US-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has reported challenging market conditions affecting its overall first quarter results for 2019, including ongoing trade disruption with China.
The Swiss-headquartered Barry Callebaut group has reported a 6.0% (+3.5% in CHF) increase in sales revenues, to CHF 3.6 billion, for the first six months of its financial year, amid the success of its ruby chocolate.
The Lindt & Sprüngli Group has posted continued positive growth results for 2018, with sales increasing by 5.5% to CHF 4.3 billion.
Olam International has reported an increase in revenues for 2018, totalling $30.5 billion, up 16% across its global interests for the financial year.
British-founded confectionery group Hotel Chocolat has posted annual revenues up 13% to £80.7million, reporting strong sales across digital, retail and wholesale outlets.
Ubiracy Fonsêca, president of ABICAB, the Brazilian Chocolate, Peanuts and Candies Industry Association, has projected a positive outlook for 2019’s national confectionery market. Neill Barston meets him at ISM to discuss the fast-growing confectionery sector
Italian-based Ferrero International S.A, parent company of the Ferrero Group, has reported continued growth, with a 2018 financial turnover of €10.7 billion, up 2.1% year-on-year.
US-based confectionery business, The Hershey Company, has projected positive growth for 2019, with net sales of $7,8 billion for 2018, marking a 3.7% over the previous year’s performance.
The Bühler Group has released its annual results for 2018, revealing continued its positive development following the integration of Haas and creation of its Consumer Foods division.
Global confectionery group Mondelēz International has reported an annual net revenue increase of 0.2%, to $25.9 billion across its business activities across the world.
Olam International, the global cocoa and ingredients business, has reported a third quarter dip in profits, down 14.2% to $20.7 million and nine month profits down 13.6% to $272.6 million, which it attributed to ongoing challenging trading conditions.
Barry Callebaut’s annual results have posted a 0.1% increase in sales revenue, to CHF 6.9 billion, and a net 31% rise in profits, to CHF 357.4 million, supported by growth in key global markets. Neill Barston reports
Mondelēz International has reported a second quarter financial upturn for its global confectionery business, with net revenues for the period up 2.1%, to $6.1 billion (€5.2 billion).