Confectionery

Toblerone Andes reforestation project expands sustainability; project helps lead to category recovery

Since last October, Mondelez World Travel Retail has collaborated with non-profit organization One Tree Planted to help fund the reforestation of the Andes Mountains in South America through Toblerone sales. The company says that the project empowers traveling consumers in making more sustainable choices when they shop. In particular, Mondelez WTR and Dubai Duty Free […]

Godiva launches global marketing campaign “Godiva is Chocolate” to communicate wider availability of the premium brand

Godiva has announced the launch of GODIVA Is Chocolate, a marketing campaign celebrating Godiva’s growth beyond its strong gifting roots, as it expands its availability “into the chocolate aisle.” With nearly 100 years of history and a rich Belgian heritage, the iconic brand is renowned for the highest possible quality in its premium products, ingredients, […]

Mondelez World Travel Retail adds to communications capabilities with new appointment

Mondelez World Travel Retail (WTR) has appointed Tamara Abusara to the role of Communications & Events Manager, World Travel Retail, to reinforce its communciations activities and key events focus in the channel. Abusara is responsible for Mondelez’s external communications and trade events under Richard Houseago, Head of Customer Marketing, World Travel Retail. She has spent […]

Nestlé’s Smarties becomes the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging

In a major move, Nestlé announced that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging.  Smarties is the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million […]

Nestlé offers consumer-driven innovation in response to COVID challenges

Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) remains committed to the confectionery category in travel retail and continues to invest in measures to drive industry growth despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel. In an online media briefing in September, NITR general manager Stewart Dryburgh and Marketing Manager Tamara Spada said the company […]

Mars Wrigley ITR to simplify portfolio and introduce more value to drive category sales in ‘21

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail is gearing up for recovery in travel retail with a tight range of power SKUs representing the highest selling products from its travel retail portfolio. Raghav Rekhi, Category Director Mars Wrigley ITR, reported that the company will be significantly simplifying its travel retail portfolio in 2021. Since 9% of the travel […]

Nestlé ITR launches new sustainable version of TR Smarties Music Creator

Nestlé ITR has launched its first product to incorporate no single use plastic packaging. Nestle’s travel retail exclusive Smarties Music Creator is the first product to meet the company’s new guidelines, replacing all single use plastic packaging by a recyclable carton box. The colorful, durable Smarties Music Creator (containing 1 x 38g tube of Smarties), is part […]

Duty Free Dynamics expands portfolio into confectionery

Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) has expanded its regional distribution business in the Americas’ travel retail channel into confectionery through agreements with three major global companies. The Panama-based company announced this week that it has inked distribution agreements with premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt; Haribo, world recognized for its “gummi candy;” and Perfetti Van Melle, producer of Chupa Chups lollipops and Mentos chewy mints, […]

Mondelēz International takes action to support and protect communities during COVID-19 crisis with $15 million in donations around the world

Demonstrating its huge generosity, Mondelez International, Inc. announced it will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. “Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased […]

Nestlé to partner with Red Cross as part of humanitarian efforts during COVID-19 crisis

Nestlé has announced it is partnering with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cross Societies (IFRC) as part of its global response to the COVID-19 crisis. Initially, Nestle and IFRC will work together in four ways to provide urgent help for emergency services and caregivers and strengthen healthcare systems. 1. They will […]

Otis McAllister enters liquor distribution business through asset purchase of Chase International

Otis McAllister, Inc., the leading confectionery specialist in the Americas travel retail channel, is officially expanding into spirits distribution following its asset purchase of Chase International, Inc. The asset purchase became official on March 1. Chase International president and founder Chase Donaldson, whose spirits and confectionery distribution company has been a hallmark of the travel […]