Chocolate

Puratos has set a €5bn turnover target by 2030. Pic: Puratos

Appointments

Puratos appoints new CEO and Chairman of the Board

By Anthony Myers

Puratos, the ingredients and services supplier for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry, has announced the appointment of Pierre Tossut as CEO and Cédric van Belle as Chairman of the Board, effective 1 January 2022.

The Chocovision Conference becomes part of the ECA's Forum, after 10 years as a standalone event in Davos, where it attracted industry leaders and politicians. Pic: Chocovision

ECA Forum 2022

Chocovision cocoa conference to become part of the ECA’s Rome Forum

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut’s Chocovision, one of the key conferences for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industry, is to be integrated into next year’s European Cocoa Association (ECA) Forum in Rome.

TCHO's  new-look packaging. Pic: TCHO

Free-from

TCHO chocolate company makes move to 100% plant-based

By Anthony Myers

Pioneering craft chocolate maker TCHO (pronounced 'cho'), has announced it is replacing its milk chocolate-based bars with plant-based dairy alternatives and introducing a complete packaging makeover.

H!P's 4-Pack is now widely available in stores in the UK - and online. Pic: H!P

Plant-based special edition

Plant-Powered H!P earns first grocery listings in UK

By Anthony Myers

Vegan-friendly oat milk chocolate H!P (Happiness in Plants), has received a boost to its free-from agenda with nationwide availability online and in stores.

Lindt-Sprüngli vegan range will be available in the UK from January 2022. Pic: Lindt-Sprüngli

Plant-based special edition

Lindt to release new vegan bars in UK

By Anthony Myers

Luxury Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is entering the vegan fray with its Lindt Classic Recipe vegan milk chocolate bar, set to be launched early 2022.

Hershey has 48.1% gender diversity around the world. Pic: The Hershey Company

Inclusivity

Hershey’s ‘female forward policy’ puts it top of the list

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company’s DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) agenda has been acknowledge in a survey by Forbes magazine, which has ranked it #1 on its list of the ‘World's Top Female Friendly Companies’, spearheading a roster of 300 honourees.

Latest chocolate fashion is one of the highlights of Salon du Chocolat. Pic: Salon du Chocolat

Trade

Salon du Chocolat 2021 returns as a live event

By Anthony Myers

After going online in 2020, the Salon du Chocolat is back for its 26th edition at its usual home, the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

Dirty Cow Chocolate's new green packaging. Pic: Dirty Cow

Environment

Dirty Cow Chocolate makes move to eco-packaging

By Anthony Myers

Boutique handmade chocolate company Dirty Cow says it has boosted its sustainability credentials after a collaboration with Parkside to create a compostable pack for its range of innovative vegan and dairy-free ‘messy’ chocolate bars.

Profits from this year's Love Cocoa Advent Calendar will go towards the NHS. Pic: Love Cocoa

Seasonal

Britain’s NHS to receive 100% profits from Love Cocoa advent calendar

By Anthony Myers

Premium British chocolate brand Love Cocoa created by Cadbury scion James Cadbury has launched a new Luxury Chocolate Truffle Charity Advent Calendar as part of its 2021 Christmas Collection, with all profits going to Britain’s National Health Service...

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