Mars’ Grupo Turin buy gives it a premium chocolate brand to expand internationally, but consumers are increasingly building loyalty to its competitors as the segment grows saturated, writes Euromontior analyst...
British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery producer and distributor Colian Holding SA.
The term ‘artisan’ has lost its luster in the US bean-to-bar chocolate market, says confectionery consultant Curtis Vreeland.
Figures from grinders including Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Nestlé and Mondelēz show the volumes of cocoa processed in Europe in the first quarter of this year.
The entrepreneurs behind MiCacao, a US start-up which makes an organic ‘tea’ from cacao shells, say their product is ready to tap into a craft movement which is stretching beyond...
Cémoi has begun a five-year, €2m ($2.3m) research program called Frenchoc Premium to obtain consistent chocolate quality via cocoa fermentation, using science applied in the wine industry.
Mainstream players like Hershey may struggle to maintain grip on the US chocolate market amid rising competition and a shift to seasonal and premium products, claims an analyst at Swiss-based financial...
CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli’s USA Thomas Linemayr has announced plans to leave the company at the end of the month.
Future cocoa demand will be met by a thriving professionalized sector in Latin America as chocolate makers move away from a “structurally blighted” West African market, claims Hardman Agribusiness....
Dutch firm Daelmans has entered the US with its stroopwafels and has already secured listings in major retail chains such as Target and 7-Eleven.
Vietnam is to become the second Asian nation to be recognized by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) as a fine flavor cocoa origin.
Burton’s Biscuit Company is bringing all its Maryland ‘special treat’ cookies under a unifying banner in the UK and extending the line-up with new products.
Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates says it is outpacing Ireland’s confectionery category growth and will take advantage of its momentum by launching premium bars this year.
Lindt & Sprüngli has reported record net income in its fiscal 2015 and credits its global retail division for driving international expansion.
Fiji bean-to-bar chocolate brand Fijiana Cacao hopes to enter Europe after rebranding and revitalizing the domestic cocoa sector.
Notions Group launched its new Chocodate coconut flavour at Gulfood, as it plans a major marketing campaign, along with a refresh of its other Chocodate products and web sales.
Belgian firm Vandenbulcke has introduced ChoVita, the first chocolate brand in Europe that makes a cocoa flavanol health claim that it is 'good for your blood flow'.
Nestlé is bringing Turkish premium chocolate brand Damak to the US market.
Lotte-owned chocolatier Guylian will invest €6.8m ($7.5m) to increase capacity at its only plant, in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, by mid-2017.
Chocolate manufacturers can drive growth in the premium space with heat resistant chocolate nibbles and clean-label Belgian caramel chocolate without added flavors, claims supplier Barry Callebaut.
UK Fairtrade candy company Divine Chocolate hopes to grow in mainland Europe's leading retailers and is considering expanding its cocoa sourcing to create a single-origin range, says the firm's managing...
Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).
Commercial cocoa plantations poised to double share of global cocoa output while fine flavor cocoa nations rally behind a commodity described as the 'poverty crop'. Discover our key takeaways from...
Unilever’s Magnum chocolate range has entered retail outlets across Western Europe after a recent rebranding and plans further global expansion, says contract manufacturer Kinnerton Confectionery
Boston-based McCrea’s Candies has begun selling its products on the West Coast for the first time after flagship brand Black Lava Sea Salt Caramel bagged the Good Foods Awards’ confectionery...