Netrivals start-up technology company has launched a Marketplace Module for customers to find out who is selling their products in marketplaces such as Amazon, Carrefour, and Cdiscount, among others.
The eco-conscious chocolate company has hired a Blue Bottle Coffee and Primal Kitchen vet, and promoted current marketing director Antoine Ambert to lead innovation and sustainability.
Full-year and Q4 results
Hershey has announced a 1% increase in 2017 net sales, but experienced sales declines in the final quarter Q4.
Tony’s Chocolonely has launched a new chocolate bar that is infused with mulled wine spices for Christmas 2017.
Hershey says launching Hershey’s Gold, a caramelized crème with peanuts and pretzels, could benefit its 2017 Halloween seasonal sales after delivering 'solid' Q3 financial results.
Mars and Choc on Choc have announced new confectionery products for the upcoming Christmas season.
Hershey has reported total net sales of $1.88bn in Q1, 2017, growing by 2.8% compared to last year.
Hershey has posted a 5.6% net sales decline in its first quarter (Q1), but one analyst believes its acquisition of chocolate business barkTHINS offers hope in a troubled US confectionery market.
Hershey has fallen slightly short of its net sales growth target in the second quarter but expects a strong Halloween and Christmas.
Slow sales in February and March and planned store closures hit sales at Thorntons in its third financial quarter (Q3), the confectionery firm reported in a trading statement.
Turkey’s leading confectionery firm Ülker has reported improved sales due to an uplift in chocolate.
Danish equipment firm Aasted has inaugurated a UK subsidiary business in order to be closer to its customers.
Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has launched a one-piece shelf ready pack for confectioners that it claims helps products to stand-out on store shelves.
The Hershey Company has posted improved sales and profits in its second quarter (Q2) results driven by a robust US candy, mint and gum market.
Baker Perkins is noticing a strong demand from customers in Asia for lollipops, according to company regional sales manager Mark Sheffield.
A 30.6% surge in sales of Thorntons-branded products to other retailers helped the chocolatier offset lacklustre sales through its own stores in the first half, but profits slumped 8.5% to £8.3m.
Thorntons maintains profit growth
UK chocolatier Thorntons yesterday posted an increase in net sales
for the fifth quarter running, as the company's business recovery
plan continues to prove effective.
News briefs: Barry Callebaut, Cadbury and Rocky Moutain
Swiss-based Barry Callebaut hopes to profit from China, Cadbury
denies selling its Australian beverage arm, and Rocky Mountain
focuses on franchises after poor Q3 sales.
Zetar acquires Lir luxury chocolates
UK confectionery firm Zetar today said it is expanding its range of
luxury and premium products thanks to the acquisition of Lir
Chocolates in Ireland.
Wrigley's sales up 13 per cent
US-based confectioner Wrigley yesterday posted a 13 per cent
increase in sales for the third quarter on the back
of strong sales outside the US, increased marketing spend and
positive exchange rates.
Thorntons sales decline continues
Thorntons, the UK confectioner, has continued its sales slide,
reporting concerning interim results.
World's Finest expands its seasonal business
World's Finest Chocolate has strengthened its position in the US
holiday retail market with the purchase of the Queen Anne brand
from Gray and Co.
Thornton's terminates takeover talks
Thornton's have today announced they have terminated talks with
Newco over a proposed takeover bid.
Thorntons takeover uncertain after sales drop
UK chocolate seller Thorntons' sales have fallen by 6.2 per cent,
jeopardizing a possible takeover of the public company
Food firms falling behind in ability to innovate?
The food industry is falling behind in its ability to innovate,
claims an article in this week's The Economist.
SIG divests to concentrate on core business
SIG is selling the Italian companies SIG Simonazzi (beverage
filling equipment) andSIG Alfa (labelling machines) to the Tetra
Thorntons boosted by wider retail sales
British confectionery manufacturer and retailer Thorntons suffered
along with most of the UK's retail sector over the Christmas
period, but its first half results were buoyed by an otherwise
solid performance from products sold...
Pernod Ricard's Europe sales decline
Pernod Ricard, the world's third largest wine and spirits group,
has reported a slight dip in sales for the first quarter of 2004.
The group's established brands performed well in the US and Asia
Pacific regions, but its...
Wrigley's profits up but shy of expectations
Wrigley has announced sales and profit gains for the full financial
year 2003, but the results were below analysts expectations.
Cloetta Fazer signs new Nordic deal
Cloetta Fazer has reported signing a new long-term distribution
agreement with Brynild Salg for the continued sale of Cloetta
Fazer's products in Norway and the Nordic region as a whole.
Thorntons grows by ignoring the seasons
Selling its popular confectionery products through other retail
channels and diversifying into other product segments has helped
UK-based Thorntons to increase its sales over the last 12 months.
Say it with chocolate
Chocotelegram, an innovative confectionery product allowing
consumers to send personalised messages to their friends and
families is set to hit retail shelves in Europe and the US over the
next few months.
Ahold sells confectionery unit, mulls US Foodservice disposals
Ahold has sold its Jamin confectionery retail unit via an MBO as
part of its strategic recovery plan. And UK press reports suggest
it is also considering offloading the US Foodservice arm at the
centre of a €750m fraud investigation.
Thorntons' growth melts in the sun
Exceptionally hot weather in the last week before Easter meant that
like-for-like sales at UK confectionery maker and retailer
Thorntons dropped by 7 per cent.
Pick-and-mix pack innovation
Huhtamaki and Karkkikatu have developed a new concept for selling
sweets that is said to make candy-on-the-go more convenient.
Good end to the year for US confectionery groups
Wrigley nearly bought hershey last year - now the two groups have
announced 2002 results hit by the cost of discussing the deal.