19 Jan 2021
--- Twenty Degrees is a new specialty cacao business sourcing premium quality cacao beans from around the world. The venture is backed by Olam Cocoa and comes as the premium chocolate market continues to grow.
18 Jan 2021
--- Provenance, sustainable sourcing and packaging are among the stand-out themes spotlighted by Innova Market Insights for the sweets and snacks categories. Further developments are impacting the sweets and snacks sectors this... Read More
22 Dec 2020
--- 2020 has been a year of nostalgia as the COVID-19 pandemic led consumers to seek comfort in familiar foods. Flavors have been at the forefront of NPD, and Olam Cocoa expects this to be a key driver for future innovation over... Read More
14 Dec 2020
--- Herza Schokolade has launched two lines of chocolate pieces with licorice and tea flavor notes. The move comes as flavor pairing continues to be a key industry trend, and not just in foodservice. Combining flavors in new and... Read More
10 Dec 2020
--- Social media increasingly has the power to make or break trends, and TikTok – the forum of choice for much of Generation Z to share short videos – is no exception. The company has released the top viral food... Read More
08 Dec 2020
--- “The entire packaging industry needs to change,” Julia Piechotta, co-founder of Germany-based edible cutlery start-up Spoontainable, tells PackagingInsights. Her start-up provides one piece to the jigsaw puzzle... Read More
04 Dec 2020
--- Barry Callebaut has slashed its overall footprint by 8.1 percent in the last year, from 8.5 million to 7.8 million metric tons of CO2e. The chocolate and cocoa giant also outlines other significant ambitions for the coming... Read More
03 Dec 2020
--- Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has launched Karibon, a 100 percent shea-based premium cocoa butter equivalent (CBE) hailed as a “breakthrough” by the company. Karibon is plant-based, nutritionally balanced and a... Read More
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