Confectionery: Latest news and analysis articles
With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...
With suspicion of so-called Big Food at an all-time high, the food industry needs to be proactive in its response to Public Health England's...
Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...
Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the on...
German chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is a family-owned company that produces the iconic Ritter Sport square chocolate tablets. The Waldenbuch-based group hopes to the product's unique appearance and the quality of its chocolate to drive growth in Europe and the US. Katy Askew speaks to chairman Andreas Ronken about Ritter's aspirations.
Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.
Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, Unilever announced plans to be carbon positive from its operations by 2030. Elsewhere, there was more consolidation in the US food sector, with Pinnacle Foods moving for Boulder Brands. Tyson Foods, Post Holdings and Greencore all had annual results out in the week. Maple Leaf Foods outlined plans to "streamline" its business, which is set to lead to the loss of 400 staff. Here is the week in quotes.
Yowie Group, the Australian confectionery firm, has struck a deal to sell a chocolate product using the Angry Birds brand in the US.
Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.
Halloren, the German chocolate maker, saw moves to increase prices help its profitability improve in the third quarter of the year after a challenging first half of 2015.
Britannia Industries, the Indian food group, is setting up a new research and development centre to fuel moves into new categories.
Israeli food company Strauss Group booked lower earnings for the first nine months of the year on the back of a decline in sales.
As global focus centres on childhood obesity and food-related illnesses, Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has devised one way to get children to reach for a healthier snack over junk: give it to them for free.
Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.
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