All major confectioners have committed to sourcing ingredients such as cocoa, palm oil and sugar from sustainable sources to avert supply crises, protect the environment and to avoid unlawful child labor. Follow progress towards these goals here.
Mondelēz International has called on palm oil supplier IOI Group to withdraw its legal action against the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Cocoa producer living income can be increased by gradually introducing large estates in traditionally smallholder areas, says the International Cocoa Organization’s executive director.
Swiss startup Choba Choba, partly owned by cocoa producers, has created an ultra-premium chocolate range made using a hybrid of CCN-51 and native Peruvian cocoa.
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has appointed its next full-time president, while Cargill has named a new global head of its cocoa and chocolate businesses.
Confectionery finishing agents supplier Capol expects its newly launched organic product offerings made from acacia and sunflower oil will attract strong demand in North America.
National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has joined the Coalition for Sugar Reform to transform the US sugar policy, the Coalition announced.
Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle will be highlighting its first organic line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo as consumer interest in an organic diet grows.
Farm efficiency is back at heart of the industry’s sustainability push after Mars’ acquisition of Ecuadorian cocoa plantation Hacienda La Chola, according to Hardman Agribusiness.
Dutch sustainable supply chain adviser and NGO, Solidaridad, has denied allegations of tax avoidance and wrongdoing over its links with Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the...
Mars Chocolate has acquired Hacienda La Chola, a 485-hectare cocoa farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
An incoming international standard on sustainable cocoa will bring farmers ‘one big step below the poverty-line’ if it remains unchanged, argues a farmers’ group.
Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....
Four of the world’s biggest food companies have moved swiftly to cease trading with Malaysian firm IOI after it fell foul of sustainable palm oil rules, but NGOs say it’s...
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....
Australia’s leading chocolate companies such as Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt have all pledged to source only “sustainable” cocoa for domestically manufactured goods, says the Australian Industry Group.
Project 7 plans to launch its first organic, gourmet gummies at Target in the US from April, according to the company.
Cargill says it has made major progress in enhancing the living conditions of cocoa farmers through its Cocoa Promise program.
Divine Chocolate has substantially increased group turnover to £12.6m (almost $18m) for the 12 months to June 2015 after merging its UK and US business units.
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Fiji bean-to-bar chocolate brand Fijiana Cacao hopes to enter Europe after rebranding and revitalizing the domestic cocoa sector.
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) predicts cocoa coming from commercial plantations will rise from 5% of the world output today to 10% in the next 20 years.
Barry Callebaut will soon start using the Real Stevia Company’s Real Stevia as a sweetener in its chocolate portfolio.
Cocoa and other goods procured by forced or child labor have been banned from entering the US under recently enacted legislation, removing an earlier exemption.
Collaborative research by Fair Trade USA and Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) suggests 59% of consumers recognize the Fair Trade Certified label, compared to 38% in 2012.
Manufacturer Innocent Chocolate – whose products are said to have less impact on blood sugar than standard chocolate - is set to extend its range with new lines including chocolate...