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Perfetti Van Melle ties up licensing deal with Angry Birds owner

31 May 2018

Italian confectionery giant Perfetti Van Melle has signed a licensing deal with Finnish games company and Angry Birds brand owner Rovio Entertainment.

Perfetti Van Melle launches Chupa Chups in India

10 Aug 2016

Confectionery giant Perfetti Van Melle launches one of its flagship brands, Chupa Chups, in India.

M&A Watch - Could Cloetta be takeover target?

26 May 2015

With a new CEO at Cloetta, the European confectioner has already faced questions about its possible acquisition targets. However, Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at Glenboden, believes the company could itself be on the radar.

Perfetti Van Melle launches Chupa Chups chews

8 Apr 2015

Perfetti Van Melle has launched a range of chewy sweets under its Chupa Chups brand in the UK.

CHINA: Perfetti Van Melle partners with Beanstalk in Chupa Chups China push

14 Mar 2014

Perfetti Van Melle has appointed Beanstalk as its exclusive licensing agency in Greater China, in a move that will extend the Chupa Chups brand out beyond the confectionery sector in the market.

Focus: Income and health drives China's confectionery sector

17 Mar 2011

China's confectionery sector enjoyed a strong 2010, with sales up 8%, driven by the chocolate category. Euromonitor International points to rising economic growth as a key factor for the sector's growth - and says increasing consumer awareness of health is driving demand for dark chocolate and functional gum.

SPAIN: Perfetti van Melle to close Chupa Chups factory

3 Jun 2010

Dutch-Italian confectioner Perfetti van Melle has decided to close a Chupa Chups factory in Spain.

NETHERLANDS/ITALY: Perfetti van Melle to reformulate Mentos

20 Oct 2009

Perfetti van Melle, the Dutch-Italian confectioner, is reformulating its candy brand Mentos to make the product "all natural", just-food can reveal.

SPAIN: Mixed verdict in EU Chupa Chups probe

10 May 2007

The European Commission has returned a mixed verdict to Chupa Chups following an investigation into financial aid granted to the Spanish lollipop producer in 2003.

ITALY/SPAIN: Chupa Chups expects expansion, no layoffs

10 Jul 2006

Chupa Chups expects sales to rise strongly this year, in part from new owner Perfetti Van Melle's efforts to expand the brand in key new markets, just-food was told on Monday (10 July).

SPAIN: Perfetti Van Melle acquires Chupa Chups

3 Jul 2006

Despite earlier dismissing rumours of the possible sale of Chupa Chups, the Bernat family has agreed to sell the company to Dutch-Italian multinational Perfetti Van Melle for an undisclosed sum, the two groups revealed in a joint release. It has been estimated that the value of the transaction was around EUR400m (US$511.78m).

SPAIN: Chupa Chups seeking US partner, not buyer

17 May 2006

Spanish lollipop maker Chupa Chups told just-food today (17 May) that it is seeking a strategic alliance with a big company to further its presence in the US and Latin America, denying rumours that the company was involved in a potential sales process.

UK: Chupa Chups gears up for launches and relaunches

3 Mar 2006

Chupa Chups, the worlds second-biggest confectionary brand, has said that in the coming months it will relaunch Mentos onto the UK market and introduce what the company bills as the first sugar-free chewy mint.

EU: Chupa Chups faces EU investigation

27 Jan 2006

The world’s largest producer of lollipops Chupa Chups is facing an investigation to determine whether a EUR35m (US$43m) loan granted by Catalonia in 2003 violated European laws on state aid, the European Commission said on Thursday (25 January).

SPAIN: Chupa Chups’ lollipops soar on tobacco ban

24 Jan 2006

Spanish lollipop maker Chupa Chups expects domestic sales to soar this year after the government approved a smoking ban on 1 January.

RUSSIA/SPAIN: Chupa Chups to focus international expansion in Russia

12 Oct 2005

Chupa Chups is to focus its international expansion in the fast-growing Russian confectionery market and will freeze plans to muscle into China, a company official has confirmed to just-food.

SPAIN: Chupa Chups to build new factory; 2004 profits rise

4 Aug 2005

Spain's quintessential lollipop maker Chupa Chups will invest €25m (US31m) to build a new candy factory in Sant Esteve de Sesrovires, Barcelona, to replace its older facility there, a company spokeswoman confirmed to just-food.

