Europe’s premier confectionery tradeshow ISM in Cologne, Germany has unveiled this year’s top innovations as voted by journalists.
Researchers claim that yeasts produced during cacao bean fermentation are essential to the final quality of chocolate.
Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts.
Mondelēz International won't rule out job cuts in the £75M overhaul of its Cadbury Bournville plant near Birmingham, as it seeks to modernise production and improve efficiency there....
Sweetener supplier PureCircle claims that it has identified the ideal blends of stevia for chocolate and gum under its Stevia 3.0 strategy.
The confectionery industry will begin to move away from sugar to ‘healthier’ alternatives, according to a manufacturer of stevia-sweetened energy and confectionery bars.
Researchers financially supported by the USDA and Lindt have developed a non-sensory method to determine when fine flavor cacao beans have become adulterated with inferior beans.
ADM Cocoa unveils where it plans to concentrate its R&D efforts in 2014.
The amount of cocoa processed in Asia grew 10% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year.
Certification is one of the most potent tools for chocolate makers to avoid serious cocoa shortages and to improve the lives of farmers, according to the burgeoning certified cocoa organization, UTZ...
Belgian chocolate is profiting from a consumer trend for authentic and traceable products, according to industrial chocolate producer and ingredients supplier Puratos.
A rise in the North American cocoa grind is a positive sign for the mature US chocolate market, but analysts predict health-concerns will challenge future growth.
Mondelez International reached its 2015 goal of sourcing 100% RSPO-certified palm oil for all its purchases last year – two years ahead of schedule, the company has said.
Nestlé is launching a KitKat boutique in Japan.
Thorntons reported sweet success over Christmas, with its second quarter results, for the 14 weeks to January 22, revealing sales in both fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and retail divisions...
Cadbury’s Israeli distributor Carmit Candy Industries has accused the Strauss Group of employing a war-like strategy to block Cadbury’s entry into Israel, while Strauss says Carmit only has itself to...
Cocoa grinds are up in Europe and the chocolate market is set to follow, but other markets are shining more brightly and will continue to do so, according to Euromonitor.
Barry Callebaut revenues for the first three months of fiscal 2013/14 were up 21.4% driven by a strong chocolate performance in Europe and the newly acquired Petra Foods cocoa business.
Discount retailer Lidl has rolled out its Healthy Till program across its UK stores, removing all chocolate and sweets from checkouts except for Wrigley’s gum.
McDonald’s Hong Kong and Italian chocolate company Ferrero has joined forces to launch a limited edition Golden Moments series.
Ritter Sport has been granted an injunction preventing a German consumer group from claiming the chocolate firm is deceiving consumers with misleading natural flavor claims.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported 8% growth in its 2013 sales driven by higher volumes and innovations such as its Hello brand.
Prominent nutritionists have provided their exclusive feedback on Action on Sugar’s sugar reduction campaign, designed to combat the rising incidence of obesity in the UK.
Children can eat candy in moderation without increasing their risk of becoming obese and developing heart problems later in life, according to a study backed by the National Confectioners Association.
Manufacturers can empower consumers to portion control their confectionery consumption by adding a reseal feature to packaging, says Printpack.