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Milka maker names new Board members as Peltz concentrates on Procter & Gamble. ©GettyImages-zoliky

Activist investor Nelson Peltz to leave Mondelēz Board

By Oliver Nieburg

Trian Fund Management CEO Nelson Peltz, who pushed for a merger between Mondelēz and PepsiCo five years ago, will stand down from Mondelez’s Board of Directors as the Cadbury maker names two new members.

Europe represents 66.6% of Brazil’s confectionery exports. Pic: ©GettyImages/Waldemarus

Europe sees Brazilian confections bonanza in 2017

By Douglas Yu

Vegan, sugar free and exotic flavors are among the contributors that made Brazilian confections popular in Europe last year, as Brazilian exports of sweets, snacks and ingredients to the EU grew by over 73% in value, according to trade body ABICAB.

Ohlson makes packaging for gummies. Picture: Ohlson youtube.

Duravant acquires Ohlson Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Duravant has acquired Ohlson Packaging, a weighing, counting and filling machine manufacturer, whose clients include Frito-Lay, Hershey’s, Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.