Chocolate giants push small companies into niche markets
The domination of the confectionery market by global heavy weights
such as Nestlé, Mars and Cadbury Schweppes is forcing small
companies to target highly specialised markets, according to a new
report.A number of high profile mergers...
Lotte confectionery buys up Chinese chocolate maker
South Korea's leading confectionery maker Lotte has bought a
Shanghai-based chocolate company, as it seeks to expand in the
fast-growing Chinese market.
Chocolate goes to the dark side
Fuelled by a combination of health concerns and changing tastes,
dark chocolate has become one of the most rapidly growing sectors
in the confectionery market in the last year.
Chocolate-guzzling bacteria emit hydrogen
Confectioners could soon find themselves doing their bit to help
the environment following the news that scientists have found a way
to extract hydrogen from chocolate waste.
Chocolate that melts only in the mouth
Gooey chocolate ruined by heat could soon be a thing of the past
thanks to researchers at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria
Body Shop International donates to Fairtrade chocolate
Body Shop International has donated its shares in Fairtrade
chocolate enterprise, The Day Chocolate Company - giving the money
back to the cocoa farmers who originally founded the business.
New techniques could help combat chocolate bloom
New imaging techniques are being developed that could be used to
monitor the onset of the common and costly problem of chocolate
bloom - and confectionery manufacturers are being invited to
pioneer the process.
Online chocolate firm targets gourmet sector
IndulgeInChocolate.com, an online gourmet chocolate business, has
extended its line of top-end products in order to tap growing
demand for quality treats.
Cadbury expands chocolate capacity in Australia
Chocolate and drinks group Cadbury Schweppes will spend A$24.5
million (€14.3m) on an expansion at its chocolate factory in
Tasmania, it announced last week, citing growing demand for its
chocolate bars in Australia
Dark chocolate innovations at Chicago
This month's All Candy Expo in Chicago saw an impressive range of
dark chocolate launches, suggesting that innovation is still
possible in this well-established segment.
Plant diseases threaten global chocolate production
A fifth of the cacao beans used to make chocolate are lost to plant
diseases every year - and things could get worse, according to
Alcoa wins award for hot chocolate packaging
Alcoa Packaging has been recognised for its printing work on
Nestle's new Hot Chocolate Syrup Shrink Sleeve, currently available
in the US.
Chocolate BBQ - the hottest thing this summer?
A very unusual concept has been launched in the US just in time for
the summer - the chocolate barbeque.
Hershey looks to tap healthy chocolate potential
Hershey's expansion of its health and nutrition initiative
underlines the extent to which chocolate makers are keen to tap
into consumer health concerns.
'Bubble' chocolate set to take on the US market
A new aerated chocolate product is set to be unveiled at this
year's 2006 All Candy Expo in Chicago.