Cocoa buying companies are the main intermediaries between the chocolate industry and farmers and should not be forgotten in the pursuit of sustainable cocoa, writes one of the largest licensed...
The European Union is a major consumer of food commodities sourced from illegally deforested land, according to a new report from Brussels-based NGO Fern.
The chocolate industry must commit to longer sourcing agreements if it expects farmers to be able to invest in cocoa productivity and quality, according to a leading farming cooperative in...
Chocolate manufacturers have made great strides in cocoa sustainability, but are fixated on boosting productivity and can do far more to ensure cocoa farmers receive a living income, according to...
Divine Chocolate says multinationals are escaping fuller Fairtrade commitments under the certification body’s new rules. But Fairtrade says its sourcing program is the only way to reach cocoa farmers at...
The cocoa market is expected to revert to a deficit in the current cocoa year as dry weather and dusty winds harm production.
Latest figures show annual sugar prices dropped 23% year on year globally with expectations that a recovery in prices may be some time yet in coming.
Mars bars in the UK and Ireland will use Fairtrade cocoa under the certification body’s new Cocoa Sourcing Program.
Cargill has formed a partnership to support Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life program.
International chocolatiers are showing increased interest in Haitian cocoa, providing rural Haitians a livelihood in cocoa farming after the country’s 2010 Earthquake, says a Federation of farming cooperatives.
Mondelēz International plans to eventually source its entire cocoa supply from its Cocoa Life sustainability program, but says setting deadlines won't lead to meaningful impact on the ground.
We must follow the example of Sweden and bring together the two “very noisy” movements of workers' trade unions and Fairtrade, the CEO of Fairtrade International Harriet Lamb has said....
Cémoi plans to trace its entire cocoa supply through a third party verified project it calls Transparence.
Cocoa processors now have access to a futures contract that specifies the quality and physical delivery of cocoa in the same conventions as are used in the underlying cocoa market...
CME Group has launched the first euro-denominated cocoa futures contract, which it claims provides improved hedging mechanisms that better reflect the physical cocoa market.
Asia’s cocoa grind dropped 17.2% in the fourth quarter after an economic slowdown in China, adding another cocoa processing decline to the world jigsaw.
The world’s third largest cocoa processor Olam has agreed to pay a fine of $3m for alleged mistrading of cocoa futures but has refused to admit wrongdoing.
Weak fourth quarter cocoa grinds in developed markets suggest that consumers have reacted negatively to wholesale chocolate price hikes from the major brands, according to an analyst.
Artisan chocolate makers are welcoming Nicaragua as a rare and blossoming cocoa origin, according to supplier Ingemann.
The leading cocoa processors say they will support brand manufacturers to achieve fully sustainable cocoa, but decline to publicly set their own targets.
Ingredients suppliers should set targets to achieve fully sustainable cocoa or risk perpetuating labor abuses in West Africa.
Global sugar prices are likely to remain low in 2015 as production looks set to continue at a similar level, according to Rabobank’s Q4 sugar report.
The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has blamed its row with British Sugar for its half-year loss and has referred the dispute to the European competition authorities.
The cocoa and chocolate industry must continue working towards a sustainable cocoa economy and better livelihoods for cocoa farmers after 2020, says Barry Callebaut’s VP of Cocoa Sustainability.
The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a guide to help food companies switch to sustainably sourced palm oil.