Nestlé has opened a $16m chocolate molding and packaging line that will use fine flavor Arriba cocoa beans.
Barry Callebaut has registered sales growth in its nine month results driven by the recently acquired Petra Foods cocoa business.
Partly replacing vegetable fats in confectionery fillings with maltodextrin gels can cut fat content and calories without impacting taste, according to research.
Investment firm BBX Capital has snapped up another US premium chocolate company - Californian-based Jer’s Chocolates - and is on the look out for more buys, its president says.
An older and younger farmer discuss what the chocolate industry can do to ensure there is a future generation of cocoa farmers.
All chocolate will one day be packaged in fully-sealed wrappers like those used in the cheese industry, according to Theegarten Pactec.
UK handmade fudge maker Buttermilk Confectionery has acquired a new factory that doubles its production space.
Nestlé has inaugurated a production line at its factory in Sofia that will produce a new Kit Kat chocolate dessert brand extension.
Bürkert FloWave, which measures the flow of a liquid in a pipe, is being tested in the dairy industry and has requests from a chocolate manufacturer.
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members including Mondelēz International have signed up to a 250 calorie cap on single-serve confectionery sold in the UK.
The personalized confectionery market reached an estimated worth of over $12bn in 2013, according to market research firm Canadean.
Belgian truffle company Duc d’O Chocolates has continued its global expansion by entering the US market.
ConfectioneryNews asks industry leaders if cocoa production will gradually move closer to the burgeoning chocolate markets of China and Brazil or whether West Africa will always be the king of...
Nestlé has added an extrusion line to its existing dry goods plant in Egypt that will produce Crunch.
More small-scale confectionery companies are using pick and place robots to package delicate products as technology becomes more affordable, according to PWR Pack.
Over 20 major food firms have signed up to health and wellness pledges on advertisement to children, consistent product information, open access to formulation policies and employee wellbeing as part...
Nestlé will axe its Wonka bars in the UK after sales tailed off following a strong launch.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is unlikely to regulate caffeine levels in confectionery products, according to caffeine chocolate firm Awake Chocolate.
Industry fortune-telling of a large cocoa shortfall in 2020 was a shrewd way to secure supply at low prices, but the latest deficit forecasts are nowhere near as gloomy.
Mars says it is experiencing the same pressures on the cocoa market as Nestlé, but currently has no plans to raise chocolate prices.
Mars will face allegations it mislabeled cocoa flavanol content in its chocolate bars, after a judge rejected a request to dismiss the US lawsuit.
Algatechnologies sees potential for red seaweed derivative astaxanthin in chocolate coins promoting beauty for the US market.
Futures exchange company CME Group has made a “strong commitment” in the cocoa market and plans a new contract to rival the IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE).
Fairtrade certified cocoa farmers spend 36% of their premiums on increasing productivity and cocoa quality – far above Fairtrade International’s suggested 25% minimum, a report from the organization reveals.
The executive director of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has rejected suggestions that chocolate could become an expensive luxury in the face of a global cocoa deficit.