The world’s largest fine flavor cocoa plantation Hacienda Victoria says big industry players such as Lindt and Barry Callebaut are showing strong interest in sourcing single estate fine flavor cocoa...
Confectionery consultant Curtis Vreeland assesses the growing US bean-to-bar chocolate market and asks several artisanal chocolatiers how and if they can co-exist with multinationals.
Nestlé will launch its Swiss bean-to-bar premium chocolate brand Cailler in key international markets via e-commerce as it looks to plug an alleged gap in its premium confectionery portfolio.
Mars has acquired premium chocolate firm Grupo Turin to capitalize on projected growth in the Mexican chocolate market.
Lindt & Sprungli has been cleared by a German court to keep producing its golden chocolate teddy bear, otherwise known as Goldbären, following an almost three-year spat with Haribo.
Chocolate makers can up the premium proposition of tablets with imperfect nut inclusions visible on the surface, claims Barry Callebaut’s Spanish nut business La Morella Nuts.
UK premium chocolate firm Montezuma’s will be stocked in the US for the first time after it signed a deal with food store chain Trader Joe’s.
Lindt’s new Hello Bites may appeal to a younger crowd – but are the flavors too conservative for a demographic which appreciates novelty and variety?
At least five premium chocolate makers are looking to build up India’s cocoa sector to produce single origin Indian chocolate.
The Ecuadorian government hopes to industrialize its fine flavor cocoa sector with large scale cluster plantations producing novel varieties of cacao.
Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.
ADM deZaan claims its newly launched dark cocoa powder is the first of its kind to be alkaline free, meeting the chocolate industry's demand for clean label ingredients.
Yeast species used in the beer, wine and bread industries can also be used in cocoa fermentation to create unique flavors for chocolate confectionery, say Belgian researchers.
Startup chocolate firm MilkBoy is hoping to storm the U.S. premium market with Swiss-made chocolate using regional flavors such as pine tree oil.
Ferrero has given strong indications it hopes to grow in chocolate confectionery retailing by acquiring UK chocolate maker Thorntons, writes Euromonitor analyst Jack Skelly.
Booming cocoa production and exports could make Peru leading exporter of fine flavor cocoa, says the Peru Cocoa Alliance.
Ferrero should move its newly acquired Thorntons business out of discount stores to help it capitalize on the growing premium segment in the UK and abroad.
Organic peanut butter cup producer Justin’s says it would entertain offers from larger firms to help it grow scale in the U.S. and move into export markets, but won't actively...
Two Brazilian chocolate companies Harald and Nugali are hoping to go head-to-head with the largest premium manufacturers in the U.S. market with single origin cocoa from their home nation.
Gummies fortified with collagen peptide or magnesium could be money-spinners outside niche drugstore channels, says Swiss functional confectionery producer Hunziker.
Chocolate is a more effective delivery system than capsules and tablets for probiotics and could be an attractive alternative for consumers, according to Croatian supplement firm Milsing.
Burton’s Biscuits will bring the UK’s bestselling premium cookie brand to the U.S. to grow the country’s emergent premium cookie market, says the firm’s CEO.
Researchers from the Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Arizona Western College (AWC) concluded that dark chocolate confections containing only moderate amounts (60%) of cacao have an acute stimulating effect on...
ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from the US National Confectioners Association’s (NCA’s) Sweets & Snacks Expo next week where premium products are expected to pull in retail visitors.
Divine Chocolate’s merger of its US and UK businesses will boost the power and profits of both operations, the firm has claimed.