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

Disruption in the chocolate market

Changing lifestyles and personal wellbeing are disrupting the chocolate market, new research suggests, presenting an opportunity for manufacturers who respond to new consumer demands.

Empowerment is key

Last week, I attended a conference in London which was hosted by Divine Chocolate to mark International Women’s Day, and what an inspiring day it was.

Jack Steijn to present a keynote at the Tea & Coffee World Cup

Tea & Coffee World Cup is delighted to announce that Jack Steijn, co-founder of Equipoise, consultancy for sustainable commodities, and chair of the ISO and CEN Committees on Sustainable and Traceable Cocoa, will be speaking at this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup exhibition.

Curbing sugar intake

Food and drink manufacturers are yet again being urged to reduce the amount of sugar in their products after a new report shows that children are consuming the same amount of sugar as 20 chocolate chip cookies a day.

Gearing up for Interpack

We’ve just sent the March issue of Confectionery Production to print. In it, you’ll find an overview of what’s happening at international packaging trade show Interpack, as well as the latest trends in confectionery processing and packaging.

Live from ProSweets and ISM

Today, my blog comes to you live from the ProSweets and ISM trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, where everything from automatic panning and moulding machines to chewy sweets and turn into gum are being presented.

What’s in store for 2017?

Confectionery Production looks at what’s in store for confectionery companies in 2017. Those with a greater understanding of their customers’ needs and the ability to adapt to those will fare particularly well.

February 2017

Equipment: Weighing and detection Ingredients: Cocoa; ethical sourcing Packaging: Pick and place; robotics Product focus: Jellies and gums Show issue: ISM/ProSweets (29 Jan – 1 Feb)