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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Intense red cocoa

12 January 2012 – ADM Cocoa is introducing a new, intense red cocoa powder to manufacturers in the Middle East as it looks to expand its presence in the region. The latest addition to ADM Cocoa’s deZaan offering, the new cocoa powder – 400DP11 – can be used to add a dark reddish colour to […]

Stagnant sales for European confectionery

6 December 2011 – Latest research from Mintel on the sugar and gum confectionery market in Europe reveals that in the big five European countries, sales of sugar and gum confectionery have remained stagnant over the past four years (2008–2011), from €8.6 billion in 2008 to an estimated €8.9bn in 2011. Sales particularly declined in […]

New Chinese factory

21November 2011 – Tna has recently unveiled its newest manufacturing plant in Qingdao, China. The plant, one of a series of new developments around the world, demonstrates tna’s commitment to both the China and Asian markets by providing local turnkey manufacturing solutions to its customers. Second largest after the US, China had a gross industrial […]

Barry Callebaut and PT Comextra Majora in joint venture

18 November 2011 – Barry Callebaut and PT Comextra Majora, a diversified soft commodities trader and a leading exporter of cocoa from Indonesia, have entered into a joint venture today and will form a new company together: PT Barry Callebaut Comextra Indonesia. The new company will be headquartered in Makassar (Sulawesi) in Indonesia, the world’s […]

Indonesian cocoa

1 November 2011 – The biggest development in the pipeline for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate at the moment is the recent decision to build a new $100 million cocoa processing facility – its first such facility in the Far East. It will have the capacity to process 65,000 tonnes per year, producing cocoa ingredients. This […]

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 […]

ADM expands in Singapore

4 August 2011 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is expanding its cocoa processing capabilities at its facility in Singapore. As part of the expansion, ADM will add and upgrade processing equipment in order to increase productivity and production capacity to meet growing demand for cocoa products in the Asian market. “The expansion of our […]

Wild Flavors opens office in Shanghai, China

21 July 2011 – Wild Flavors has relocated its East China Sales and Shanghai Flavor Creations Teams to the Shanghai Juke Biotech Park utilising over 870 square meters of new office and lab space. For many years, Wild has been closely cooperating with The Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT) to train and develop Chinese Flavorists. […]

Growth of emerging markets

21 July 2011 – The high populations and increasing disposable incomes of Asia and South America have led to confectionery manufacturers aiming to increase their presence in fast growing emerging economies, in an effort to offset a slowdown in demand from developed markets, as shown by confectioners such as Thorntons, being forced to close their […]