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

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) […]

ADM appoints global sustainability general manager

Archer Daniels Midland Company has appointed Dr Kai-Uwe Ostheim as general manager – global sustainability cocoa. He will lead ADM Cocoa’s global sustainability programme, as the company looks to build on the success of its existing initiatives and meet growing customer and consumer interest in supporting farming communities around the world. Based in Rolle, Switzerland, […]

Barry Callebaut switches to RSPO certified palm oil

Barry Callebaut will use fully segregated palm oil from sustainable production certified 100% by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for compounds and fillings in all its factories in Europe. In Asia-Pacific, three Barry Callebaut plants are already certified and able to offer RSPO certified palm oil on a mass balance basis. The ingredients […]

Loders Croklaan to supply coconut oil

Loders Croklaan has added coconut oil to its lauric fats portfolio from the Rotterdam facilities. This means that, from now on Loders Croklaan will be able to supply all its customers’ requirements in the field of lauric fats. “This should significantly simplify our customers’ daily business,” says European sales & marketing director Roald Hulst, “as […]

Film packaging for chocolate

An Italian consortium, of organic producers and farmers, has chosen compostable NatureFlex from Innovia Films to wrap its range of fairtrade chocolate. Alce Nero, part of Alce Nero Mielizia SpA, and its members share a common ethos for regionality, innovation and the environment.  The choice to farm organically has characterised the organisation since its inception […]

Easier gum base production

Wacker, the German based chemical group, has developed a new solid resin that increases the efficiency of gumbase manufacturing. Gumbase is the water insoluble constituent of chewing gum, and acts as a carrier for sugar, sweeteners and flavourings. The production of chewing gum is usually a complex process that is performed in several stages and […]