Hershey is the leading U.S. candy company, but competitors such as Nestle, Cadbury Schweppes and Mars have a major toehold in emerging global markets such as India and China.
Danisco's Grindsted WP 950 Emulsifier & Stabiliser System is designed to produce a better vegetable-based whipping cream, which has a longer shelf life than traditional butterfat-based whipping cream.
The majority of Americans are trying to snack more healthfully, while others are trying to snack less often, Information Resources found. Snack sales grew 3.2% in 2006, according to Snaxpo, with nutritious snacks such as granola leading the growth.
Tesco is positioning its new U.S. portfolio as purely green, with eco-friendly operations, building design and merchandise.
Neville Isdell and Muhtar Kent, the top executives at Coca-Cola, have a long-term and easy partnership that should help the company navigate competition going forward.