Cargill says its licensed buying company (LBC) model has helped double sustainably sourced cocoa in Ghana during the 2017/2018 crop season to 10,000 MT, and it will extend the program to four more districts moving forward, including Debiso A, Debiso B,...
Premium chocolate brand TCHO has installed 10 flavor labs globally to let farmers taste chocolate made from their own cocoa beans so they can charge manufacturers a premium for their higher quality cocoa varietals.
Following news of Anthony Bourdain's recent death, Good & Evil chocolate bars were suddenly pulled from its producer Éclat Chocolate’s website as owner Christopher Curtin said the decision was made out of respect towards the celebrity chef.
Confectioner Master Chewing Gum & Candies plans to bring its sugar- and aspartame-free mastic gum to the US, as it believes consumer’s dissatisfaction with the traditional gum flavors and packaging is to blame for the declining category sales.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery aims to triple the global cocoa production volume in the next decade partly through developing better disease-resistant varieties, Frank Mars, member of the company's Board of Directors, recently said at the World Cocoa...
Cocoa Life will start preventing child labor from Mondelēz’s cocoa farms in Côte d'Ivoire through its Child Labor Monitoring & Remediation Systems (CLMRS), after the program reached more farmers in 2017.
Environmental nonprofit Mighty Earth has found large chocolate companies have made 'very strong' commitments in policy and practices to reduce deforestation on their cocoa farms in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire but the level of engagement does...
Responding to a new report from Greenpeace, confectionery giant Hershey has named its palm oil suppliers, and has revealed that it has mapped almost 100% of palm oil supply chain to the mills, and approximately 14% to the plantations.
Mondelēz’s sustainability program, Cocoa Life, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana Cocoa Board to help reduce emissions in its cocoa supply chain, ‘one of the biggest threats to sustainable cocoa production.’
Vegan, sugar free and exotic flavors are among the contributors that made Brazilian confections popular in Europe last year, as Brazilian exports of sweets, snacks and ingredients to the EU grew by over 73% in value, according to trade body ABICAB.
Fourteen Mondelēz employees across the global have finished their ‘Joy Ambassadors Program’ in Ghana, gaining a firsthand understanding of ‘the challenges and opportunities in securing a sustainable cocoa supply.’
Bean-to-bar chocolate brand Sol Cacao has secured its first Whole Foods listing in Harlem, New York City, but its founders say it is uncertain if their chocolate prices will decrease because of the Amazon acquisition.
Mondelēz has started operating its latest technical center in Poland, where around 130 specialists will develop the company’s key European biscuits and chocolate products, such as Milka, Oreo, Alpen Gold and Prince Polo.
The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has welcomed the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a "significant victory for the American middle-class."
Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam has entered the US market for the first time after the company decided to cater to the US consumer demands for on-the-go snacks, with a distribution deal with Connecticut-based commercial bakery Pepperidge Farm.
Trident maker Mondelēz has broken ground for its gum R&D center in Jurong, Singapore, as part of a $65m investment in developing a global network of research and development facilities. But why did it opt for a country where importing and chewing...
Sterling fluctuation caused by Brexit is partly to blame
The US unit of cocoa trading and supplying company Transmar Group has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York after the parent company experienced insolvency in Europe.
Cocoa industry insider, Marc Donaldson, voiced that approximately $2bn investment in cocoa sustainability over the past 10 years has achieved “so little.” He suggested consumers should take the sustainability issue on themselves instead of pushing the...
Many consumers struggle to tell the difference between cocoa certification program labels like Fairtrade and company own labels, such as Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan, but all agree social responsibility should be a priority for chocolate makers.