Elmer Chocolate is aiming to be ‘the most efficient gift chocolate manufacturer in the world’ as it announces plans to add 70,000 square-foot to its production site in Ponchatoula.
ConfectioneryNews takes a look back at changes at the leading confectioners Mars, and Mondelez in 2014 and showcases the biggest acquisitions of the year.
Olam’s $1.3bn deal to acquire ADM Cocoa is likely to have little impact on the price of cocoa ingredients for chocolate makers because grinding capacity is still concentrated with three...
Chocolate maker Mars has invested a total of US$140m in new manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to increase production of its Galaxy and Snickers lines.
International Chocolate Award winner Chocolaterie Robert says that fine chocolates, like fine wine, should process the main commodity freshly and at origin.
Cargill has opened its first cocoa processing facility in Asia in the East Java region of Indonesia.
The Malaysian government says it is assessing what action it should take to address ‘no palm oil’ labels in France and Belgium, the legal grounds for which have come under...
Confectionery manufacturers are expected to put twists on classic Easter eggs in 2015 as consumers start to display Easter treats at home like works of art, according to Barry Callebaut.
Multinational chocolate manufacturers are failing to cater to Indian tastes and should experiment with spices such as green cumin and saffron, according to India’s only professional chocolate taster.
The Food Empowerment Project has called on US chocolate makers to list cocoa country of origin on pack so consumers can avoid brands that use cocoa from West Africa, where...
Barry Callebaut is receiving a growing number of requests for confections with sparkling colors that combine crunch and bitterness at its decorations lab in the Netherlands.
Hershey has acquired its contract manufacturer for Jolly Rancher and Lancaster brands in North America Allan Candy, which also owns a series of Canadian confectionery brands.
Hershey is considering replacing high fructose corn syrup with sugar in its product range in response to consumer demands.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has provided $350m to support cocoa processing in the four major producing countries in Africa.
United Cacao has listed on the London Stock Exchange to set up the world’s largest commercial cocoa plantation in Peru and promises fermentation to buyers’ standards.
Nestlé has successfully protected its trademark for the Kit Kat shape in South Africa, but has lost a similar case against Petra Foods in Singapore.
Norwegian firm Orkla has reached an agreement to sell its Russian confectionery business to domestic firm Slavyanka.
Cargill and Innova Market Insights have highlighted key trends for chocolate in 2015 including the rise of real fruit inclusions, texture claims and transparent ingredient labelling.
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has estimated a larger surplus for the cocoa year just past and has noted an increase in origin grindings.
Incorporating a consumer-first approach to new product development can be advantageous for complex items like filled chocolates, claim researchers.
A Californian court has upheld an injunction preventing Posh Nosh, an importer of UK candy, from selling a number of confectionery brands that Hershey contends infringe its marks.
Weidenhammer is attempting to have its composite cans certified as biodegradable.
The chocolate industry and fairtrade movement are perpetuating poverty in Africa by relying on the continent for it’s agricultural assets rather than manufacturing potential, says Madagascan chocolate maker Madécasse....
Mid-life consumers aged 45-54 purchase chocolate regularly and sustainable messaging should capture their attention, says Canadean.
Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).