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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...

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...

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 - 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.

Ebro Foods keeps sharp eye on growth 26 Mar 2013

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Nestle, Premier 20 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, just-food was live at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference, where some of the largest industry names including Nestle, Strauss and Danone provided business updates. Elsewhere, Mars confirmed plans to invest in a Snickers production plant in India. Rumours were also rife General Mills was looking to offload its Green Giant business. Here is the week in quotes.

Mars to invest US$160m in Indian production 16 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Mars Inc. has announced plans to invest more than US$160m to establish a production plant for its Snickers brand in Pune, Maharashtra, to cater for growing demand for confectionery products in India.

First Milk names ex-Mars exec Gallacher CEO 13 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has appointed ex-Mars exec Mike Gallacher its new CEO.

Mars, Hershey settle Maltesers lawsuits 5 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Mars and Hershey have ended their legal spat over the chocolate giants respective Maltesers and Malteser trademarks in the US.

Mars launches Dove Fruit in US 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Mars Inc is launching a new line of Dove chocolates - Dove Fruit - which combines real fruit and dark chocolate.

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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