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Wedding candy brand from Fujian Province Hollygee (好邻居) has acquired the largest Chinese domestic chocolate confectionery company Le Conte (金帝) for 230m RMB ($33m).
Many consumers struggle to tell the difference between cocoa certification program labels like Fairtrade and company own labels, such as Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan, but all agree social responsibility should be...
Mastic chewing gum brand Mastika is attracting interest from distributors in the Middle East after bagging an innovation award at trade fair yummex, says Lebanese brand owner Master Chewing Gum...
State-inspired chocolate maker Pinellas Chocolate Company has opened its first retail store in Largo, Florida, where customers can sample its products and witness how bean-to-bar chocolate is made.
Cisse Cocoa has brought fair trade, single-origin cocoa beans to its chocolate bark products, as the company believes the 'snackfection' trend is no longer a secret to the consumer
UK mint and gum maker Peppersmith is to reposition itself as a dental health brand and has secured a listing in supermarket Waitrose's dental section.
Plastic candy molds maker Tomric Systems has introduced a one-stop shop bean-to-bar equipment that helps artisans create single-origin chocolate.
Mars has launched M&M’s Caramel at the recent NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia, which will join Peanut, Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter as the largest four variants for the brand....
Northern Irish chocolatier Cobden and Brown has plans to enter southern neighbor the Republic of Ireland after recently introducing a 100% cocoa bar, according to the company’s founder and CEO,...
Spun Candy founder, James Ellender cannot be accused of resting on his laurels since achieving success with his British experiential confectionery concept in the UK. Here, we speak to the...
California-based confectionery brand Project 7 has partnered with American Airlines (AA) to add its gummy bears to the airline's food menu.
Peruvian daisy yacón will be the natural sweetener of the future in the chocolate industry, according to British raw chocolate startup Adam’s Fresh Chocolate.
Canadian aspartame-free gum and mint manufacturer, The PUR Company, has introduced two new gum flavors during the recent Expo East in Baltimore, MDi including a bubblegum SKU.
EU rules allowing a maximum of 5% vegetable fats other than cocoa butter in chocolate are a threat to artisan chocolate producers, says a French member of European Parliament.
Theo Chocolate says one of the greatest challenges it faces as a company committed to a responsible and transparent supply chain is “greenwashing” in the premium chocolate category.
Two confectionery companies have been shortlisted for online retailer Amazon’s Growing Business Awards, which recognizes SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Startup couverture supplier Sambirano Valley Chocolat has opened a chocolate technology center in Canada and has plans for its own cocoa plantation in Madagascar.
Chicago chocolate brand Fannie May has launched Apron & Spoon collection exclusively at its retail stores and its own website.
Lindt is to launch Swiss Masterpieces Bijoux Collection at the Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference (TFWA) in Cannes, France this October, as it aims to bump up...
Family startup Spruce0132 is to introduce a chocolate brand to boutique channels across the US made entirely from Ecuadorian Sacha Gold cocoa.
Papermaker James Cropper has launched a food contact-approved range of luxury papers for dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs for the food packaging industry.
Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.
Pladis-owned Godiva Chocolatier has introduced a Mexican single origin range to its boutiques and select retail partners in North America.
Premium chocolate brand Baron Chocolatier has launched a line of chocolate bars exclusively at Dollar General across the US, while separately it plans to expand in Mexico and the UK....
Online meal kit company Chef’d has struck a deal to produce Hershey branded desserts as the US chocolate leader expands into flourishing US meal kit market.