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Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

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Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. New “high-tech” production lines will be added at the plant over the next four years, which will create cocoa and chocolate mass for its premium chocolate products. Lindt & Sprüngli has approved the upgrade… Read more »

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EU Court Sends the KitKat Case Back to Trademark Office

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The European Court of Justice has thrown out an appeal by the chocolate bar’s maker, Nestlé, which argued that it owns the shape of the teatime treat. Nestlé has spent more than a decade fighting to trademark the four-fingered wafer shape – something that rival Cadbury had fought hard against. A long-running legal battle was sent back to the EU’s… Read more »

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Kohlberg & Company has completed its acquisition of Tyson Foods’ frozen bakery business, including the Sara Lee, Van’s, Chef Pierre and Bistro Collection brands. The new business will encompass all four brands and be called Sara Lee Frozen Bakery. Sara Lee Frozen Bakery will be based in Oakbrook Terrace and continue operations at two manufacturing facilities in Traverse City, Mich.,… Read more »

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ADM, Aston launch joint venture

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and Russia-based Aston Foods and Food Ingredients have successfully received all required regulatory approvals and launched their 50-50 joint venture to provide sweeteners and starches to customers in Russia. Aston is one of Russia’s largest agricultural and food ingredients businesses, with activities in farming, oilseeds crushing, edible oils and grain origination, in addition to its… Read more »

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Nestlé plans to slash 500 IT jobs in Switzerland

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Food giant Nestlé is planning to cut about 500 information technology (IT) jobs in Switzerland as part of the re-organization of its global IT activities. The company unveiled plans for re-organizing parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other locations. Nestlé said none of its production sites in Switzerland will be affected… Read more »

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Bimbo Bakeries USA launches organic bread line

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Bimbo Bakeries USA has introduced a new organic line of bread under the Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat brands. According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey, organic bread ranks as the sixth largest organic category, and with consumer demand for more organic options at an all-time high, Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat Organics Bread will offer consumers a better-for-you… Read more »

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Grupo Bimbo closes Mankattan deal, growing presence in China

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Grupo Bimbo has gained a greater foothold in the Chinese market after completing the acquisition of Mankattan. A deal for the Chinese company, which produces sliced bread, cakes, buns and Japanese-style sandwich bread, was announced in February. It includes four production sites owned by Mankattan that serve consumers in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Guangdong. Bimbo has now… Read more »

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Nestlé unveils ‘world first’ investment in distribution centre

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Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000sq ft distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire. The facility, a digital warehouse of the future, will be occupied predominantly by Nestlé for its consumer packaged goods and will function… Read more »

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Nestlé plans to slash 500 IT jobs in Switzerland

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Food giant Nestlé is planning to cut about 500 information technology (IT) jobs in Switzerland as part of the re-organization of its global IT activities. The company unveiled plans for re-organizing parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other locations. Nestlé said none of its production sites in Switzerland will be affected… Read more »

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Nestle Aims At Major Packaging Initiative By 2025

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Nestle pledges to make its packaging recyclable and reusable by 2025. The Swiss giant’s goal is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. The company would focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging material. Nestlé CEO Mark… Read more »

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