Ferrero to bring Tic Tac gum and Kinder Joy eggs to US in 2018

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Ferrero has announced new gum products under its Tic Tac brand and Kinder Joy eggs at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.

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Olam Cocoa to source 100% sustainable beans by 2020

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Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

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Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

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Chocolate to fall under FSSAI standards from 2018

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Chocolate and candy tax proposed in the UK

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Manufacturers

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Confectionery industry can go beyond RSPO palm standards, says Palm Done Right

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Co-op UK to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa under hybrid model for retailers

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