Natra announced it will open a sales office in Hong Kong this year, as well as its first production site outside Europe, in Canada.
Mars UK says it has exhausted reformulation options for Mars and Snickers bars and has been left with no choice but to cut portion sizes to meet calorie reduction pledges.
Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods have called on arbitrators to resolve a dispute over payment terms from the sale of Petra’s cocoa ingredients business to Barry Callebaut.
Steviol glycoside sweetened chocolate is currently the best proposition for sugar-free chocolate, according to Barry Callebaut.
Sugar prices are set to edge upwards of 8% next year due to a decline in global production, according to Rabobank.
Hershey has committed to purchasing 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but has reservations about timelines and terminology.
Lindt, Ferrero and artisanal chocolatiers could be set to profit from thriving demand for premium chocolate in Australia, market analysts Leatherhead Food Research say.
Cargill has announced plans to invest $48m to double capacity at its plant in Mouscron.
Reducing or replacing sugar in chocolate confectionery is no easy task, but possibilities do exist.
Global leading chocolate player Mondelez International is part of a UK government funded project to improve chocolate deposition.
A cocoa butter replacer derived from mango seed fat and palm stearin could help chocolate withstand high temperatures and may benefit manufacturers in tropical countries, according to a study.
Nestlé UK has introduced an interactive KitKat CAPTCHA to raise brand awareness online.
Ferrero has outlined ambitious plans to grow its business in the UK over the next five years.
US Halloween confectionery sales outshone expectations in 2013 driven by strong promotions from retailers and a noteworthy boost in the final week, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
Dry roasted nut maker Alrifai Nutisal has been acquired by Nordic confectionery firm Cloetta.
The European Cococa Association (ECA) is campaigning to exclude cocoa and cocoa semi-finished products from voluntary and mandatory origin labelling foreseen in mooted EU legislation.
Fats and oils supplier EFKO has noted a recovery in the Russian confectionery market as demand for its functional cocoa butter substitutes soared in its 9-month results.
Choc-O-Bloc’s personalized candy toy Magic Choc is outselling major brands online in the UK ahead of the key Christmas period.
Puratos and Mars have partnered to improve yields and quality in the Vietnamese cocoa sector.
The global cocoa deficit for the 2012/13 crop year was worse than previously expected, according to revised figures from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), which has tripled its estimate.
Food manufacturers have urged the FDA to give them more time to consider its proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in a bid to eradicate...
A High court in Pretoria has ruled that Iffco’s Tiffany Break does not infringe Nestlé South Africa’s trademark on the Kit Kat shape.
Ritter Sport and a German consumer group will go head-to-head in a court battle over the naturalness of vanilla flavoring piperonal.
Nordic Capital Fund and CVC Capital Partners have divested their 16.1% share of Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta following the merger with Leaf.
US consumers have voted for their favorite confectionery brands in five categories: chocolate, premium chocolate, gum, candy and cookies. Find out the results here.