Young people living in urban areas of Russia are driving domestic chocolate consumption and are increasingly opting for premium foreign brands over nostalgic ones from the Soviet-era, say market analysts...
Mondelez International has reached an agreement with hundreds of workers at three Cadbury sites in the UK whose jobs were previously threatened.
Specialty fats supplier AAK has reported 12% growth in operating profits in its second quarter (Q2) results despite declining confectionery fat sales.
Italian chocolatier Ferrero has joined Haribo and Perfetti Van Melle in entering the Burmese market.
Dubai-based confectionery company Notions Group is eyeing new export markets for its flagship product Chocodate, which it claims can lure consumers looking for authentic Arabian confectionery.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has reported profit gains in the face of weak markets in Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands in the second quarter (Q2).
The Asian cocoa grind has registered a shock 2% increase in Q2 in the face of economic slowdown in China, the region’s growth driver.
Hershey has launched an initiative to double the cocoa output in Nigeria, which is forecast to register a 20% decline this crop year due to adverse weather and diseases.
Mars Incorporated’s commitment to research into cocoa flavanols has been rewarded recently with an annual award from the Institute of Food Technologists.
Pressure from discount retailers is compelling the German chocolate industry to explore export markets, according to the domestic confectionery association BDSI.
Mondelez International has sold its Huesitos and Tokke brands to Chocolates Valor as well as chocolate processing operations at its Ateca plant.
Cocoa grinds in Europe have returned to growth after six consecutive quarters of decline.
Thorntons chief executive Jonathan Hart expects further growth from supermarket sales in the coming year, he told FoodManufacture.co.uk, after the company posted strong fourth quarter growth in the division including...
Hershey has held a summit in Mexico to consult key stakeholders on how domestic cocoa yields can be quadrupled in ten years.
Ukrainian confectioner Roshen has defended the quality of its products following criticism from Russia’s federal health and consumer watchdog.
Barry Callebaut has opened its first Cocoa Center of Excellence to teach best practices for sustainable cocoa farming in Côte d'Ivoire, the world’s number one cocoa-producing country.
Cocoa and chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has reported 8.2% volume growth in the nine months to May, on the back of outsourcing deals and strong interest from bakeries, restaurants and...
Brazilian researchers say a new method for sensory analysis of chocolate could slash description times in half compared to the conventional technique.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has rejected Nestlé’s application to trademark the four-finger Kit-Kat shape after opposition from Mondelez International-owned Cadbury.
UK chocolatier Thorntons says it pre-exceptional profit before tax will be ahead of the £4.6m ($7m) market expectation as its commercial driven strategy appears to be paying dividends.
The Archer Daniels Midland Company is in discussions to sell its cocoa processing operations. We find out how potential industry consolidation could affect the cocoa supply.
Barry Callebaut has opened its second factory in Mexico to supply chocolate to Grupo Bimbo, the domestic market and Central America.
The global reduced fat chocolate category is set for 13.4% sales growth this year. We ask how chocolate makers can formulate to get a piece of the action.
Confectionery and bakery exports from the EU have risen 17% from 2010 to 2011 driven by chocolate deliveries to emerging economies in Asia.
French chocolatier Jacquot has installed two new CJ400 printers from Linx Printing Technologies as it replaces printers across its factory in Troyes, France.