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Analysts expect the industry to consolidate by outsourcing manufacturing and focusing purely on sales and marketing. Follow firms providing contracting manufacturing and private label here.

Bean blending all the rage for private label chocolatiers

The premium private label chocolate industry is becoming increasing interested in the subtleties of cocoa and is willing to sacrifice single origins for a flavorsome blend, according to French chocolatier Cémoi....

Crossing the Atlantic: Cémoi eyes growing US private label chocolate market as Europe stagnates

France’s leading private label chocolate maker Cémoi sees little growth in the European chocolate market and hopes instead to promote its branded goods in Asia and in the developing US...

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

Indonesian trade minister urges cocoa import policy review

The Indonesian deputy trade minister has said that after successfully increasing domestic cocoa grinding capacity the country should lower cocoa bean import duties to prevent shortages in the future.

Cakes, celebrity chefs and confectionery: The rise of brand licensing in Europe

Brand licensing in the food industry has becoming increasingly dynamic over the past few years, with the Western European market for co-branded food and beverage products on the rise, according...

Hummingbird Bakery seeks licensees for branded food products

London’s US-style store chain Hummingbird Bakery is seeking firms interested in making Hummingbird branded ice cream, confectionery, and long shelf-life bakery.

Retail ‘bargaining power’ commands private label boom in Russia: Euromonitor

Major Russian retailers are using bargaining power to ensure heavy private label presence on shelves – hitting smaller domestic brands, Euromonitor says.

Haribo enters Burma and strengthens Singaporean presence

German candy maker Haribo has entered the Burmese market and expanded its distribution in Singapore through a deal with expansion services provider DKSH.

Aldi and Lidl pressure German chocolate firms to seek profits overseas

Pressure from discount retailers is compelling the German chocolate industry to explore export markets, according to the domestic confectionery association BDSI.

Halloren acquires stake in Belgian chocolatier Bouchard

German firm Halloren has acquired a 50% stake in Belgian private label chocolate firm Bouchard to help it increase its international presence.

Carmit Candy bets big on vitamin and beauty chocolate coins

Israeli private label firm Carmit Candy has launched a chocolate coin packed with vitamins and another containing antioxidant ingredient astaxanthin.

Natra to double North America sales with new Canadian factory

Spanish-based firm Natra claims sales for its private label division in North America will double within three years after it agreed a deal to rent a production facility in Canada...

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Confectionery ‘a new way to control weight’ claims Carmit Candy

Confectionery is a novel way to control your weight, according to private label firm Carmit Candy which has just launched a weight management chocolate wafer bar.

Natra poised for ‘awakening’ Chinese chocolate consumption

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has opened a sales office in Hong Kong in anticipation of a boom in Chinese chocolate consumption.

Lower cocoa prices dent Callebaut profits

Barry Callebaut has reported a slight dip in half-year profits as lower cocoa prices meant customers were paying less for the company’s range of cocoa ingredients compared to last year....

Industry Voices: Private label purveyor

Ashbury Chocolates chief spells out trends in private label chocolate

Private label chocolate is no longer a cheap replica of branded products and regular audits from supermarkets are helping quality grow, according to the CEO of UK private label chocolatier...

Callebaut ups Scandinavian capacity with $36m Carletti acquisitions

Barry Callebaut has acquired Sweden’s ASM Foods from Carletti and has taken over additional operations from Carletti in Demark to up its production capacity in Scandinavia.

Cocoa ingredient price drop keeps Barry Callebaut sales flat

Barry Callebaut has recorded flat revenues in its first quarter results released today as cocoa ingredient prices fell year-on-year.

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New global chocolate firm sets 2013 ambitions

Chocolaterie de Bourgogne, a new company formed from Barry Callebaut’s sale of its last consumer goods factory, speaks exclusively to ConfectioneryNews.com about the firm’s inauguration, its priorities for 2013 and a...

Natra profits rise after cocoa price letup

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has more than doubled its operating profit in its ninth-month results helped by relaxing cocoa prices, North American expansion and a shift to value...

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Nestlé’ UK restarts dark chocolate production at York site

Nestlé UK & Ireland has revived dark chocolate production at its factory in York after ending a third party outsourcing deal.

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Private label chocolate gains ground in US food stores

Supermarket own brand confections are on the rise in America, according to Gertrude Hawk Chocolates chairman Dave Hawk.

Barry Callebaut UK strikes end as settlement reached

Barry Callebaut has reached a settlement with workers at a factory in the UK after strikes were staged earlier in the week over a pay dispute.

Barry Callebaut looking for settlement with UK strikers

Barry Callebaut has told ConfectioneryNews.com that it is looking to reach a settlement with around 100 employees in the UK who staged strikes yesterday and on Saturday over a pay...

New global chocolate firm carved out of Callebaut plant sale

A new player has entered the global chocolate market after Barry Callebaut sells its final consumer goods factory, based in France.

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