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Ferrero to expand US chocolate production

20 Nov 2020

The Italy-based food major, which has expanded significantly in the US in recent years through M&A, is investing in its manufacturing in the country.

Ferrero announces new emissions targets

26 Oct 2020

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero has revealed new goals to reduce its carbon footprint after earlier committing to new sustainable packaging targets.

Ferrero to double capacity of Nutella Biscuits plant in Italy

9 Oct 2020

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is to invest around EUR80m (US$94.5m) in a domestic plant, it has been revealed.

Why might have Ferrero reached into tin for Fox's Biscuits?

9 Oct 2020

In buying a clutch of Fox's Biscuits assets, Ferrero has bought a tired brand in a mature category. Might the Italian giant's move be for another reason?

Update – Ferrero sees "significant scope" to grow Fox's

7 Oct 2020

Ferrero has given a flavour of its confidence in the prospects for the Fox's Biscuits assets the Italy-based sweet-snacks giant has snapped up.

2 Sisters sells clutch of Fox's Biscuits assets to Ferrero

7 Oct 2020

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group this morning (7 October) announced the sale of part of its Fox's Biscuits business to Italian sweet-snacks giant Ferrero.

Ferrero 'eyeing move for UK biscuit maker Fox's'

30 Sep 2020

The Italy-based confectionery giant, home to brands including Kinder and Nutella, is reported to be working on a possible bid for a UK biscuits business.

Ferrero to invest in Nutella plants in France

30 Sep 2020

Italian confectionery group Ferrero is investing in a European spreads plant, including a new logistics centre.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

Ferrero continues US expansion with new distribution site

2 Jun 2020

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero, owner of brands such as Butterfinger and Baby Ruth, is building another US distribution centre, it has announced.

Ferrero puts Ontario plant in partial shutdown amid Covid-19 cases

28 Apr 2020

Confectionery maker Ferrero has closed parts of its chocolate plant in Ontario, Canada, as a number of workers tested positive for Covid-19.

Jobs cut as Ferrero-owned UK confectioner Thorntons restructures

6 Apr 2020

Thorntons, the UK confectionery business owned by Italy's Ferrero, has made an undisclosed number of redundancies at its site in the county of Derbyshire.

New products - Marfrig takes plant burger to China; Nestle launches new Quality Street; Itsu partners with Meatless Farm; Mamma Chia launches dairy-free 'milk'

21 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Ginsters teaming up with Quorn in a vegan sausage roll and new Quality Street from Nestle. 

Ferrero adds to US distribution sites with new facility in Arizona

19 Feb 2020

Italy-based confectionery group Ferrero has set up another distribution outlet in the US with new hires in the pipeline.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

US start-up Caulipower features alongside Big Food in product innovation awards

4 Dec 2019

Food industry start-up Caulipower has been included in a list of product innovation winners in the consumer packaged goods space.

New products - Nestlé expands A2 range of products in China; Pots & Co ventures into hot puddings; Chobani moves beyond yogurts; Ferrero expands chocolate range

22 Nov 2019

The products we picked out this week include Chobani expanding its range beyond yogurts in the US and Ferrero entering a new segment in the same market.

Ferrero announces 2025 sustainable packaging goal

11 Oct 2019

Italian confectionery heavyweight Ferrero has announced the date by which it intends to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Ferrero opens distribution centre in US

1 Oct 2019

Ferrero, the Italy-based confectionery group, has announced its new distribution centre in the US will be up and running this week.

How M&A in packaged food looked in H1 2019

13 Aug 2019

Using data from and parent organisation GlobalData, we present a flavour of M&A activity in the international packaged food sector in the first half of the year.

New products - Danone launches Actimel "shots"; Cofresh markets Bombay Mix-style snack bars; Tyson to try out functional snacks; Plant-based foray from sports-nutrition firm SiS

8 Aug 2019

This week's most notable product news includes Actimel "shots", Tyson testing a functional snacks range in the US and Ferrero's chilled push for Kinder in the UK.

Campbell Soup Co. to sell Denmark snacks business Kelsen to Ferrero

12 Jul 2019

US food giant Campbell Soup Co. is to sell its Denmark-based snack business Kelsen Group to a major international confectioner for US$300m.

Ferrara Candy Co. to close office

3 Jul 2019

Ferrara Candy Co., the US confectioner that is part of Italy-based giant Ferrero, is to close an office in California.

Nutella factory strike has ended, Ferrero announces

5 Jun 2019

A strike by workers at the world's biggest Nutella production plant ended earlier today, according to Italian confectionery giant Ferrero.

Ferrero threatens striking Nutella plant workers with heavy fines

3 Jun 2019

Ferrero is taking a tough line with striking workers at a Nutella production plant in France, who have staged a protest for the past week over wages and working conditions.

Ferrero to acquire majority stake in Spanish ice cream company ICFC

28 May 2019

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is to buy a majority stake in a Spanish ice cream business, it has confirmed.

New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

28 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

Kellogg confirms Italy's Ferrero secures its cookies and snacks brands

1 Apr 2019

US-based food giant Kellogg has confirmed it has agreed to sell its select cookies and snacks business to Italy's Ferrero.

Ferrero 'closes in on Kellogg's up-for-sale cookies and snacks assets'

1 Apr 2019

Italian confectioner Ferrero is reportedly close to securing a deal for Kellogg's North American cookies and snacks businesses.









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