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

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 […]

Nestle acquires majority of Hsu Fu Chi in China

12 July 2011 – Nestlé announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the founding family of Hsu Fu Chi, a leading manufacturer and distributor of confectionery products in China. Under the proposed agreement, Nestlé intends to acquire 60% of Hsu Fu Chi whilst the Hsu family will own the remaining 40%. Hsu […]

Sustainable cocoa for Indonesia

8th June 2011 – ADM has expanded of its flagship cocoa sustainability programme, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (SERAP), into Lambandia, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. The SERAP programme provides training and financial incentives to help cocoa farmers implement sustainable farming practices. In Indonesia, the SERAP programme will work with the Indonesian Cocoa and Coffee […]

Palsgaard takes over Emulsion Holland

16 May 2011 – Ingredients company Palsgaard makes yet another expansion move, by taking over full control of Dutch PGPR manufacturer Emulsion Holland in Zierikzee in Holland, together with its South African subsidiary Emulsion Holland South Africa. This announcement comes only months after Palsgaard A/S published its plans of constructing a new 20,000 MT emulsifier […]

New COO for Wild

1 April 2011 – Cosimo Trimigliozz has become the new chief operating officer of the newly formed Wild Flavors International business unit. The new unit will provide additional high level focus and management to the growing Wild business in the emerging world markets. The business unit will be comprised of the current Wild business in […]

Record breaking cocoa shipment

15 February 2011 – Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, has announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer […]

Large capacity emulsifier factory in Asia

7 February 2011 – Danish food ingredients supplier Palsgaard is now constructing a large state of the art emulsifier factory in Asia. The yearly capacity of the plant is in excess of 20.000 MT. “Preliminary investigations and negotiations are now at such an advanced stage that we feel comfortable to announce our plans”, explains Chairman […]

New flavour appeals to Asian cultures

2nd February 2011 – New from Jelly Belly Candy Company, the maker of The Original Gourmet Jelly Bean since 1976, comes a bold new flavour targeted to regional tastes- mooncake. This sweet treat is inspired by the ceremonial pastry enjoyed during celebrations of Mid-Autumn Festival across Asian cultures. The product is dairy-free, gelatine-free, gluten-free and […]

Lotte Confectionery invest in Pakistan

28 October 2010 – South Korea’s Lotte Confectionery has reportedly signed an agreement to acquire a 69.45% stake in Pakistani firm KS Sulemanji Esmailji & Sons (Kolson) for 20 billion won (about $17.9 million). Established in 1942, Kolson is a leading Pakistani producer of snacks, biscuits, cereals and pasta. Saifuddin Sistanwala, CEO of Kolson says, […]

Lotus Bakeries invest in biscuit production

28 September 2010 – Belgian bakery firm Lotus Bakeries is reportedly to invest around €27 million over the next three years to boost production capacity at two of its plants. The company will expand its production and storage space of caramelised biscuits at its plant in Lembeke in reaction to a significant increase in sales […]