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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.

Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

24 Feb 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

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.

Germany's Katjes reveals plans to make production sites carbon neutral

6 Feb 2020

German confectioner Katjes Group has revealed details of a plan to make its manufacturing sites carbon neutral this year.

Katjes takes majority stake in Candy Kittens after acquiring additional shares

21 Nov 2019

German confectioner Katjes Group has invested further in a UK-based vegetarian sweet business and now holds a majority stake.

Katjes Group sells minority stake in German chocolate maker Halloren

3 Jan 2019

Germany-based confectionery producer Katjes Group has sold its minority stake in a local chocolate maker having been hot on the investment trail of late. 

Germany's Katjes invests in local 'superfood' start-up The Rainforest Company

5 Dec 2018

German confectionery manufacturer Katjes Group has invested in a Berlin-based start-up via its investment arm Katjesfreenfood.

Katjes invests in US plant-based spreads start-up Wild Friends

26 Nov 2018

German confectioner Katjes Group is investing in a US start-up producing plant-based and palm-oil-free nut butter spreads.

Katjesgreenfood CEO Manon Littek on the "food revolution" and why the German confectioner has formed division to back upstarts - interview

18 Oct 2018

Katjes Group is a member of Big Food with a division to invest in fledgling businesses. Dean Best talks to the Germany-based confectioner about the strategy for its Katjesgreenfood fund.

Katjesgreenfood fund backs US vegan firm Fora

5 Sep 2018

Katjesgreenfood, the fund set up by Germany-based confectioner Katjes Group to invest in up-and-coming suppliers, has backed Fora, a maker of vegan butter in the US.

Katjes VC vehicle invests in Sarah Michelle Gellar's food business

23 Mar 2018

German confectioner Katjes Group has bought a 5% stake in Californian start-up Foodstirs Modern Baking, which was co-founded by actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.

German confectionery giant Katjes Fassin takes stake in UK's Candy Kittens

23 Jan 2018

German confectioner Katjes Group has announced it has taken a stake in UK sweets business Candy Kittens. 

Katjesgreenfood invests in US muesli firm Seven Sundays

14 Sep 2017

Katjesgreenfood, the investment arm of German confectionery giant Katjes Group, focused on "sustainable food", has acquired a 15% stake in US muesli firm Seven Sundays.

Cloetta to sell Italian business to Katjes International

6 Jul 2017

Cloetta has entered into an agreement to sell its struggling operations in Italy to Germany's Katjes International in a deal the Swedish snack maker said values the unit at around SEK450m (US$53m).

Katjes International invests in Austrian confectioner Josef Manner

19 Jun 2017

Germany-based confectionery company Katjes International has snapped up a 5.7% stake in Austrian wafer maker Josef Manner from Polish confectionery firm Wawel.

Dylan's brings Katjes Fassin 3D printer to US

23 May 2016

US candy emporium operator Dylan's Candy Bar is to roll out Katjes Fassin's 3D printer Katjes Magic Candy Factory in the country.

Katjes International takes full control of liquorice maker Festivaldi

21 Jan 2016

Germany-based confectionery firm Katjes International has become the sole shareholder in Dutch liquorice firm Festivaldi.

Katjes acquires fellow German confectioner Piasten

2 Oct 2014

Katjes International, the international division of German confectioner Katjes Group, has acquired local peer Piasten.

FRANCE/GERMANY: Katjes to "improve" new acquisition Lamy Lutti

13 Sep 2011

German confectioner Katjes International is confident it will improve Lamy Lutti's performance following its acquisition of the French candy firm.

GERMANY/FRANCE: Katjes takes full control of Lamy Lutti

7 Sep 2011

German confectioner Katjes International has acquired a 100% stake in French candy firm Lamy Lutti.

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