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

PLMA’s World of Private Label

All over the world, private label is growing more and more popular. The growth of private label reflects in this year’s ‘World of Private Label’ Trade Show. It is the number one trade show in the world that is entirely dedicated to private label industry with more than 3800 exhibit stands and with retail and […]

Malic acid powder receives GRAS status

21 August 2012 – Malic acid powder from Purac, has been granted GRAS status and can now be used in confectionery and jellies in the US. Purac Powder MA is a malic acid coated in sodium hydrogen malate which remains stable even in products with an extended shelf life and delivers an instant but long […]

Bosch announces Indian growth plans

14 August 2012 – Bosch Packaging Technology India has opened a new manufacturing facility in Goa, India. The €5 million plant will fulfill capacity expansion and meet the increasing demand of India’s fast growing packaging market as well as international markets. With the state-of-the-art technology, the new plant will aim at increased localisation of new […]

Barry Callebaut improves Japanese footprint

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest confectionery companies, have extended their long term strategic partnership signed early 2008. Both parties agreed on a new, ten year supply agreement for up to 16,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products a year. For this, Morinaga and Barry Callebaut will also intensify […]

DKSH supports Hershey’s expansion into Malaysia

29 May 2012 – DKSH is supporting Hershey’s market expansion in Malaysia. DKSH will provide sales, distribution, trade marketing, merchandising, and logistics services for Hershey’s range of chocolates, such as Hershey’s Kisses, chocolate bars, nuggets, and pearls, chocolate related grocery products as well as Bubble Yum gum. The collaboration, commencing 1 June is an extension […]

Lactose free milk chocolate

15 May 2012 – Barry Callebaut has launched a lactose free milk chocolate. Initially being launched in Europe, the chocolate differs from existing offerings by using a special skimmed milk powder with the lowest lactose content available on the market. With this particular powder, Barry Callebaut can allow higher amounts of milk powder in its […]

World bank invests in cocoa trader

15 May 2012 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group are investing $55 million in Armajaro Trading, a soft-commodity supplier, to support the ethical sourcing of cocoa. The project will help develop sustainable farming practices and improve traceability within its supply chains. Increasing traceability of commodities and promoting sustainable farming are integral to […]

Nestle Malaysia celebrates centenary

11 May 2012 – Nestlé Malaysia, producer of the company’s biggest range of halal products, is celebrating its centenary. Consumers worldwide have been able to buy halal versions of the Nestlé’s well known brands such as Kit Kat since the 1980s. Today Nestlé Malaysia produces about 300 halal products in its food and beverage range […]

ADM enters new markets

8 May 2012 – ADM Cocoa is expanding into the gourmet sector, with a line of cocoa products developed for artisan bakers and chefs. Launching into the Asian market, the deZaan Gourmet collection includes Belgian chocolates, a single origins range and responsibly sourced cocoa, and has been designed to meet growing consumer demand for high […]

The Asian way to go

3 May 2012 – Confectioner’s all seem to be heading to Asia to take advantage of the booming confectionery market, especially when industry seems to be stagnant in the EU. This past month has seen Nestlé release it’s first quarter results. The company celebrated 7.2% growth, much of which was attributed to growth in Latin […]

Rocky Mountain plans aggressive Asian expansion

2 May 2012 – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory plans to open 100 stores across Japan. The company has signed a master licensing agreement with RMCF Asia. Under the terms of the agreement, RMCF Asia will pay a master license fee for the right to open Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores for its own account and […]

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," […]

Cocoa development for Vietnam

28 March 2012 – A cocoa Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established in Vietnam to strengthen the growth of sustainable cocoa development. Immediate priorities for the unit include enhancing cocoa research, improving farming practices to increase yields; improving market access and advocating independent certification. The PMU was created by Cargill and the cocoa Public-Private […]