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Angus Thirlwell, co-founder and CEO of Hotel Chocolat. Pic: Hotel Chocolat

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Profits rise at Hotel Chocolat as global expansion continues

By Anthony Myers

Premium chocolatier and multi-channel retailer, Hotel Chocolat Group, has defied UK High Street woes and delighted financial analysts with an eye-grabbing set of full-year results, with increases in pre-tax profit and revenue.

Sarah Ayipahand  and Esi Konadu_Gyeduakese, cocoa farmers from Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana. Pic: Elizabeth Hudson

Sustainability

Divine export success for UK ethical chocolatier

By Anthony Myers

London-based Divine Chocolate is leading the way in the field of ethical and sustainable chocolate as Ghanaian cocoa farmer cooperative plays a key part in UK’s international exporting success with the United States being its biggest market.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: James Cadbury, founder Love Cocoa

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: James Cadbury, founder Love Cocoa

By Anthony Myers

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS is a regular Confectionery News podcast and online feature profiling influential people working in the confectionery industry. Our first podcast guest is James Cadbury, founder of ethical chocolate company Love Cocoa, and yes, a...

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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.

Insights

Indulgence now a planned activity: Euromonitor

By Kristine Sherred

Everyday indulgence has ended, as impulse purchases slow, social media takes over and regulations intensify, according to Euromonitor analyst Michael Schaefer.

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