All news articles for November 2021

The ICCO said that even though grindings increased year-on-year it was not sufficient to absorb excess production. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Grindings

ICCO expects 10% increase in world cocoa output

By Anthony Myers

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) forecasts a 10% increase in the world cocoa production and a 25% increase in the cocoa price in the next decade. Based on the forecast, the total cocoa production will be approximately 4,700,000 tonnes in 2022-2023.

The EU has taken a close look at responsible consumption and production, the WCF Partnership Meeting was told.  Pic EU

WCFPM21

Will EU legislation usher in a new era for cocoa sustainability?

By Anthony Myers

The World Cocoa Foundation’s Partnership Meeting heard a timely debate on EU landmark legal proposals set to be imposed that will mean that cocoa, along with other commodities such as palm oil and beef, linked to deforestation, will be banned from entering...

H!P's 4-Pack is now widely available in stores in the UK - and online. Pic: H!P

Plant-based special edition

Plant-Powered H!P earns first grocery listings in UK

By Anthony Myers

Vegan-friendly oat milk chocolate H!P (Happiness in Plants), has received a boost to its free-from agenda with nationwide availability online and in stores.

Lindt-Sprüngli vegan range will be available in the UK from January 2022. Pic: Lindt-Sprüngli

Plant-based special edition

Lindt to release new vegan bars in UK

By Anthony Myers

Luxury Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is entering the vegan fray with its Lindt Classic Recipe vegan milk chocolate bar, set to be launched early 2022.

David Greenfeld, Dream Pops co-founder and CEO. Pic: Dream Pops

Plant-based special edition

Dream Pops: taking plant-based confectionery to another level

By Anthony Myers

Dream Pops a fast-growing plant-based ice cream and frozen novelty brands in North America, is setting its sites on moving into the confectionery aisle in 2022, competing with giants such as Hershey, Mars, and Ferrero.

Stretches of Brazil's rainforest have been cut down, but it is one of the signatories at COP26 to end deforestation by 2030. Pic: WCF

COP26

Fairtrade: COP 26 is a ‘cop out’

By Anthony Myers

‘This COP’s outcome is in many ways a cop out, a frustrating conclusion to this summit filled with hope that we would see a start to the healing of our world… said Mary Kinyua, responding to the outcome of the Glasgow summit.

The acquisition of Dot's and Pretzels Inc. will help Hershey Company grow its permissible salty snacks portfolio and create new snacking occasions. Pic: GettyImages/AbbieImages

Hershey knots up two pretzel majors in $1.2bn deal

By Gill Hyslop

The confectionery giant is expanding its footprint in the salty snacks scene with the acquisition of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels and contract manufacturer Pretzels Inc, in a deal worth $1.2bn.

Hershey has 48.1% gender diversity around the world. Pic: The Hershey Company

Inclusivity

Hershey’s ‘female forward policy’ puts it top of the list

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company’s DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) agenda has been acknowledge in a survey by Forbes magazine, which has ranked it #1 on its list of the ‘World's Top Female Friendly Companies’, spearheading a roster of 300 honourees.

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