Nestlé has followed in the footsteps of Mondelez by coming up with its own non-melting chocolate, which could prove a game changer in emerging markets with hot climates.
Russian fats and oils supplier EFKO Group has reported rapid sales growth in cocoa butter substitutes in its first quarter (Q1) results as the domestic confectionery market picks up.
The Australian confectionery industry has broadly welcomed a 'star based' voluntary front-of-pack labeling system but is concerned about time frames to introduce the measures.
Research by Penn State University has found that mice fed cocoa have a reduced risk of obesity-related inflammation and type-2 diabetes.
Nestlé USA has relaunched its limited edition Crunch Girl Scout Candy bars after a nine month absence on the marketplace.
German firm Halloren has acquired a 50% stake in Belgian private label chocolate firm Bouchard to help it increase its international presence.
Corporate sustainability programs do not go far enough to stamp out child labor on cocoa farms - only third party certification will do, says a new campaign.
Researchers are touting a new process to measure the cocoa content of chocolate that requires no sample preparations or chemicals.
Dutch headquartered equipment supplier Royal Duywis Wiener has acquired German firm Thouet Maschinenbau.
Mars and Nestlé have been charged by the Canada’s competition watchdog for allegedly fixing the price of chocolate.
The European Commission has said there is enough competition from ADM and Cargill to make Barry Callebaut’s $950m acquisition of Petra Foods’ Ingredients division free from competition concerns.
The chocolate and cocoa industry has pledged $3m in new funds to global cocoa sustainability as major firms including Mondelez, Hershey and Cargill talk about their new initiatives.
Researchers have determined the average size of confectionery and chocolate aisles in supermarkets across eight developed countries with the UK devoting more aisle space for them than other nation.
Mars Chocolate North America has introduced a new format for its M&Ms brand.
Mars has discovered the genetic sequence to breed higher yielding, disease tolerant cacao trees that could lead to better tasting chocolate.
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Mondelez International has set aside a $600m warchest over the next three years to cement its position in emerging markets.
More people in the US favored dark chocolate in 2012 than they did the prior year due to its potential health benefits, according to market analysts Mintel.
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Ferrero is considering building its second factory in Cameroon after a company delegation held talks with the Cameroonian government, according to press reports.
Israeli private label firm Carmit Candy has launched a chocolate coin packed with vitamins and another containing antioxidant ingredient astaxanthin.
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Cocoa butter is estimated to be the fat source for around 40% of chocolate bars compared to 5% for cocoa butter equivalents (CBE) – but the balance could be shifting.