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Ivorian regulator Conseil Café Cacao (CCC) says it may lower guaranteed farm gate prices for cocoa in the primary growing nation.
Haribo plans to construct one of the world’s largest confectionery facilities in Wisconsin.
Has the French system of penalties for supermarkets wasting surplus food really worked?
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish a scientific opinion on how much sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020, it has confirmed.
US chocolate maker Hershey has launched Sourcemap for consumers to explore the origins of its agricultural ingredients, such as cocoa beans, sunflower oil and vanilla.
It’s a claim that will raise a few eyebrows: researchers working for Mars can identify with 75% accuracy whether or not an advert will deliver a big sales uplift by...
From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...
A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable...
The CEO of Simply Gum, Caron Proschan, has vowed to compete with Wrigley for shelf space claiming startups have more flexibility to target consumers with innovative products.
Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.
Sun Cups maker Free2b Foods hopes to move beyond confections and into allergen-free snacks with investor VG Growth Partners.
Confectionery was the second biggest driver of growth in Western Europe’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in 2016, according to Nielsen.
Lareka has won recognition for its redesigned 3D printed sealer arm for chocolate tablet packaging.
UK firm Fudge Kitchen is using a sweetener created recently in Belgium for a sugar-free peanut brittle launching this week.
Sugar and calorie reduction has taken its toll on the chocolate category, but focusing on quality ingredients can foster growth, suggests a Euromonitor analyst.
Premium tablet NPD has helped accelerate value sales in the French chocolate market in 2016 despite a drop in volume sales, according to trade body Syndicat du Chocolat.
Over 20% of consumers would like technology to help them tackle food waste, a new survey has found.
A class action lawsuit in California accuses Ferrara Candy of misrepresenting the amount of candy in Jujyfruits boxes.
Fox’s Biscuits has faced the challenge of daily retailer forecasting by installing FuturMaster software, which measures the Mean Absolute Percent Error (MAPE) of its orders.
US gummy manufacturer Ferrara Candy has developed Trolli Sour Brite Sloths candy in partnership with c-store chain 7-Eleven.
The number of manufacturers using one of the four key commodities linked to deforestation has increased from 67% to 71%, but a worrying number of targets have been missed or...
Ferrero is to acquire all the equity of Fannie May Confections brands, including its subsidiaries Fannie May Confections and Harry London Candies from 1-800-Flowers.com for $115m.
The 12 major players in cocoa and chocolate have united with public sector partners to eradicate deforestation in the cocoa supply chain.
Products that claim to be low-fat, reduced sodium or cholesterol-free do not accurately represent the food’s nutritional quality, giving consumers a false sense about its health benefits, according to a US study....
A district court in California has dismissed a 12-year lawsuit accusing Nestlé, ADM and Cargill of aiding and abetting child slavery in West Africa.
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