All news articles for June 2023

Approximately 70% of the cacaofruit was previously discarded.  Pic: Cabosse Naturals

Ingredients

New breakthrough in cacaofruit reduces refined sugar in confectionery

By Anthony Myers

Cabosse Naturals, established by Barry Callebaut to unlock the potential of the entire cacaofruit, has launched a ‘free-flowing, 100% pure cacaofruit powder’, a new ingredient that can replace refined sugar in food manufacture, which also caters to growing...

The Candy Hall of Fame class of 2023. Pic: NCSA

Industry

NCSA announces inductees into Candy Hall of Fame 2023

By Anthony Myers

Registration is open for the National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) 52nd Candy Hall of Fame weekend, honouring 11 industry leaders who have significantly impacted the confectionery industry.

HI-Chew creates an experiential pop-up for its latest candy launch

HI-Chew creates an experiential pop-up for its latest candy launch

By Deniz Ataman

FoodNavigator-USA visited HI-Chew's pop-up to speak with Teruhiro Kawabe, Chief Representative for the USA & President, CEO of Morinaga America Inc. and Joanne Hsu, senior brand marketing manager, to discuss the brand's HI-Chew bites launch.

Consumers are on the look out for alternative protein sources, which the bakery and snacks categories are perfectly aligned to provide. Pic: GettyImages

The four factors driving the alternative protein ecosystem

By Gill Hyslop

While food security, health and sustainability continue to shape the food landscape, consumers are still demanding a sensory experience, which means there is a growing need for expanded protein choices that can be incorporated into bakery and snacks....

NOMO's vegan-friendly Easter chocolate proved popular with consumers. Pic: NOMO

Free From

NOMO cleans up at Free From Food Awards

By Anthony Myers

Top UK vegan and free from chocolate brand, NOMO, has announced it has won four major accolades at the Free From Food Awards including being named the Large Independent Brand of the Year 2023.

Pic: Ferrero Group

Sustainability

Ferrero reports strong progress in meeting sustainability targets

By Anthony Myers

Highlighting steps taken during the 2021-22 financial year, the Group has released its 14th Sustainability Report announcing it is on track to meet its key sustainability objectives and targets centred around four key pillars: protecting the environment,...

A Colombian cocoa farmer peacefully tends to his crop. Pic: Luker Chocolate

Guest post

How cocoa is driving peace in Colombia

By Julia Ocampo

In the rugged landscapes of rural Colombia, where conflict and adversity have cast a shadow for over 50 years, an unlikely hero has emerged: cocoa. Beyond its delectable taste and aroma, cocoa is proving to be a powerful force for driving peace and prosperity...

The scheme was launched in Jakarta earlier this month. Pic: ofi

Sustainability

New $8.2m project launched to support cocoa farmers in Indonesia

By Anthony Myers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new project to promote sustainable cocoa and coffee production in Indonesia with The Hershey Company, Rikolto, the Indonesian government, and PT. Olam Indonesia - part of olam...

The extra funding will help Tony's Chocolonely expand into new markets. Pic: CN

Business

Tony’s Chocolonely secures an additional €20m funding

By Anthony Myers

Following a successful year of rapid growth and strong progress on sustainability, Tony’s Chocolonely has raised an additional €20m of capital from its existing shareholders to accelerate the delivery of its mission, the Dutch ethical brand has announced.

Plant-based ice cream market grows as formulation challenges persist

Plant-based ice cream market grows as formulation challenges persist

By Ryan Daily

As the plant-based ice cream market expands with a range of flavors and formats, innovation in the space will need to better recreate the taste, texture, and mouthfeel of animal-based counterparts to entice consumers into the category, Christine Usmen,...

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