German confectionery maker Zertus appoints new head of UK & Ireland operations

UK – German based food group, Zertus has appointed Paul Tripp as the new chief executive officer of the company’s operation in the UK and Ireland Snacking & Chocolate Market Unit. Tripp, who assumed office […]

Nestlé launches new KitKat and Yorkie bars with reduced sugar in UK

UK – Nestlé will be introducing new KitKat and Yorkie chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland as it continues to expand its less sugar confectionery ranges. The confectionery giant said that both bars contain […]

RCL Foods reports full year loss amid challenging operating environment

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African consumer goods and milling company, RCL Foods has reported an after-tax loss of R184m (US$12.08m) for the year ending June 2019, as increased pressure on its sugar and chicken […]

French firm Tereos to shut sugar operations in Kenya and South Africa

KENYA – French sugar maker Tereos said Tereos Commodities will close its offices and halt sugar trading in Kenya and South Africa as part of a global review of its strategy. Tereos, which reported a […]

Hershey to acquire One Brands for US$397m to boost nutritional snacks segment

USA – American chocolate giant, The Hershey Company has entered into an agreement to acquire low-sugar and high protein bars maker One Brands for US$397 million. Hershey, which recently made a minority investment in Irish […]

Nigeria’s sugar processor BUA seals pact with Netafim on automated sugar irrigation project

NIGERIA – BUA Group, parent company of the BUA Sugar Refinery Limited has signed an agreement with Netafim, an Israeli manufacturer of irrigation equipment, for the development of a fully automated sugarcane irrigation project. Under […]

Mondelēz International commits to calorie reduction in chocolate and biscuit products

UK – Mondelēz International has pledged to reduce calories in a range of its chocolate and biscuit products to below 100 calories by 2021. The cookies and milk-chocolate products maker plans to cut down calories […]

Mondelez launches Cadbury Dairy Milk bar with 30% less sugar

UK – Mondelez-owned Cadbury company has launched its new Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar with 30% less sugar in line with changing consumer tastes for products with limited sugar. The new range was developed by […]

Barry Callebaut breaks ground on new chocolate factory in India

INDIA – Barry Callebaut has started construction of a new greenfield chocolate factory in Baramati, India, expanding its chocolate and cocoa products offerings in the market. The 20,000 m2 facility, said to be the company’s […]

Cadbury Nigeria posts 258% rise in half-year profit driven by growth in sales

NIGERIA – Cadbury Nigeria Plc, subsidiary of snack and confectionery firm Mondelez International, reported a 258% jump in profits to N68.2m (US$0.19m) in the first six months of 2019. The company, which posted net loss […]