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Sustainability

100% Traceable: Olam’s tech links producers and farmers through data

By Kristine Sherred

The cocoa and spice supplier unveiled sustainability goals in 2017 with a 2020 goal of nurturing a ‘fully traceable’ cocoa supply chain. We discussed progress with Olam's North American innovation lead, when we caught up with him at IFT.

Ben & Jerry's plans to source its future CBD locally from its home state.

Ben & Jerry’s announces intent for CBD ice cream launch

By Beth Newhart

CBD has not yet been fully legalized in the US, but Ben & Jerry’s is already for preparing for when it may be. The company released a statement committing to incorporating CBD into future ice cream innovations as soon as it is federally legalized....

Dragon fruit - this year's new flavor trend. Pic: GettyImages

Emerging trends

New flavor trends for candy and snacks

By Anthony Myers

What’s driving the latest marketplace and consumer trends in flavor innovation in candy and snacks? Julie Laughter, confectionery market manager at Fona international, revealed all at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

OCHO offers a variety of classic candy bar flavors. Pic: OCHO

On the move

Former Theo Chocolate marketing director headed to OCHO Candy

By Kristine Sherred

Todd Kluger joins the organic candy brand as VP of sales and marketing after a decade in a similar role at rice-based snack company Lundberg Family Farms and previously as ‘food transformation’ director at Starbucks.

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'The number one consumer driver is natural or clean label, followed by glycemic index and keto friendly...'

Sweeteners in focus: Where next for allulose, stevia, isomaltulose?

By Elaine Watson

Are sugar alcohols losing their luster, will allulose take off, and is stevia still hot? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Icon Foods, Cargill and Beneo to explore formulation trends as brands come under increasing pressure to reduce sugar and keep labels...

Glanbia Nutritionals strikes deal to acquire Watson Inc

News in brief

Glanbia Nutritionals strikes deal to acquire Watson Inc

By Elaine Watson

Glanbia Nutritionals - a $1.4bn nutritional ingredients and cheese business - has struck a deal to acquire Watson, a Connecticut-based manufacturer and supplier of custom nutrient premixes, bakery ingredients, edible films and material conditioning products.

 CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Mike Stevens, Master of Mints, Peppersmith

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Mike Stevens, Master of Mints, Peppersmith

By Anthony Myers

Peppersmith, don’t ask where the name came from, make sugar free mints and gum using a ‘clever little plant based ingredient called xylito’. Mike Stevens is co-founder and ‘Master of Mints’ and he tells why his company is blowing fresh air into the gum...

Upstart brand Candy Kittens is shaking up the UK confectionery market. Pic Candy Kittens

Sugar

Top 10 UK sugar confectionery brands

By Anthony Myers

Major sugar confectionery manufacturers are starting to fight back as UK government legislation and consumer choice force them to innovate and reformulate.

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