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Roughly 80% of PureCircle's 2018 planted stevia will be its StarLeaf stevia launched last year, the company said. ©GettyImages/y-studio

PureCircle to bump up stevia planting by 200% in 2018

By Mary Ellen Shoup

PureCircle is set to plant nearly 16,000 tons of stevia in 2018 - a 200% increase from the year before - to meet increasing global industry demand for a zero-calorie sweetener that tastes ‘the most sugar-like.’

Barry Callebaut passes cocoa price fluctuations onto customers for most of its business. Photo: BC

Q1 results

Low cocoa prices dent strong Q1 for Barry Callebaut

By Oliver Nieburg

Barry Callebaut has reported sales volume growth above the global chocolate market in the first three months of fiscal 2017/18, but lower cocoa prices saw its revenues slightly decline.

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AAK appoints new CEO

By Niamh Michail

Vegetable oil and fat supplier AAK has appointed Johan Westman as CEO and president.

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