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

Asian collaboration for DKSH and Haribo

DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, market expansion services provider for fast moving consumer goods, and Haribo have signed a contract to grant DKSH the exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute Haribo’s products in Singapore and Myanmar. This is the first time the two companies have entered into a partnership. DKSH is well positioned to […]

New yoghurt packaging system

Milchhof Sterzing, in Italy’s South Tyrol, has installed two new packaging lines with integrated top-sleeving technology for yoghurt cups. The new SetLine packaging systems can handle up to 22,000 cups per hour. Products are supplied by conveyor belt and sleeved in sets of two or eight cups. The SetLines also support operation without sleeves, meaning […]

Leadership development facility opens

Unilever has announced the opening of Four Acres Singapore, the company’s first global leadership development centre outside of the UK. The €50m facility will have a key role in developing the talent to lead Unilever, as it aims to double the size of the business, while halving its environmental impact and increasing its positive social […]

First premiums for sustainable chocolate

Leading cocoa industry players Ferrero, Petra Foods Limited and Continaf have handed out UTZ premiums to Nigerian farmers participating in the Cocoa Productivity and Quality Program, a public private partnership between IDH, Oxfam Novib, Continaf, Ferrero, Petra Foods Limited and Farmers’ Development Union (FADU) in Nigeria. The partnership project started in April 2012 and is […]

Promoting education in cocoa communities

Barry Callebaut recently inaugurated two new rural primary schools and community learning centres in Côte d’Ivoire. Since 2010 the company has funded the construction of seven primary schools in Côte d’Ivoire, providing a total to date of 21 furnished classrooms to enable over 1,000 children in rural cocoa growing areas to attend school. The company’s […]

Ghanaian farmers receive first certification premiums

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has made its first premium payments in Ghana for the production of certified sustainable cocoa beans. In total 3,900 Ghanaian farmers received the payments for the first three months production of sustainable cocoa beans following their participation in Cargill’s farmer training programme. The payments were made at a recent ceremony […]

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 […]