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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 […]

Boost to African cocoa sector

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 […]

Nestle CEO elected to FDF

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.

Expanding coverage into UAE

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, […]

Training boosts cocoa crop

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 […]

Ingredient innovation centres

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 […]

Stronger presence in Africa

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 […]