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.
Lindt has won its appeal against Haribo for alleged infringement of Haribo’s golden bear trademark, but the case will go all the way to the Supreme Court in Germany.
Swiss firm Chocolat Frey has boosted its presence in North America by acquiring New York based chocolate, candy and gum maker SweetWorks.
Mars follows in Cadbury footsteps as it looks to source cocoa from India, a crop that still only accounts for a tiny fraction of world production.
Belgian truffle maker Duc d’O has entered India through a distribution deal with Cosmo Fine Foods and hopes to target increasingly affluent Indian consumers.
Mondelēz International has upped the cocoa content and revamped the packaging of its Cadbury Bournville brand in India to appeal to the growing middle classes.
Lindt will introduce bite-sized chocolates in stand-up pouches for its Ghirardelli brand in the US.
Big brands may be dipping their toes in the interactive packaging pool, but two analysts question whether consumers really want this technology and ask if if manufacturers can keep the technology...
White packaging is on the rise globally, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out within the retail space, according to an industry commentator.
Lindt & Sprüngli has announced plans to double the size of its US headquarters to meet growing consumer demand in the US premium chocolate market, which it says is its...
Powder praline will help confectioners cut waste and save production time previously lost with paste separation, says French chocolate maker Weiss.