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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”.

European cocoa processing grows, but escalating cocoa butter prices could see chocolate carrying higher price tags over Christmas, says Euromonitor

Europe’s chocolate industry plays catch as Q3 cocoa grind climbs 5%

By Oliver Nieburg

The tonnage of cocoa beans processed in Europe in the third quarter by the likes of Barry Callebaut and Cargill has risen by 4.7%. Euromonitor says the industry is playing catch up and rising cocoa butter prices may led to more expensive chocolate for...

ADM Cocoa says its D-00-ZR low fat cocoa powder can maintain the structure in confectionery goods affected by high fat levels

ADM launches 0.5% fat cocoa powder

ADM Cocoa has introduced a low fat cocoa powder that it claims is well suited to nougats and other protein foam based confectionery that lose structure in the presence of fat.

Hot Chocolate: Nestlé creates 'tropicalized shells' to tackle melting chocolate mess. Photo Credit: meddygarnet

Nestlé’s answer to non-melting chocolate

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé has followed in the footsteps of Mondelez by coming up with its own non-melting chocolate, which could prove a game changer in emerging markets with hot climates.

AAK reports increased Q4 profit, despite hurricane Sandy

AAK reports increased Q4 profit, despite hurricane Sandy

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sweden-based vegetable fats firm Aarhuskarlshamn AB (AAK) has reported increased operating profit for the fourth quarter, although volumes were hit by hurricane Sandy in the fourth quarter.

Magic Choc: Could it be the confectioner's answer to Play-Doh?

Non-melting chocolate promises sweet success

By Mike Stones

Children and parents can say goodbye to sticky faces and fingers and stained clothes thanks to the globe’s first non-melting chocolate, claims confectionery manufacturer Choc-o-Bloc.