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The kings of confectionery: Mars and Hershey level pegging in 2015 Harris Poll

Mars and Hershey each have seven of the 20 most trusted brands in the US confectionery sector, according to a survey by Harris Interactive

Half-year results

Barry Callebaut outperforms chocolate market but cocoa business troubled

Barry Callebaut has outgrown the chocolate confectionery market in its half-year results, but its cocoa ingredients arm continues to be hampered by low cocoa ratios.

‘Made in America’: Ferrara Candy to expand Illinois factory after Walmart deal

Ferrara Candy Company plans to increase manufacturing capacity in Illinois after striking a deal to supply American-made products to Walmart.

Barry Callebaut eyes food supplements after EU opens cocoa flavanol health claim doors

The EC has handed Barry Callebaut cocoa extract blood circulation marketing tools in new sectors – including food supplements for the first time.

Undone Chocolate sources cacao direct trade to ensure high quality

Washington, D.C.-based startup Undone Chocolate is on a mission to combine flavor and health and to succeed it is willing to pay three times more than the premium price for Fair Trade to secure the highest quality cacao beans farm direct. 

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Canada and Mexico may tax US confectionery in retaliation
COOL fallout

American-made chocolate could disappear from Canadian shelves with ‘retaliatory duties’, says NCA

The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) is worried retaliatory taxes in Mexico and Canada from country-of origin...

Lauden Chocolates shares export tips for smaller confectioners

Sleep easy and avoid logistical nightmares: Breaking into export markets for smaller confectioners

Small-to-medium sized confectioners making their first moves into export markets must be clued up on local regulations,...

United Cacao deforestation claims: Work continuing despite injunction?

United Cacao continues infrastructure work despite injunction, claims NGO

A local NGO has taken overflight images of United Cacao’s plantation in Peru that purport to show...

Nestlé premium chocolate gap filled by Cailler?

Cailler could be our international premium chocolate platform, says Nestlé

Nestlé is aiming to reposition its Swiss Cailler brand as a high-end chocolate for international markets to...

Tin packaging for sugar confectionery: Growing interest

Sugar confectioners finding heart with tin packaging, says Crown

More sugar confectioners are turning to metal packaging to convey a premium image, according to packaging supplier...

Cocoa polyphenol boost in chocolate with pod storage step
Boosting antioxidant activity in chocolate

Don't chop those pods! Cocoa polyphenol boost with pod storage step, say researchers

Cocoa polyphenols can be preserved by storing pods for a week before fermentation and then by roasting...

United Cacao faces deforestation claims
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Did United Cacao destroy Amazon rainforest to clear path for world’s largest cocoa plantation?

United Cacao is accused of clearing primary forest in the Peruvian Amazon and usurping local farmers to...

Ferrero financial results 2014

Ferrero profits rise 14% as it grows in emerging markets

Ferrero has reported a before tax profit rise in fiscal 2014 driven by a growing presence in...

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