27 Nov 2020
--- Barry Callebaut has started a new eco initiative to upcycle its cocoa shells into biochar, which looks similar to charcoal, supplies green energy, and reduces carbon emissions at the chocolate and cocoa giants’... Read More
19 Nov 2020
--- Ritter Sport is swapping out its standard plastic wrappers for paper-based packaging in a first-time trial. The chocolate company is reintroducing its limited-edition Chocolate & Weed to the Austrian market, now... Read More
17 Nov 2020
--- Some corners of the chocolate market are becoming more specialized as consumers seek sugar-free and dairy-free options. Conversely, cost-effective and comforting milk chocolate varieties are also seeing increased interest,... Read More
13 Nov 2020
--- Barry Callebaut has unveiled a new identity and positioning for its North American Van Leer chocolate brand.
11 Nov 2020
--- In fiscal year 2019/20 the Barry Callebaut Group saw its sales volume decline by 2 percent to 2,095,982 metric tons, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, sales volume in the chocolate business took a hit of 2.1... Read More
10 Nov 2020
--- Bösch Boden Spies extends its product family with cacaofruit brand Cabosse Naturals. Barry Callebaut launched the cacaofruit brand at the end of last month, in tune with consumers’ increasing interest in... Read More
09 Nov 2020
--- AAK has developed Illexao, a range of fats suitable for making a “super compound” that can replace up to 100 percent of the free cocoa butter in a chocolate recipe.
04 Nov 2020
--- The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has found mixed sales gains for confectionery in its second pandemic report, analyzing the 26 weeks between March 15 to September 6 in the US.
03 Nov 2020
--- Barry Callebaut will open a fourth office and the third Chocolate Academy Center in Shenzhen, China. The new facilities aim to better serve the growing demand for high-quality chocolate and address “the great growth... Read More
29 Oct 2020
--- The F&B industry is celebrating Halloween with seasonal, flavorful releases to urge consumers to enjoy the holiday, despite the looming COVID-19 threat. Major brands are reimagining flavors, giving them a... Read More
22 Oct 2020
--- By casting off traditional associations between cacao and indulgence, Barry Callebaut shows how cacaofruit can address health, sustainability and taste demands in an entirely novel category. The company’s latest brand,... Read More
20 Oct 2020
--- An international research team with the University of Göttingen in Germany has published an overview article on the transition to responsible, high-quality cocoa production in Peru. The study comes at a time when... Read More
29 Sep 2020
--- Launches of plant-based products have significantly increased across all sweet categories to keep pace with increasing consumer demand for healthy and indulgent products. This comes as the growing interest in plant-based... Read More
28 Sep 2020
--- General Mills is pledging to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over the next decade and slash food waste in half. The commitment entails a strategic focus on regenerative agriculture and aligns... Read More
16 Sep 2020
--- Descendant of John Cadbury and founder of British chocolate specialist, Love Cocoa, James Cadbury, is on the verge of launching his new venture – the UK’s first oat milk chocolate range. The... Read More
15 Sep 2020
--- Olam Cocoa has launched Olam Cocoa for Professionals, a new venture which will make its deZaan cocoa powders available to restaurants, caterers and patisseries for the first time.
11 Sep 2020
--- Lockdown restrictions have led to “significant changes” in the UK’s consumption habits, according to new research from Olam Cocoa. Rather than reaching for old favorites, more people are turning to... Read More
10 Sep 2020
--- Taste is the most important driver when purchasing chocolate, soft chew, hard and prepackaged cotton candy. This is according to a new study from Comax Flavors on consumers’ behavior, usage and attitudes on... Read More
10 Sep 2020
--- For the first time, Mars Wrigley has publicly revealed an interactive map detailing where it sources cocoa from to boost its supply chain strategy. The confectionery giant pledges to achieve a 100 percent deforestation-free... Read More
08 Sep 2020
--- Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has officially unveiled its first shea processing plant in Africa, pegged as the largest of its kind on the continent. Located in Tema, Ghana, the new facility is a fully automated solvent... Read More