KEY INTERVIEW: Cargill President Highlights Trends in Chocolate

12 Dec 2016 --- Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business offers the food industry a wide range of both standard and customized cocoa and chocolate ingredients for use in bakery, confectionery, dairy and other applications all over the world. The company’s product range includes high quality chocolate, coatings, fillings, and more recently the Gerkens cocoa powders range which has a new addition, reported by FoodIngredientsFirst last month. 

Cargill Highlights Key Trends in Chocolate

06 Dec 2016 --- Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has just released its comprehensive report highlighting key sector trends to help manufacturers develop their next winning innovations.

Amnesty Accuses Wilmar Palm Oil of Child and Forced Labor Practices

01 Dec 2016 --- Amnesty International claims some of the biggest brands in the food industry, including Nestle and Unilever, are linked to palm oil that has been sourced using child and forced labor practices. 

Nestle Discovers Breakthrough to Cut Sugar in Chocolate by 40 percent

01 Dec 2016 --- A major breakthrough by Nestle scientists has led to bold claims of “making less sugar taste just as good” - with the potential to reduce sugar by up to 40 percent in the confectioners products. 

Grocery Chain See 20 Percent Sales Lift After Advice from Wrigley and Mars

01 Dec 2016 --- Wrigley and Mars claim that retailers are seeing a 20 percent lift in sales after taking advice from the two companies on merchandising techniques. The two food giants have collaborated on an initiative called ‘Transaction Zone Vision’, which they claim can help transform grocery sales by offering grocers advice on how to maximise sales from changing trends such as increased snacking as well as shopping through new channels such as on mobile.

Thew Arnott Launches Vegan Shellac Coatings

21 Nov 2016 --- Specialist ingredient company Thew Arnott is now offering a natural vegan alternative to Shellac in its range of AraTAs coatings for confectionery and pharmaceutical products.

Mars to Buy Out Buffett in Confectionery Deal

07 Oct 2016 --- Mars is planning to combine its chocolate and Wrigley segment to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery in a deal which includes well-known brands like Snickers, M&M’s, Galaxy, Maltesers and Twix. 

Barry Callebaut Expands Singapore Facility

07 Oct 2016 --- The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced a major expansion to its manufacturing facility in Singapore which will be used to drive continued growth and expand production capability to meet demand for more chocolate in the region.

Barry Callebaut Opens First Chocolate Factory in Indonesia

05 Oct 2016 --- The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality chocolate and cocoa products, has celebrated the grand opening of its first chocolate factory in Indonesia. As announced in June 2015, Barry Callebaut entered into a long-term outsourcing agreement with GarudaFood Group, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Indonesia, which involves the supply of at least 10,000 tons of compound chocolate per year to GarudaFood as well as the set-up of Barry Callebaut’s own operations.

Galactic Increases Prices in EMEA Region

26 Sep 2016 --- Galactic, a long-time producer of lactic acid, its derivatives and other natural solutions, increases the price of its products. The price increase will be applied on all product ranges in the whole EMEA region. The new sales prices will be effective immediately, as far as contracts allow.

Dutch Program to Discover Technologies for Starch Modification

20 Sep 2016 --- Dutch university researchers are investigating new milder and more efficient technologies for the modification of starch polysaccharides which could have big implications for food products like desserts, soups and sauces.

Barry Callebaut to Extend Strategic Supply Partnership With Mondelez in Belgium

15 Sep 2016 --- Barry Callebaut has announced plans to acquire and integrate the chocolate production facility of Mondelez International in Halle, Belgium. Mondelez International would enter into an agreement with Barry Callebaut for the long-term supply of 30,000 tons of liquid chocolate per annum. Under a toll-manufacturing agreement, Barry Callebaut would make certain consumer products for Mondelez International that are currently produced at the chocolate plant in Halle.

Mondelez International to Invest $65m in R&D Hubs

15 Sep 2016 --- Mondelez International is investing $65m in a number of global research & development hubs, which it says will drive growth and help recruit and retain employees. The nine Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) networks are spread across the US, the UK, Mexico, Poland, China, India, Singapore and Brazil.

AAK Completes Acquisition of California Oils Corporation

05 Sep 2016 --- AAK have announced the acquistion of California Oils Corporation, which was completed on August 31, 2016. The company, also known as CalOils, is based in Richmond, California and is the leading vegetable oils company on the US West Coast. 

Barry Callebaut Opens Relocated Callebaut Chocolate Academy Center in Mumbai

05 Aug 2016 --- The Barry Callebaut Group have opened the door to its new, relocated Callebaut CHOCOLATE ACADEMY center and sales office in Mumbai, India. The center and sales office is a relocation from its previous home which opened in 2008.

Sensient Flavors Introduces Natural ‘Nut Free’ Nut Flavors

04 Aug 2016 --- Sensient Flavors have launched its new ‘nut free’ nut flavor product range: Almond, Hazelnut, Peanut, Pistachio and Walnut. These versatile new flavors are not only natural but completely free from any nut components and deliver truly authentic taste profiles.

LGR Packaging Is A New Exhibitor For Cardboard Packaging At Fachpack 2016

28 Jul 2016 ---  LGR will present there its global offer for offset printed cardboard packaging: litho-printed laminated boxes for many sectors (food, wine and spirits, household equipment, DIY tools, toys, electronics, etc.), solidboard folding cartons and leaflets for the pharmaceutical market, Premium packaging.

ADM Continues to Expand Starch Business with New Products, Offering Non-GMO Confectionery Options

28 Jul 2016 --- Continuing to expand its starch portfolio, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is introducing ADM Confectionery Moulding Starch, a new line of starches that will offer high food-grade quality moulding capabilities to confectionary and gummy customers.

Thew Arnott Launches All Natural Sugar Free Confectionery Polish Ideal for Chocolate Coated Products

26 Jul 2016 --- Thew Arnott, manufacturers of speciality ingredients for the confectionery and food industries, have launched a new sugar free glazing system for chocolate coated confectionery products.

Lindt & Sprüngli Reveal Profits Despite Rising Cost of Cocoa

26 Jul 2016 --- Swiss chocolate and confectionery maker Lindt & Sprüngli is making significant market share gains despite working against the backdrop “of a challenging environment” in the global chocolate industry.