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Hershey's Cocoa For Good Strategy aims to improve farmer livelihoods in cocoa-growing communities. Pic: Hershey Company

Governance

Hershey ramps up its ESG priorities

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company’s evolution from sustainability to integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) priorities into its business strategy and operations continues with the sharing of its 2021 ESG Report.

More 'liquid data' from IRI with extend Lindt's reach into new markets. Pic: Lindt & Sprüngli

Insights

Lindt taps up IRI for more big data on chocolate consumption

By Anthony Myers

Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli, has announced it has renewed a multi-year partnership with market analytics company IRI, and will start using its ‘Liquid Data’ – the industry’s most advanced integrated big data and insights platform.

ECOM's Smarter Cocoa Charter sets out its sustainability aims. Pic: ECOM

Sustainability

ECOM launches its first Smarter Cocoa Charter

By Anthony Myers

Global cocoa supplier ECOM has published its first Smarter Cocoa Charter to set out its sustainability mission and commitments ‘to grow a smarter future for cocoa’.

The new dark range of Maltesers. Pic: Mars Wrigley

NPD

Maltesers go to the dark side with new chocolate addition

By Anthony Myers

Mars Wrigley has launched a dark chocolate version of its best-selling Maltesers - the first innovation in almost a decade following previous plays on the iconic flavour, including orange and mint varieties.

Nassau Candy’s Clever Candy new everyday packaged line was launched at Sweets & Snacks 2022. Pic: Nassau Candy

Sweets & Snack Expo 2022

Nassau Candy’s Clever Candy Launches at Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

Nassau Candy topped a successful time at the confectionery trade fair in Chicago with the expansion of its Clever Candy range that offers retailers and their customers new ways to enjoy their ‘favourite playful and whimsical confections’.

Pic: Cargill

R&D

Cargill opens House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site

By Anthony Myers

Cargill has unveiled its new 6,200-square-metre House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site in Belgium, which will include a state-of-the-art chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant with sensory expertise, and creative workspace for the company’s...

Barry Callebaut announced the sudden closure of the Moreton factory today. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Redundancies

Barry Callebaut confirms closure of Moreton factory

By Anthony Myers

The Swiss-based Belgian chocolate supplier said it remains committed to the UK and has strong foundations for growth, making it a key market for future investment – despite closing its Moreton factory in North-West England today.

Kristen Mandel. Pic: Chocxo

Sweets & Snacks 2022

Chocxo and Chewters appoint new marketing VP

By Anthony Myers

Chocxo has announced the appointment of Kristen Mandel as Vice President of Marketing, effective at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Mandel will be responsible for marketing strategy, brand campaign development, and leading future innovation...

The Ferrero US team collect their awards at the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: Ferrero

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022

Ferrero walks away with two awards at Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

Ferrero’s massive footprint at this year’s Sweet & Snacks Expo also included recognition from its peers in the confectionery world by walking away from Chicago with two product innovation awards.

Look out for the The XXL Trio lollipop at this year's show. Pic: Perfetti Van Melle

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Chupa Chups introduces XXL Trio Lollipop

By Anthony Myers

Brand owner Perfetti Van Melle USA says the large, multilayered lollipop with great tasting bubblegum inside will be available on the US market in November 2022.

Red Chocolate are offering #AllPleasureNoGuilt at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: CN

Sweets & Snacks 2022

Red Chocolate debuts Blonde offering at Sweets & Snacks 2022

By Anthony Myers

Europe’s Red Chocolate will have a significant presence in the better-for-you category at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo with its dark chocolate varieties that contain 40% fewer calories than other chocolates, offering consumers #AllPleasureNoGuilt.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo returns to Chicago from 23 May. Pic: NCA

Sweets & Snacks 2022

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 to highlight confectionery start-ups

By Anthony Myers

The confectionery and snack industries’ premier business-to-business event returns on Monday 23 to Chicago with a packed agenda featuring new product launches, business-building solutions and merchandising innovations, as well as 100 hundreds of exhibitors...

The ECA has released its preliminary programme for the 2022 Cocoa Forum in Rome. Pic: ECA

ECA Cocoa Forum 2022

Eary-bird rates still available for ECA Cocoa Forum in Rome

By Anthony Myers

Early-bird rates for the European Cocoa Association Forum in September are available until 31 May. The two-day conference will feature high-level speakers from the EU institutions, cocoa producer countries and various other key players of the sector.