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...
French firm Cémoi will open a chocolate factory in Côte D’Ivoire, taking the rare step of producing chocolate in a cocoa origin country.
Mars and Hershey have reached an out of court settlement in a Maltesers trademark case in the US.
Thorntons took an £11.7M hit to UK commercial sales in the first half of its financial year after two major accounts significantly reduced orders, although international sales partially offset the...
The cocoa market is expected to revert to a deficit in the current cocoa year as dry weather and dusty winds harm production.
Swiss chocolate consumption has fallen in 2014 and domestic chocolate sales have been hit by rising competition from importers profiting from the strong Swiss Franc, says Chocosuisse.
Biotec firm Lycotec will prepare another dossier to support claims its L-tug ingredient lowers cholesterol after EFSA rejected its health claim.
3D chocolate printing is not yet quick enough for industrial production, but chocolate molds created using the technology can produce surfaces with intricate detail, says Lehrmitt Design Studios.
Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.
Unreal Candy is back on US store shelves after a six month hiatus and the company now plans a targeted approach to grow the brand in natural stores.
Hershey has appointed Patricia A. Little as its new chief financial officer, while Mondelēz has named Roberto Marques as president of its North America business.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile...
Gü Puds has redesigned its packaging to expand all its product range into existing and new markets including Italy, Spain and Sweden.
Mondelēz kicked off the Packaging Innovations tradeshow at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, today talking about its developing markets and ‘regional jewels’.
The Barry Callebaut Group has won a patent to make reduced fat chocolate to help consumers cut calories.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Cargill’s proposed acquisition of ADM’s industrial chocolate business amid concerns it could lead to price increases.
Hershey intends to remove genetically-modified ingredients from Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses by the end of the year.
Toy-filled confectionery brand Yowie has secured US distribution in nationwide Walmart and Safeway stores.
Nestlé says it will remove artificial flavors in confectionery across Europe, but refuses to confirm whether it will implement European price hikes to offset declining confectionery margins.
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.
Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s Kinh Do.
Mondelēz International plans to roll out its Marvellous Creations range across the world and says the platform will draw in $500m in revenues by 2018.
Nestlé missed its growth estimate for 2014 and has forecast around 5% growth for 2015 – at the low end of its previous target of 5-6%.