Ethical and premium chocolate brand MIA, short for Made In Africa, has announced a multi-faceted tree planting program in Madagascar to offset sea freight carbon emissions, rebuild lemur habitats and provide local populations with forest fruits.
Company collaborated with confectioners to create the world’s first ever mint to actively reverse the process of tooth decay and erosion, and will now see its products in US dental surgeries and other outlets.
Cocoa production continues to drive deforestation. While the chocolate industry has largely lined up behind zero deforestation commitments, the complexities of indirect supply chains remain a significant challenge.
The UK arm of the US multinational company has warned that customers might have to go without products including Maltesers, Galaxy bars and Minstrels for the foreseeable future due to the problem at one of its factories.
The role of category managers is evolving from a game of dominoes to chess, optimizing the retail experience to anticipate the next step in shopper behavior, said David Nolen, VP, category management at Hershey.