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Simple ingredients renovation

Next step: Mondelēz to cut sugar, salt, sat fat and artificial ingredients in power brands

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International plans to renovate its power brands with simpler ingredients and improved nutrition after meeting some of its well-being targets early.

Mondelēz meets target for a quarter of revenues to come from ‘Better Choices’ products (example pictured) three years early. Now it will reformulate power brands with less sugar, salt, saturated fat and simpler ingredients. Photo: MDLZ

Russell Stover Chocolates names Andrew Deister as new CEO

Andrew Deister has succeeded Andreas Pfluger as Russell Stover Chocolates CEO. 

Cocoa in the Congo: Emerging origin for organic chocolate makers

Cocoa production is thriving in the Democratic Republic of Congo, presenting an opportunity for the chocolate industry, say stakeholders working in the country.

Raisio cuts earnings guidance amid UK confectionery challenges

Raisio has reduced its 2017 guidance after production and commercial challenges in its UK confectionery business.

African consumers trading up in sugar confectionery

Sugar confectionery value sales in Africa are projected to grow as consumers trade up for medicated sweets and soft gummies.

Barry Callebaut expands specialties and decorations arm with Italian purchase

Barry Callebaut has added to its European Specialties & Decorations segment with the purchase of Italian firm D’Orsogna Dolciaria for an undisclosed amount. 

News in brief

Stevia-based flavour modifier cuts need for expensive cocoa and vanilla

Stevia supplier Pure Circle has developed a stevia-based flavour modifier that enhances vanilla and cocoa flavours in a product as well as sweetening it.

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