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North America

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

Frozen wild blueberries

17 February 2011 – The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) has introduced a frozen retail pack and a new dried fruit application featuring Canadian wild blueberries as the signature ingredient. Wild blueberries are packed with powerful antioxidants that can help to influence how well our bodies age by reducing oxidative stress – which […]

Max Brenner opens chocolate bar in Las Vegas

12 August 2010 – The Israeli Strauss Group’s Max Brenner chocolate cafe chain has opened its new Chocolate Bar in Las Vegas, US. It features a two-story restaurant and chocolate shop spanning around 1,000m2 with seating capacity of 280 a chocolate and gift shop, two rooms for private events, a take-out bar set up at the […]

Cadbury boosts Kraft profits

6 August 2010 – Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury has helped the US firm to post higher-than-expected profits despite a decline in its own North American sales. Kraft said net profit was $937m (£590m), up from $827m in the same period a year earlier earlier. Cadbury accounted for 90% of the 25% rise in Kraft’s net […]

New Canadian distributor for Glee Gum

3 August 2010 – Verve, the natural chewing gum manufacturer in the US, has announced a new partnership with Directa Distribution to distribute Glee Gum throughout Québec, Canada. Glee Gum is all-natural chewing gum with no artificial colouring, flavouring, sweeteners nor preservatives. It is the only gum in North America made with chicle – the […]

Almonds number one ingredient nut for second consecutive year

22 July 2010 –  Almonds were the leading nut used in new food products worldwide for the second year in a row, according to the 2009 Mintel Global New Products Database. The growth of new almond products from 2008 to 2009 (up 18%) outpaced both new food product introductions in general (up 15%) and new […]

New product trends at Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago

26 May 2010 – As Sweets & Snacks Expo continues in Chicago, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) predicts the leading new products trends: Chocolate-Covered Everything – Manufacturers look for more and more treats to cover with chocolate. While local gourmands may seek out chocolate-covered bacon and mushrooms at their hometown confectioners, mainstream America will look […]

Barry Callebaut appoints CEO for Americas

Barry Callebaut has appointed David Johnson to the position of president and CEO Americas effective from 1 May 2009. He will succeed Massimo Garavaglia, who has held this position since September 2006, after having relocated from Europe for a three-year term. Garavaglia will return to Europe as of 1 June 2009 to succeed Onno Bleeker […]

Barry Callebaut opens new factory in Mexico

Barry Callebaut, the leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has opened its new chocolate factory located in Monterrey, Mexico. With an annual production capacity of around 100,000 tonnes, the new factory is Barry Callebaut’s third largest chocolate factory worldwide. The total investment amounted to approximately $40 million (€30.8m). Expansion into Mexico allows Barry […]

Ingredients news: Stabilisers put the icing on the cake

Cargill is introducing two new stabiliser ranges that enable baked goods manufacturers to produce bakery icings that work with various processing requirements. These new texturising solutions will give manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa flexibility in producing colourful, visually appealing, great-tasting bakery icings. Satialgine OGI cold soluble alginate was developed for direct-use icings, […]