Cocoa Solids

Surprise slump in Asian cocoa grind

Asian cocoa grind falls 10.8%

Cocoa grinds in Asia were widely expected to rise but have declined sharply by 10.8% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to last year.

Cargill ups grinding capacity to keep pace with chocolate demand in Brazil

Cargill to up cocoa capacity at Brazilian plant

Cargill plans to increase its cocoa processing capacity by 25% at its plant in Ilhéus, Brazil, to keep up with rising consumer demand for chocolate and cocoa products in the market.

Lower cocoa prices have helped Natra increase its profit

Natra profits rise after cocoa price letup

By Oliver Nieburg

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has more than doubled its operating profit in its ninth-month results helped by relaxing cocoa prices, North American expansion and a shift to value added products.

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

By Oliver Nieburg

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has signed a Belgian chocolate supply contract in China with an unnamed distributor that it says will boost sales in the market by 70% in 2012 and help it grow in Asia.