Confectionery: Latest news and analysis articles
A year of geopolitical uncertainty awaits and there are few things business dislikes more than uncertainty. What impact could there be on M&...
The global food industry will continue to double-down on cutting operating costs during 2017 in the face of rising input expenses and an inc...
In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...
Concerns about the potential impact on the UK's food industry in 2017 over the impending "divorce" from the EU are looming large for supplie...
Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Nestle's travel retail unit is a US$100m-plus business, which generates the lion's share of its revenue from confectionery. Stewart Dryburgh, who heads the company's travel retail business, says the sector, while a small part of the Nestle empire, presents a strong growth avenue for the group. However, Dryburgh acknowledges it is also a competitive and fast-paced channel and those companies that want to cash in need to navigate some unique challenges. Katy Askew spoke to Dryburgh to find out more.
Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli revealed today (17 January) its sales accelerated in the second half of 2016, enabling it to deliver a 6.8% increase in revenue.
Mondelez International confirmed today (13 January) it is making "selective price increases" on its products sold in the UK, although the company declined to give details about what products or brands might be affected.
Irish agri-food and drink exports exceeded EUR11bn (US$11.7bn) for the first time in 2016, although the UK's vote for Brexit cut the value of trade by a potential EUR570m, according to latest figures released by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.
Kellogg this week announced the first investment through its VC fund Eighteen94. In Europe, Ireland announced record food exports but the data outlined the impact of the UK's vote for Brexit. And, in Asia, we interviewed the co-founder and MD of fast-growing Indian FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved.
US group organic maple syrup producer Runamok Maple has acquired the maple candy operation of another Vermont-based business, Bascom Maple Farms, for an undisclosed sum.
Sweden-based confectioner Cloetta is selling a selection of its products in China in its first foray into the online retail market in the country via Alibaba's Tmall platform.
Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.
The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.
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