17 Sep 2021
--- Stevia giant Sweegen has expanded its footprint into China by formulating premium low-calorie confectionery chocolate for the brand TeChoco. The move is in recognition of the Asia-Pacific chocolate market’s... Read More
06 Sep 2021
--- The Hershey Company and Barry Callebaut have extended their strategic supply partnership signed initially in 2007. Under the agreement, Barry Callebaut will continue to supply Hershey’s North American business with... Read More
25 Aug 2021
--- Cargill is set to acquire Aalst, a Singapore-based chocolate manufacturer, in an investment that expands the company’s Asia-Pacific cocoa and chocolate offerings and capitalizes on APEC’s tremendous growth... Read More
24 Aug 2021
--- AAK has extended its Kolo Nafaso shea sourcing program to support the growing demand for ethically produced chocolate. Shea is a widely used plant-based fat ingredient in chocolate products, where it delivers texture and... Read More
18 Aug 2021
--- Barry Callebaut’s newly introduced Indulgence Playbook is a testament to the premiumization of confectionery over the last year, which saw unique and blissful taste experiences pushed to the forefront of product... Read More
16 Aug 2021
--- Cargill has entered a multi-year research agreement with vertical farming pioneer AeroFarms to identify the optimal conditions for cocoa tree growth and, in turn, build a more resilient cocoa sector. The research... Read More
13 Aug 2021
--- Olam International Limited has revealed that its operating group, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), a key player in natural and sustainable food ingredient solutions, is planning a primary listing on the premium segment of the... Read More
09 Aug 2021
--- PureCircle – now operating as PureCircle by Ingredion – received a positive safety opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the use of its Reb M, Reb D and Reb AM stevia ingredients produced... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- Functional and better-for-you snacking NPD is targeting key demands for high-performance ingredients, including focus-enhancing formulas and gluten-free alternatives. In this space, The Functional Chocolate Company launched... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- Barry Callebaut is teaming up with vanilla supplier Prova to launch a new charter in Madagascar that will boost its vanilla sourcing credentials. The tie-up will bring 100 percent sustainability to Barry Callebaut’s... Read More
15 Jul 2021
--- The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has terminated Korindo’s palm oil trademark licenses amid a disagreement over its sustainability status. The FSC official “disassociation” from the Korean palm oil giant... Read More
14 Jul 2021
--- As part of its VisionDairy Charter for sustainably sourced milk, chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has launched a pilot study that quantifies CO2 emission reduction in dairy cattle as a result of feed additives. This is in... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- Barry Callebaut is set to open its third factory in Russia, in the special economic zone of the Kaliningrad region, at the Baltic Sea. The factory was acquired last September and will be operational this August. The current... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- Carma Chocolate, a Barry Callebaut brand, is the first chocolate launched by the Swiss chocolate manufacturer with “100 percent sustainable ingredients.” According to the brand, passion for selecting high-quality... Read More
07 Jul 2021
--- This year’s World Chocolate Day – celebrated every July 7 – brings sourcing challenges to the forefront of debate, along with the most popular summer flavors. FoodIngredientsFirst takes a closer look at... Read More
01 Jul 2021
--- PepsiCo is scaling up its healthy snacks and beverage portfolio across Europe, pledging to reduce the average level of added sugars in its beverage portfolio by 25 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030. Snacks will also get... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, closed its acquisition of Secna Natural Ingredients Group S.L. This is the first acquisition for Oterra, which itself was purchased by private investment firm EQT in... Read More
25 Jun 2021
--- Mondelēz International has begun a food transparency program with the Triscuit brand. Consumers can discover the journey of the white-winter wheat baked into Triscuit crackers from a cooperative of farmers’ fields in... Read More
24 Jun 2021
--- The Barry Callebaut Group has agreed to acquire Europe Chocolate Company (ECC), a Belgian privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming months.... Read More
21 Jun 2021
--- Epogee, a developer of EPG – the ingredient that eliminates most calories from fat – has revealed its ingredient is now a key component in Gatsby Chocolate’s latest line of better-for-you chocolate bars.