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ASDA bid for 'chav' candy

ASDA bid for 'chav' candy

By Catherine Boal

There have been a number of developments in the confectionery
industry in the last week, not least of which is the news that UK
retailer ASDA is attempting to blend popular culture with novelty
candy.

Cadbury's mistake

Weekly Comment

Cadbury's mistake

Chocolate has a nice feeling to it - tasty, fun, luxurious and
slightly sinful. This is comfort food, accessible to all and
epitomised in the recent film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Nestlé outperforms in Q1

Nestlé outperforms in Q1

By Anita Awbi

Swiss food giant Nestlé has announced a first-quarter sales rise of
14.1 per cent to CHF22.8bn (€14.5bn), beating analyst expectations
and reconfirming its full-year target of a five to six per cent
growth rate.

Hershey suffers flat sales

Hershey suffers flat sales

By Anita Awbi

Iconic chocolate and snacks brand Hershey has announced
disappointing sales figures, but posted a seven per cent rise in
quarterly profit as the company works on product innovation and
cost minimisation.

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