Barry Callebaut reviews World War II Chocolate brand as Ferrero Rocher wraps chocolates in eco-designed boxes

UK – Swiss-based chocolate manufacturer, Barry Callebaut has reintroduced world-war-era quintessential British chocolate brand Stewart & Arnold in an effort to capture the taste and imagination of British chocolate lovers.    The brand can trace its origins back to 1945 when businessman William Stewart and Dr Arnold Spicer (Fellow of Royal Institute of Chemistry) created a Chocolate Factory in the small town of High Wycombe.  Over 70 years later, Barry Callebaut is reintroducing the classic chocolate brand in UK stores. They are now produced in the historic market town of…

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Ferrero promotes Todd Siwak to president and chief business officer of North American business

USA — Italian confectionery company Ferrero Group, has promoted chief executive officer of Ferrara Candy Co. Todd Siwak to president and chief business officer of Ferrero North America.   Siwak is succeeding Paul Chibe, who had been in the position since 2015, and is now taking on a new international assignment from this month within Ferrero Group as Global President, Sugar Confectionery and Gums.  In his new role, Mr. Siwak will be responsible for driving the strategic objective of expanding Ferrero business in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.  This includes growing…

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Ferrero Group to expand snack portfolio with acquisition of Burton’s Biscuit Company

UK – Ferrero Group, an Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, is looking to grow its biscuit portfolio with the acquisition of Burton’s Biscuit Company. Burton’s Biscuit Company is a UK leading biscuit manufacturer which supplies both quality branded and retailer brand biscuits. It owns and bakes important brands such as Maryland, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels and also bakes biscuits for major retailers and global brands. The British company is believed to have been sold for about £360m by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, an investment…

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Italian chocolate maker Ferrero acquires UK snack and breakfast cereal company Eat Natural

UK – The Ferrero Group, the second biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world, has agreed to acquire Eat Natural, a manufacturer of cereal bars, muesli and granola for a undisclosed sum. Founded out of a desire to create healthy and happy lifestyle, Eat Natural is a UK-based brand offering a portfolio of snacks and breakfast cereals, made without preservatives. The company which started in a home kitchen has stood the test of time, running successfully for more than 20 years now, producing healthy snacks and breakfast cereals…

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Ferrero partners Loop, Carrefour to explore reusable cans for its Nutella brand

FRANCE – Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, Ferrero has partnered with Carrefour and Loop to roll out reusable jar for its Nutella brand. The partnership is in line with Ferrero’s 2019 plans to make all its packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To support this objective, the company has joined forces with the two companies to implement the pilot scheme for its Nutella brand in Paris, France. The new jar was developed by Ferrero in partnership with reuse platform Loop and is specially designed with…

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Italian chocolate manufacturer Ferrero to build US$75m production facility in North America

US – World renown Italian chocolate manufacturer Ferrero has announced that its North America subsidiary will build a chocolate production centre at an estimated cost of  US$75 million. The chocolate manufacturing centre – Ferrero’s first in North America – will be an expansion of the company’s facility in Bloomington, Illinois Ferrero expects to start construction work on the project by spring 2021 and anticipates to add 70,000 square feet to the plant’s current footprint once the project is completed. The centre will produce chocolate for products such as Ferrero Rocher,…

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