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New program to help cocoa farmers adapt to threat of climate change

Businesses including Barry Callebaut, Mars and Nestlé are part of a new program designed to help cocoa farmers adapt to the threat of climate change.

Not all Millennials are the same, and other generation-based myths busted by CRA-backed study

Young adults move through several distinctly varied life stages from the ages of 18 to 34 years – high school graduation, moving out on their own, going to college, finding...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Barry Callebaut introduces Studio concept to US chocolate manufacturers

Barry Callebaut is aiming to change how it engages with US chocolate manufacturers with the American launch of its 'Studio' concept.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Salt and dark chocolate combo trend prompts Divine to launch new flavors

Premium candy manufacturer Divine Chocolate unveiled two new flavors for its bar range at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago last week.

FDA OKs EverSweet GRAS determination, but commercial launch date still to be determined, says Cargill

The FDA has issued a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) no objections letter for EverSweet, Cargill’s hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than...

Gondi to buy Constantia Flexibles folding carton business

‘Mexico experiencing growth in high value-added packaging market’

Constantia Flexibles Group, which makes flexible packaging and labels for the food, beverage, dairy and confectionery market, is selling its non-core folding carton business in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Grupo...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Burton's bringing Cadbury Mini Fingers and Wispa biscuits to the US

UK firm Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its US line-up with two more Cadbury products manufactured under licence from Mondelēz International.

Nestlé and Google launch KitKat QR code in response to ‘the evolution of how consumers enjoy their breaks’

Nestlé has partnered with Google to launch QR codes on its KitKat packaging which allows consumers to watch YouTube videos when they take a break.

NEWS FROM THE SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO: CHICAGO

Trendspotting at 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo: Awake Caffeinated Chocolate grows functional product portfolio

Awake Caffeinated Chocolate continues to lead in the functional chocolate product category with its chocolate bar that contains a full serving of caffeine without a detectable caffeine taste.

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Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

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Macphie unveils versatile Belgian chocolate filling

A Belgian chocolate filling suitable for spreading, piping, or machine injection into a range of baked goods has been introduced by Macphie.

Dispatches from the 3rd World Cocoa Conference in Dominican Republic

‘The weakest link’: ICCO advocates for big cocoa estates in smallholder zones

Cocoa producer living income can be increased by gradually introducing large estates in traditionally smallholder areas, says the International Cocoa Organization’s executive director.

Startup Choba Choba creates super premium chocolate with CCN-51 hybrid

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.

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‘Bean to bar’ chocolate makers driving resurgence in the panning industry

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...

On the Move

WCF names next president; Cargill appoints new chocolate & cocoa chief

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.

Study presses confectionery industry to rid all lead found in candy, especially those sold to children

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.

Women's well-being chocolate Nutricoa enters market with vitamin supplement alternative

Start-up Nutricoa aims to make vitamin supplementation more palatable with a range of fortified chocolates aimed at women.

Good Chocolate Company's heart health chocolate comes to UK and Denmark

The Good Chocolate Company is to introduce better-for-you chocolate brand Lavlé, containing Barry Callebaut’s Acticoa, to the UK and Denmark.

Justin's founder: We had a lot of suitors, but Hormel ticked all the right boxes

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 buys Justin's Nut Butter for $286m: 'It attracts a younger, more health conscious on-the-go millennial consumer'

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...

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

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.

Capol predicts organic candy coatings will spread throughout NAFTA region

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 invests in $5.7m laser scanning technology for quicker throughput

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.

Do multi-page labels offer display solution for proposed exercise graphics?

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 embarks on major expansion programme predicting 50% sales growth

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.

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