Vietnam increases cocoa production
Vietnam is halfway through its target of planting 500 hectares of
cocoa this year. The country, famed for its quality coffee
production, wants to become less reliant on one single cash crop.
Cadbury tactics questioned
Cadbury Schweppes has hit out at critics of its Get Active
programme. But, market analysts Datamonitor ask, is this agressive
tactic the right way to head off criticism of the scheme?
Sweetworks acquires Sixlets brand
Hershey Foods Corporation has agreed terms for the sale of its
Sixlets confectionery candy brand to New York-based firm
Cadbury schools scheme criticised
Cadbury Schweppes is to introduce a scheme offering schools the
chance to acquire sports equipment in exchange for chocolate bar
Innovate and invest, UK biscuit makers told
Biscuit, confectionery and snacks producers in the UK have to
invest and innovate in order to survive, and the government should
do more to help them, according to a speaker at this week's BCCCA
Kerry adds to ingredients business
Kerry has expanded its business in the US with the acquisition of
two food ingredients businesses - including one focused on the
confectionery market - for $67 million (€61.9m).
Swiss biscuit sector hit by German decline
Price discounting by retailers and the strength of the Swiss franc
severly reduced exports of biscuits from Switzerland to Germany, by
far the most important foreign market. The situation is no better
at home, with cheap imports reducing...
Cheap imports hit Swiss confectionery market
Only a 5 per cent increase in export sales last year prevented the
Swiss sugar confectionery industry from suffering its second
successive decline in annual sales.
Europe concerned about GM biscuits
European consumers are far more cynical about genetically modified
ingredients than their US counterparts, as a study on attitudes to
GM biscuits has shown.
UK tops the sweet tooth stakes
Britons have the sweetest tooth in Europe, according to a new
report from Datamonitor.
Bio direction for minty-tasting coatings
The food industry could shortly be using a new, bio-based approach
to manufacturing mannitol - the minty-tasting sugar alcohol used as
a powdery coating on chewing gum, confectionery and pills - as
scientists report on new method...
'Green' chocolate group gains ground
The Endangered Species Chocolate Company has increased its share of
the US market for organic and natural chocolate.
Exports boost Swiss chocolate sales
Domestic sales of Swiss chocolate dropped last year because of a
drop in tourist numbers and a particularly warm summer.
Chocolate makers cashing in on love?
Chocolate manufacturers have cashed in on love, with a box of chocs
the time-honoured way of celebrating Valentine's Day.
Europe bans konjac in jelly sweets
The European Parliament has voted with an overwhelming majority for
a permanent ban on the use of konjac in jelly confectionery.