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NCA president and CEO John Downs rocked Boca Raton in March and delivered a rousing state of the candy industry speech, which became one of our highlights of 2019. PIC: NCA

2019

2019 in review: Our Top 10 stories on ConfectioneryNews

By Anthony Myers

From 100% recyclable packaging by Nestlé to a personal account of the life of a cocoa farmer in Ghana, and let's not forget NCA boss John Downs rocking Boca! Here is our rundown of some of our best read stories of 2019.

Luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini kicks off our Christmas round-up with his festive collection. Pic: Pierre Marcolini

Christmas confectionery round-up

‘What would the Christmas holiday season be without a chocolate and candy’

By Anthony Myers

This year, ConfectioneryNews has been inundated with press packs and samples from chocolatiers announcing their new Christmas collections. Here is a selection that caught our eye and are available either online or in the shops for last minute gifts or...

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Danny Lowe, founder/director, BLOCKHEAD

Functional Jellies Special Report - Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Danny Lowe, founder/director, BLOCKHEAD

By Anthony Myers

BLOCKHEAD is a relatively new start up that makes functional confectionery such as Blockhead caffeine Energy Gum and Blockhead Vitamin Gum, available in retail stores across the UK. Founder Danny Lowe tells Confectionery News what inspired him to get...

 CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Philipp Kauffmann

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Philipp Kauffmann

By Anthony Myers

Philipp Kauffmann is founder/chief grower of Original Beans, an award-winning chocolate and conservation company and comes from a family of recognized nature explorers and nature conservationists. In 2008, he gave up his job at the United Nations in New...

What exactly is the role that retailers should play in ensuring the sustainability of cocoa? Was one of the questions asked at the WCF meeting in Berlin. Pic: GettyImages

WCF Partnership Meeting 2019

Can retailers play a role in ending cocoa-related deforestation?

By Anthony Myers

The newly-formed Retailer Cocoa Collaboration strongly supports CFI and the Frameworks for Action as a landmark multi-stakeholder initiative for protecting and restoring forests in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia and other areas. 'Retailers as drivers...

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