Latest Confectionery manufacturing News

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Jan. 18, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Microsoft is paying the enormous sum of nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo while raising questions about the deal’s possible anti-competitive effects. ...

Hot chocolate company hopes to resume operations after fire

Dec. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EST

WELLS RIVER, Vt. (AP) — The owner of a Vermont hot chocolate company whose plant was destroyed by fire hopes to find a space to reopen and resume making premium hot chocolate powder mix by next months. Keith Lemnios, of Sillycow Farms, said he was searching for new space in the...

Not ready for big groups? Ideas to punch up your pod party

Dec. 21, 2021 11:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to the vaccine, more people are coming together this holiday season. But not everyone feels comfortable congregating in large groups just yet. If you're planning a small party for your pod instead, or even want to have fun as just one, there are ways to stay...

Northern Kentucky candymaker plans $9.8M expansion

Dec. 14, 2021 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The candy manufacturer responsible for well-known brands such as Airheads, Mentos, Fruit-tella and Chupa Chups is planning a $9.8 million expansion that will create at least 16 new jobs in northern Kentucky. Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc. will add a new candy...

Company weeds out competition, bakes 850-pound pot brownie

Dec. 08, 2021 11:32 AM EST

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts cannabis company is celebrating National Brownie Day on Wednesday with what it believes is the “largest THC-infused brownie ever made." MariMed Inc. said the massive confection is 3-feet-by-3-feet (.9-meters-by-.9 meters) square and 15 inches...

Kellogg's to replace some striking workers after talks stall

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's plans to start hiring permanent replacements for some of its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers after negotiations broke down again. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it failed to reach an agreement with the Bakery,...

Kellogg's files lawsuit against its striking cereal workers

Nov. 11, 2021 20:12 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. has filed a lawsuit against its local union in Omaha complaining that striking workers are blocking entrances to its cereal plant and intimidating replacement workers as they enter the plant. The company based in Battle Creek,...

Revamped chocolatier ‘like a jewelry store’ of treats

Nov. 07, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — After buying and revamping a chocolatier in South Barrington, a suburban businessman now plans to expand to Barrington. Mauricio Andrade of North Barrington owns the chocolate shop Cocolotte in the The Arboretum of South Barrington, off...

SC requires sex offenders to not give out Halloween candy

Oct. 30, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina again is requiring all registered sex offenders in the state still under supervision for a crime against a child to stay home and not give out candy Halloween night. The curfew lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, the state...