Cemoi makes move for US confectionery business

Monday 6th Mar 2017

French chocolate manufacturer The Cemoi Group has confirmed the acquisition of the Chris Candies company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Travel sector joint venture launch for Lindt

Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

Lindt & Sprüngli has formed a promotional partnership with Dufry to launch the new Lindt Swiss Masterpieces Bijoux Collection.

Nutella's major pancake campaign

Friday 23rd Dec 2016

Nutella is investing in a new £1.3 million ‘Pancakes Love Nutella’ campaign in the build-up to Shrove Tuesday, on February 28th 2017. The company’s initiative will be across social channels to on-pack messaging and fun POS displays.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery formed

Tuesday 11th Oct 2016

Mars has announced its plans to combine Mars Chocolate and Wrigley segments to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery.

The new segment is designed to help Mars better serve its customers, address consumer trends and accelerate growth opportunities in a vibrant global confectionery category.

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IKEA recalls eight chocolate products

Monday 1st Aug 2016

Home furnishings superstore IKEA is recalling eight of its chocolate products in the UK.

The first two products – recalled on June 27 – are its Choklad Mork 60% and Choklad Mork 70% bars, which are deemed a risk because the presence of milk and hazelnuts is not mentioned correctly in the ingredients list.

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Mondelez and Nestle issue progress reports

Wednesday 29th Jun 2016

In its Call For Well-Being Progress Report issued on June 22, Mondelez International reported solid progress toward its call for well-being targets.

Specifically, the company stated that it had exceeded 2015 sustainability targets to reduce packaging, greenhouse gas emissions, net waste, waste-to-landfill volume, and water usage.

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New deal for Mrs Tilly’s

Monday 20th Jun 2016

Scottish newspaper The Daily Record is reporting that Mrs Tilly’s, a confectioner based in Falkirk, has entered into an agreement with supermarket chain Lidl.

The contract, which will see Mrs Tilly’s products available in Lidl stores in Scotland, is reportedly a six-figure deal...

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Market Report – Brits relax on snacks

Tuesday 17th May 2016

According to recent research, consumers are cutting down on snacking, with less than a third (29%) now eating sweets between meals. Mintel explains what’s behind this trend

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If you really want to enjoy something - then don’t read about it!

Friday 6th May 2016

Angus Kennedy, Editor - Comment - 6th May

It’s nothing new to report that food products are shrinking, sadly it appears that it’s nothing new to report that the chocolate industry (one company in particular) did receive the lions share of attention for this and plenty of other adverse publicity thrown in for what I would only describe as ‘for the heck of it’.

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US confectioners in responsible advertising drive

Tuesday 26th Apr 2016

The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), in partnership with the National Confectioners Association (NCA), has announced a new self-regulatory initiative that promotes responsible advertising to children.

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