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North America

These are all the posts that have been tagged with North America.

Hybrid eight colour press

McLean Packaging Corporation, a designer of premium packaging, has invested in KBA North America’s KBA Rapida 106 41in hybrid eight colour press. It is hoped that this purchase will increase McLean’s product options and enhance its efficiency for premium packaging and display needs. The firm will install the new press at its 100,000 square foot […]

Expanding into meat snacks

The Hershey Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Krave Pure Foods Inc, manufacturer of Krave jerky, an all-natural snack brand of premium jerky products. The transaction will allow Hershey to tap into the rapidly growing meat snacks category and further expand into the broader snacks space. “Our partnership with Hershey is a testament […]

Joint development plan

Archer Daniels Midland Company has signed a joint business development plan to continue to grow its relationship as an oils and fat supplier for Unilever in Europe, North America and Africa. The joint business development plan defines the long-term strategy and goals for the relationship and provides a clear framework for how ADM and Unilever […]

3D chocolate printing

The Hershey Company, in partnership with 3D Systems, has announced the debut of its 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. Consumers will have the opportunity to interact with Hershey scientists and the breakthrough technology. “We are now using 3D technology to bring Hershey goodness to consumers in unanticipated and exciting ways,” […]

Specialty ingredients investment

Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced that it plans to invest about $100m to increase its manufacturing capacity for specialty ingredients. The planned expansion is driven by the growing demand for the company’s higher-valued ingredients. The capital investments are expected to be made over the next several years […]

Hershey financial officer to retire

The Hershey Company has announced that David W Tacka, senior vice president and chief financial officer, intends to retire from the company at the end of the year. Hershey has engaged a leading executive search firm to conduct a national search for his successor. “Dave has had a distinguished 40-year career at Hershey culminating in […]

Chocolate business acquisition

Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (NYSE: ADM) global chocolate business for $440 million. The acquisition is an excellent fit with Cargill’s existing chocolate business and brings together two organisations with strong talent, broad customer bases and extensive research and development capabilities. “This acquisition is a major milestone in Cargill’s chocolate growth strategy and […]

Almonds are top nut

It was revealed after the latest Innova Market Insights global new products report that almonds have maintained their position as leading nut type as they have since 2006. Almonds are also the top nut used in bakery, desserts, cereal and ice cream worldwide and are the second most popular nut for snacking. Confectionery has continued […]

Stevia distribution agreement

GWI, a raw ingredient distributor from California, has been selected to distribute and sell Chenguang Biotech’s Stevia products in North America. “We have been looking for a partner in North America for many years on a variety of our herbal products”, says Mr. Qingguo Lu, President of Chenguang Biotech. “With GWI’s customer service, their reputation, […]

3D printed edibles

3D Systems has announced a multi-year joint agreement with The Hershey Company, a North American producer of chocolates, sweets and refreshments, to explore and develop opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, such as confectionery. “We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands,” says […]

In the mix

Kitty So, Alan Osborn, Lee Adendorf, Wang Fangqing and Keith Nuthall report on innovations in the mixing technology.

Good taste

Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.

Good things come in small packages

The World it seems, it becoming a little less keen to chew gum (and blow bubbles with it): this confectionery sub-sector that grew by a healthy 7.7 per cent in 2011 saw growth slowing to 1.7 per cent in 2012. It is the quietest sales period since the chewing gum segment (that includes bubble gums) […]

Hersheys commits to certified cocoa

The best news I have heard in a long while is that Hersheys has promised to use 100% certified cocoa by 2020. Hershey did not specify which certification scheme eg Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ certified it will apply – if any. But the issued press release did highlight a company announcement made earlier in […]