The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest importer of cocoa and cocoa products, and the EU Commission is considering European-wide action to reduce the impact on several sustainability issues, primarily child labor and deforestation
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.
President and CEO plays the straight man this time as he sets out the organization’s agenda for the next five years and promises to act on cocoa sustainability, look at the issues around the CBD trend and maintain the confectionery industry’s image as...
Mars Wrigley has announced a $10m investment to support women’s empowerment in cocoa-growing communities, working with CARE to build on the success and learnings of their Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) initiative.
Arriving on the back of ‘Veganuary’, impassioned speeches on veganism by Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix, and a raft of new plant-based launches, companies promoting healthy alternatives became this year’s trendsetters at ProSweets Cologne.