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China chocolate brand Le Conte sold to Hollygee for $33m

Wedding candy brand from Fujian Province Hollygee (好邻居) has acquired the largest Chinese domestic chocolate confectionery company Le Conte (金帝) for 230m RMB ($33m).

Le Conte was one of the most popular Chinese chocolate brands five years ago, but its market share has dropped to 0.9% this year.  Photo: China Candy

'Unified voice': Two cocoa farmer organizations merge

The World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) and The International CoCoa Farmers Organization (ICCFO) have merged and are urging the cocoa and chocolate industry to support efforts to group farmers to ensure traceability.

Confectionery Innovation Forum 2016

Outside the candy box: Five sources of confectionery NPD inspiration

Project7 CEO Tyler Merrick and Mintel’s director of insights Marcia Mogelonsky pinpoint the websites and places to watch for new product development inspiration.

Hershey expands social program globally, gaining snacking and flavor insights

Hershey's social program to provide children globally with basic nutrition will expand to China and Canada through new partnerships.

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