Paul Schoenmakers, head of impact and the person driving Tony’s Chocolonely’s sustainability programme, talks exclusively to ConfectioneryNews on business growth, legislation and doing the right thing in the cocoa sector.
Standard Cognition and Mars Wrigley, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints and fruity confections, has announced a partnership to help retailers reimagine impulse sales in stores with no checkout lines.
Constantia Flexibles has opened Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad, the world’s first plant designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging in India, focusing on its environmentally-friendly packaging EcoLam.
Smaller packaging for chocolates is gaining traction in India on the back of rising consumer awareness of portion control and health and wellness in the country, and F&B manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of this growing trend.
The German confectioner increases its investment in Candy Kittens, a UK-based vegan confectionery manufacturer, to 50% of its share capital, representing a majority stake in the busines as part of a multi-million-pound deal.
Morinaga America, a subsidiary of the 120-year-old Japanese confectioner, has capitalized on real fruit flavors, lively branding, and America’s obsession with chewy candies after quietly launching Hi-Chew in the US in 2008.
The American baking industry will not experience a sugar shortage – despite severe weather conditions that have battered the country’s sugar-producing regions – as the US Department of Commerce has increased the quota of imported refined sugar from Mexico.
1-800-FLOWERS.com, Inc. has invested in its digital shopping experience with the addition of subscription services, personalized gifts, mystery boxes and a ‘gift finder’ that tailors results based on answers to three quick questions.
Barry Callebaut’s presence in Ghana’s cocoa sector is all consuming, like its presence in the chocolate industry, and it knows that with size comes responsibility. Ahead of the official publication of its worldwide sustainability program’s Forever Chocolate...