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Food and beverage companies suspend operations in Ukraine

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Several international food and beverage companies have temporarily shut down operations in Ukraine following Russia's invasion to ensure the safety of employees while bracing for the long-term economic impact that skyrocketing commodity prices and...

Lindt's new range of vegan chocolate bars. Pic: Lindt & Sprungli

Plant-based

Lindt expands its vegan chocolate portfolio

By Anthony Myers

Lindt has launched three new vegan chocolate bars in the UK and Canada, a year after it entered the free-from market with its HELLO collection.

Japan's borders have been shut for almost two years, disrupting daily life for its citizens and businesses. Pic: GettyImages

ISM2023

ISM Japan shifts its inaugural edition to 2023

By Anthony Myers

Koelnmesse, organisers of the ProSweets/ISM sweets and snacks trade fair in Cologne, said its plans for a new ISM event in Japan later in the year have been postponed until 2023.

Chocolove's Valentine's hearts. Pic: Chocolove

Valentine's Day

From Boulder with Chocolove this Valentine’s Day

By Anthony Myers

The aptly-named Chocolove from Boulder, Colorado, will be helping sweethearts celebrate Valentine's Day with a special holiday-themed limited edition Valentine's Collection 3-Bar Pack.

Healthy products are one of the main features in the ISM New Products Showcase in 2022. Pic: Koelnmesse

ProSweets/ISM Cologne

ISM 2022 in full swing with emphasis on plant-based and healthy products

By Anthony Myers

ProSweets/ISM Cologne opened its doors on Sunday after a two-year break due to the pandemic and organisers Koelnmesse said the event this year is running at 80% of exhibition space booked with 24% of companies from Germany and 76% from abroad.

Chocolate lovers in the US are pushing up cocoa prices. Pic: GettyImages

Commodities

US demand for chocolate drives up cocoa prices

By Anthony Myers

Record surge for chocolate by American consumers has pushed sales to $29bn, with retail chocolate sales climbing more than 5% a quarter, according to data from Chicago-based researcher IRI.

ISM/ProSweets Cologne 2022 looks sets to open its ddoors again at the end of this month. Pic: Koelnmesse

ISM/ProSweets Cologne 2022

ProSweets Cologne and ISM set for take off in 2022

By Anthony Myers

Koelnmesse, organisers of ProSweets Cologne/ISM trade fair for sweets and snacks, said it is under starter's orders and will open its doors on 30 January 2022 for this year’s event.

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