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Milka encourages customers to share their

Milka’s cost-effective marketing in time of turmoil

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

An analyst has called Milka’s recent selective marketing a “masterclass” in how to implement cost-efficient, brand equity building strategies against a backdrop of an industry in “turmoil”.

Flavanol health claims are dangerous ground at the moment, says new Scottish confectioner, IQ Chocolate, which is preparing its own EFSA health claim

IQ Chocolate preps sports performance cocoa health claim

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Scottish chocolate start-up, IQ Chocolate, has high hopes for its “raw” dark chocolate bars within the high quality, functional foods sector and is currently in the initial stages of preparing a dossier for a health claim. 

Bean blending sometimes necessary for private label to achieve desired flavors, says Cémoi

Bean blending all the rage for private label chocolatiers

By Oliver Nieburg

The premium private label chocolate industry is becoming increasing interested in the subtleties of cocoa and is willing to sacrifice single origins for a flavorsome blend, according to French chocolatier Cémoi.

Fair trade chocolate, sugar-free candy and boxed chocolates to keep the windmills spinning in the Netherlands

Market Trends - Dutch confectionery sector

Premium confectionery drive in the Netherlands, says Leatherhead

By Oliver Nieburg

Boxed chocolates, sugar-free candy and fair trade chocolate are likeliest to succeed in the increasingly premium Dutch confectionery market, according to an analyst at Leatherhead Food Research.

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 FoodManufacture.co.uk, after the company posted strong fourth quarter growth in the division including that area.