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 email@example.com by the end of this week. We […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sealing a wide-ranging international programme of collaboration, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Cairo, Egypt, where the bank is based. The MOU aims to boost the development of the cocoa sector in Africa, foster the long-term competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers and […]
Fiona Kendrick, CEO and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, has been elected FDF president for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, president of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region.
Flavour and fragrance company, Givaudan, has opened a new, expanded technical centre and regional offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the first time customers from across the region will benefit from local access to Givaudan’s savoury and snacks flavour creation and application capabilities. Drawing on an in-depth understanding of local tastes and consumer preferences, […]
More than 32,000 cocoa farmers in West Africa are reducing the impact of pests and plant diseases on their cocoa crop thanks to a joint effort by CropLife Africa Middle East and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF). The programme trains a small group of selected farmers to become spray service providers (SSPs). SSPs are professionals […]
Ingredion has announced the launch of its Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Dedicated to fostering science-based collaboration and problem solving for food, beverage and industrial customers the labs are located in Hamburg, Manchester, Moscow, Dubai and Johannesburg. The five labs belong to a global network of 24 […]
Symrise has launched a subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria, strengthening its presence in Africa. The location will include sales and marketing offices as well as application laboratories. Symrise will use the market insights from its presence in the area to serve both local and multinational customers with products specifically tailored for the West African market. Symrise […]
The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has made a statement to say that its thoughts and prayers are with the citizens and the governments of three of its member countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – which are most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The organisation is firmly supportive of all ongoing […]
Hundreds of members of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and leaders from the global cocoa sector convened in Copenhagen, Denmark to take further crucial steps toward implementing a comprehensive strategy, called CocoaAction, to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast. WCF leadership also announced the collective […]
Transmar Group has joined the fight against Ebola and has pledged to make the first contribution to the initiative of $100,000 through Caritas Denmark allocated to the Caritas’ International Ebola response.
Dubai’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG), a non-profit industry body for food and beverage manufacturers based in the Emirate, has praised the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing – running 9-11 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – for its ‘unique business potential’. With more than 1,000 global food manufacturers, suppliers and service providers due to […]
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Cargill are investing US $2.5m to strengthen and expand the Cargill Coop Academy in Ivory Coast to provide greater access to advanced business skills training for over 300 cocoa co-operative leaders. The Cargill Coop Academy, established in 2013, was the first of its kind in the cocoa sector and […]
We have been listed as Media Partners for a couple of industry events, Sweets and Snacks Middle East and Gulfood Manufacturing. Sweets and Snacks Middle East is a fair targeting buyers from the MENA region. It is the largest event in the industry for this region, and covers sweets, snacks and confectionery profiles from raw […]