The New England Confectionery Corp. (Necco) Inc. plans to close its Stark Candy plant located in Pewaukee, Wis. by May 30, 2008, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification letter received by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Spanish confectionery firm Natra announced a 31% rise in sales to 384 million euros and a 41% jump in gross margins. Natra attributed its increase in profits to the purchase of Belgium-based chocolate firm All Crump.
Anthony Forgione II, son of previous owner Anthony Forgione, has been named trustee and president of Boyer Candy Co. after petitioning the Florida courts that put family friend Roy Mollomo in charge five years ago.
The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rules that Ferrero must change its Nutella ad in order for it to appear on television because it breached CAP (Broadcast) TV advertising standards code rules on misleading and inaccurate advertising.
The International Obesity Taskforce (IOTF) and Consumers International (CI) have developed the International Code on Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children, which they plan to propose to the World Health Assembly next month.
Nestle announced it will establish its first R&D facility entirely dedicated to the development of premium and luxury chocolate, a Chocolate Center of Excellence, located at Nestle’s chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland.
BOSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston's oldest
chocolatier is hopping with excitement because Easter and Opening Day at Fenway
Park are just weeks away. To celebrate the holiday and the 2008 baseball season
Phillips has created a one-of-a-kind Red Sox Easter Bucket filled with handmade
chocolate and seasonal treats. Non-holiday Red Sox buckets are available for
those who do not celebrate Easter, as well as throughout the baseball season.
PITTSBURGH, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget the usual
chocolate bunnies this spring, a different treat is hopping into town. Celebrate
the Easter season with Eat'n Park's bunny-shaped Smiley Cookies, now available
at all Eat'n Park Restaurants and at the company's Smiley Cookie Web site, http://www.SmileyCookie.com.
CHICAGO, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At its
105th Annual Meeting of Stockholders today, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (NYSE:
WWY) confirmed several key accomplishments from 2007. Most notably, the Company
said that it had: