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Hershey award for good practice

The Hershey Company has been recognised as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The company was ranked No 45. This is the first time the company has been in the top 50 and underscores the it’s commitment to using its business expertise for good around the world. The magazine annually ranks the […]

Jelly Belly appoints new CEO

Lisa Rowland Brasher has been named president and chief executive officer of Jelly Belly Candy Company; four generations of the family before her have made candy in America. She will now lead all executive and operational activities for the company. She will report to company chairman of the board Herman G Rowland, Sr, her father. […]

Natural blueberry flavour

Dawn Foods has launched Blueberry Compound, a new concentrated all natural fruit flavour paste that can be used to add the subtle taste of blueberry and an attractive hue to frostings and filling creams in cakes and desserts, as well as ice creams, mousses and even milk shakes. The new Blueberry Compound joins Dawn’s existing […]

Hershey’s non-GMO pledge

Hershey’s has confirmed that as part of its commitment to simpler ingredients, its two iconic products will be non-GMO by the end of the year. Green America Food Campaigns director Nicole McCann states: “We congratulate Hershey’s on this important move and great first step. As one of the leading chocolate companies in the US, this […]

Callebaut signs outsourcing agreement

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced the signing of a new, long-term outsourcing agreement with World’s Finest Chocolate, a family-owned business based in Chicago, IL in the US. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will acquire the industrial chocolate manufacturing assets from World’s Finest Chocolate and lease space at its existing production site […]

Novel snack delivery systems

Ganeden, a manufacturer and marketer of probiotics, and Georgia Nut, a contract manufacturer of confections and snacks in North America, are pleased to announce their exciting new partnership. “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Georgia Nut,” says Joe Bradley, sales director of Ganeden. “With a shared commitment to innovative product development, Georgia […]

Hybrid eight colour press

McLean Packaging Corporation, a designer of premium packaging, has invested in KBA North America’s KBA Rapida 106 41in hybrid eight colour press. It is hoped that this purchase will increase McLean’s product options and enhance its efficiency for premium packaging and display needs. The firm will install the new press at its 100,000 square foot […]

Expanding into meat snacks

The Hershey Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Krave Pure Foods Inc, manufacturer of Krave jerky, an all-natural snack brand of premium jerky products. The transaction will allow Hershey to tap into the rapidly growing meat snacks category and further expand into the broader snacks space. “Our partnership with Hershey is a testament […]

American bakery rebrands

Dawn Foods, the American sweet bakery products and ingredients company will be re-branding its complete product range across Europe from January 2015 onwards with a striking, cohesive Dawn ‘family’ brand identity. The extensive rebranding programme will mean that all product variants including the Sucrea, Fruibel and Caullet brands will now come under the Dawn Foods […]

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 […]

The plight of cocoa farmers

As the holiday chocolate buying season moves into high gear in the US, a report has shed light on the struggle of West African cocoa farmers to earn decent livelihoods, despite increasing demand for cocoa and higher prices. About 60 per cent of the world¹s cocoa comes from Ghana and Ivory Coast. The poverty endured […]

3D chocolate printing

The Hershey Company, in partnership with 3D Systems, has announced the debut of its 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. Consumers will have the opportunity to interact with Hershey scientists and the breakthrough technology. “We are now using 3D technology to bring Hershey goodness to consumers in unanticipated and exciting ways,” […]

Tate & Lyle in joint venture

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has announced the establishment of a joint venture with Gemacom Tech Indústria e Comércio SA through the acquisition by Tate & Lyle of a majority equity interest in Gemacom Tech. Founded in 1990, Gemacom Tech is a domestically owned food systems business […]

Chocolate factory opens in Chile

Barry Callebaut has opened its first chocolate factory in Chile – the facility is situated in Paine, about 40km from the capital city of Santiago de Chile and has an initial annual production capacity of around 25,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate and compound. The factory will serve as a regional base for Barry Callebaut to […]