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Focus: Can Mars gain share in Indian chocolate?

Mars Inc plans to step up investment in the Indian chocolate sector by investing in local production. The Indian chocolate market is dominat...

Ferrero highlights problem Indian red tape

Ferrero Group is purportedly re-thinking its investment plan in India due to difficulties with regulators in the country. The Indian market...

Focus: Nestle likely to further streamline ops

Nestle has announced a deal to sell-off the bulk of its Jenny Craig weight management business for an undisclosed sum. The move comes as the...

Comment: Obama anti-obesity drive still moving

Children's food advertising is no longer on the Obama policy agenda but the administration is still actively engaged on the issue, as last m...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview - Jonathan Hart, Thorntons 17 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

UK confectioner Thorntons is undergoing something of a transformation. The chocolate and toffee producer, which has been hit hard by the consumer downturn, is midway through a strategic shift to close the bulk of its store network and focus on commercial sales. Since taking the helm in May 2011, Jonathan Hart has had a mountain to climb: rebalancing the portfolio while tackling weak consumer demand. Nonetheless, the chief executive tells Michelle Russell that the firm is now on the right road for its strategy re-think to deliver improved results.


The just-food interview: Christian Walter, Ferrero 31 Jan 2011

Dean Best

Ferrero, the Italy-based confectionery giant, first entered the UK back in 1966 and has steadily built a business generating GBP200m sales a year. However, under local managing director Christian Walter, the group is planning an offensive on this side of the English Channel. For this month's just-food interview, Dean Best met Walter to discuss Ferrero's plans.

Latest News

Ferrero adds to Tic Tac range in US 19 May 2015

Dean Best

Ferrero has launched a Tic Tac mint in the US that changes flavour in the mouth.


Kinder sales lift Ferrero FY profits 23 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Ferrero has reported a 14% increase in annual pre-tax profits after sales were lifted by good performance of its Kinder range globally.


Food industry news of week: Quorn, Russia ban 13 Mar 2015

Dean Best

We spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan this week to discuss the takeover talk surrounding the UK meat-free business and his plans for 2015. Elsewhere, Russia admitted it could ease its ban on food imports from the EU, while it was revealed in New Zealand there had been threats to poison infant formula.


Ferrero set to build China plant 11 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Confectionery giant Ferrero has indicated it is set to build a plant in China.


Ferrero, Deoleo in row with Dutch grocer Jumbo 27 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Ferrero and Spain-based olive oil group Deoleo have seen products delisted by Dutch retailer Jumbo Supermarkten following a dispute over price.

Latest blogs

Ferrero moves to dismiss sale rumours 18 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours.


Unilever, Ferrero under fire for advertising campaigns 3 Sep 2013

Michelle Russell

Unilever and Ferrero have become the latest firms to come under fire for launching controversial advertising campaigns.

Company research

Ferrero SpA in Packaged Food (Italy)

Ferrero SpA in Packaged Food (Italy)

Despite aggressive promotional activities and advertisements, the Italian market for Ferrero Spa shrank 5% as a whole in the latest fiscal year, and therefore the company continues to look at external...

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Ferrero Deutschland GmbH in Packaged Food (Germany)

Ferrero Deutschland GmbH in Packaged Food (Germany)

Ferrero Deutschland GmbH’s strategy has to be seen – as the company is the German subsidiary of Ferrero SpA – in the context of the parent company, of course. As far as the approach in general is conc...

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Ferrero Group in Packaged Food (World)

Ferrero Group in Packaged Food (World)

Ferrero has performed well with its core brands. Although the company is perhaps still too focussed on Western Europe, it has made gains in fast developing markets such as Brazil and China. An area of...

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