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Ishida MD steps down

Long serving managing director of Ishida Europe, Graham Clements, is stepping down from his role from 4 May 2015, handing over the day to day running of the company to the new managing director and former finance director Dave Tiso. Graham is to remain with the business as chairman to help effect a smooth transfer […]

Soggy biscuits

Here in the UK, many of us like to dunk our biscuits into a cup of tea; apparently dunking releases more flavour by dissolving the sugar they contain, as well as softening the texture; some are less likely than others to become so soggy that they break off and fall in! And it turns out […]

New Cargill marketing director

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has appointed Niklas Andersson as marketing and communications director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. Andersson joins Cargill from Corbion where he was marketing director for Purac, Corbion’s food business, leading their global marketing team. However he has spent the majority of his career with Unilever in […]

Oils increase energy efficiency

Mobil SHC Cibus hydraulic oils, which form part of the Mobil SHC Cibus series of advanced NSF H1-registered food grade lubricants, have demonstrated potential energy efficiency benefits in commercial hydraulic equipment. Compared to a conventional oil, Mobil SHC Cibus hydraulic oil has the potential to help reduce the energy consumption of hydraulic equipment, helping to […]

Empowering shea farmers

The Hershey Company has announced its partnership with IOI Loders Croklaan, a global shea butter supplier, to fund the construction of three warehouses in Northern Ghana that will improve incomes for women shea farmers and positively impact their livelihoods. Hershey and IOI Loders Croklaan will provide funding to StarShea, a social business that commercialises shea […]

Improving cocoa fermentation

The Barry Callebaut Group, VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and KU Leuven (University of Leuven), with the support of IWT (Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology-Flanders), have improved the process of cocoa fermentation. Building on techniques inspired by Belgian brewers, the researchers have developed a special yeast that unlocks the flavour and aroma precursors […]

Back to work we go

As the dust settles after ProSweets and ISM in Cologne, it’s time to reflect on the highlights of these important industry events. Of course, there will be show reviews in the March issue of Confectionery Production, so if you’d like to be included, please email me at susannahm@bellpublishing.com by the end of this week. We […]

Sugar substitutes market

Grand View Research has published a new report entitled ‘Sugar Substitutes Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020’. The report found that the sugar substitutes market is likely to grow due to rising concerns over diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Increasing scope of application for sugar […]

Mondelez expands in Bahrain

Mondelez International has laid the cornerstone of its new $90 million biscuit plant in Bahrain in a bid to tap into rising demand in the Middle East and Africa for brands such as Oreo, Ritz and Tuc biscuits. Full commercial production is scheduled to start early next year. “Demand for our biscuits in the Middle […]

Sustainable sourcing

Ghana is benefitting from the efforts being made across the cocoa supply chain to promote ethics and sustainability. Jonathan Dyson reports.

Joint development plan

Archer Daniels Midland Company has signed a joint business development plan to continue to grow its relationship as an oils and fat supplier for Unilever in Europe, North America and Africa. The joint business development plan defines the long-term strategy and goals for the relationship and provides a clear framework for how ADM and Unilever […]

Seasons greetings

According to Wikipedia, Christmas crackers are part of Christmas celebrations primarily in the UK, Ireland and Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. But apparently their origins are sweet related. Pull a cracker this Christmas, in the UK at least, and it’s likely you will receive a set of mini screwdrivers, […]

New regional headquarters

Cargill’s food ingredient business in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa (METNA) has opened a new regional headquarters in Istanbul in order to accommodate a growing sales and technical team and deliver dedicated and tailored customer service for the region. The new office, one of five in the METNA region, not only demonstrates the […]

Cocoa processing in Asia

Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand among Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill’s cocoa processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia. Creating more than 300 new jobs, the US$100m facility will have a 70,000-metric-ton processing capacity […]