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NCA SOTIC 2019: ‘Digital is the new front door’ for candy sales - video

NCA SOTIC 2019

NCA SOTIC 2019: ‘Digital is the new front door’ for candy sales

By Anthony Myers

The 135th gathering of the NCA State of the Industry Conference ended as it began on a high, more Queen songs blasting over the PA and a promise to return next year with an even better event. Here’s a brief roundup of some of the discussions that took...

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Chocoa Conference 2019

Deforestation: the economics and politics of cocoa

By Anthony Myers

Cédric van Cutsem, associate director of Mondelēz’s Cocoa Life, operations, and its main spokesperson on deforestation, talks exclusively to CN from the Chocoa Conference in Amsterdam on how the program is making a difference since it was introduced almost...

Barry Callebaut opened its doors to its Chocolate Academy in Weize during a special Innovation Day for journalists.

Innovation

Inside Barry Callebaut: What’s next after Ruby?

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews was invited to Barry Callebaut’s special Innovation Day at its Chocolate Academy in Weize, Belgium, where we spoke to Bas Smit, the company’s global VP marketing and the man responsible for Ruby chocolate’s launch.

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Interview

Olam Cocoa and a story of supply and demand

By Anthony Myers

Interview with Simon Brayn-Smith, VP global head of sustainability at Olam Cocoa, on how the organization is adapting its supply chain to be100% traceable and sustainable by 2020.

ProSweets/ISM 2019 takes over the Koelnmesse

ProSweets/ISM 2019

ProSweets/ISM Cologne 2019: notes from a newbie

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews editor Anthony Myers is at the Koelnmesse for the first time and finds this year’s trade fair both daunting and exhilarating.