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The chocolate prophecies: Industry fortune-telling for 2014

By Oliver Nieburg

Not quite the choc-pocalypse, but retail prices for chocolate are expected to rise in the face of cocoa price hikes, which could see the taste, shape and size of chocolate change significantly in the year ahead.

Taura says fruit doesn't need an EFSA claim, it stands on its own feet

Dispatches from FiE

Is the next generation of fruit functional?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Fruit may have its own stand alone functionality but Taura Natural Ingredients says fortification with milk and pea proteins, green coffee and grains will bring the ingredient into new areas. 

Rising demand for Theo's non-GMO and Fair Trade USA certified products prompt it to explore new markets

Theo Chocolate enters Canada

Bean-to-bar chocolate maker Theo Chocolates has taken its first steps outside of the US by entering retail stores in Canada as demand for ethical products rises in North America.

Industry body ABICAB sets up specialist board for premium chocolate as sector sales grow 20% per year

Premium chocolate samba in Brazil

By Oliver Nieburg

Premium chocolate is rapidly growing in popularity in the emerging Brazilian market, according to domestic trade body ABICAB.

Milka encourages customers to share their

Milka’s cost-effective marketing in time of turmoil

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

An analyst has called Milka’s recent selective marketing a “masterclass” in how to implement cost-efficient, brand equity building strategies against a backdrop of an industry in “turmoil”.

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