Candy & Confectionary


Candy & Confectionary

CBS News: Children Still Working for Mars Inc.’s Ghana Cocoa Suppliers

Nov. 30, 2023
Children as young as 5 were found harvesting cocoa for Mars suppliers in Ghana; CBS News claims chocolate company has failed to verify its moves to eradicate child labor in its...
Chocolate Reviews
"Hotel Chocolat Rabot Estate 70% Dash of Milk Mould"
Mergers & Acquisitions

Mars Inc. to Purchase UK’s Hotel Chocolat for $662 million

Nov. 16, 2023
Specialty chocolatier has been looking to expand internationally and believes Mars can help drive that growth.
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Candy & Confectionary

Treats Playing Tricks Again: Inflation Pushes Candy Prices Higher for Halloween 2023

Oct. 30, 2023
A perfect storm of negative inputs has driven up the price of candy and gum sharply for the second Halloween season in a row.
Chocolate Reviews
Artisan du Chocolat Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar Close Up"
Candy & Confectionary

National Confectioners Responds to Consumer Reports Story on Heavy Metals in Chocolate, Cocoa Products

Oct. 26, 2023
Publication tested numerous items, from dark chocolate to milk chocolate bars, cocoa powder, cake mixes and hot chocolate mixes in its latest analysis of lead and cadmium levels...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ferrara Reaches Agreement to Acquire Jelly Belly

Oct. 18, 2023
Long-storied, family-owned candy companies will come together under the Ferrara umbrella, with transaction expected to close by the end of 2023.
"Reese's Peanut Butter Cups St■ with Reese's Pieces 4"
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Hershey, Reese’s Take Heat for Potentially Misleading Sweepstakes Messaging

Oct. 17, 2023
A consumer advocate claims “no purchase necessary” communication is not clear to consumers until after they’ve actually purchased the Reese’s peanut butter cups.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Citation Capital Acquires Majority Interest in Snack Processor Cibo Vita

Oct. 12, 2023
Cibo Vita expects investment from private-equity firm to push growth while maintaining position at the forefront of innovation in the category.
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Mondelēz Opens R&D Innovation Center in New Jersey

May 2, 2023
Whippany, N.J., facility includes pilot plant and scale-up capabilities for cookies, crackers and candy.
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"Barry Callebaut #GlobalChocolatier @ ISM_2016"
People on the Move

Barry Callebaut Names New CEO

April 5, 2023
Peter Feld has led global investment, market research and other consumer goods and services companies in the past 30 years.
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Worker Safety

Seven Dead, Several Hospitalized After Explosion at Candy-Maker R.M. Palmer Co.

March 25, 2023
A March 24 explosion tore apart one of the production buildings of the chocolate-maker northwest of Philadelphia.
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Mondelez to Scrub Switzerland, Matterhorn Imagery from Toblerone Packaging

March 8, 2023
Chocolate brand’s partial production shift out of Switzerland to Slovakia trades perceived quality label for workforce cost savings.