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Investors are honed in on consumer companies that use cocoa as a raw ingredient to see how they manage costs to protect the bottom line.
Mars Chocolate North America said that it will raise its prices by 7 percent "to offset rising costs," its first increase in three years.
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July 11- Mondelez International Inc, maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, said it would create a "stand-alone" European cheese and grocery business to focus on its fast-growing snacks business, including biscuits, gum and candy.
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BEIJING, July 1- Foreign brands in China's consumer goods market are facing stiffer competition from domestic rivals, with about 60 percent of firms overseas losing market share last year, a private study of 40,000 households showed on Tuesday.
PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.
PARIS, June 19- Nestle is trimming its huge range of businesses and pushing deeper into niche medical products to improve returns, but the food and beverage giant still likes its heft. But last year Nestle missed its long-term forecast for sales growth of 5 to 6 percent.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16- The storm of bad publicity that hit confectioner Cadbury in Malaysia after its chocolates tested positive for traces of pork highlights the costly, religious minefield food companies must navigate as they rush to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market.
If China's consumers slow their retail purchases, U.S. companies with Chinese market ties may take hits to sales.
ZURICH/ LONDON, June 8- Nestle's chief executive, who oversees a sprawling empire stretching from baby food to wrinkle treatment, admits to finding one of its oldest businesses, chocolate, a source of frustration.
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Cadbury withdrew two varieties of its chocolate snacks from sale in Muslim-majority Malaysia last week after government tests found traces of pork in them, leading some Islamic groups to call for a boycott on all of its products.
JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, May 30- Indonesian authorities said on Friday they were testing products made by British confectioner Cadbury to check they complied with Islamic standards after two chocolate varieties in neighbouring Malaysia were found to be contaminated with pork DNA.
Mondelez foods after pork traces@. KUALA LUMPUR, May 29- Muslim retail and consumer groups in Malaysia on Thursday called for a boycott of products made by Britain- based confectioner Cadbury and its parent Mondelez International Inc, after two chocolate varieties were found to have infringed Islamic rules by containing pork DNA.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 29- Muslim retail and consumer groups in Malaysia on Thursday called for a boycott of products made by Britain- based confectioner Cadbury and its parent Kraft Foods Group Inc after two chocolate varieties were found to have infringed Islamic rules by containing pork DNA.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 29- Muslim retail and consumer groups on Thursday called for a boycott of products made by British-based confectioner Cadbury and its parent Kraft Foods Group Inc after two chocolate varieties were found to have contravened Islamic rules by containing pork DNA.
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