Food giant Cargill has acquired OCG Cacao, a major supplier of
industrial chocolate to the European food industry. The deal, which
was initially announced in September, has been completed following
the necessary regulatory approvals.
Spain might well have a culinary heritage to rival that of France,
but like it trans-Pyrenean neighbour, consumption patterns have
been changing over the last few years, with more hectic lifestyles
(even in the land of the siesta)...
The Confectionery Manufacturing Expo has said that ZDS Solingen,
The Central College of the German Confectionery Trade, will be
organising the seminar programme at the event in Germany, 27th to
The British are the biggest consumers of chocolate in Europe,
munching their way through more than 10 kg each every year. A
reflection of Britain's ongoing love affair with snacking - and
consumers' reluctance to choose...
The European Commission has approved the proposed functional
confectionery joint venture between Swiss consumer goods company
Nestlé and the US-based personal care company Colgate-Palmolive,
but approval is just the first of several...
Eating two portions of chocolate a day may help prevent
cardiovascular heart disease claims Masterfoods USA. The company's
new functional chocolate, CocoaVia, contains plant flavonols and
phytosterols believed to reduce cholesterol...
German confectionery manufacturer Alfred Ritter is readying to open
up two new production lines in a 50/50 joint-financed project with
Russian company Odintsovo Confectionery. The $20 million investment
will see Ritter Sport brand...
One of Romania's leading and longest established chocolate makers,
Excelent, has relaunched its Kandia branded chocolate under a
multi-million dollar investment. The money has also included an
extensive revamp of its production...
More than three years after Danish ingredients company Danisco
filed an application to the EU for approval of its fat replacer
salatrim, the Commission finally rubber stamped the product on
Tuesday. The move clears the way for Danisco...
Hard negotiations followed by new European rules put to bed
long-standing disputes over labelling issues that hung over
chocolate manufacturers. As more European manufacturers turn to
vegetable fats, the challenge is on for ingredients...
Controversial changes over two years ago to Europe's chocolate
rules - that had cocoa puritans and producers up in arms - came
into force in the summer, providing ingredients companies with a
raft of new opportunities.
Jacob's has appointed Jeremy Hughes as the new commercial
development manager in a bid to strengthen Jacob's offerings to its
trade customers. As more European manufacturers turn to vegetable
fats, the challenge is on for...
According to YouGov, the on-line research company, a recent survey
has revealed that 81 per cent of UK parents would like to see
Vending machines removed from schools, and replaced with healthier
alternatives as a means of helping...
Spurred on by criticism concerning the marketing of food to
children, several of Britain's leading food trade bodies have
joined forces to discuss potential solutions to the problem of
Major British sugar and sweetener group Tate and Lyle has reported
a sixper cent decrease in half year profits today and the success
of agreementsfor future prices for it starches and sweeteners will
have a major impact onthe profits...
Two years after the Russian authorities imposed massive import
duties on confectionery products in a bid to keep out cheap imports
from Ukraine, that country's biggest sweet maker Roshen is about to
take Russia by storm with...
The organisers of Confectionery Manufacturing Expo have reported
that they have already taken bookings from a series of global
companies representing all parts of the chocolate, sugar and gum
The Food Commission has got the knives out for the UK supermarket
sector and confectionery manufacturers over the sale of sweets and
snacks at the checkout, which it claims is contributing to the
worsening health of the nation.
House of Brussels Chocolates has announced the development of a new
medical advisory board to investigate and research the use of
chocolate as a carrier for dietary supplements, functional foods
and pharmaceutical compounds to treat...
Nestlé Rowntree has already got itself into trouble with its Yorkie
chocolate bar featuring the tagline 'Not for Girls' but appears
happy to step on a few more toes with the latest development for
Despite the failure of Cancun, it still seems likely that Europe's
sugar regime will be overhauled. Europe's farm commissioner said
that the continuation of the EU's heavily subsidy sugar industry is