Chocolate

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SOTIC 2023

NCA announces 2023 Confectionery Leadership Awards

By Anthony Myers

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) announced that Target’s Tiffany Trombley, director of seasonal candy and snacks, and Sam’s Club’s Todd Budzinski, senior director of merchandising, candy & commercial bread, are the recipients of the 2023...

H!P's New Share Pouches. Pic: H!P

NPD

H!P Oat M!lk Chocolate launches share pouches

By Anthony Myers

The brand said it is bringing out a trio of bite-sized oat m!lk chocolate delicacies: H!P Caramel Crunch Peanuts, H!P Peanut Butter Truffle Bites and H!P Creamy & Smooth Buttons.

Chocolove Valentine's Collection 3-Bar Pack. Pic: Chocolove

Seasonal

Chocolove shares its recipe for a sweet Valentine’s Day

By Anthony Myers

Chocolove, the Boulder, Colorado-based premium and ethical chocolatier, is making Valentine's Day sweeter with special heart-shaped bites that are individually wrapped in resealable pouches in Very Cherry and Salted Caramel flavours.

Michele Buck, The Hershey Company Chairman and CEO. Pic: Hershey Co

Financial results

Strong Fourth Quarter sets up Hershey for 2023 sales growth

By Anthony Myers

Hershey Co has exceeded analysts' estimates on full-year net sales and profit after a strong ending to the fourth quarter with consolidated net sales of $2,652.3 million, an increase of 14.0%.

Just Born's Bethlehem factory after the move from Brooklyn in the 1930s. Pic: Just Born

Heritage

Just Born celebrates a century of candy perfection

By Anthony Myers

With less than one percent of all family-owned companies in the United States reaching 100 years in business, Just Born will also be celebrating the milestone by honouring and thanking its associates, stakeholders as well as the local community at it...

Pic: Lindt & Spruengli

Financial results

US subsidies help boost organic sales for Lindt

By Anthony Myers

Strong international sales, particularly in the North American market, helped organic sales grow by 8.4% in 2022, according to the latest financial results released by Lindt & Spruengli.

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The secret to making healthier chocolate: Lubrication

By Oliver Morrison

UK scientists have uncovered what makes chocolate so popular: lubrication and fat release are key. This understanding, they say, can unlock opportunities to develop a new, healthier, generation of chocolate.

Fudge Kitchen’s renowned slab fudge comes in four vegan flavour varieties. Pic: Fudge Kitchen

Veganuary

Fudge Kitchen ramps up plant-based offering for Veganuary

By Anthony Myers

UK High Street brand Fudge Kitchen has joined the Veganuary campaign by expanding its vegan offering. The fudge brand, which still batch-makes all of its products at its HQ in Kent, saw a 3.5% rise in vegan sales in 2022 with 10% of all its online sales...

Big in Japan? Hotel Chocolat boss Angus Thirlwell has announced a new venture with a Tokyo company. Pic: Hotel Chocolat

Investment

Can Hotel Chocolat be big in Japan on second attempt?

By Anthony Myers

Hotel Chocolat has unveiled another push into the Japanese market by signing a new deal with Tokyo-based Eat Creator Corporation to include 21 Hotel Chocolat-branded shops across the country.