The Mars Advanced Research Institute (MARI) is a division of Mars examining how developments in science and technology are going to shape the future food system. Dr Abi Stevenson, Mars VP of MARI, told us her unit is ‘looking at those truly next generation...
Cargill has announced a new multi-year research agreement with AeroFarms, a pioneer and leader in vertical farming, to improve yields of its cocoa beans and to develop cultivation methods that are more climate-resistant.
Pacha de Cacao is a 100% natural and nutritious cacao juice made from the fresh pulp of the cacao fruit. Marika van Santvoort founded the company in 2020 and she explains how she was introduced to this most nutritious by-product - and how, as an entrepreneur,...
Chocolate maker ChocXO has scaled up production by adding a new chocolate moulding line at its plant in Irvine, California, before the launch in Indianapolis of two new chocolate cup products: Coconut Almond Butter Cups and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter...
In our latest podcast interview, we talked to Freek van der Knaap, Van Houten’s Vice-President Vending & Beverages EMEA, about the launch of ruby as a chocolate drink powder, which is aimed at professionals working in the catering and confectionery...
Nate Saal is founder of CocoTerra, an all-in-one tabletop chocolate making machine that can produce real chocolate in the home, from conching to cooling in two hours, with the help of digital recipes and a guidance app. With the company now taking pre-orders,...
Tony’s Chocolonely has announced a new collaboration beer with BrewDog, the world’s first carbon negative brewer, as it continues to disrupt the chocolate industry and ‘make the world a better place, one beer and one bar at a time’.
The Yorkie Orange is an orange-flavoured milk chocolate made with cocoa sustainably sourced under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan that will be available in a wide range of supermarkets, wholesale and convenience stores from 10 May.
Mondelēz SnackFutures – the company's innovation and venture hub – has launched CoLab, a "startup engagement" program, targeting snack brands in the wellness space as the global snacking giant digs deeper into the startup community.
Hershey-owned Whatchamacallit brand's first new chocolate offering in a decade has been named the Whozeewhatzit after a competition called on fans to submit their most creative naming ideas for the new bar.
Olam International Limited, one of the world’s leading food, cocoa and agri-businesses, has extended the application deadline for its bi-annual innovation prize to March 15, 2021, citing the challenges of COVID-19.
pladis, owner of McVitie's, the UK’s largest biscuit brand, has announced a new limited-edition range, McVitie’s British Icons, which features four on-trend flavours as part of its Milk Chocolate Digestives and Milk Chocolate Hobnobs brands.
Flavorchem, one of the leading manufactures of flavour, ingredient, and colour solutions, has announced it has opened a new centre for Taste Innovation at its Downers Grove campus in Illinois, North America, and outlined key trends to look out for in...
Satelligence is a new company that specializes in assessing patterns and trends in forests, agriculture and water, providing highly detailed satellite images for mapping purposes to help combat deforestation.
Mars Inc. has hired Dr. Maria Velissariou as its new vice president of global corporate research & development and chief science officer to lead the company's quality and food safety, scientific & regulatory affairs and R&D strategy.
Company collaborated with confectioners to create the world’s first ever mint to actively reverse the process of tooth decay and erosion, and will now see its products in US dental surgeries and other outlets.
Innovation-driven sustainability took up the main chunk of the first morning at the Chocoa 2020 conference in Amsterdam and addressed new techniques in improving the cocoa supply chain, new products, digitalisation, traceability and transparency.
Group launches 'M_lk Chocolate' at ISM2020 in Cologne, as part of a new 'Plant Craft' range that spans chocolate, cocoa, nut products, fillings and decorations. Chief innovation officer Pablo Perversi and marketing VP Bas Smit talk...
Swiss group revamps its Chocolate Academy in Banbury, with plans for continuous expansion and an ambitious growth strategy at its three sites in one of Europe’s biggest chocolate confectionery markets.
From 100% recyclable packaging by Nestlé to a personal account of the life of a cocoa farmer in Ghana, and let's not forget NCA boss John Downs rocking Boca! Here is our rundown of some of our best read stories of 2019.
Steve Osborne, a partner at brand and packaging design consultancy Osborne Pike, explains the ideas that brought Nestlé’s Smarties to life and how confectionery companies can capitalize on seasonal offerings with a fresh, new look.
Standard Cognition and Mars Wrigley, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints and fruity confections, has announced a partnership to help retailers reimagine impulse sales in stores with no checkout lines.
SinnoVita uses microwave-assisted technology to extract protein-packed polyphenols from otherwise unwanted fruits and vegetables. They are sold under the Ripe Revival brand, which US grocery chain Kroger named a winner in its anti-hunger campaign.
Three New York City entrepreneurs have developed gluten-free gummies infused with premium grade matcha that walk the line between functional and fun, reaching those who drink tea and those who just want a boost of energy at any time of day.
At the ripe age of 21, Tara Bosch wanted to cut her connection with sugary gummy worms. The result: a line of a favorite gummies made with stevia, coconut oil, tapioca and chicory root fiber, now available – in bright, bold packaging – online and in thousands...
Halloween is candy’s biggest holiday, and candy corn is at the center of it. ConfectioneryNews caught up with Peter Goldman, head of seasonal and Brach’s at Ferrara, to talk strategy, trends and good ol’ candy history.
The confectioner anchored its showcase at the National Association of Confectioners (NACS) show with Trolli Crunchy Crawlers, complemented by innovations for SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Now and Later, and Fun Dip.