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Cocoa in the Congo: Emerging origin for organic chocolate makers

Cocoa production is thriving in the Democratic of Congo, presenting an opportunity for the chocolate industry, say stakeholders working in the country.

DRC cocoa exports rising fast as multimillion dollar investments increase the planted area. Photo: Kevin Wilkins/iStock

African consumers trading up in sugar confectionery

Sugar confectionery value sales in Africa are projected to grow as consumers trade up for medicated sweets and soft gummies.

Shopper Insights

Sugar confectionery in top 10 grocery categories consumed out of home

Sugar confectionery is one of the main grocery categories consumed out of home, indicating an untapped opportunity for packs designed for picnics and other occasions, finds research by Shopper Intelligence.

Mondelez’s Toblerone may have grounds for candy shape-based lawsuit against Poundland

A British business advisory lawyer says Mondelēz could take action against Poundland for launching Twin Peaks chocolate that looks like its Toblerone brand because of its “unique and distinctive” shape.

Wrigley sues e-cig firm for allegedly infringing Doublemint and Juicy Fruit trademarks

Wrigley has sued e-cigarette firm Chi-Town Vapers for allegedly misappropriating its branding on e-liquid flavors of electronic cigarettes.

M&A

McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet set to double sales upon Nassau Candy acquisition

Specialty confectioner Nassau Candy Distributors has announced it will combine McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet with its own distribution division, Nassau Candy South.

Long-fibre prebiotics show promising sweetness, say scientists

How to keep things sweet without adding calories – is it a Holy Grail or could UK scientists have found a solution thanks to long-fibre prebiotics?

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