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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”.

Flavanol health claims are dangerous ground at the moment, says new Scottish confectioner, IQ Chocolate, which is preparing its own EFSA health claim

IQ Chocolate preps sports performance cocoa health claim

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Scottish chocolate start-up, IQ Chocolate, has high hopes for its “raw” dark chocolate bars within the high quality, functional foods sector and is currently in the initial stages of preparing a dossier for a health claim. 

Bean blending sometimes necessary for private label to achieve desired flavors, says Cémoi

Bean blending all the rage for private label chocolatiers

By Oliver Nieburg

The premium private label chocolate industry is becoming increasing interested in the subtleties of cocoa and is willing to sacrifice single origins for a flavorsome blend, according to French chocolatier Cémoi.

Fair trade chocolate, sugar-free candy and boxed chocolates to keep the windmills spinning in the Netherlands

Market Trends - Dutch confectionery sector

Premium confectionery drive in the Netherlands, says Leatherhead

By Oliver Nieburg

Boxed chocolates, sugar-free candy and fair trade chocolate are likeliest to succeed in the increasingly premium Dutch confectionery market, according to an analyst at Leatherhead Food Research.