December 4, 2016
When the Christmas lights in London’s Oxford Street are switched on, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the Great Johnny Mathis once sang. Over the next month, people who celebrate Christmas for religious reason, family gatherings – or perhaps they simply want to enjoy the festive atmosphere – will be looking for […]
December 17, 2015
This year, Hershey’s quarterly financial updates have been a source of dread to investors, and acted as a cautionary tale to other manufacturers. The company is too focussed on just two countries – the US and China – and even then, 90% of sales stem from the US. In addition, Hershey appears to be regretting […]
December 4, 2016
France’s Ecology Minister, Ségolène Royal, has apologised for her recent comments castigating Nutella over its use of palm oil and calling for people to stop eating the popular chocolate hazelnut spread altogether. The comments aired on French television channel Canal+ and immediately gained widespread traction across international news outlets and social media. The palm oil […]
December 4, 2016
Ferrero Would Fill Gaps in Nestlé’s Confectionery Division Current news in the Italian media about a Nestlé takeover bid for Ferrero is not without any rationale from Nestlé’s side. Although Ferrero denies any approach the deal would address a number of weaknesses in Nestlé’s confectionery business but potentially could create incompatibilities with the company’s overarching wellness […]
November 17, 2011
In 2011, a number of global packaged food companies have increased their investment in expanding their manufacturing capacity in Turkey. Most recently, Ferrero announced investment of €90 million in a new confectionery factory in the province of Manisa, following in the footsteps of rival multinationals Nestlé and Unilever, which are also focusing on enhancing their […]

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