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

Improved EU supply of confectionery ingredients

Confection by Design Limited (CBD) and Orchard Valley Foods Limited (OVF) have entered into a strategic partnership which creates a major new force in the supply of confectionery ingredients, decorations and inclusions to the UK and European markets. CBD has a renowned track record of innovation and manufacturing of high quality fudge pieces, butterscotches, caramel […]

Lindt & Sprüngli continues Asian growth

DKSH has recently expanded its partnership with Lindt & Sprüngli to Singapore. DKSH will provide marketing, sales, merchandising, distribution, logistics and back office services to support Lindt’s continued growth in this strategically important market in Asia. DKSH’s collaboration with Lindt & Sprüngli started in Hong Kong more than five decades ago and was over the […]

A packaging scoop

Peppersmith has chosen Alexir Partnership to be involved in the production of counter displays for its new range of sweets – tingz. The displays are both striking in design and innovative in construction. The two formats – strawberry & vanilla and orange & mandarin – are made from 100% FSC material with a ‘tuck’ end […]

Cargill grows in Brazil

 Cargill is expanding the cocoa pressing capacity of its Ilhéus plant in Brazil by 25% The investment is designed to help the plant keep up with rising consumer demand for chocolate and cocoa products. The expansion project is already underway and expected to be concluded in early 2014. Cargill is investing more than R$10 million […]

Cargill donates coconut seedlings

Cargill Indonesia, in partnership with Winrock International, is donating 20,000 high quality coconut seedlings to 200 smallholder coconut famers in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The programme is designed to help local smallholder coconut farmers achieve higher incomes by providing more productive coconut seedlings, donating organic fertiliser and conducting free local training on good agronomic practices and […]

Ghana’s cocoa receives a boost

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and chocolate maker TCHO are collaborating to introduce innovations and quality improvements to cocoa grown in Ghana. This will take the form of a Flavour Lab located at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and on-farm extension work. The project’s goal is to demonstrate to farmers the direct link between […]

Combating African cocoa pests and diseases

A new initiative is being introduced to tackle cocoa pests and diseases in West Africa. The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is to lead the initiative, in partnership with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and the European Cocoa Association (ECA). The world’s two leading chocolate manufacturers, Mars and Mondelez International, and other companies are expected […]

Barry Callebaut acquires Petra’s cocoa division

Barry Callebaut has reached an agreement with Petra Foods, Singapore to acquire its cocoa ingredients division. The division is the largest cocoa products supplier in Asia with a global sales volume of 265,000 MT and 47,000 MT of co-manufacturing volumes for large accounts, sales revenue of $1.3 billion and 1,700 employees in fiscal year 2011 (ended […]

Mondelez International debuts sustainability effort

Mondelēz International has unveiled ‘Cocoa Life’ – the company’s largest, most comprehensive cocoa sustainability effort to date. As the world’s largest chocolate company, it will invest $400 million (€313m) over the next ten years to improve the livelihoods and living conditions of more 200,000 cocoa farmers and about one million people in cocoa farming communities. […]

First farmer field school graduation ceremony

Over 800 cocoa farmers have graduated from Farmer Field Schools launched by Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate in Cameroon, the world’s fourth largest cocoa producer. In Munyenge, Cameroon, Bernard Okala Bilai, Governor of the South West Region officiated at a ceremony which saw 880 farmers graduate and receive their diplomas. This has made them eligible for […]

Hershey sets up Indian subsidiary

12 September 2012 – The Hershey Company has reached an agreement to acquire the 49% stake in Godrej Hershey that it does not own, primarily from Godrej Industries and another minority shareholder. Including the assumption of about $47.6 million in debt, which is already consolidated by Hershey as the majority shareholder, the company will own […]

Caobisco goes nuts for sustainability

18 July 2012 – Improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply is a priority for Caobisco. Caobisco and its members are committed to progress with a multi-stakeholder approach including all parties in the hazelnut supply chain. Addressing the root causes of poor labour practices in the Turkish hazelnut sector cannot be […]

Barry Callebaut improves Japanese footprint

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest confectionery companies, have extended their long term strategic partnership signed early 2008. Both parties agreed on a new, ten year supply agreement for up to 16,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products a year. For this, Morinaga and Barry Callebaut will also intensify […]

Nestle reaffirms Egyptian investment

30 May 2012 – Nestlé is celebrating over 100 years in Egypt by reaffirming a four year CHF151 million (€125.7m) investment plan in the country, creating jobs and enabling the company to better serve local consumers. The investment programme announced in 2011, focuses on the company’s existing factories and distribution centres, including a facility for […]