A major advertising and sponsorship package for the Penguin range
of biscuits, including a TV ad for the new Chukka sub-brand, kicked
off this week in the UK.
Swiss to blitz UK market
Confectionery and biscuit manufacturer Swiss Delice is planning to
expand into the UK this Autumn. The Swiss-based firm believes that
the UK market presents a major opportunity.
Ingredients giant predicts healthy year
Despite the challenging economic climate, Irish food ingredients,
flavours and consumer foods group Kerry expects a good outcome for
the full year.
Arla Foods initiates counterclaim
Denmark's Arla Foods has issued a counterclaim in response to an
action for damages brought by its US tagatose licence partner,
CP Kelco outlines pectin plans
CP Kelco has announced plans to increase pectin capacity at its
Skensved, Denmark and Limeira, Brazil facilities.
Spanish confectioner in sticky situation
Spanish confectionery group Chupa Chups has announced a 17 per cent
drop in sales for 2002 - a decline which has forced it to close
most of its foreign production units.
Aarhus presents a mixed economic picture
Despite strong sales in confectionery speciality fats, Danish
Aarhus Oliefabrik on Wednesday reported a drop in post-tax profits
to DKK 19.4 million (€2.61m) for the first quarter of 2003.
Thorntons' growth melts in the sun
Exceptionally hot weather in the last week before Easter meant that
like-for-like sales at UK confectionery maker and retailer
Thorntons dropped by 7 per cent.
zuChem celebrates funding success
Ingredients developer zuChem this week announced that it has raised
a considerable chunk of capital in order to develop new methods to
manufacture alternative sweeteners.
Just Born completes sweet acquisition
US-based confectioner Just Born, famed for its Marshmallow Peeps
and Hot Tamales, has completed its acquisition of the Goldenberg
Ebro maintains profitability
Ebro Puleva, the Spanish group which is one of that country's
biggest sugar processors, reports flat profits as sales decline.
Karlshamns sees growing competition
Swedish ingredients company Karlshamns reports that growing
competition and decreasing margins characterised the market for
chocolate fats designed to replace cocoa butter.
Cloetta Fazer ups investment after good quarter
Sweden's Cloetta Fazer Group says it is about to invest in
modernising its production facilities in Finland and Sweden.
Strong first half performance from Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut, the Swiss chocolate producer, has continued to go
from strength to strength despite depressed consumer spending and
the strength of the Swiss franc. As in Q1, first half figures were
boosted by the Stollwerck acquisition...
Topps hit by Pokemon decline
Topps, the US-based company behind the Bazooka bubblegum has
reported a decline in sales for 2002, caused mainly by the collapse
in sales of its Pokemon branded confectionery items.