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Unilever’s portfolio includes Marmite spread, Dove shampoo, Lynx deodorant and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. © GettyImages/Jirsak

Unilever said to be searching for new CEO

By Niamh Michail

Unilever is said to be headhunting for a new CEO to step in when Paul Polman retires, prompting speculation over a suitable replacement and a sizing up of Polman's impact and legacy on the firm.

“Our industry delivers one of society’s greatest traditions and pleasures. It is also a major positive contributor to the European economy,

FDE elects new president

By Niamh Michail

Gilles Morel, regional president for Europe and Eurasia of Mars Chocolate, has been elected president of FoodDrinkEurope for a three-year mandate.

Growth in candy and snacks is outpacing other packaged food categories at retail, according to the National Confectioners Association.

2014 sweets and snacks

Candy sales are dandy at $33.6bn in the US

By Jenni Spinner

Candy industry experts report confectionery sales are faring better than figures in other retail food markets, with US shoppers snapping up nearly $34bn worth of sweet treats annually.

Mondelez aims to invest in sustainable cocoa supplies for sites such as its Cadbury plant and research development quality centre in Bournville

Mondelēz invests in sustainability goals

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz International is pouring cash into sustainable farming projects, including $400M in cocoa farms in developing economies, to secure a strong and stable supply base.

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