The National Confectioners Association named Kirk Vashaw of Ohio-based Spangler Candy Company as the chairman to the Board of Trustees and Paul Chibe, president and CEO of Ferrero USA, as vice chairman.
In the week that the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced joint action plans with Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to end deforestation in the cocoa sector, WCF president Rick Scobey talked exclusively to CN ahead of the CMAA’s conference in Miami on why it...
Milestone initiative to end cocoa deforestation follows extensive consultations with stakeholders, including cocoa and chocolate companies, farmer groups, environmental organizations, and development partners.
As part of the She Deserves campaign to highlight the role of women on cocoa farms, Fairtrade Foundation unveiled a secret hot chocolate salon in East London and hosted a reception at the House of Parliament.
Hershey publicly reiterated its commitment to refrain from animal testing last week, after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) proclaimed gratitude for the confectioner’s decision to ‘ban deadly animal tests.’
Dr John Sentamu says it is ‘shameful and inexcusable’ that cocoa farmers are living on as little as 75p a day and backs The Fairtrade Foundation’s new report to increase living incomes in line with UN’s Global Goals to end poverty.
The economics and politics of cocoa are will be the main talking points when the 2019 Chocoa Conference opens on Thursday to provide a platform for sustainability and quality and a direct connection to the market through its Cocoa Fair.