Sweden-based confectionery firm Cloetta Fazer today announced it is
investing SEK 270m (€29m) in two new chocolate manufacturing lines,
as part of a drive to boost its market share in the Nordic region.
Premier Foods is resisting confectionery tax on fruit bars, Cadbury
staff vote to reject closure plans, and a New York restaurant
charges $25,000 (€17,000m) for the most expensive chocolate dessert
in the world.
With heart disease and obesity levels booming in Western Europe,
manufacturers and scientists are increasingly trying to make a link
between health and confectionery, traditionally seen as a 'naughty'
Halloween is one of the top holiday in terms of volume
sales for confectioners, as consumers will spend more than $2.1bn
(€1.5bn) on chocolate and sweets later this month in the US alone,
states a new report.