Editor's Blog

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 seeks new editor

By Staff writer

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

ConfectioneryNews predicts where the tarot cards will lay for the chocolate industry in 2014. Photo Credit: Steve Snodgrass

Editor's Blog

The chocolate prophecies: Industry fortune-telling for 2014

By Oliver Nieburg

Not quite the choc-pocalypse, but retail prices for chocolate are expected to rise in the face of cocoa price hikes, which could see the taste, shape and size of chocolate change significantly in the year ahead.

Confectionery production moves to Asia Pacific and Latin America between 2009-13

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

By Oliver Nieburg

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where capacity is moving.

We explore ways to overcome the global gum slump

Editor's Blog

Infographic: Chewing over the global gum market

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelez’s CEO has hailed gum the company’s problem child. We believe it’s only a phase and given the right environment this kid can flourish.

Fair Trade USA's proposed policy changes called into question

Editor’s Blog

Fair Trade USA labeling rules: Hoax or fair enough?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair Trade USA is considering much maligned changes to its labeling policy that would no longer require brands to source ingredients from a Fair Trade source even when one is available – is its draft policy fair or misleading?

Seeing purple: Cadbury's victory was a limited one, according to consultant Christopher Pett

Cadbury wins Nestlé colour purple row but what next?

By Christopher Pett

Cadbury has recently been successful in extending the trademark protection for its purple colour, despite spirited resistance by Nestlé, writes Christopher Pett, consultant at Dehns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. But what are the implications of the...