In the week where the premium chocolatier announced a healthy profit rise and plans to move into the US and Japan, an earlier article where the company’s co-founder Angus Thirlwell talked about the bricks and mortar of the business proved very popular on our social media.
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut planned acquisition of Burton’s Biscuit’s chocolate factory in the UK, drew some heat from the confectioner community.
The confectionery giant’s plan to put smallholder farmers at the center of its ambitious strategy was broadly welcomed by peers and suppliers – and proved popular across our social media channels.
Laurent Pipitone’s opinion article on why the current 2017/2018 cocoa-growing season is ending with a production surplus provided an interesting read and backdrop to data published by the ICO in August.
Our new online series profiling influential people working in the confectionery industry is also proving very popuar. This week we had Brett Beach, director, MIA, an ethical bean-to-bar chocolate producer, explaining what makes him, and his company tick.
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