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

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. […]

Cocoa partnership launched

18 October 2011 – Kraft Foods is launching its successful Cocoa Partnership to the Dominican Republic in a five year commitment with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Working together, the Cocoa Partnership and USAID hope to increase the yield and quality of Dominican cocoa, while improving farmer livelihoods and communities. The program […]

Confectionery expertise for Blue Diamond Almonds

18 October 2011 – Blue Diamond Almonds has appointed of Jennifer Eastman as R & D food scientist. Eastman will focus on new product development and technology for Blue Diamond Almonds’ industrial products division. Eastman will take projects from concept through production and final testing for almond products used as ingredients in a wide variety […]

Hershey and Ferrero in joint logistics partnership

6 October 2011 – The Hershey Company has entered into an alliance with The Ferrero Group in North America through a joint warehousing, transportation and distribution initiative. This alliance is consistent with Hershey’s ongoing productivity efforts to improve supply chain efficiency and enhance competitiveness. The two companies will also work together to maximise corporate social […]

Novel applications for peanut flour

5 October 2011 – Peanut flour – a source of high quality plant protein, dietary fibre and essential minerals – is gaining increasing acceptance among food manufacturers around the world. Not only used in mainstream products such as confectionery products and baked goods, it is now finding new uses in innovative applications such as powdered […]

UK growth for Blue Diamond Almonds

3 October 2011 – Blue Diamond Almonds is keen to expand its presence in the UK market with its own brand consumer products and ingredients for food manufacturers. The California based company is launching a major marketing campaign throughout Europe, but is particularly focused on raising the profile of its snacks and ingredients in retail, […]