The European Commission yesterday approved the proposed functional
confectionery joint venture between Swiss consumer goods company
Nestlé and the US-based personal care company Colgate-Palmolive,
but approval is just the first of...
British shoppers are becoming increasingly ethical when it comes to
choosing what they eat, according to a survey of shoppers released
this week - a shift in consumer attitudes which has proven
particularly beneficial for Fairtrade...
Two years after the Russian authorities imposed massive import
duties on confectionery products in a bid to keep out cheap imports
from Ukraine, that country's biggest sweet maker Roshen is about to
take Russia by storm with...
Two of Spain's biggest confectionery producers are feeling the
pressure of competition in the market and are actively seeking
partners to help them survive in the increasingly cut-throat
market. Joyco could sell out to Wrigley,...
German confectionery and bakery producers have strongly criticised
the current EU system designed to keep sugar prices artificially
high, arguing that it makes European companies uncompetitive when
it comes to exports.
Elite, Israel's leading confectionery group, has been accused of
offering discounts and bonuses to retailers prepared to stock only
its products - an abuse of power designed to block the entry of
British giant Cadbury into the...
Unwrapping a Cadbury's Flake can offer female consumers a moment of
pure pleasure in their otherwise hectic days - at least according
to the latest advertising campaign for the brand. An approach which
fits nicely with consumers'...
Kit Kat Kubes, a bite-size version of Nestlé's popular countline
bar, will compete with exisiting products from Cadbury and Mars in
the UK market. But with a target audience which differs from its
rivals, the opportunities for...
The future of one of Russia's leading confectionery companies,
Sladko Holding, is increasingly uncertain, and consultancy firm
Market Advice suggests that its imminent demise could mark the next
step in the overhaul of Russia's...
German chocolate sales grew by 3.6 per cent in the first five
months of 2003 as retailers ended their price war and returned to
more normal prices. But volumes rose by less than 1 per cent, and
the exceptionally hot weather in June...
The blame for rising levels of obesity and other diet-related
diseases is being laid squarely at the door of the food industry,
and in particular its targeting of children with snack food,
confectionery and soft drinks, according...
Chocotelegram, an innovative confectionery product allowing
consumers to send personalised messages to their friends and
families is set to hit retail shelves in Europe and the US over the
next few months after six highly successful...
Kraft Foods, the US prepared foods giant, has unveiled a package of
measures designed to curb the growing levels of obesity. But is it
just another example of the food industry cynically playing on
consumers' health fears to...