With all the recent gyrations going on in the confectionery industry, I thought it might be wise to get some outside perspective. Periodically I get a publication called U.S. Talking Points from Rabobank, written by senior analyst Nick Fereday. It’s essentially a brief on recent events affecting the food and beverage industries, peppered with Fereday’s observations.
pladis is a London-based global biscuit and confectionery company founded in 2016, which brings together Yildiz Holding’s iconic brands Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker under one umbrella. Candy Industry chats with its new ceo,Cem Karakas, about goals and strategies.
Citing consumer demand for nutritional transparency and choice, the Hershey Co. has announced plans to update front-of-pack calorie labels and make more of its standard- and king-sized items with 200 calories or fewer.
Sugarpova, the premium candy and chocolate company owned by tennis champion Maria Sharapova, is expanding distribution of its Sugarpova Premium Chocolate line to select 7-Eleven and Kroger stores throughout the United States.
New York City-based The Topps Co. Inc., a leading creator of confectionery, sports cards and entertainment products, has promoted Tony Jacobs to president of Topps’ Global Confectionary Brands Division.
Mondelez International’s North America division will have new leadership. The Deerfield, Ill.-based confectionery and snack giant announced Tuesday that Roberto Marques, executive v.p. and president, North America, will leave the company. Chief Growth Officer Tim Cofer will fill the role in the interim.