Soviet-era brands such as United Confectioners Alenka are facing stiff competition from foreign brands like Mars' Snickers

Russian Chocolate Revolution

Soviet chocolate faces the wrath of foreign invasion – Leatherhead

By Oliver Nieburg

Young people living in urban areas of Russia are driving domestic chocolate consumption and are increasingly opting for premium foreign brands over nostalgic ones from the Soviet-era, say market analysts Leatherhead Food Research.

Chocodates prove their worth as the

Can chocolate-covered dates become UAE national export?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Dubai-based confectionery company Notions Group is eyeing new export markets for its flagship product Chocodate, which it claims can lure consumers looking for authentic Arabian confectionery. 

Scandinavia's leading confectionery company Cloetta begins to realize benefits of Leaf acquisition

Cloetta profits grow in spite of weak markets

By Oliver Nieburg

Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has reported profit gains in the face of weak markets in Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands in the second quarter (Q2).

Hershey aims to improve the ailing cocoa crop in Nigeria, which has been blighted by rain and diseases

Hershey hopes to double Nigerian cocoa yields

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has launched an initiative to double the cocoa output in Nigeria, which is forecast to register a 20% decline this crop year due to adverse weather and diseases.

Thorntons's results have given it something to smile about

Thorntons sees strong commercial and export growth

By Rod Addy

Thorntons chief executive Jonathan Hart expects further growth from supermarket sales in the coming year, he told, after the company posted strong fourth quarter growth in the division including that area.

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