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

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Fast track stevia

29 September 2011 – PureCircle has announced a rapid expansion of its stevia supply in the US as S&W Seed Company nears completion and drying of stevia leaf in its first commercial level harvest. S&W plans to expand stevia plantings in California by the spring of 2012. PureCircle, the world’s leading producer of high purity […]

Bar production

26 September 2011 – The non-branded contract manufacturer VSI has broken ground for a new bar production plant in the Netherlands. This new site is VSI’s third plant in Leerdam and is scheduled to be fully operational in January 2012. VSI expects to strengthen its global position with this expansion. Following a sustainable and continuous […]

A mint move

12 September 2011 – Wild Flavors has acquired certain assets of the AM Todd Group, a leading provider of mint flavours and ingredients based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. AM Todd is globally recognised as the leader for natural mint flavours and value added mint ingredients. The company also has unique technologies surrounding organic flavours and ingredients. […]

Bright future for peanuts

8 September 2011 – The American Peanut Council forecasts a bright future for high protein peanut flour in line with increased demand for quality plant protein. Recent reports have predicted a boom in the high quality protein market as consumers begin to recognise protein’s weight management potential. Once only the domain of the sporting elite, […]

Going wild

2nd September 2011 – This past week I have spent in Canada in the province of Nova Scotia visiting the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA). Wild blueberries are distinct from cultivated blueberries in many ways, but of particular relevance to the confectionery and bakery markets, is the fact that they are significantly smaller […]