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Open for business in 2021? ProSweets says industry is ready to get back to normal. Pic: ProSweets

Events

ProSweets Cologne reports keen interest in 2021 event

By Anthony Myers

Supplier industry for sweets and snacks is placing its bets on a re-start after the coronavirus pandemic and is already looking at numerous bookings from firms in Europe and beyond.

The three initiatives bring together a large part of the national cocoa and chocolate industry. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sustainability

European platforms for sustainable cocoa join forces for stronger commitment

By Anthony Myers

Three European platforms for sustainable cocoa, The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO), the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa (SWISSCO) and the Belgian platform Beyond Chocolate have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)’ to instigate...

Puratos has ramped up its presence in Africa. Pic: GettyImages/Ridofranz

Puratos boosts food security in Africa with expanded presence

By Gill Hyslop

The global ingredients specialist has opened subsidiaries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria to cement customer relationships and localise production using indigenous raw materials, which will lessen the continent’s reliance on food imports and...

The NCA's Sweets & Snacks Expo has moved online, following the cancellation of this year's event due to COVID-19. Pic: NCA

Online

Sweets & Snacks Expo launches digital On Demand platform

By Anthony Myers

Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s hugely successful and world-class event that is held every year in May at the McCormick Place in Chicago.

Cusco is in the heart of Peru's cocoa-growing region. Pic: peruforless.com

Guest post

Spotlight on chocolate in Peru

By Rachel Ricks

The coronavirus may have halted non-essential travel right now, but when the restrictions are lifted Peru is a go-to destination for cocoa lovers who have been missing their chocolate fix