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Haribo ends sale talks over closed factory

3 Mar 2021

The manufacturing facility, located in southern Germany, was closed last year and had been the subject of talks with a rival confectioner.

Katjes mulls move for closed Haribo factory

2 Feb 2021

The privately-owned Germany-based confectioner is interested in buying a factory closed last year by one of its domestic peers.

Haribo to close plant in Germany

13 Nov 2020

The privately-owned German sweets giant is planning to shut a factory in its domestic market, citing a profitability review of its sites in the country.

Haribo tables changes to UK manufacturing

7 Sep 2020

The Germany-based confectioner is in talks with staff in the UK over proposals to make changes to its production in the country.

Haribo gets nod to start work on first US facility

22 May 2020

German confectioner Haribo has received the decision from local planning chiefs which will determine whether it can start work on its first US manufacturing plant.

Haribo shifts production to UK to meet US demand

11 Jul 2019

Haribo is taking on more workers at a UK facility as the Germany-based confectionery group boosts capacity to meet export growth. 

ABP Food Group strikes licensing deal; Kashi brings Joi nut bar range to market in Canada; General Mills introduces low-sugar version of Yoplait yogurt; Nestle launches organic infant formula in UK

22 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.

Wessanen plant-based desserts; Asda vegan products; Aldi vegan range in US; Kind protein bars

19 Jan 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.

Haribo moves step closer to building US manufacturing base

19 Dec 2017

German confectionery giant Haribo has cleared another hurdle en route to building a manufacturing plant in the US.

Haribo looks to voluntary redundancies to cut workforce in France

6 Apr 2017

Haribo is reportedly set to cut the size of its workforce in France by 15% by the end of next year as part of plans to restructure the business, improve competitiveness and concentrate on the launch of the group's first manufacturing plant in the US.

German confectioner Haribo plans first US production plant

24 Mar 2017

Haribo, the Germany-based confectionery giant, has announced plans to acquire a property in Wisconsin to launch its first production site in the US.

Children's characters under fire in UK obesity campaign

13 Jul 2016

The UK government has been urged to crack down on the use of iconic children's characters as part of the marketing of confectionery and other food products in new efforts to combat child obesity.

Haribo to expand Spanish plant

4 May 2016

Haribo is planning to double its production capacity in Spain, just-food-understands.

More suppliers settle price disputes with Germany's Real

5 Aug 2015

German food group Dr Oetker has settled its dispute over price with Real, one of a clutch of manufacturers to have struck agreements following clashes with the local retailer.

Food industry quotes of the week - Unilever, Hain Celestial

24 Jul 2015

Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.

Food industry news of the week - Green Giant, Dumex, Campbell

24 Jul 2015

The speculation around General Mills' ailing Green Giant brand continued this week with claims Bonduelle is eyeing up the unit. We looked at the likelihood of the French group making an offer. Meanwhile, Danone decided to merge is under-pressure Chinese infant formula arm business with local dairy giant Mengniu and we looked at the key takeaways from Campbell Soup Co.'s investor day in the US.

Haribo to expand in China, US, UK and Brazil

21 Jul 2015

Haribo has set out its plans for expansion in four international markets - China, the US, the UK and Brazil.

German watchdog issues fines in grocery pricing probe

18 Jun 2015

German retailers Aldi, Edeka and Rewe - plus confectioners Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG and Haribo - are among the grocers and manufacturers to be hit with fines after a probe into allegations of price fixing.

Consumers "misled" over fruit snacks

29 May 2015

Consumers are being “misled" over the "seemingly healthy" nature of fruit snacks, which are actually high in sugar and calories, campaign group Action on Sugar warned today (29 May).

GERMANY: Haribo co-owner Riegel dies

16 Oct 2013

The co-owner of German confectionery giant Hans Riegel has died at the age of 90.

UK: Haribo starts work on new UK plant

10 Oct 2013

German confectioner Haribo has started building another production facility in the UK.

GERMANY: Haribo to build new logistics site

24 Sep 2013

German confectioner Haribo is to build a logistics site in Germany, with a view to including production at the facility in the future.

GERMANY: Haribo marketing chief gets expanded role

1 Aug 2013

Confectionery giant Haribo has handed marketing director Felix Theato more responsibility as 90-year-old co-owner Dr. Hans Riegel recovers from medical treatment.

ASIA: Ferrero to enter Myanmar

23 Jul 2013

Italian confectioner Ferrero has confirmed plans to enter Myanmar with the launch of two of its products.

ASIA: Haribo teams up with DKSH for Asia expansion

22 Jul 2013

Germany-based confectioner Haribo has joined forces with Asian import, sales and marketing agency, DKSH, to expand its presence into Singapore and Myanmar.

GERMANY: Lindt bear to stay on shelves as Haribo case continues

19 Dec 2012

Lindt & Sprungli has said its chocolate teddy, which is at the centre of a trademark row with rival confectioner Haribo in Germany, will remain on sale despite the Swiss firm receiving a legal setback.

SIAL: Pez eyes expansion with organic gummy

25 Oct 2012

Austrian confectioner Pez International is looking to grow distribution of its core confectionery range with the introduction of organic gummy fruit snack products.

UK: Haribo begins recruitment for new UK facility

20 Aug 2012

Germany-based confectioner Haribo has begun recruiting staff for a new UK facility.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

6 Aug 2012

Much of the talk for manufacturers on the release of their first-half and second-quarter results last week was focused on weakness in Europe and the knock-on effect from the impact of the US drought on corn prices. Elsewhere, Haribo said it would not appeal a decision by Germany's competition watchdog over a fine for sharing sales information with rivals, and the CEO of Fresh Del Monte insisted the company is looking at building a business that focuses not just on produce and not just on the developed markets of the West.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

6 Aug 2012

Concerns over commodity costs, particularly corn, continued last week, with the US meat sector calling for government help. Meanwhile, the first-half results continued to roll in, with Kellogg claiming it is making good progress in Europe after a challenging few months. Elsewhere, we looked at Fresh Del Monte's plans to diversify its operations and published our latest briefing on how manufacturers and retailers are using social media.


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