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Food majors urge EU to end caged-animal farming

17 Mar 2021

Some of the world's largest food manufacturers are urging the European Union to end the practise of caged-animal farming.

Ferrero-owned chocolate business Thorntons to close UK outlets

16 Mar 2021

Thorntons, the UK chocolate business owned by Italian confectionery giant Ferrero, has announced a Covid-linked strategy shift.

Why sugar is no longer the sweet spot – UK snack bars deep dive, part two

2 Mar 2021

In the second part of his deep dive into the UK snack-bar market, Andy Coyne solicits expert opinion about where the category is headed and what is driving it forward.

Coming to the crunch – UK snack bars deep dive, part one

1 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne takes a close look at the UK snack bar category and at how it has adapted to the unique trading conditions created by Covid lockdown restrictions. 

Ferrero makes branded ice-cream push

10 Feb 2021

Italy-based confectioner and sweet-snacks giant Ferrero is taking on another part of the food industry.

New products – Danone tries to catch athletes with new Silk line; Mars offers low-cal chocs; Nestle, General Mills cereal JV in UK organic launch; Ferrero launches Kinder biscuits

15 Jan 2021

This week's selection of new products includes the UK launch of an organic variant of Cheerios breakfast cereal from Nestlé and General Mills, and Kinder biscuits from Ferrero.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Ferrero to acquire Eat Natural on heels of Fox's Biscuits deal

17 Dec 2020

Ferrero is on the verge of completing a deal for a UK snacks business a matter of months after taking out Fox's Biscuits.

Ferrero joins Loop, Carrefour in trial reusable scheme for Nutella spreads

14 Dec 2020

Italy-based confectionery heavyweight Ferrero said it has launched a pilot project for reusable containers in a major European market.

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.









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