27 May 2020
--- Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement to acquire GKC Foods, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving consumer chocolate brands in Australia and New Zealand. This strategic acquisition strengthens Barry... Read More
21 May 2020
--- Sprüngli has launched the Grand Cru Absolu, the world’s first chocolate with only two ingredients. The Switzerland-based producer of grand cru chocolate describes the product as an “intense chocolate... Read More
14 May 2020
--- Emotions play a significant role in food and are simultaneously linked to initial food preferences. That is according to Renata Januszewska, Global R&D Sensory Manager at Barry Callebaut, who notes that “when our... Read More
13 May 2020
--- Confectionery players can now achieve 50 percent sugar reduction in final products without compromising on product taste following Bunge Loders Croklaan’s (BLC) latest creation Sweetolin. The edible specialty oils and... Read More
12 May 2020
--- GNT Group has launched two new Exberry Coloring Foods that deliver bright orange shades in powder and oil-dispersible formats. Made from paprika and carrot, the new Brilliant Orange products provide solutions for a range of... Read More
06 May 2020
--- Perceptions of food sustainability in Japan – especially within the chocolate market – are rapidly changing according to chocolate giant Barry Callebaut. Japanese consumers are recognizing issues presented in... Read More
04 May 2020
--- Purchases of single origin cacao are most often driven by label-oriented connotations of sustainability and traceability. In terms of a product’s organoleptic properties, however, this common on-pack attribute can... Read More
23 Apr 2020
--- Producer of stevia ingredients PureCircle is now offering its proprietary NSF-02 stevia flavor solution directly to its customers. This PureCircle solution was previously distributed by a third party as a strategic option... Read More
21 Apr 2020
--- US researchers are developing a precision authentication testing method to determine “without any doubt” the chocolate’s country of origin to ensure that it has not been adulterated with inferior... Read More
21 Apr 2020
--- Syntegon Technology is equipped to demonstrate its resource-saving technologies for confectionery, bakery and pharmaceutical packaging applications at this year’s inaugural Virtual Show, held from May 7 to 13, 2020.... Read More
17 Apr 2020
--- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across global sectors and markets, Olam Cocoa details how its navigating challenges within the cocoa supply chain. It’s critical to minimize potential disruptions as... Read More
17 Apr 2020
--- Chocolate and cocoa products giant, the Barry Callebaut Group, is bracing itself for the potential impacts of coronavirus on its business by drawing on a €1 billion (US$1.09 bn) credit facility to shore up liquidity.... Read More
10 Apr 2020
--- While this Easter will be quite unlike those of previous years for most people, NPD has been hopping with tasty treats that can offer some sweet reprieve. Chocolate remains a primary focus, with multiple brands innovating... Read More
08 Apr 2020
--- Following Brenntag Food & Nutrition being appointed as the sole distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate portfolio, FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to the companies’ executives about the... Read More
30 Mar 2020
--- Barry Callebaut has issued a progress update on The Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI), launched in 2017 at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23). The ongoing commitment is spearheaded by the world’s largest cocoa... Read More
26 Mar 2020
--- The 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo, originally scheduled for May 18-21, 2020, in Chicago, has been canceled. It joins a growing list of trade show disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Restrictions and recommendations... Read More
13 Mar 2020
--- Tapping into texture and plant-based trends, Magnum Ice Cream has introduced three new ice cream varieties. Non-Dairy Sea Salt Caramel Bars, Double Pistachio Honey Tubs and Double Almond Brown Butter Tubs feature ice cream... Read More
26 Feb 2020
--- Confectionery is building on premiumization in a market that is mature but continuing to grow modestly. Despite rising concerns around sugar intake, consumers continue to demand everyday and more indulgent treats and snacks.... Read More
20 Feb 2020
--- KitKat’s flavor innovation trail continues with a new “Birthday Cake” launch from The Hershey Company, the brand’s US owner. The birthday cake flavor has been enjoying increased popularity in the US,... Read More
14 Feb 2020
--- As the world celebrates Valentine’s Day today, industry taps into the marketing potential of the romantic festivities with seasonal offerings that capture consumer’s hearts. The pink of Ruby chocolate has... Read More