Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...
Hershey has expressed confidence its planned innovation pipeline will deliver growth in the longer term, even if its latest price increase m...
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...
Hain Celestial, the US food group, has pounced yet again in the UK. The US group has made a flurry of deals in the UK in recent years but ha...
Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the US giant's sustainability strategy.
Spanish food group Ebro Foods has been busy transforming itself. Over the last year the pasta and rice producer has evolved into a truly international company that now spans 25 countries and four continents. No longer a sugar and dairy group, Ebro has expanded into new categories and is leveraging these to build on its ambitions for global growth. Manuel Gonzalez de Luna, Ebro's director of investor relations spoke to just-food at this year's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London on the group's plans to ramp up international expansion and diversity its portfolio.
Mars Inc is launching a new line of Dove chocolates - Dove Fruit - which combines real fruit and dark chocolate.
Croatia-based food and beverage company Atlantic Grupa saw sales and profits rise in 2014, with its top line helped in part by a deal to distribute Unilever products in regional markets.
Mars bars sold in the UK and Ireland will contain Fairtrade-certified cocoa by this autumn.
Hershey has rejected claims of "unsafe" lead and cadmium levels in some of its chocolate as "old" and insisted that they were "discredited years ago".
This week, Tesco found itself in more deep water with the UK's grocery watchdog saying it suspects the UK supermarket has breached the code of practice governing dealings with suppliers. Elsewhere, Arla announced a joint venture in Australia which it hopes will multiply its business in the country significantly and Hain Celestial's CEO was upbeat about the US group's prospects.
The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?
With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.
Mars Inc in Packaged Food (World)
Mars is a global leader in confectionery, with a particularly strong presence in chocolate confectionery and gum. The company is highly geared towards the US, but also has a strong presence in China....
Confectionery in Europe
Confectionery in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains desc...
Confectionery in France
Confectionery in France industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains desc...
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