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Vanilla truffles

Charbonnel et Walker has added vanilla flavour to its range of truffles. New truffles will be available from October 2010.

Posted 7 December 2010

Thorntons adds new ranges

Thorntons has extended its ranges for the Christmas season. It has revamped its continental boxes with improved recipes and additional flavours.

Posted 7 December 2010

Free chocolate for retailers

To celebrate the launch of Seeds of Change’s new 30g chocolate bars, the company is giving away a free mixed case of its organic chocolate to the first 1,000 retailers to register.

Posted 1 December 2010

Mars and Hershey in orange dispute

Hershey is suing Mars, alleging that Mars’ packaging of its Dove peanut butter confectionery mimics the packaging of Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces brands.

Posted 1 December 2010

Mars and ConAgra partners for campaign

ConAgra Foods has announced a partnership with Mars between its Peter Pan peanut butter brand and M&M’s Holiday Milk Chocolate Candies in the US.

Posted 30 November 2010

Online grocery retail to double by 2015

The UK online grocery shopping is predicted to nearly double in five years, according to new research published by IGD, the international food and grocery experts.

Posted 29 November 2010

Almond market set for record growth

Speaking to over 2,000 almond growers at Blue Diamond’s centennial annual meeting, president and CEO, Mark Jansen, predicts that “within four years…demand for California almonds could reach two billion pounds.”

Posted 26 November 2010

New brand and distributor for Panda Licorice

Duello is a new liquorice variant from Finnish company Panda Licorice that combines liquorice and chocolate. The chocolate covered liquorice is available now from selected Holland & Barrett stores and independent health food outlets.

Posted 25 November 2010