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These are all the posts that have been tagged with america.

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 […]

Boost for global cocoa brand

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business is revitalising its global Gerkens Cacao brand, highlighting its premium nature and key benefits for confectionery customers. “We found from research amongst our customers that Gerkens is a much-loved and well-known brand that is already closely associated with its Dutch heritage, but which needed refreshing,” says Philippe Huet, Cargill managing […]

Specialty ingredients investment

Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced that it plans to invest about $100m to increase its manufacturing capacity for specialty ingredients. The planned expansion is driven by the growing demand for the company’s higher-valued ingredients. The capital investments are expected to be made over the next several years […]

Hershey financial officer to retire

The Hershey Company has announced that David W Tacka, senior vice president and chief financial officer, intends to retire from the company at the end of the year. Hershey has engaged a leading executive search firm to conduct a national search for his successor. “Dave has had a distinguished 40-year career at Hershey culminating in […]

Strategic sustainability partnership

Unilever and Solidaridad have announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of one million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. The agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit in London. The partnership will be focused on promoting gender equity, improving agricultural and labour practices as well as supporting young […]

Chocolate business acquisition

Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (NYSE: ADM) global chocolate business for $440 million. The acquisition is an excellent fit with Cargill’s existing chocolate business and brings together two organisations with strong talent, broad customer bases and extensive research and development capabilities. “This acquisition is a major milestone in Cargill’s chocolate growth strategy and […]