Russia bans sweets in school canteens
Sweets such as chocolate and toffees will not be sold in school
canteens throughout Russia from September 1 of this year under a
new initiative announced by the country's chief sanitary doctor,
Cacao diseases threaten chocolate industry
An industry expert has warned that the situation could be 'dire'
for the chocolate industry if ways of preventing cacao diseases are
not effectively explored.
Typhoon damages China's sugar crop
Up to 10 per cent of sugar cane in China's key sugar growing region
may have been damaged by the typhoon that hit southern provinces
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...
Cocoa infestation leaves Papua New Guinea with bitter taste
A moth with a penchant for cocoa may not sound too great an
ecological threat, but the Cocoa Pod Borer (CPB) is threatening to
ruin Papua New Guinea's entire crop.
Cargill takes control of gum venture in China
Cargill has taken full control of its xanthan gum joint venture in
China, opening the way for it to take a bigger share of the
competitive gums market.
Baby-boomers may benefit most from flavanol-rich cocoa
The heart health of the baby-boom generation could benefit from
flavanol-rich cocoa, reports a study co-funded by Mars, but
independent experts warn against confusion with commercial
Suedzucker predicts growth in sugar revenues
European sugar giant Suedzucker expects a revenue increase of 5 per
cent in 2006 / 07, underlining the group's confidence in the future
of the EU sugar sector.
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.
Mars promotes cocoa-flavanols' health benefits
Confectionary giant Mars has lauded recently published research as
further evidence of the benefits of flavanols from cocoa for a wide
range of health conditions, and looks set to lead to a new wave of
cocoa flavanol-enriched products...
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.
Wrigley reports rising gum sales
The world's largest chewing gum producer, the Wm Wrigley Jr
Company, has announced record sales in the first quarter, boosted
by new product launches and an increased worldwide presence.
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
World Cocoa Foundation expands membership
Two new members have joined the World Cocoa Foundation, extending
the organisation's global reach and influence.