Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products in France.
Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.
Mars has appointed the boss of its Royal Canin unit Jean-Christophe Flatin to lead its global chocolate business.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge are to research how to keep chocolate from melting in hot, tropical regions.
Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven by performance in North America.
Mars has opened an M&M’s retail store in Shanghai, which it hopes will lift brand loyalty in China.
Demand for the sustainable oil is rising faster than supply for the first time as total sales of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) reach more than 2.4 million metric tonnes (MT).
Higher cocoa prices in the international market could kick-start Colombia’s plans to replant up to 80,000 ha of its cocoa bean acreage.
Rising hazelnut prices are putting further pressure on confectionery manufacturers, who are already contending with mounting cocoa costs.
Chocolat Frey has been chosen ahead of other Swiss chocolate makers such as Lindt to produce a small chocolate tablet for Swiss Airlines that it hopes will boost its export...
Fire has damaged Barry Callebaut’s chocolate processing at Banbury in Oxfordshire, but the company has reassured customers that it could maintain normal levels of service by drawing on other facilities....
Nestlé aims to step up efforts to eradicate child labour in the cocoa supply chain, after an independent report indicated progress was being made, but more needed to be done.
Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.
Barry Callebaut has cancelled its annual managers’ meeting in Côte D’Ivoire over fears of the Ebola virus, despite no reported cases in the country.
A formula using stevia leaves and peppermint gives a fully natural-sweetened chocolate that has a similar taste and mouthfeel to a sugar counterpart but with 44% fewer calories, according to research.
ConfectioneryNews sifts through recent and future launches from the world’s biggest confectionery firms including Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Haribo.
Nestlé has launched an investigation after a worker was hit by flying foam from a tanker lorry at its factory in York, UK.
The next several years will herald a surge in quality cocoa volumes from Central America creating opportunities for premium origin chocolates, says Lutheran World Relief.
Mondelēz International is seeking a patent on a chocolate production method using fruit juice that halves fat content and reduces calories.
Nestlé has taken a 24% hit in first half confectionery operating profits due to spiraling cocoa costs and intense competition.
Mondelēz International grew slower than the overall chocolate market in H1 after raising wholesale prices earlier than competitors.
Inspection system features like reject confirmation systems and locked reject bins can help confectionery manufacturers stay abreast of the exacting safety demands of big retailers, says Mettler-Toledo.
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Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has confirmed that it will sell its chocolate operations in the next quarter, but the buyer or buyers are still unknown.