SPAIN: Chupa Chups swaps lollipops for cigarettes in marketing blitz

6 Jun 2005

Spain's quintessential lollipop maker Chupa Chups has launched an marketing communications campaign to promote its lollipops as an anti-smoking aids.

Spain’s Chupa Chups thinks big

29 Nov 2004

Spanish lollipop maker Chupa Chups has embarked on a new expansion plan, aimed at increasing its presence in key international markets such as Japan and Russia. The company is also working on new functional confectionery products, such as tooth-whitening lollipops, as Ivan Castano reports from Madrid.

GERMANY: Confectionery firms plan JV for mint brands - report

2 Aug 2004

European confectionery firms Chupa Chups, Perfetti van Melle and UK-based Lofthouse of Fleetwood are planning a joint venture to distribute certain confectionery brands in Germany from the beginning of next year.

FRANCE: Consumer group plans court action over food advertising

10 Jun 2004

French consumer protection association UFC-Que Choisir, which is in the forefront of a national campaign to fight obesity, plans to take French bakery group Harry's (part of the Barilla group) to court over claims that its Doo Wap brand of brioche helps child growth.

RUSSIA: Danone buys Russian cake business from Chupa Chups

26 Jan 2004

French dairy giant Groupe Danone, has announced that it is acquiring Chok and Rolls, the Russian soft cake business of Spanish confectionery firm Chupa Chups.

WORLD: New worldwide food product introductions

8 Oct 2003

Here are some of the new food product introductions registered by Mintel's Global New Products Database this past month around the world.

FRANCE/SPAIN: Chupa Chups to close plant in France

23 May 2003

Spanish confectioner Chupa Chups is reportedly planning to close down its plant in Bayonne, south-western France, within the next two months.

WORLD: New worldwide food product introductions

12 May 2003

Here are some of the new food product introductions registered by Mintel's Global New Products Database this past month around the world. New formats for Kellogg's Frosties Breakfast cereal companies are not only diversifying into "on-the-go" snacking formats. They also continue to launch new shapes and formats within breakfast cereals to maintain interest and perhaps encourage home consumption. The latest new format is an extension of the Kellogg's Frosties brand (sugar frosted corn flakes). The brand has already appeared in a number of new flavours (e.g. chocolate, cinnamon, honey and toffee) and some new shapes (e.g. chocolate clusters in Germany). It has now changed format again with the French and Belgian introduction of pillow-shaped cereals (made with oats, rice and wheat) filled with chocolate and topped with a "tiger stripe" design (Tony the Tiger is the brand’s cartoon character emblem).

SPAIN: Chupa Chups cuts 100 temporary jobs in Spain

15 Apr 2003

Spain-based confectioner Chupa Chups has laid off 80 temporary workers at its factory in Asturias, in the northwest of the country, and 20 temporary workers at its factory in Barcelona.

SPAIN: Chupa Chups to relocate HQ

31 Jan 2003

Spanish lollipop manufacturer Chupa Chups has announced that it is to relocate its headquarters to Cornella’s World Trade Centre Almeda Park from its current offices in Barcelona.

ISM: Confectionery & biscuit fair illustrates future trends - but who will dominate the market?

30 Jan 2003

Innovative children’s products were central to ISM this year, with sugar-free and organic trends likely to be the next big thing. The event offered visitors the opportunity to sample the latest innovations and chocolate and sugar confectionery and biscuits, although some key companies chose not to exhibit this year…

SPAIN: Chupa Chups to lay off 100 workers

17 Oct 2002

Spanish confectionery company Chupa Chups is reported to be planning to lay off 100 of its employees at its Asturias factory in northwestern Spain. The company’s Asturias factory, which has 150 employees, is one of two Chupa Chups factories in Spain. Chupa Chups has so far laid off 33 of its 1,639 employees worldwide in 2002.

SPAIN: Chupa Chups, imaginative marketing on a stick (COMMENT) - MEMBERS

17 Jul 2002

Chupa Chups has announced its intention to become the "Coca-Cola of lollipops". The statement follows ten years of vertiginous growth caused by imaginative marketing, merchandising deals and a wide distribution network. Despite a fall in sales last year, the company should still be able to achieve its goals.

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