The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.
Mondelēz International has scaled up its cocoa sustainability program through a partnership with its major supplier Barry Callebaut and has set a long-term goal of professionalizing the cocoa sector.
Asian chocolate players are expected to opt for compound coatings over real chocolate in 2016 due to the rising costs of cocoa, says supplier Aalst.
Chocolate makers must pay double the market price for cocoa farmers to receive a living income, says the CEO of Fairtrade as the organization gears up to review pricing.
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced the resignation of its president Bill Guyton.
Cocoa extracts could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and may eventually come in chocolate form, according to a leading neurology doctor.
Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines, one of Texas' best-known praline makers, is trying to boost its popularity outside of the Lone Star State.
The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).
Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.
Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.
Three class action lawsuits brought in California allege Mars, Nestlé and Hershey use child labor to produce their best-selling chocolate brands. The firms say they are tackling the issue and...
Fourteen genomes of Colombian Fino de Aroma cocoa have been discovered and analyzed in research that could lead to unique flavors for the chocolate market.
The International Cocoa Farmers Organization has called on the chocolate industry to directly source from cocoa farmers and support efforts to reach 90% of farmers it says have been neglected...
Taylors of Harrogate will bring the production of its new coffee capsule products in-house as soon as possible, factory manager John Hennighan has said.
Nestlé plans to source only sustainable cocoa for its global KitKat brand in order to strengthen consumer trust.
Perilous working conditions for sugarcane growers in Central America have claimed around 20,000 lives in the past decade and supply chain advisor Solidaridad says the food and drink industry can...
Rabobank has forecast a small cocoa deficit for the next cocoa year as dry weather harms production in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire.
The republic of Trinidad & Tobago will have a cocoa-processing facility for the first time in its history.
The Norwegian national investment fund has cut ties with four major Asian companies, citing the risk of ‘severe environmental damage’ as a result of palm oil plantations.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is pushing for Australia to be allowed to export more sugar to the US under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it decries plans to...
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.
The cocoa and chocolate industry acknowledges it must do more to combat cocoa child labor after the number of kids working in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana and...
Financial agri services group Rabobank predicts cocoa futures will remain above $3,000 per metric ton until after Côte D’Ivoire’s October general election.
A growing trend for sustainability certifications and on pack ‘branding’ could mean manufacturers are missing the wider point of sustainability issues and may confuse consumers so much they no longer...