The coronavirus pandemic is having a negative impact on cocoa grinding, the indicator of the demand for cocoa for chocolate and confectionery production, said the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI).
Olam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, has announced a competition with a $75,000 grant for the best innovation in food security that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture.
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s hugely successful and world-class event that is held every year in May at the McCormick Place in Chicago.
During the partial COVID-19 lockdown in Côte d’Ivoire, a sharp rise in child labour was observed. Yet according to the International Cocoa Initiative, it is too early to attribute the increase to the pandemic alone.
The above-average sunny weather in June and the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic have led to a significant increase in ice cream sales in Germany, according to the Association of the German Confectionary Industry (BDSI).
UK premium sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls is celebrating its first overseas order since before the coronavirus outbreak, as demand for its products starts to return to normal, the company has reported.