Confectionery: Latest news and analysis articles
Despite Hain Celestial lowering the top end of its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings yesterday (4 May), the US group earned praise...
Hershey's first-quarter results contained a triple whammy yesterday (26 April) as the confectioner reported falling sales and earnings, cuts...
Nestle's shares rose today (14 April) after the world's largest food company reported underlying first-quarter sales that beat analyst expec...
Confectionery is a mature, slow-growth category in much of western Europe but manufacturers could eke out opportunities for expansion by har...
The Indian food sector presents exporters with a potentially significant medium- to long-term opportunity. The size of the country's population – around 1.2bn – and an expanding middle class are driving growth in demand. In the first on our series of articles taking a deep dive into India's food industry, just-food spoke to international export associations to find out the potential and pitfalls awaiting companies that want to sell into this promising, yet challenging, market.
Alfred Ritter, the German chocolate maker, is grappling with rising costs for some of its core commodities at a time when pricing in its largest markets is coming under pressure. While the family-owned company does not provide details on its profitability, the implications for the group's margins are obvious. Ritter is looking at ways it can make its supply chain more "independent" to counterbalance the input challenges in the longer term while balancing the immediate need to retain margin. Chairman Andreas Ronken reveals more.
Mars Inc has announced the launch of two new protein bars under its Mars and Snickers brands in the UK.
This week, Hain Celestial outlined how it plans to drive its growth, which has eased in recent quarters. Nestle announced plans to cut salt in its global portfolio. Kellogg was among the companies reporting its first-quarter results and US firm Amplify Snack Brands acquired better-for-you snack maker Boundless Nutrition. Here is the week in quotes.
Tootsie Roll Industries, the US confectioner, has booked a fall in first-quarter sales on the back of lower revenues from overseas, although the company's profits rose year-on-year.
Haribo is planning to double its production capacity in Spain, just-food-understands.
Polish food group Colian Holdings has entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw for GBP2.3m (US$3.3m).
Mars Inc. is moving its chief customer officer Andrew Clarke to the newly created role of chief marketing and customer officer.
just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.
Unilever has reached a deal that will see the company compensate 591 workers at a plant in India after a YouTube video last year alleging it of dumping toxic waste near the site went viral.
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