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Seasonal

Hames Chocolates warms up winter with new hot chocolate range

By Anthony Myers

UK B2B company Hames Chocolates has launched a new hot chocolate range for the autumn and winter months, aimed at coffee shops, in-store cafés as well as farm shops and delis wanting to satisfy their customers.

US black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8bn over the past three decades compared to predominantly white counterparts. Pic: GettyImages/Amand Burger

Clif Bar commits $1 million to boost black equity in organic agriculture

By Gill Hyslop

The Californian better-for-you snack producer has made a $1m endowment to Tuskegee University in Alabama – a Historically Black College and University – to support the advancement of organic farming practices through the University’s College of Agriculture,...

The company also said it is also battling a volatile environment in its European market. Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Mondelēz to up Cocoa Life investment on back of strong Q3 results

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has announced net revenues grew 8.1% year-on-year in the third quarter this year, driven by stronger pricing and volume. The Chicago-headquartered company also raised its full-year results forecasts and announced more price hikes...

Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, at the launch last month of its '2nd Generation Chocolate' innovation. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Financial results

Drop in profits at Barry Callebaut after factory shutdown earlier in year

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut caught the market by surprise by rescheduling its Full-Year Results 2021-22 analysts and media call to Tuesday instead of today (Wednesday 2 November) after the figures were published early due to an ‘unforeseen event’. The world’s largest...

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NPD

Ritter Sport launches new Salted Caramel and Orange bars

By Anthony Myers

Ritter Sport has announced it is launching two new 100g flavoured bars in the UK and Ireland this autumn, Ritter Sport Salted Caramel and Ritter Sport Orange, in a bid to take an even bigger chunk of block chocolate sales.

Mars goes green this year on its Halloween treats Pic:  Mars inc

Halloween 2022

Mars provides Trick or Trash bags for a greener Halloween

By Anthony Myers

Mars said once again it is ‘putting the consumer first’ by introducing an innovative collaboration to tackle the challenge of wrapper waste this Halloween season with the launch of 'Trick or Trash' bags.

Halloween offers creative bakers a wealth of hair-raising opportunities to bring in sales. Pic: GettyImages/mediaphotos

Halloween is big business for forward-thinking bakers

By Gill Hyslop

A survey by the UK’s Craft Bakers Association (CBA) revealed the scale of the spookiest season of the year, with almost half of the artisanal sector noting a significant increase in sales at this time.

Läderach's new vegan range is in stores. Pic: Läderach

Free-from

Läderach launches luxury vegan range chocolate

By Anthony Myers

Premium Swiss chocolatier Läderach has launched a new vegan range that is now available in its three London outlets including a flagship store on Regent Street, Westfield Centre in Shepherd’s Bush and also Harrods’ Chocolate Hall.

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Production

Hershey to invest in north Mexico plant

By Anthony Myers

US confectionery giant Hershey has announced plans to invest $90m on two new production lines in a Mexican facility in the northern border state of Nuevo Leo.

Starburst fans can go on TikTok to ask the universe. Pic: TikTok

Marketing

How do they make Starbursts so juicy?

By Anthony Myers

In search of answers, the brand is enlisting the help of fans on TikTok to pose the question at the heart of its new ‘Ask the Universe’ campaign.

Nestlé's KitKat V will soon be in the hands of European consumers. Pic: Nestlé'

Free-from

Nestlé’s Vegan KitKat gets Europe-wide launch

By Anthony Myers

After a successful launch in the UK, Nestlé's has confirmed that KitKat V, the vegan version of the iconic wafer snack, will soon roll out in 15 European countries.

TopGum gains organic certification for its clean, sugar-free functional gummies. Pic: Top Gum

Gummies

TopGum Gummies earns new Organic Seal

By Anthony Myers

Following a strict audit of its facility and production systems by an authorized international Organic Certifier, the new seal confirms the company’s commitment to sourcing, processing, and manufacturing certified organic, non-GMO products that conform...

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HR

Hershey named one of the best companies to work for in US

By Anthony Myers

Confectionery giant’s reputation for justice, pride and leadership have been hailed by its employees as particular strengths for the company, leading it to be ‘Certified by Great Place to Work’ in its US business operations.

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