Barry Callebaut has confirmed it is sourcing 15% of its cocoa from sustainable sources but has not set targets to scale up to 100%.
Investment firm BBX Capital has acquired Californian-based company The Toffee Box.
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The chocolate industry’s biggest players will discuss how to move forward on cocoa sustainability at the World Cocoa Foundation’s meeting in Copenhagen next week. ConfectioneryNews will be there to bring...
Confectioners’ products are at a greater risk of fungal spoilage when using clean label or alcohol free chocolate confectionery fillings, according to researchers.
Mars Chocolate North America will relaunch M&M’S Crispy Chocolate Candies next year following a 10-year lull.
Hershey has developed its own method to produce chocolate that can withstand hot climates following similar moves from Mondelēz, Mars and Nestlé.
BBX Capital has purchased Florida-based Anastasia Confections to mark its fifth premium chocolate acquisition since the start of 2014.
Supermarkets in Germany cannot neglect their role in bringing about a sustainable cocoa supply chain, says the German confectionery association BDSI.
Hershey has agreed a settlement with Colorado-based firm TinctureBelle, which it had accused of passing off cannabis-infused candies such as Hashees Peanut Butter Cups as Hershey products.
UK Fairtrade candy maker Divine Chocolate has secured distribution deals with US supermarket chains Kroger, Meijer, Roundy’s and Ahold and claims it is now competing with the largest US premium...
Fats and oils supplier EFKO has reported sales growth for its confectionery fats division in H1 as multinational confectioners post sales gains in Russia.
Barry Callebaut is considering establishing manufacturing capacity in India.
Multinational chocolate companies are reaping billions in profits by keeping labor costs low, allowing human rights abuses to prosper on cocoa farms, according to an Oxfam campaigner.
Nicaragua holds potential as a future fine flavor cocoa origin as farmers shift from coffee to cocoa, but much work is needed to improve fermentation practices, according to Atlanta Chocolate’s...
Rajhans (Desai-Jain) Group has made its first foray into the confectionery industry by launching its Schmitten brand in India and it is hoping to become the domestic market leader in premium...
Hershey has developed a palm oil sourcing policy that it claims goes further than its previous Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) commitment.
Chocolate makers are circling the rural Indian market as it is where the majority of consumers reside and infrastructure and incomes have improved drastically, says an analyst at ValueNotes.
A population-level analysis of polyphenol intakes in Poland has revealed that coffee, tea and chocolate contribute around 75% of the polyphenols consumed in the country.
Nestlé’s R&D arm Nestec has filed a patent for inkjet printing on panned confections such as Smarties chocolate and biscuits using only ingredients it claims consumers would be familiar with....
Mondelēz has opened three production lines at its plant in Hungary to consolidate global production of Milka and Cadbury choco-bakery sandwiches.
Largely due to Cadbury’s marketing nous, India’s chocolate market has changed dramatically since the ‘Nineties, with consumers eating more and different varieties, a new report has highlighted.
Toy-filled chocolate egg firm Yowie has secured distribution in 50 Walmart stores in Texas.