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On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

Focus: Mexico's obesity fight turns to advertising

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last ye...

On the money: Hershey confident in NPD pipeline

Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...

Focus: Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy

Lindt & Sprungli's acquisition of US confectioner Russell Stover Candies has come as a surprise to analysts. It is the Swiss group's first p...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch - Andy McCormick, Hershey 3 Apr 2013

Ben Cooper

Hershey has become the latest major chocolate company to make a bold public commitment to sustainable cocoa. Andy McCormick, Hershey's vice president, cocoa sustainability, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's 21st Century Cocoa Plan and its commitment to collective efforts to achieve a sustainable cocoa sector.


Interview: ISM: Hershey eyes global growth 1 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

US confectionery giant Hershey has a vision for growth. The company, which has long faced questions about its US-centric focus, is now looking to overseas markets to fuel sales expansion. Michelle Russell caught up with Thomas Joyce, vice president of customer and industry affairs for Hershey, to find out more about the challenges and opportunities presented by international markets.

Latest News

China customs block Hershey milk 15 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

A number of Hershey's flavoured milk products have been blocked for import into China after it was found they contained banned artificial sweeteners and colouring agents.


Hershey sees H1 profits up as Q2 accelerates 24 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Hershey booked an increase in first-half profits this morning (24 July) despite "headwinds" from rising input costs and sales elasticity.


Mars ups prices on chocolate amid higher costs 23 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Mars Inc has announced it will increase the price on chocolate it sells in North America by around 7%, days after Hershey announced a similar hike.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.


Hershey hikes prices to offset commodity squeeze 16 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Hershey is increasing its prices by around 8% as the US confectioner sees the cost of key commodities rising.

Latest blogs

ADM preparing Q3 chocolate sale 6 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Agri-giant Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to sell its global chocolate operations by the end of the third quarter, the company said this week.


Is personalised confectionery the future? 26 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

More people than ever before are on the hunt for products that suit their personalities and tastes and over 7% of consumption globally is driven by consumers' search for products personalised to them. And the trend has now spread way beyond finding your name on Coke bottles.

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