Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.
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.
Nestlé’s will use sustainable cocoa for 100% of its UK and Ireland portfolio by the end of 2015, up from its current 60% mark.
Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to...
Neocandenatone, a purple pigment found in the heartwood of Dalbergia congestiflora trees, could hold colorant possibilities for gummy and hard candies, according to Mexican research.
BBX Capital has made California-based firm Helen Grace Chocolates its forth US premium chocolate acquisition in eight months.
Lindt & Sprüngli has no plans to introduce sweeping wholesale price increases in response to rising cocoa costs, according to its CEO.
Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition gives it a stronger US foothold, but only in a declining category, say analysts, who argue expansion in emerging premium chocolate markets may have been a...
High street confectioner Thorntons and cash and carry specialist Booker both posted financial results today (July 9).
Industrial-scale 3D chocolate printers will be on the market within five years, according to 3D printing firm Choc Edge.
Nestlé has opened a $16m chocolate molding and packaging line that will use fine flavor Arriba cocoa beans.
Investment firm BBX Capital has snapped up another US premium chocolate company - Californian-based Jer’s Chocolates - and is on the look out for more buys, its president says.
UK handmade fudge maker Buttermilk Confectionery has acquired a new factory that doubles its production space.
The personalized confectionery market reached an estimated worth of over $12bn in 2013, according to market research firm Canadean.
Belgian truffle company Duc d’O Chocolates has continued its global expansion by entering the US market.
UK firm Fox’s Biscuits plans to overhaul its brand image to boost domestic sales by 20% over the next three years and triple its exports, according to new managing director...
Fairtrade certified cocoa farmers spend 36% of their premiums on increasing productivity and cocoa quality – far above Fairtrade International’s suggested 25% minimum, a report from the organization reveals.
Fair Trade USA and UTZ Certified are piloting a collaborative cocoa certification scheme that they say will reduce costs for farmers looking to get dual certification.
US firm 3D Systems is collaborating with chocolate manufacturing giant Hershey’s to develop 3D chocolates fit for the commercial market.
The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.
Candy industry experts report confectionery sales are faring better than figures in other retail food markets, with US shoppers snapping up nearly $34bn worth of sweet treats annually.
Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.
Swiss business developer and Indonesian government signs Cargill Cocoa Promise, just as the firm announces initial cocoa processing tests at its first Asian plant in East Java.
Slow sales in February and March and planned store closures hit sales at Thorntons in its third financial quarter (Q3), the confectionery firm reported in a trading statement.
Premium British confectioner Spun Candy plans to expand internationally by attracting customers with innovative in-store displays and live production.