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Cocoa farmers should have shares in chocolate companies: Divine

Taking stock: Time cocoa farmers got a bite of the chocolate business?

Giving cocoa farming cooperatives shares in chocolate firms would improve livelihoods and encourage them to boost yields...

Ferrero acquires hazelnut supplier Oltan
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Ferrero acquires hazelnut supplier Oltan

The world’s biggest hazelnut buyer Ferrero has purchased the world’s largest hazelnut processor The Oltan Group for...

Raw chocolate a Salmonella health risk, says NCA

Is the rise of raw chocolate a safety concern?

The rising trend for raw chocolate may present a health hazard to consumers unless adequate steps to...

Hershey price increase

Hershey follows Nestlé with price hike

Hershey has upped its global wholesale prices by 8% after responding to rising commodity costs including cocoa,...

Lindt acquires Russell Stover: Analysts react

Lindt buys Russell Stover: But life’s no longer like a box of chocolates in the US

Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition gives it a stronger US foothold, but only in a declining category, say...

Why is there no milk chocolate health claim?

Flavanols crying over split milk chocolate opportunity?

Barry Callebaut says that high flavanol milk chocolate would be too expensive, but is hopeful that its...

European cocoa grind Q2 2014

European cocoa grind decline ‘disappointing’

The amount of cocoa processed in Europe dropped 1% in the second quarter falling below traders’ expectations,...

Price of Chocolate: Breaking poverty cycle in cocoa farming

Paying the price of chocolate: Breaking cocoa farming's cycle of poverty

Industry voices discuss whether raising suggested retail prices for chocolate could incentivise cocoa farmers to invest in...

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