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

Nestle reports 7.2% growth

20 April 2012 – In the first three months of 2012, sales increased by 5.6% to CHF 21.4 billion (€17.8bn). Organic growth was 7.2%, composed of 2.8% real internal growth and pricing of 4.4%. Acquisitions net of divestitures, added 3% to sales, whilst foreign exchange had a negative impact of 4.6%. Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO […]

A looming chocolate crisis

18 April 2012 – A chocolate supply crisis may be looming says Professor David Guest, from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney. "We’re in a situation where chocolate manufacturers are anxious about meeting demand, as there’s rapidly increasing chocolate consumption in developing economies, paired with instability in cacao growing areas," […]

Tate & Lyle opens Brazilian technical service facility

10 April 2012 – Tate & Lyle has opened an application and technical service facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The facility is part of Tate & Lyle’s global network of 15 applications and technical service laboratories that provide applications studies, rapid prototyping and complete formulation expertise to help food and beverage customers’ transition more quickly […]

Drive towards sustainable cocoa

15 March 2012 – Barry Callebaut has launched a €33m cocoa sustainability initiative called Cocoa Horizons. The initiative aims to boost farm productivity, increase quality and improve family livelihoods in key cocoa producing countries in West and Central Africa and Indonesia over ten years. Barry Callebaut will focus first on large producer countries including Côte d’Ivoire, […]

Snyder’s Lance switches to humane ingredients

13 March 2012 – Snyder’s Lance is moving to cage free eggs for use in its snack products. "We are committed to using the highest quality ingredients and keeping in touch with consumer concerns. While the vast majority of our snack products do not contain eggs, choosing cagefree eggs is the right thing for our […]

Sweet chocolate promotion

6 March 2012 – Payne’s Supastrip VDP tear tape has been used by Nestlé to deliver a unique number on-pack promotion for Mexico’s leading chocolate bar brand. The three month promotion for Nestlé’s Carlos V brand was carried on 53 million chocolate bars and centred on helping the brand’s famous ‘King Carlos V’ character find […]

The sustainability craze

28 February 2012 – Sustainability is the topic of conversation this week, started off by Mars Chocolate North America opening a solar garden at a production facility in Nevada that will provide 100% electricity during peak opening hours. “At Mars Chocolate North America, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the world,” says […]

Packaging for premium sweets

28 February 2012 – Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose based material, NatureFlex, has been selected by Miss Muffet & Co, to wrap its range of fairytale and nursery rhyme inspired premium confectionery. Miss Muffet & Co is a UK based company, set up by Sarah Cadman, who has a philosophy of using natural ingredients wherever possible. […]

Ferrero to open Mexican plant

27 February 2012 –  The President of the Mexican Republic, Felipe Calderon, has announced that Ferrero will invest $190 million  for building a new plant at the Parque Opcòn industrial park, in San Josè Iturbide in the State of Guanajuato in Mexico. The new production plant will manufacture new Kinder and Nutella products, for the […]

Easter eggs stand out in renewable pouches

15 February 2012 – Innovia Films’ renewable, compostable cellulose based material, NatureFlex, won Ganong Bros Limited’s approval, to pack its range of Easter confectionery in stand up pouches. Ganong is Canada’s oldest candy company, founded in 1873 and remains family owned and operated. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility is in New Brunswick. Bruce Rafuse, vice […]

Barry Callebaut strengthens position in US

14 February 2012 – Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Mona Lisa Food Products, a leader in chocolate decorations products in the US. The currently privately owned company will be integrated into Barry Callebaut’s North American Gourmet & Specialties Products business. The acquisition of Mona Lisa confirms Barry Callebaut’s intention to […]

World’s first 100% soft melting real chocolate for ice cream

27 January 2012 – Barry Callebaut has launched an exciting new generation of soft melting ice cream chocolate bites called ChocMelts inclusions. Unlike standard compound based drops, the ChocMelts inclusions are the first ever to be made from 100% chocolate, offering the unmistakably intense flavour and texture of genuine chocolate. Because they melt together with […]

Barry Callebaut to supply Grupo Bimbo

17 January 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Grupo Bimbo, one of the largest food companies in Latin America, have signed a new long-term supply agreement for Bimbo’s operations in Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will supply the plants of Grupo Bimbo with up to 32,000 tonnes of chocolate products annually for […]

200 Cadbury jobs cut

6 December 2011 – Kraft’s £44 million investment in its Cadbury plants is tainted by the announcement that 200 jobs will be lost over the next two years, Unite, the largest union in the country, says. Kraft, which controversially took over Cadbury last year, said consultation on job losses would start in the New Year. […]