SunOpta plans to increase its cocoa processing capacity with a new facility in Middenmeer, Netherlands as it looks to grow its organic and specialty cocoa business to serve the specialty...
Chocolate giant Nestlé has written to Oxfam promising action on inequality in the cocoa supply chain.
Diets rich in cocoa may help people with diabetes to regulate insulin levels, according to new research.
The World Cocoa Foundation has been handed a grant to develop bio indicators measuring the progress of global cocoa sustainability.
Oxfam has called on the three biggest chocolate manufacturers to conduct independent audits on conditions for women on cocoa farms supplying their factories after finding evidence of unequal pay, discrimination...
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has said that chocolate manufacturers needn’t panic by its forecasted deficit for the 2012/13 crop season.
Cargill plans to increase its cocoa processing capacity by 25% at its plant in Ilhéus, Brazil, to keep up with rising consumer demand for chocolate and cocoa products in the...
On the day 27 associations issued a joint open letter imploring the EU to keep to its word and scrap widely despised sugar quotas across the bloc in 2015 -...
Small to medium sized confectioners in Europe yesterday lobbied the European Parliament to end sugar quotas in 2015; a regime they claim has led to inflated prices, scarce supplies, job...
Temperature and its duration have the biggest impact on the browning of cocoa beans during roasting, but air velocity also indirectly influences the process, a study finds.
EU sugar quotas have created instability, a sugar producer “oligopoly” and have dealt a “harsh blow” to small-to-medium sized confectioners, according to an independent think tank.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) celebrated Valentine's Day with a renewed push for reform of the sugar regime.
Cocoa trader Agriterra has announced that it has expanded its cocoa and farming operations in Sierra Leone.
The European Sugar Users Association (CIUS) has criticised the European Commission’s out-of-quota sugar measures which it claims have left sugar users unable to plan ahead.
The Philippines can evolve as a top-quality cocoa source and serve the needs of growing demand for chocolate in Asia, according to a start-up company trading beans in the market.
Cargill will not move or reduce its cocoa processing operations in the Ivory Coast after successful talks with the national government.
The International Sugar Organization (ISO) has said that even if the EU extends sugar quotas to 2020 it will have little negative impact on the world sugar market as stocks...
ADM Cocoa has expanded its cocoa processing in Singapore which increase its output in the country by 17%.
Petra Foods has restructured its business ahead of a proposed $950m deal to sell its cocoa processing operations to Barry Callebaut.
Should the EU extend sugar quotas until 2020 any temporary measures to improve supply for food manufacturers will have little impact on prices and availability, according to Nestlé.
The European Parliament Agriculture Committee's vote to extend EU sugar quotas until 2020 will have a negative impact on the confectionery industry and puts small and medium sized manufacturers at risk, according...
Germany confectionery exports were at the lowest level since 2005 last year as the market was hit hard by EU sugar shortages, according to the German confectionery Association (BDSI).
Sourcing cocoa closer to the booming Chinese chocolate market is more challenging than it seems, according to Mars.
Asian chocolate demand is weaker than hoped but the market still represents significant potential, according to an analyst.
Commodities trader Olam has joined the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) to help address child and forced labor in cocoa growing countries.