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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of spirulina as a colorant for a wider range of applications. Initially approved for use in candy and chewing gum, the use of spirulina as a colorant has now been extended to frostings, ice cream, frozen desserts, dessert coatings and toppings, beverage mixes and […]
DSM is due to present its latest inovations at this year’s Food Ingredients South America (FiSA). DSM will be showcasing its range of nutritional lipids derived from fish oil, including MEG-3, a source of omega-3 without the fish taste. The firm’s life’sDHA product, a source of DHA omega-3 derived from algae will also be on […]
Maverick Innovations, the creator of specialist natural flavours, ingredients and aromas, introduced its range of Flavours with Provenance to the US market at the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo at the New Orleans Morial Convention Centre in New Orleans. “We launched Maverick Innovations, the sister company to Omega Ingredients, at IFT last year and […]
Rousselot will be showcasing its Peptan range and its Synergy Systems gelatin-based solutions at this year’s Fi South America exhibition. Peptan collagen peptides, which aim to improve joint, bone and skin health, are popular in the nutraceutical, food and beverage industries. Peptan is a natural, multifunctional protein ingredient that is manufactured using a gentle enzymatic […]
Rousselot has held the first in a series of European innovation days at its Global Expertise Centre in Ghent, Belgium. Attended by delegates from across the food and nutrition industries, the day-long programme of seminars and workshops focused on opportunities to bring innovative new products to market successfully and quickly through co-creation. The launch of […]
It was revealed after the latest Innova Market Insights global new products report that almonds have maintained their position as leading nut type as they have since 2006. Almonds are also the top nut used in bakery, desserts, cereal and ice cream worldwide and are the second most popular nut for snacking. Confectionery has continued […]
The American Heart Association brought together over 100 key stakeholders at a special conference about global sodium intake in June 2013, and the proceedings from the conference have now been published. The group found that increasing consumer understanding for the need to reduce sodium intake, and the use of food technologies to reduce sodium in […]
Bosch Packaging Technology is aiming to expand its position in the packaging technology market globally by 2020, and in particular in Africa and Asia. The company also intends to spur further growth by venturing into new fields of business. “We expect to see fundamental change in the market for packaging machinery. We not only want […]
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is set to offer Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil to North American customers from 2015. In addition, the firm will work with Wilmar International Limited to provide fully traceable, sustainable palm oil that meets the RSPO Mass Balance standards. “ADM and Wilmar share a commitment to […]
Archer Daniels Midland Company is set to expand its production capacity of non-genetically modified lecithin. The firm will expand capacity at its soybean processing facility in Latur, India, and adding new rapeseed processing capabilities to its facility in Hamburg, Germany. Lecithin is an emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of food processing applications […]
The Hershey Company has announced its sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014. Highlights from the update included: Net sales increase 2.4% including a 0.8 point negative impact from foreign currency exchange rates. Earnings per share-diluted of $1.11 as reported and $1.15 adjusted Outlook for 2014 net sales and adjusted earnings […]
North American cocoa grindings rose for the sixth straight quarter with the smallest increase in nearly a year and a half after the 2013 figure was revised upward, according to data from the NCA, Reuters has reported.
Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced plans to invest $250 million in a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The complex will be located next to the company’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, and will manufacture a range of functional protein concentrates and isolates. ADM’s Food and […]
Rafal Taciak, commercial director for cocoa and Christina Franken, marketing communication, Tradin Organic, discuss the challenges of meeting a growing demand for organic cocoa.
The Royal Duyvis Wiener group has acquired JAF Inox, a cocoa processing solutions provider. The move allows the group to serve the gourmet ‘bean to bar’ chocolate maker, in addition to the laboratory size chocolate equipment user. JAF Inox can supply complete turnkey chocolate production systems from bean to bar. The standard lines range in […]