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Confectioners should set a deadline for 100% certified cocoa, sugar and palm oil: Caobisco

EU confectionery trade body Caobisco is encouraging its members to set a date by which they will source all cocoa, palm oil and sugar from a certified sustainable source.

Companies could face reputational damage if they fail to set deadlines to source sustainably, says Caobisco president. ©iStock/Perseomed

Hershey to swap laydown bags for standup pouches

Hershey plans to convert all individually wrapped chocolate from laydown bags to standup pouches in the near future as the company targets center store sales.

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Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

The biscuit category changed in Britain in 2016 amid consumer demand for healthier indulgences, Steve Gladwell, CMI director of pladis tells BakeryandSnacks.

Sonoco to acquire Clear Lam Packaging for $170m

Packaging company Sonoco has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for approximately $170m in cash.

Research: Aussie sugar tax 'would not punish the poor’

A major criticism of the public health lobby’s proposed sugar sweetened beverage tax—that it would unfairly punish the poor and disadvantaged—may have been debunked by research from Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre. 

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