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“Our industry delivers one of society’s greatest traditions and pleasures. It is also a major positive contributor to the European economy,

FDE elects new president

By Niamh Michail

Gilles Morel, regional president for Europe and Eurasia of Mars Chocolate, has been elected president of FoodDrinkEurope for a three-year mandate.

Gladden joined Mondelēz from Dell, the Texan technology giant, where he was similarly a VP and CFO.

Mondelēz appoints ex-Dell man as CFO

By Anna Bonar

Mondelēz International appoints Brian Gladden as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective on 1st December.

 Patrick Poirrier, CEO of French chocolatier Cémoi

Cémoi CEO to lead CAOBISCO

By Oliver Nieburg

The Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has elected Patrick Poirrier, CEO of French chocolatier Cémoi, as its new president.

Growth in candy and snacks is outpacing other packaged food categories at retail, according to the National Confectioners Association.

2014 sweets and snacks

Candy sales are dandy at $33.6bn in the US

By Jenni Spinner

Candy industry experts report confectionery sales are faring better than figures in other retail food markets, with US shoppers snapping up nearly $34bn worth of sweet treats annually.

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