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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.

'Three weeks to bid for Campbell's international arm' - report

1 Mar 2019

Would-be buyers of Campbell Soup Co.'s international portfolio have been given a final bid deadline, a report suggests.

New products - Califia Farms launches Ubermilks oat drinks; Kashi expands Kashi by Kids line; The Jackfruit Company unveils Complete Jackfruit Meals; Cereal "straight from the box"

22 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nestlé launching its KitKat Senses in a bar format and organic yogurts from Arla Foods.

Kellogg's up-for-sale snacks assets 'attract Ferrero, Hostess Brands, B&G Foods'

21 Jan 2019

Three global food giants have reportedly entered bids for Kellogg's North American cookies and snacks assets.

Kraft Heinz and Mondelez 'short-listed in Campbell international business auction'

2 Jan 2019

Food giants and private-equity firms have been short-listed to participate in the second round of Campbell Soup Co's auction of its international business, reports suggest.

Italy's Ferrero linked to bid for Campbell's international unit

10 Dec 2018

A Europe-based confectionery business has been linked with a takeover bid for the international arm of US food giant Campbell Soup Co.

Barilla 'reportedly plans chocolate spread launch to rival Nutella'

21 Nov 2018

Italian food giant Barilla is reportedly planning to enter a new category, a move which would see it competing against a local rival's market-leading product.

Mondelez, Kraft Heinz 'eyeing Campbell's Australian snacks unit Arnott's'

12 Nov 2018

Arnott's, the Australia-based snacks business among the assets put up for sale by Campbell Soup Co., is reportedly being eyed by a clutch of the largest players in the sector.

Ferrero invests $9m in New Jersey plant to support Kinder Joy demand

22 Oct 2018

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is investing US$9m to expand a plant in the US to support demand for its Kinder Joy kids' treats.

Nestle, Kellogg among signatories to Saudi Arabia's push on healthy foods

26 Sep 2018

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.

Ferrero ads banned in UK as deemed to breach advertising rules

20 Sep 2018

Confectionery giant Ferrero has been investigated by the UK's advertising watchdog over a range of adverts for its Kinder chocolate brand which have been banned on the grounds they breached rules promoting foods for children that are high in fat, salt or sugar.

Kellogg quietly launches Verival cereal in UK; Clif Bar enters breakfast category in US; Unilever's Indian unit launches Ayurveda-inspired breakfast mixes; Ferrero adds to Sweetarts range in US

8 Jun 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Food M&A dips in March but climbs in Q1 - data

9 Apr 2018

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

Ferrero discloses palm oil suppliers amid push to curtail deforestation

26 Mar 2018

Ferrero has revealed the sources of its palm oil amid an initiative by Greenpeace International to clamp down on deforestation by producers of the commodity before the end of the decade. 

Greenpeace says Kraft Heinz among eight companies failing in palm oil initiative

20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.

Food M&A volumes hit index high in January - data

7 Feb 2018

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.

What next after Ferrero's move for Nestle's US candy assets?

19 Jan 2018

After months of speculation, Italian candy maker Ferrero finally emerged this week as the winner in the race for Nestle's US confectionery assets, reportedly pipping rival Hershey to a business that has largely been sluggish in delivering results. But what lies ahead? Simon Harvey investigates.

Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm

17 Jan 2018

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.

Ferrero seen as frontrunner to win Nestle's US confectionery business this week

11 Jan 2018

A potential deal of around US$2.5bn to buy Swiss food giant Nestle's US confectionery business could be completed this week, with Italy's Ferrero seen as the frontrunner to outbid rival Hershey.









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