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Focus on cocoa farming

Barry Callebaut – manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – has announced its 2012/13 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s strategy in the areas of sustainable cocoa, environmental protection and employee development. The report focuses on the Barry Callebaut initiatives that improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers, through sustainable cocoa practices. “With a growing […]

Good taste

Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.

Going nuts

Graham Kingston, commercial director of inclusions and toppings specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe), charts the progress of the inclusions market.

Responsible palm oil use campaign

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has announced a new national campaign that aims to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s snack foods by convincing major food companies to implement responsible palm oil policies. A protest at Chicago’s Board of Trade publicly named the 20 snack food companies that RAN’s campaign will focus on. The Snack Food […]

Sales team revamped

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has reshaped its sales team to create a more customer-driven operation under the leadership of newly-appointed sales and marketing director, Emiel van Dijk. Van Dijk, who joined from Cargill’s European refined oils business, led the reshaping of the sales function. He explains: “This initiative has been driven by our belief […]

Coatings specialist changes hands

The Riverside Company has sold Capol to Freudenberg Chemical Specialties, a Business Group of Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany. Based in Elmshorn, Germany, Capol develops and manufactures polishing, anti-sticking and release agents used in the confectionery, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Capol boasts more than 250 trademarked products, sells in more than 60 countries, and its […]

Gourmet collection enters US

After a successful launch in Asia, the new Gourmet collection from deZaan will be entering the US market with an exclusive range featuring 22 products, including dark and milk couvertures, white chocolate, cocoa powders, cocoa butter, compound coatings made with non-hydrogenated fats and service products. Most of the collection is produced in Belgium, with the […]

Packaging specialist expands alliance

Specialist packaging supplier KM Packaging Services Ltd has expanded its strategic alliance with Istanbul-based Ispak, part of the international manufacturing group Kibar Holding, to further develop the supply of confectionery and dairy aluminium foil based flexible packaging to the UK, US and Australian markets. Food packaging specialist KM has recently launched a number of new […]

Packaging events partnership

PMMI: The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, which owns and produces the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and Koelnmesse GmbH, organiser of trade fairs including Anuga FoodTec, are joining forces to promote their packaging and processing industry events. “It’s rare to find a company that does business on one continent, let alone in […]

Barry Callebaut maintains strong growth

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, achieved strong top-line growth with an increase in sales volume of 8.2% to 1,112,309 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012/13 (ended 31 May 2013). During Q3, the company even accelerated its volume growth to 8.9%. With this, Barry Callebaut significantly outpaced the […]

Cargill extends into North America

Cargill is increasing the range and availability of its certified sustainable cocoa and chocolate products for customers in North America. The products are the latest addition to the company’s sustainable cocoa product portfolio as part of its commitment to supporting sustainable cocoa and chocolate, backed by the Cargil Cocoa Promise. The Cargill Cocoa Promise is […]

Hershey signs Abidjan cocoa declaration

Hershey has signed the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, bringing the total number of cocoa stakeholder signatories to 34, the ICCO announced. Vice president global commodities Frank Day signed the Declaration in late February on behalf of The Hershey Company. The company—the largest producer of chocolate in North America—has about 14,000 employees and annual revenues of over […]

Blommer Chocolates to sign cocoa declaration

 Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, has become the latest cocoa stakeholder to sign the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, the ICCO revealed. President and chief operating officer Peter Blommer signed the Declaration on 20 February on behalf of the Chicago based family owned company, which was founded in […]

Good things come in small packages

The World it seems, it becoming a little less keen to chew gum (and blow bubbles with it): this confectionery sub-sector that grew by a healthy 7.7 per cent in 2011 saw growth slowing to 1.7 per cent in 2012. It is the quietest sales period since the chewing gum segment (that includes bubble gums) […]