Confectionery: Latest news and analysis articles
With a new CEO at Cloetta, the European confectioner has already faced questions about its possible acquisition targets. However, Stefan Kir...
Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been...
A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...
In some ways, Jonathan Hart will leave the UK chocolate maker and retailer Thorntons next month in a better position than he found the busin...
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.
Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.
Suntory Beverage & Food plans to increase distribution of Ribena branded confectionery and drink products in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
US confectioner Jelly Belly Candy Co. is planning to add organic products to its range on sale in North America.
Mehmet Tutuncu, CEO of Turkish biscuit firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, has reportedly said parent company Yildiz Holding is eyeing further acquisitions, following the sale of its milk business to France's Lactalis.
Malaysian confectionery firm Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from investment firm Navis Asia Fund.
This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.
The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.
US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.
Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.
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