Cargill has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new managing director for the firm’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia cocoa & chocolate business.
The National Confectioners Association is concerned that added sugar declarations on the Nutrition Facts Panel would force confectioners to give away recipe “trade secrets”.
Aldi has become the latest UK supermarket to ditch checkout confectionery in favor of healthier items.
Over half of cocoa grown on certified farms may be sold as conventional cocoa rather than commanding a premium price for farmers.
Norwegian group Orkla has acquired Latvian company NP Foods Group and its Laima chocolate brand.
When Michael Jolley left his carob orchard in South Australia to attend his first Asian food industry show in Hong Kong recently, he was amazed by the response of visitors...
Lindt & Sprüngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium Baking Chips – Classic White misled consumers by claiming to contain white chocolate.
Buying certified cocoa only from third party organizations such as UTZ Certified is now an essential part of doing business for all chocolate companies, not just the big ones, says...
Research on mice has added to a growing body of evidence that cocoa improves metabolism, but it is too soon to suggest that chocolate fights obesity, according to the lead researcher....
Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products in France.
Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.
Mars has appointed the boss of its Royal Canin unit Jean-Christophe Flatin to lead its global chocolate business.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge are to research how to keep chocolate from melting in hot, tropical regions.
Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven by performance in North America.
Mars has opened an M&M’s retail store in Shanghai, which it hopes will lift brand loyalty in China.
Demand for the sustainable oil is rising faster than supply for the first time as total sales of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) reach more than 2.4 million metric tonnes (MT).
Higher cocoa prices in the international market could kick-start Colombia’s plans to replant up to 80,000 ha of its cocoa bean acreage.
Rising hazelnut prices are putting further pressure on confectionery manufacturers, who are already contending with mounting cocoa costs.
Chocolat Frey has been chosen ahead of other Swiss chocolate makers such as Lindt to produce a small chocolate tablet for Swiss Airlines that it hopes will boost its export...
Fire has damaged Barry Callebaut’s chocolate processing at Banbury in Oxfordshire, but the company has reassured customers that it could maintain normal levels of service by drawing on other facilities....
Nestlé aims to step up efforts to eradicate child labour in the cocoa supply chain, after an independent report indicated progress was being made, but more needed to be done.
Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.
Barry Callebaut has cancelled its annual managers’ meeting in Côte D’Ivoire over fears of the Ebola virus, despite no reported cases in the country.
A formula using stevia leaves and peppermint gives a fully natural-sweetened chocolate that has a similar taste and mouthfeel to a sugar counterpart but with 44% fewer calories, according to research.