The Hershey Company has exceeded three of its environmental sustainability goals set in 2012. By the end of 2013 the company had converted six of its manufacturing facilities to zero waste to landfill, surpassing its 2015 goal of five. In addition, the company has achieved a recycling rate of 86.6%, surpassing its goal of 85%, […]
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As part of its major American Bakery Campaign 2014, Dawn Foods has extended its range of fillings and toppings with a selection of ready to use fruit fillings featuring real whole fruit, developed especially for the UK and Irish bakery markets. Dawn’s new fillings are available in seven flavours – blueberry, raspberry, black cherry, red […]
GWI, a raw ingredient distributor from California, has been selected to distribute and sell Chenguang Biotech’s Stevia products in North America. “We have been looking for a partner in North America for many years on a variety of our herbal products”, says Mr. Qingguo Lu, President of Chenguang Biotech. “With GWI’s customer service, their reputation, […]
3D Systems has announced a multi-year joint agreement with The Hershey Company, a North American producer of chocolates, sweets and refreshments, to explore and develop opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, such as confectionery. “We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands,” says […]
Yusen Logistics (YL) in the UK has confirmed further expansion of its operations in food and confectionery. Building on relationships with leading food manufacturers and grocery multiples, YL is providing solutions throughout the grocery supply chain from raw materials through to finished products. With ocean, air and contract logistics services, YL is adding value to […]
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 […]
Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.
Graham Kingston, commercial director of inclusions and toppings specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe), charts the progress of the inclusions market.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 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 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 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 […]
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) […]