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Race for Kellogg’s cookie, fruit snacks businesses nearing the end

By Gill Hyslop

Twinkie-maker Hostess Brands and Ferrero are reportedly the frontrunners in the race to buy Kellogg’s Keebler, Famous Amos, Murray and Mother’s cookie businesses, as well Stretch Island fruit snacks business, in a roughly $1.5bn deal.

Hazelnuts are a key component of Ferrero Rocher chocolates

CAOBISCO working towards hazelnut sustainability

The association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has been discussing a multi-stakeholder approach to improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply.