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

First German RSPO seminar on sustainable palm oil

29 October 2010 – A seminar on sustainable palm oil was recently held in Düsseldorf, Germany under auspice of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The seminar was organised by IOI-Loders Croklaan Europe and included presentations from RSPO members such as Unilever, WWF Germany, Oxfam as well as German retailer REWE Group. Around hundred […]

Bon Bon Buddies moves into European chocolate market

28 September 2010 – Welsh licensing company Bon Bon Buddies looks to enter the European market and relaunch its luxury chocolate brand, Kshocolât, which it acquired in March. Bon Bon Buddies licenses and sells branded children’s confectionery and has become the biggest supplier of licensed confectionery and novelty biscuits in Europe with a projected turnover […]

Chocri partners with Ritter and launches UK site

24 September 2010 – Germany-based Chocri is expanding its two-year old business by launching a custom chocolate service online on the back of a new round of investment from Ritter Sport. Chocri has 80,000 customers in Germany and the US and opened the UK offshoot of the German website on 20 September. Chocri allows you to […]

Wiener B.V. acquires F.B. Lehmann

Wiener B.V. (a daughter of Duyvis Wiener B.V.) has acquired 100% of the shares of F.B.Lehmann Maschinenfabrik in Germany, effective 8 September 2010. Duyvis Wiener, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in November 2010, delivers machines for grinding, pressing, pulverising and stabilising of cocoa, as well as processing machines and installations for the production of chocolate. […]

Automated Salmonella detection for confectioners

21 July 2010 – Chocolate manufacturers may benefit from automated testing for Salmonella, according to Swiss robotics supplier Xiril and Germany’s Biotecon Diagnostics.   Biotecon Diagnostics developed the foodproof RoboPrep+ Series to meet the need of a leading international confectionary manufacturer, who has now introduced the system into several of its factories for automated Salmonella testing. […]

It’s a chocolate ambush

Ambush advertising strategies have been a hotly debated topic at the World Cup, which may be a welcome English distraction from the performance on the pitch. Beyond orange mini-dresses, Nestlé seems to have scored an important advertising goal with its ‘Cross your fingers’ Kit Kat TV campaign despite not paying for a hugely expensive sponsorship […]

Flavour firm Rudolf Wild sells shares

The private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has acquired shares in German food flavour firm Rudolf Wild. Chairman of Wild, Dr Hans-Peter Wild, says, “This strategic partnership will allow us to tap into the capital markets and financing sources that have previously been unavailable to us, thereby driving more rapid growth of our business.” […]

German cocoa grind up

Germany’s fourth quarter 2009 cocoa grind has risen 9.4% compared to the same time last year, reaching 95,834 tonnes, according to the association of German Confectionary Producers, BDSI. A rise had been expected following the expansion of a Hamburg cocoa processing plant. Looking at the European total, cocoa bean grindings in the fourth quarter reached […]

Sweets China exhibition opens

China’s most established sweet and confectionery trade fair,
Sweets China, has opened its doors for the sixth time. This year it is held in conjunction with the China Confectionery Culture Festival at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Both events are organized by Koelnmesse and China’s National Candy Association. Visitors can expect to see international confectionery manufacturers such […]

Fortuna wins Iba trophy 2009

German company Fortuna Maschinenbau Holding has won the Innovation Prize “Iba trophy 2009″ at the Iba bakery exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany. The jury awarded the prize to the divider and rounder Fortuna Magnus Soft (KI-T), which is equipped with a new dough dividing and moulding system. The machine allows a fully automatic processing of extremely […]

Confectionery awards presented in Australasia

Two of the Australasian confectionery industry’s best students were presented with the prestigious Craig Award and the Sollich Award at the industry’s premier annual conference in the region, ConTechPlus, held in Melbourne recently. Each year the industry celebrates excellence in confectionery study at the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia’s (CMA) annual conference, ConTechPlus, where the two […]

Almonds become number one ingredient nut

According to the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), almonds became the leading nut introduced in new products worldwide in 2008, with 160 more new product introductions than peanuts and 423 more new products than hazelnuts. In a global food market that declined 6% in new product introductions overall, new almond introductions held virtually stable […]

ICA to coordinate global cocoa quality and regulation

The International Confectionery Association has held two meetings in Cologne, Germany on cocoa supply chain issues. In addition to ICA, attendees included NCA, CAOBISCO, CMA Australia, CMA Canada, Confectionery Association of Japan, World Cocoa Foundation, Federation of Cocoa Commerce, European Cocoa Association and chocolate manufacturers. The first meeting addressed global pesticide use in growing areas […]

ADM acquires Schokinag

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has expanded its global cocoa and chocolate business with the signing of an agreement to purchase Schokinag-Schokolade-Industrie Herrmann GmbH & Co. KG, one of Europe’s leading producers of chocolate and cocoa powder. Scott Walker, managing director of ADM Cocoa International, says, “By integrating Schokinag into our cocoa business, we will […]