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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.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Brian Watt, owner/MD, Sloane's Hot Chocolate

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Brian Watt, owner/MD, Sloane's Hot Chocolate

By Anthony Myers

After 30 years in the corporate world, Brian Watt gave it all up and followed his love for chocolate with startup Sir Hans Sloane Chocolates. The company has five employees and produces its ‘posh hot chocolate' from a studio in the south of England...

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Sian Holt, MD, Fudge Kitchen

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Sian Holt, MD, Fudge Kitchen

By Anthony Myers

Fudge Kitchen has seven outlets in major UK cities and employs more than 80 staff. MD Sian Holt explains the rich heritage behind the premium, indulgent brand and how she got into the business of making fudge.

 CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Mike Stevens, Master of Mints, Peppersmith

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Mike Stevens, Master of Mints, Peppersmith

By Anthony Myers

Peppersmith, don’t ask where the name came from, make sugar free mints and gum using a ‘clever little plant based ingredient called xylito’. Mike Stevens is co-founder and ‘Master of Mints’ and he tells why his company is blowing fresh air into the gum...

Bahia notebook: Why is rubber so important to the growing of cocoa in Brazil? - Video

WCF Conference, Sao Paulo

Bahia notebook: Why is rubber so important to the growing of cocoa in Brazil?

By Anthony Myers

As part of a field trip for delegates at the World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting in Sao Paulo in October, the WCF organized a visit to CEPLAC so industry experts could see for themselves the work being carried out to not only help and promote Brazil's...

The Hilton São Paulo Morumbi is the location for this year's WCF Partnership Meeting. Pic: Anthony Myers

WCF Partnership Meeting

Spotlight on South America from the World Cocoa Foundation Conference

By Anthony Myers

As industry leaders, government ministers and representatives from cocoa growing communities gather in Sao Paulo for a WCF Partnership Meeting, we look at what Latin America has to offer in terms of cocoa production, quality, sustainability and diversity.

Sam Part. Pic: Candy Mechanics

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Sam Part, CEO Candy Mechanics

By Anthony Myers

Sam Part, the 26-year-old designer, entrepreneur and CEO of Candy Mechanics, is our guest today. Sam has successfully raised £400,000 ($520,000) to extend partnerships within the confectionery industry.

Brett Beach

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Brett Beach, director MIA

By Anthony Myers

Creative Conversations is ConfectioneryNews’s new online series profiling influential people working in the confectionery industry. Brett Beach, director, MIA, an ethical bean-to-bar chocolate producer, is our guest today.

Guest Blog: ‘Cocoa farmers’ voices’

Guest blog

‘Cocoa farmers’ voices’

By Zoë Genova

Zoë Genova, membership & outreach associate for the World Cocoa Foundation, samples the sights, sounds and tastes of her first field trip to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana’s cocoa growing communities.

Alex Tyumenin

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Alex Tyumenin

By Anthony Myers

Creative Conversations is ConfectioneryNews’s new online series profiling influential people working in the confectionery industry. Alex Tyumenin, MD, Chocolette Confectionary Ltd is our guest today.

The Great Ferrero Christmas Launch 2018 - video

Sweetspot

The Great Ferrero Christmas Launch 2018 - video

By Anthony Myers

In the first of our 'Sweetspot' video series, we look at the launch of Ferrero's Christmas range ... and how the company lived up to its reputation for putting on a good 'reception'!

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ConfectioneryNews is looking for a new editor to oversee the leading global publication for chocolate & candy professionals.

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