Cocoa producer living income can be increased by gradually introducing large estates in traditionally smallholder areas, says the International Cocoa Organization’s executive director.
Swiss startup Choba Choba, partly owned by cocoa producers, has created an ultra-premium chocolate range made using a hybrid of CCN-51 and native Peruvian cocoa.
York Metal Products is experiencing a growth in coating pan demand from customers that make smaller run, geographically customized chocolate and yogurt coated products, and health food including Taste of...
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has appointed its next full-time president, while Cargill has named a new global head of its cocoa and chocolate businesses.
Researchers have called on the confectionery industry to remove lead traces in candy products after finding high concentrations in 4% of candy samples and 12% of brands analyzed in Mexico.
Start-up Nutricoa aims to make vitamin supplementation more palatable with a range of fortified chocolates aimed at women.
The Good Chocolate Company is to introduce better-for-you chocolate brand Lavlé, containing Barry Callebaut’s Acticoa, to the UK and Denmark.
While going from zero to a forecasted $100m in revenues in fiscal 2017 largely under your own steam (it sold a minority stake to VMG Partners in 2013) is no...
Hormel Foods – which owns the Skippy peanut butter brand – has struck a deal to buy Boulder-based nut butter brand Justin’s in a $286m deal that will help Hormel attract...
Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.
Confectionery finishing agents supplier Capol expects its newly launched organic product offerings made from acacia and sunflower oil will attract strong demand in North America.
Petrow Food Group, which supplies dried fruit and nuts for chocolates, muesli, breakfast cereals, and bakery products, has invested £4m ($5.7m) in laser scanning and packaging technology.
As a leading UK health charity proposes that food labels carry graphics encouraging consumers to exercise, Denny Bros says multi-page labels can help manufacturers display large amounts on information on...
Aldomak which makes tablets, fudge and macaroons is projecting sales of £1.9m ($2.8m) for 2017 on the back of a slew of contract wins and increased activity with existing clients.
Delfi Limited, formerly Petra Foods, and Orion Confectionery have formed a joint venture in Indonesia that will command 50% of the country’s retail chocolate market, the firms estimate.
Obesity and overweight rates continue to rise across the globe and although no country has managed to reverse the trend to date, all agree action is required. Join us for...
Chicago-based Sulpice Chocolat is to launch a 'better-for-you' chocolate bites range that will compete with snacking chocolate barkTHINS.
Praim Group has secured licenses with DreamWorks for a chocolate bar range featuring characters from the upcoming Trolls and Boss Baby, but says its next licencing deal may go beyond TV or movie characters....
Mars has partnered with Eneco UK to install a 20-turbine Moy Wind Farm in Scotland to provide 100% renewable electricity to power all 12 Mars UK sites.
Nestlé will introduce a “perfect store” concept to Asian travel retailers for the first time at the upcoming TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore.
Chair of the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) panel on fine flavor cocoa discusses why countries are seeking fine flavor status and how it can be won.
Valrhona has introduced a higher than usual cocoa percentage milk chocolate couverture with Brazilian beans and has stepped up sourcing activities in Jamaica.
Mars’ Grupo Turin buy gives it a premium chocolate brand to expand internationally, but consumers are increasingly building loyalty to its competitors as the segment grows saturated, writes Euromontior analyst...
Mars Chocolate North America will be hoping its new movie tie-up has the ‘x-factor’.
Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle will be highlighting its first organic line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo as consumer interest in an organic diet grows.