North America

Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

By Jenny Eagle

Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. 

Allan Candy already produces Hershey's Jolly Rancher hard candies and Lancaster caramels, but also sells its own brands.

Hershey snaps up Jolly Rancher maker Allan Candy

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has acquired its contract manufacturer for Jolly Rancher and Lancaster brands in North America Allan Candy, which also owns a series of Canadian confectionery brands.

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...

Bosch to break into EU market with its Pack 301 IN

Bosch inverted flow wrapper makes European debut

By Jenny EAGLE

After a successful launch in North America, Bosch will showcase its Pack 301 IN inverted horizontal flow wrapper at FachPack 2013, along with technology to maximize product safety for manufacturers.

North America cocoa grind Q2 2013

North American cocoa grind up 11.77%

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa grinds in North America have risen rapidly in the second quarter (Q2) but the market may be making up for lost ground, according to an analyst.

European debt crisis impacting chocolate demand in some EU countries, says Euromonitor. Photo Credit: WCF

European Q1 cocoa grind lowest since 2009

By Oliver Nieburg

Europe’s first quarter (Q1) cocoa grind slumped 3.9% on last year as the debt crisis hampered chocolate demand in struggling economies.

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Cémoi says it is an expert in chocolate due to its wider involvement

ISM 2013 Cologne

Cémoi: The advantages of working from bean to bar

By Kacey Culliney

Working from beans to chocolate or farmer to consumer brings with it a lot of advantages – including strong sector knowledge and the ability to identify and respond to market trends, says Cémoi.