While past research has suggested solid foods are more filling than beverages – consumers don’t always make this distinction, warn researchers.
There is a lack of top level evidence to support the notion that eating ‘little and often’ is beneficial for metabolism and weight loss, say researchers who warn that more...
The Ecuadorian government hopes to industrialize its fine flavor cocoa sector with large scale cluster plantations producing novel varieties of cacao.
The emergence of a new middle class in emerging markets can serve as a catalyst to B-brand growth, rather than benefiting established global brands, say researchers.
Hershey plans to introduce an interactive sampler to retail stores that dispenses products after shoppers smile in a bid to enhance the in-store experience and create a sales opportunity.
The cocoa and chocolate industry acknowledges it must do more to combat cocoa child labor after the number of kids working in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana and...
Experts from both sides of the sugar tax debate have set out their arguments in a ‘head to head’ article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Where do you stand on the sugar...
Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.
The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) fears plans to place percentage daily values for added sugars on food labels is unnecessary and may confuse consumers but supports a federal law proposal...
Financial agri services group Rabobank predicts cocoa futures will remain above $3,000 per metric ton until after Côte D’Ivoire’s October general election.
Confectionery sales in the UK will grow by 8.6% by 2019, despite more than 60% of Brits raising fears about the high levels of sugar in sweets, according to a new report.
Mondelēz International has launched what it claims is India’s first aerated chocolate by bringing Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Bubbly to the world’s fastest growing chocolate market.
The National Confectioners Association has hit out at plans in Massachusetts to remove a state sales tax exemption for candy and soda.
Fatty, sugary snacks have been popular in the US and UK for decades, but new research shows that the emulsifiers, fat and sugar content of some snacks, baked goods and...
Euromonitor International unveils the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets and earmarks three beyond India and China that should be high on every confectioner's agenda.
Mars plans to expand capacity at its Veghel plant over the next 10 years to produce miniature versions of its brands as Western Europeans limit their calorie intake.
ADM deZaan claims its newly launched dark cocoa powder is the first of its kind to be alkaline free, meeting the chocolate industry's demand for clean label ingredients.
The European Commission has approved Cargill’s acquisitions of ADM’s chocolate business on the proviso it sells a plant in Manheim, Germany.
Cloetta has returned to profit in the second quarter and announces a deal to acquire Dutch fudge and chocolate producer Lonka for SEK 295m ($34.4m).
Cocoa grinds in North America have fallen 9% in the second quarter and remain flat in Europe as cocoa processors lose profitability and developed market economies harm chocolate consumption.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported strong sales growth in the first half of the year driven by its North American business and recent Russell Stover acquisition as global chocolate markets...
Yeast species used in the beer, wine and bread industries can also be used in cocoa fermentation to create unique flavors for chocolate confectionery, say Belgian researchers.
The British Medical Association (BMA) is pushing for a tax on sugary drinks rather than confectionery, but has urged voluntary added sugar reduction targets for confectioners and a crackdown on...
Mars has opened an M&M’s Peanut plant at its chocolate factory in Stupino, Russia.
Nestlé is setting up a digital innovation team with staff drawn from the company’s marketing and technology groups, moving into an office in Silicon Valley co-located with swissnex, in 2016.