Confectionery

Reports hint Mondelez could be acquired by Kraft Heinz

Is Mondelez going back to its Kraft roots? Bloomberg News and Ad Age, citing unnamed sources, reported this week that food company Kraft Heinz Co. is rumored to be taking over the confectionery company that once belonged to its Kraft side of the business. Shares of Mondelez International spiked as much as 12% last Wednesday after a […]

LINDT and Dufry join forces for an exclusive launch

LINDT & Sprüngli is teaming up with Dufry for the exclusive launch of a new and exclusive Stracciatella flavor especially developed for Dufry. The new flavor will be available in two bestselling ranges: LINDOR balls with Heavenly Lindor and LINDT’s individually-wrapped assorted Napolitains with Heavenly Naps. This is the first global Dufry campaign by LINDT. These exclusive […]

Godiva, DFS team up to present exclusive 90th anniversary event with artist Oli-B at SFO and LAX

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  As part of its 90th Anniversary celebration, Godiva Chocolatier is collaborating with DFS to mount a special event at San Francisco International Airport featuring the work of renowned Belgian artist/illustrator Oli-B. A similar event will be staged at Los Angeles Airport in August. Godiva, founded in Brussel, Belgium in 1926, is marking its 90th anniversary with a […]

Paradies Lagardère unveils two new concepts at JFK’s Terminal 4

North American airport retailer Paradies Lagardère has launched two new retail concepts at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4: exclusive confectionery brand So Chocolate! and sports apparel brand The Scoreboard. Both stores were officially introduced during a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 2, 2016. The two highly-successful proprietary brands are a first for a […]

Tea Forte redefines confectionery offer in travel retail

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  There is a new concept in some travel retail shops in the Americas that is paying huge dividends for operators. Tea Forte, the award-winning gourmet tea company known for its iconic patented pyramid-shaped infuser, has been developing in the travel retail channel since launching in the Americas three years ago, reports Moshe Cohen, vice […]

Chocolate Frey withdraws from Travel Retail channel

Last week ended with the sudden announcement that Chocolat Frey had decided to withdraw its business from Export and Travel Retail markets. Subsequently, the Swiss chocolate brand will not be exhibiting in Cannes next month. The formal announcement said: “Due to the changing business and economic environment, Chocolat Frey has been forced to undertake an […]

Changes at Godiva

Godiva Chocolatier has appointed Matthew Hodges as General Manager Global Travel Retail. Hodges has a broad background in marketing, strategy, commercial and general management and is well-known in the travel retail channel, where he most recently worked for Rémy Cointreau as Global Marketing and Business Development Director Global Travel Retail, based in Singapore. In his […]

MARS expands global team

Mars International Travel Retail has significantly expanded its global team with five new positions, reflecting its increased commitment to and investment in growing the confectionery category and to ensure total global coverage and support, says the company. MITR believes it now has the strongest and most focused team to support its new strategy for confectionery […]

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