The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Cargill are investing US $2.5m to strengthen and expand the Cargill Coop Academy in Ivory Coast to provide greater access to advanced business skills training for over 300 cocoa co-operative leaders. The Cargill Coop Academy, established in 2013, was the first of its kind in the cocoa sector and […]
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Following the success of milk chocolates Caramelia and Bahibe, French chocolatier Valrhona has launched Biskélia. Available exclusively to chefs and chocolatiers, the new milk chocolate (34 per cent cocoa) is a rich and creamy creation that has a warm luminescent colour and a crisp freshness with warm toasty biscuit and salted toffee notes. The UK […]
The Hershey Company has received the prestigious P3 Impact award for its CocoaLink mobile phone program in Ghana at the Concordia Summit. Cocoa experts create weekly text and voice messages based on the cocoa-growing calendar and farmers use their own mobile phones to register for and receive the messages. “The CocoaLink program’s success in improving the […]
CME Ltd, known globally for its packaging machinery innovation, has launched a new division in collaboration with specialist consultancy ThePackHub to create bespoke packaging solutions – from concept to consumer. CME Innovation offers customers a proactive, market-driven approach to designing and manufacturing creative packaging solutions, from concept development, packaging design and feasibility, to prototype testing, […]
British manufacturers’ organisation EEF has signed a partnership agreement with the Government’s trade body, UKTI, to help boost exports and attract more businesses to invest in the UK. The deal demonstrates a commitment from EEF, which represents manufacturers ranging from global corporations to small and medium sized businesses, to support UKTI in achieving the Government’s […]
The Hershey Company has announced a new three-year programme expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producing country. In partnership with Cargill, Hershey Learn to Grow Ivory Coast will encompass seven farmer co-operatives and will include investments in educational infrastructure and teacher housing. Through Hershey Learn to […]
Unilever and Solidaridad have announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of one million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. The agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit in London. The partnership will be focused on promoting gender equity, improving agricultural and labour practices as well as supporting young […]
Paula Byrne, sustainability and CSR manager, Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (Caobisco), describes what is being done to eliminate the worst forms of child labour during hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.
Merck has granted Azelis the distribution rights for its Candurin pearl effect pigments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Apart from logistics, Azelis will be responsible for local customer support and applications technology. In turn, Merck will support Azelis with research and development, training and regulatory matters. Rainer Hoffmann, responsible for pigments and cosmetics sales, […]
The ILO and the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) met on 11 June in Amsterdam to sign a Public-Private Partnership Agreement that extends the project on the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey. Ms Özge Berber Agtaş, officer in charge of the ILO […]
Cargill has strengthened its programme with CARE in Côte d’Ivoire to launch a $2.4million partnership with the Conseil du Café-Cacao and 14 cocoa farmer co-operatives. The partnership aims to improve the availability of healthcare and increase the number of children with access to good quality educational facilities across 14 local communities. This partnership in Côte d’Ivoire […]
Whitworths Sugar is set to sponsor this year’s Help for Heroes Colossal Cake Sale, the charity’s annual bake sale event held on 19 April – 5 May. Whitworths will be launching specially branded sugar packs to show its support, and will donate 2p to the charity for every pack sold. The packs will be available […]
Tate & Lyle has announced the latest phase of its 30-year sucralose partnership with McNeil Nutritionals, through the establishment of a renewed Splenda Alliance. The focus for the renewed partnership will be the development of the global market for Sucralose and the Splenda brand. This is an evolution of the long-term partnership following the strategic […]
Unilever, its supplier Symrise and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are partnering to support Madagascan vanilla farmers. Madagascar produces around 79% of the world’s natural vanilla supply, which Unilever uses as an ingredient in many of its ice cream brands. The partnership will ensure supply for Unilever and support farming communities with […]
Kitty So, Alan Osborn, Lee Adendorf, Wang Fangqing and Keith Nuthall report on innovations in the mixing technology.
In response to the global trend for developing products that aim to benefit health, Brazil has launched a project to encourage the use of 10 tropical fruits in the creation of candies without the need for artificial colours, flavourings or acids. Traditional fruit, such as pineapple, banana, guava, mango and passion fruit, the superfruit Açaí […]
PureCircle, producer and marketer of high-purity stevia products, has announced it is making rapid progress rolling out its Sustainable Agricultural Policy and Procedures across its farmer base. “We consider our partnership with stevia farmers as critical to our sustainable growth as a business,” explains Ajay Chandran, director of corporate sustainability. “So we’ve adopted agricultural policies […]
Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it has completed the move of its Japan chocolate factory from Amagasaki to Takasaki, as announced in June 2012. The new and larger facility, which was officially inaugurated this month, offers an initial annual production capacity of 22,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound […]
Cargill has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its cocoa processing operations in Ghana by reaffirming its support to growing and developing the country’s cocoa sector. As part of its continued commitment to sustainable cocoa through the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company has announced the renewal of its partnership with CARE to support smallholder cocoa farmers […]
Building on its recent association with Soarary of Madagascar, Virginia Dare and its new partner have announced a new dual strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market. A primary objective is to enable farmers to properly cure their own green, or raw, vanilla so that they can earn the much-needed extra revenue associated […]