionery brand for $425m

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company has completed its acquisition of Lily's, the high-growth maker of low-sugar, better-for-you (BFY) confectionery products, for a purchase price of $425m.

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Chocolate consumption on the rise, survey finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Viewed as the antidote to a tough day, chocolate was the indulgence of choice for one-third of US grocery shoppers during the pandemic, according to a survey from Cargill's North American Cocoa & Chocolate team, which uncovered the primary purchase...

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