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Coconut Chocodate gets Gulfood splash

Notions Group launched its new Chocodate coconut flavour at Gulfood, as it plans a major marketing campaign, along with a refresh of its other Chocodate products and web sales.

Europe’s first cocoa flavanol health claim chocolate to hit store shelves

Belgian firm Vandenbulcke has introduced ChoVita, the first chocolate brand in Europe that makes a cocoa flavanol health claim that it is 'good for your blood flow'.

Strike action planned at Mondelēz’s Cadbury Ireland plant

Union members at Mondelēz Ireland’s Cadbury factory in Coolock plan to stage a walk-out this Thursday in protest over plans to outsource the jobs of 17 store workers.

Fair Trade USA label gains recognition as sustainability becomes 'non-negotiable' for confectionery shoppers

Collaborative research by Fair Trade USA and Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) suggests 59% of consumers  recognize the Fair Trade Certified label, compared to 38% in 2012.

Opinion

Mars chocolate recall: What we know and don’t

After Mars recalled different brands of chocolate in more than 50 countries due to potential plastic contamination, attention is now turning to the how and why of the incident.

Exclusive interview

Innocent Chocolate to expand product range with spread and chocolate chips

Manufacturer Innocent Chocolate – whose products are said to have less impact on blood sugar than standard chocolate - is set to extend its range with new lines including chocolate...

US launch for Nestlé Turkish premium chocolate bar brand Damak

Nestlé is bringing Turkish premium chocolate brand Damak to the US market.

Mars issues mass chocolate recall due to plastic

Mars Chocolate has recalled a variety of chocolate bars after plastic was found in one of the products.

The silent majority: Chocolate players outside top six getting a ‘free ride’ on cocoa sustainability?

Chocolate companies outside the top six need to up their games on sustainable cocoa to help bring millions of cocoa farmers in West Africa out of poverty and secure the...

Cacao extract may protect skin from wrinkles: Study

A daily supplement with an extract from cacao may reduce UV-induced skin aging and protect against wrinkles, suggests a new study with lab mice and human skin cells.

Mondelēz faces US enforcement action for $57m Indian tax bill

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed enforcement action against Cadbury maker Mondelēz International for allegedly dodging tax in India.

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Mars and Mondelēz to speak at Cocoa Revolution in Vietnam

Mondelēz International‘s cocoa sourcing manager for Asia and Mars’ Vietnam cocoa manager are among the speakers at the 2nd annual Cocoa Revolution conference.

Coca-Cola Brazil distributor Vonpar to bring Neugebauer chocolate to Caribbean and US

Brazilian firm Vonpar Alimentos has eyes for Trinidad & Tobago and the US as it sets a target to raise export sales for chocolate brand Neugebauer.

Guylian spends $7.5m to up chocolate capacity at Belgian site

Lotte-owned chocolatier Guylian will invest €6.8m ($7.5m) to increase capacity at its only plant, in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, by mid-2017.

Industry Voices - Q&A with Sanders president

Sanders Candy embarks on new business strategy to maintain recent growth

Michigan-based Sanders Candy has been in business for over 100 years. This year, the company plans on launching several new products to extend their sea salt caramel line. 

Dispatches from ISM in Cologne

Melt-free chocolate nibbles & clean-label caramel: Barry Callebaut's latest innovations

Chocolate manufacturers can drive growth in the premium space with heat resistant chocolate nibbles and clean-label Belgian caramel chocolate without added flavors, claims supplier Barry Callebaut.

Coke's failed white can due to the color red being associated with sweetness

‘The characteristics of packaging is crucial in consumers liking a product or not’

‘There are two reasons why businesses change their packaging: as a strategy to increase sales or to try and cut costs. 

News in brief

Mars, Nestlé and Haribo stockist Hancocks joins Today's Group

Independent buying firm Today’s Group has added British confectionery wholesaler Hancocks as a member.

Industry Voices: Fairtrade chocolate MD

Divine Chocolate gains top European supermarket listings and ponders single-origin bars

UK Fairtrade candy company Divine Chocolate hopes to grow in mainland Europe's leading retailers and is considering expanding its cocoa sourcing to create a single-origin range, says the firm's managing...

Dispatches from ISM in Cologne

Sweet Planet: Confectionery NPD inspiration from design school students

Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LoeschPack FCB F-Series packs 1,500 chocolate bars/min in hot sealable film

LoeschPack showcased its FCB F-Series, which can pack up to 1,500 chocolate bars in hot sealable film at a speed of over 80 metres a minute, at ProSweets recently.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

Barry Callebaut to push the limits of chocolate in dairy drinks

Barry Callebaut wants to push the limits of chocolate and sees drinks as an exciting category where consumers will see a lot of innovation over the next few years.

Interactive Media

Chocoa 2016: Emerging origins, poverty alleviation & future techs

Commercial cocoa plantations poised to double share of global cocoa output while fine flavor cocoa nations rally behind a commodity described as the 'poverty crop'. Discover our key takeaways from...

Chocolate may have benefits but flavanols make no difference to pregnancy outcomes, says researcher

Chocolate may improve placental function during pregnancy but flavanol levels seem to make no difference to pregnancy outcomes, says a Canadian researcher.

'Expand and expand': Magnum chocolate harbors global ambitions after premium refresh

Unilever’s Magnum chocolate range has entered retail outlets across Western Europe after a recent rebranding and plans further global expansion, says contract manufacturer Kinnerton Confectionery

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