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Hershey’s fresh breath chews may dissolve gum sales further

Hershey has at last launched its anticipated Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews across the US, which could spell “doom” for already declining gum sales, according to one analyst.

Lutti to expand into Canada

French confectionery major Lutti has secured a distribution partner in Quebec, Canada where it plans to kick-start business with smaller, premium items, its CEO says.

Chocolate heavyweights back Indonesian sustainable cocoa program

Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé Barry Callebaut and Cargill are backing a three-year sustainable cocoa program in Indonesia, which aims to reduce poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.

Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food

Investing in 3D printing could open new markets and generate huge cost savings for food manufacturers and retailers, but first companies must overcome potential regulatory and legal hurdles, many of which are not yet identified, warn food and drug lawyers with the firm Venable in Washington, D.C.

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Beer flavoured chocolate on its way, says Mintel

Beer flavoured chocolate on its way, says Mintel

Latest innovations in the global chocolate market include beer and yogurt flavoured products and non-traditional flavours and...

Wrigley to boost Africa business with $63m Kenya factory
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Wrigley to boost Africa business with $63m Kenya factory

The Wrigley Company is constructing a $63m plant in Kenya, which global president Martin Radvan calls an...

Bitter chocolate: Primates wiped out in many Côte d’Ivoire areas – where illegal cocoa farming is on the rise

Bitter chocolate: Primates wiped out in many Côte d’Ivoire areas – where illegal cocoa farming is on the rise

Illegal cocoa farming is an increasing threat on primate populations in Côte d’Ivoire’s protected areas, say researchers...

Confectionery: the perfect marriage of art and science?

Confectionery: the perfect marriage of art and science?

Chemistry and art would be good subjects for aspiring confectioners to study – as well as developing...

What exactly is chocolate? Stricter definition of chocolate debated in Brazilian Senate
Brazil considers raising minimum cocoa content to 35%, in line with US standards

What exactly is chocolate? Stricter definition of chocolate debated in Brazilian Senate

Authorities in Brazil are planning to ramp up the quality of chocolate products sold in the country,...

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