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2020 - a year like no other

ICYMI: Here’s our top 10 most popular confectionery stories of 2020

By Anthony Myers

From the WCF and Tony’s Chocolonely hosting fantastic events online, Barry Callebaut launching ground-breaking 3D-printing and the NCA’s John Downs steadying the ship in Florida as the coronavirus begins to swirl around the confectionery industry, we...

Daniel Aboagye, a cocoa farmer in Ghana's Western Region. Pic: Kristy Leissle

I am a cocoa farmer: Daniel Aboagye, Western Region, Ghana

'Cocoa pays for everything'

By Kristy Leissle

In the third of her occasional 'I am a cocoa farmer series', cocoa scholar Kristy Leissle talks to Daniel Aboagye, who is not only a farmer but a recorder, or purchasing clerk, for the Kuapa Kokoo licensed cocoa buying company (LBC), so he has...

Minebea's high-speed checkweighing solution. Pic: Minebea

Production

Increasing productivity in the confectionery industry

By Anthony Myers

The global consumption of confectionery is growing steadily, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and for manufacturers of chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and other confectionery, this means making their production facilities fast, flexible, economical...

Cocoa Horizons farmer Nélida Morán Reyes receives new cocoa seedlings to start training in Good Agricultural Practices. Pic: Barry Callebaut Group

Sustainability

Barry Callebaut introduces its Cocoa Horizons scheme in Ecuador

By Anthony Myers

Following on from the Group’s groundbreaking ceremony in Ecuador for a new state-of-the-art cocoa facility, Barry Callebaut is ramping up its presence in the world’s third largest cocoa-growing country with a wider introduction of its Cocoa Horizons programme....