All news articles for July 2021

'We delivered another strong quarter of performance across all key metrics, including top-line, profitability and cash generation,' said Dirk Van de Put, Mondelēz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Emerging markets sweetens Mondelēz’s sales outlook

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International raised its full-year organic revenue forecast this week, as demand grew across emerging markets, including India, Brazil and China, for its Oreo and Cadbury brands.

Kohler's new Sugar Free Chocolate: Pic: Kohler’s Original Recipe Chocolates

Kohler adds new sugar-free chocolate to its line

By Anthony Myers

Wisconsin-based Kohler’s Original Recipe Chocolates has added a new and improved sugar-free variety, available in two-piece, four-piece and nine-piece blocks that complements its gourmet line with a health-conscious offering.

Jealous Sweets' mass appeal Medley Range is now available in Asda. Pic: Jealous Sweets

Plant-based

Jealous Sweets launches new plant-based Medley Range

By Anthony Myers

UK supermarket Asda is to expand its plant-based offering by securing exclusive distribution of the new Jealous Sweets’ Medley Range with pricing aimed for mass appeal.

Divine Chocolate's rebrand hist the shelves in September. Pic: Divine Chcolate

Sustainable sourcing

Divine Chocolate announces major rebrand

By Anthony Myers

Divine Chocolate, the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world co-owned by cocoa farmers, has announced a total brand re-launch in September.

Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Regulation

ICC extends International Cocoa Agreement until 2024

By Anthony Myers

During a special session held earlier this month, the International Cocoa Council (ICC) said it has extended the duration of the seventh International Cocoa Agreement by two years to 30 September 2024.

Ama Ampomaa (right) with her sister Felicia Asare on the family's cocoa farm in Ghana. Pic: Kristy Leissle

I am a cocoa farmer: Ama Ampomaa, Central Region, Ghana

'When cocoa money comes into the country, things get better. Life gets easier'

By Kristy Leissle

In the fourth article in her occasional 'I am a cocoa farmer series', cocoa scholar Kristy Leissle talks to Ama Ampomaa, whose family has owned a cocoa farm for more than a century and today she and her siblings control around one hundred plots...

Pic: Cargill

Single origin special edition podcast

Single origin cocoa’s ‘halo’ effect

By Anthony Myers

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there is a growing demand for consumers to know where the ingredients in the products they purchase come from, says Philippe Bernay, Commercial Marketing Lead EMEA, Cargill Cocoa.

Single origin milk chocolate is popular with consumers. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Single origin special edition

Single origin chocolate and cocoa enters the mainstream

By Anthony Myers

According to research by Barry Callebaut in the US, UK, Japan, France, and Germany, 75% of consumers think that single origin chocolate is more premium and more sustainable compared to standard chocolate.

Olam's single origin cocoa powder is crafted from 100% Ghana cocoa beans and can be offered as a fully traceable ingredient. Pic: Olam

Q&A - Single Origin Special Edition

The lowdown on single origin chocolate

By Anthony Myers

Kamil Sawicki, Global Head of Cocoa Powder at Olam Cocoa, tells us everything there is needed to know regarding single origin cocoa.

Pic: Getty Images/Sara Bolognini

Orkla acquires Swiss ice cream ingredients supplier

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian food company Orkla Food Ingredients has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swiss company Hans Kaspar to strengthen its position in confectionery and ice cream ingredients.

Exberry products are made from edible, non-GMO fruit, vegetables and plants. Pic: GNT

GNT launches new natural green Exberry colors

By Jim Cornall

Dutch headquartered natural product company GNT has launched two Exberry coloring foods made from turmeric and spirulina, which it said provides new opportunities for clean-label greens in dairy and other products.

Armen Topalian. Pic: Mars Food UK

Appointments

Mars Food UK promotes Armen Topalian to market director

By Anthony Myers

Mars Food UK has announced it has prompted Armen Topalian as general manager, with the title market director, replacing Craig Sargeant, who becomes general manager, pet nutrition, Australia at Mars.

Pacha de Cacao is one of the first brands to bring the healthy cacao juice to a wider market. Pic: Pacha de Cacao

Guest post

A peek behind the scenes of an innovative start-up: Pacha de Cacao

By Marika van Santvoort

Pacha de Cacao is a 100% natural and nutritious cacao juice made from the fresh pulp of the cacao fruit. Marika van Santvoort founded the company in 2020 and she explains how she was introduced to this most nutritious by-product - and how, as an entrepreneur,...

Pic: Harbinger Foods

NPD

New premium chocolate brand launched in India

By Anthony Myers

Kokoma! Artisanal Chocolate has been launched in India by Harbinger Foods with an aspiration to create an ‘Indian, world-class, luxurious chocolate brand’.

Lovechock bars carry the The Plastic Free logo after being approved three years ago. Pic: Lovechock

Environment

Lovechock celebrates 10-year plastic-free milestone

By Anthony Myers

Ethical raw chocolate manufacturer Lovechock BV is celebrating 10 years of being Plastic Free’, after making the move to renewable and compostable NatureFlex cellulose films for its packaging.

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