Danone 'to buy' Chupa Chups Russian unit
Danone is on the verge of buying the Chocks & Roll business of
Spain's Chupa Chups, one of its last remaining foreign units.
Evidence that Danone is still determined to pursue its expansion in
Russia despite failing to buy...
Barry Callebaut hit by currencies
Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of cocoa and
chocolate products, increased its sales revenue, operating profit
(EBIT) and net profit.
Roshen set for Russian boom
Two years after the Russian authorities imposed massive import
duties on confectionery products in a bid to keep out cheap imports
from Ukraine, that country's biggest sweet maker Roshen is about to
take Russia by storm with...
Indian summer for Cadbury
UK confectionery and beverages giant Cadbury Schweppes is planning
an overhaul of its Indian business interests.
Christmas illusions from Elizabeth Shaw
Following the launch of schnapps and tequila shot chocolates last
month, Elizabeth Shaw has launched its latest innovation, Illusion,
a new chocolate combination for the Christmas market.
Callebaut closes in
Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has acquired US-based Brach's
Confections Holding. The takeover gives the firm a significant
presence in the US consumer confectionery market and access to the
world's largest retailers and...
Bags of horror instore this Halloween
With a marked surge in confectionery sales at Halloween Haribo
Dunhills (Pontefract) has plenty of treats in store this year for
retailers who want to increase their profits.
Added value drive from Barry Callebaut
Swiss group Barry Callebaut has acquired Brach's in the US.
Combining Brach's with the German unit Stollwerck, acquired in
2002, will give Barry Callebaut annual sales of around €909m.
Bumper Brazilian cocoa crop forecast
This season's Brazilian cocoa production is already up 57 per cent
from the same period last year, according to the Bahia Commercial
Russia's chocolate revolution
The future of one of Russia's leading confectionery companies,
Sladko Holding, is increasingly uncertain.
Barry Callebaut reduces down time
Barry Callebaut claims that the installation of a metal detector
and conveyor belt system has significantly improved efficiency and
reduced downtime on one of its busiest production lines.
Even keel for Barry Callebaut
A strong rise in sales volumes in Western Europe helped Barry
Callebaut to post steady profit rise for first nine months. Company
on course to meet its target of EBIT SF200 million in 2002/03.
Barry Callebaut well balanced
Strong improvements in European sales - boosted by the acquisition
of Stollwerck - helped chocolate products group Barry Callebaut
offset the impact of the weak US economy.
Cocoa driving Russian drinks market
Sales of cocoa drinks in Russia are set to expand rapidly, despite
the fact that many local producers still face quality issues.
Russia: a sweet-toothed nation
Consultancy firm Market Advice believes that the Russian
confectionery industry is in good shape.