The European competition watchdog has confirmed it has opened an investigation into food producer Mondelez' alleged price fixing and illegal blocking of cross-border sales.
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In Brussels, chocolate lovers can immerse themselves in the new Côte d'Or flagship store. And not only themselves: a large chocolate fountain in the shape of an elephant's head is displayed in the shop window.
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FMCG-giant Mondelez is accused of having delivered large quantities of biscuits and chocolate, including Milka, on the grey market in Austria for many years. This would be the conclusion of several searches last month.
Over the past few days, searches have been carried out in Mondelez’ offices in various countries (possibly including Belgium). It may have to do with illegal price fixing and cartels, some media suggest.
A strike started today at the Belgian headquarters of snack manufacturer Mondelez as negotiations around a number of collective labour agreements have turned sour. Trade unions call it "unprecedented blackmail" of the social dialogue and called for a two-day strike.
Mondelēz, owner of countless well-known chocolate and biscuit brands, is "on course" to achieving its goals to make both production and consumption of its products more sustainable by 2020.
Food producer Mondelēz International, known from such brands as Côte d’Or and Oreo, has expressed its ambition to solely use sustainable cocoa for all its brands by 2025.
Mondelez is going to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025 and intends to motivate its partners to actually collect and reuse the material.
According to the European Court of Justice, the shape of chocolate bar KitKat is not distinctive enough to warrant protection. It is the umpteenth statement in a dispute with competitor Leo that has been dragging on for 11 years. Nevertheless, the case is still not at an end.
Chocolate bar KitKat’s four “fingers” are not distinctive enough to give Nestlé sole ownership. With its statement, the European Court has now ended a long-standing legal battle between KitKat and Leo.
Mondelez managed to meet expectations thanks to a strong fourth quarter, backed by excellent performances in Europe and Latin America. The global snack leader had a 25.9 billion dollar annual turnover and generated a 75 % profit increase.
Max Koeune will become potato processing company McCain Foods’ new CEO. The Canadian family business revealed the news after its current CEO, Belgian Dirk Van de Put, moved to the world’s largest snack manufacturer, Mondelez.
Food company Mondelez has appointed Belgian Dirk Van de Put as its new CEO, succeeding Irene Rosenfeld who has decided to retire. Van de Put will join the company from McCain Foods, a company that grew more than 50 % during his six-year stint.
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Nestlé has been trying to prevent competitors from creating chocolate snacks that look like its own KitKat brand for a decade. It has succeeded in about a dozen countries, but the attempt in the United Kingdom once again failed.
Amazon means business when it comes to the food industry. Brand manufacturers are invited to circumvent the supermarket and service the consumer directly. Well, not entirely directly, but through Amazon and its conditions are razor-sharp.
Chocolate brand Toblerone has altered two products in the United Kingdom because of higher costs. Its decision not to increase the price, but to lower the weight of several chocolate bars, has generated a social media storm.