Chocolate

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

By Oliver Nieburg

Mars has opened a €80m (RUB 3.3bn) chocolate factory in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region as it looks to capture a greater share of the highest value BRIC chocolate market.

Lindt's gold bunny deemed to lack distinctive character

Lindt chocolate bunny trademark gunned down by ECJ

By Oliver Nieburg

Lindt’s chocolate rabbit is devoid of any distinctive character, according to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which has ruled that the firm’s 3D-bunny-sign cannot be registered as a trademark in the EU.

Mexico's GDP will grow 3.5% in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Analyst lauds chocolate market potential in Mexico

By Oliver Nieburg

Confectioners face big rewards by tapping into market potential in Mexico, but will face “oblivion” if they fail to address growing health concerns, according to an analyst.