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Why Mars' sugar call should be welcomed

Campaigners would contend companies do not often make progressive moves on issues of public concern until pressure has been exerted on them...

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...

Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 2015

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.


Sustainability Watch - Barry Parkin, Mars 30 Sep 2013

Ben Cooper

Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the US giant's sustainability strategy.

Latest News

Mars launches "healthy" snacks Goodnessknows 20 May 2015

Dean Best

Mars Inc has launched a line of pre-portioned snacks in the US in a bid to tap into demand for healthier products.


Food industry news of week: Mars, Nestle, Cloetta 15 May 2015

Dean Best

Mars raised eyebrows in the US with support for calls for nutrition labels in the country to contain information on added sugar. Nestle has seen its infant formula production in South Africa hit by the country's power problems. And European confectioner Cloetta, the company behind brands like Chewits and Sportlife, announced CEO Bengt Baron had decided to step down.


Mars backs labels for added sugars in US 11 May 2015

Dean Best

Mars has announced its support for the amount of sugars added to foods on sale in the US to be included on nutrition labels.


Mars launches Combos sweet and salty pretzels 30 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Mars Inc is launching Combos Baked Snacks in two sweet and salty flavour combinations in the US.


Food industry quotes of week: Wrigley, Mondelez 10 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Wrigley confirmed it is building a new gum plant in Kenya to help expand in a number of African markets. US confectioner BBX Sweet Holdings announced the acquisition of local peer Kencraft Candy, while FrieslandCampina revealed plans to close its cheese packing plant in Lochem. We also interviewed the general manager of Al-Rawabi, Dr Ahmed El Tigani, who told us about the UAE dairy company's recent move into functional dairy. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

Can UK food sector avert talent shortfall? 12 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

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?


The Middle East - the next big thing 23 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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.

Company research

Mars Inc in Packaged Food (World)

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....

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Confectionery in Europe

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...

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Confectionery in Singapore

Confectionery in Singapore

Confectionery in Singapore industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains d...

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