All news articles for December 2021

The Australian-based company has already expanded into Singapore and Hong Kong and is planning to launch into the US and Europe. Pic: Funday

Free-form

Australian candy start-up rides pandemic wave

By Anthony Myers

Funday Natural Sweets, launched in Australia in March 2021, has signed a deal with Woolworths Australia (something many brands take years to achieve) with national listings in Chemist Warehouse Australia and a recent international listing in New Zealand.

The French initiative is the result of long-standing work by the entire cocoa sector. Pic: Fairtrade International

Regulation

French government launches new initiative for sustainable cocoa

By Anthony Myers

The French government has recently updated its commitment for sustainable cocoa with a new initiative that brings together the State, industry companies, traders, distribution brands, civil society organisations, research institutes working in the cocoa...

Peanuts are ticking a lot of consumer boxes. Pic: GettyImages

Why US peanut consumption has hit record highs

By Gill Hyslop

Peanut consumption in the US has hit record levels for the second year in a row – rising to an all-time high of 7.9 pounds (3.5kg) per American in 2021. However, the National Peanut Board (NPB) said the consistent rise of the nut’s popularity is not surprising,...

Excessive sugar consumption is a factor in COVID hospitalisations, the AHA stated. Pic: GettyImages

Sugar reduction/reformulation special edition

Sugar in the time of COVID

By Anthony Myers

Four in 10 consumers in Innova Market Insights’ global Health and Nutrition Survey in 2020 claimed to have decreased their sugar consumption over the studied 12-month period, with prevention of health conditions the leading reason, followed by weight...