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

Cocoa partnership launched

18 October 2011 – Kraft Foods is launching its successful Cocoa Partnership to the Dominican Republic in a five year commitment with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Working together, the Cocoa Partnership and USAID hope to increase the yield and quality of Dominican cocoa, while improving farmer livelihoods and communities. The program […]

New chocolate tastes

13 October 2011 – Investment by Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has boosted Cargill’s chocolate capabilities in speciality tastes. Three new chocolate tastes are the first fruits of this investment: chocolate with mocha (coffee) paste, chocolate with hazelnut paste, and an authentic Gianduja (hazelnut) chocolate, and are produced using two new processes developed by Cargill. […]

Fast track stevia

29 September 2011 – PureCircle has announced a rapid expansion of its stevia supply in the US as S&W Seed Company nears completion and drying of stevia leaf in its first commercial level harvest. S&W plans to expand stevia plantings in California by the spring of 2012. PureCircle, the world’s leading producer of high purity […]

Paying cocoa premium boost farmers’ incomes

22 August 2011 – Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has made the second of its annual sustainable certified cocoa premium payments which total over U.S. $2.2 million, to 26,500 farmers across 21 cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. The substantial payments mark another step in Cargill’s commitment to build a sustainable cocoa supply chain and support cocoa […]

Supplier of new chocolate brand announced

11 August 2011 – What On Earth, a leading organic food manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it will now be supplying GO*DO, an organic chocolate from Italy. London based, What On Earth, which produces and supplies organic items on both a retail and food service basis, will supply the full range of products from […]

Godrej Hershey’s part ways after four years

12 July 2011 – After four years in a partnership that has been described as being made in heaven, Godrej Hershey are set to part ways. This split is set to be a result of management differenced between the two companies and has forced them to review their allegiance. The chocolate powerhouse Hershey has a […]

Nestle acquires majority of Hsu Fu Chi in China

12 July 2011 – Nestlé announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the founding family of Hsu Fu Chi, a leading manufacturer and distributor of confectionery products in China. Under the proposed agreement, Nestlé intends to acquire 60% of Hsu Fu Chi whilst the Hsu family will own the remaining 40%. Hsu […]

Blackstone acquires Tangerine

6th July 2011 – The Blackstone Group has acquired Tangerine, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sugar confectionery and popcorn. Blackstone has invested for a majority stake in the company, alongside management which has re-invested significantly in the business. Lionel Assant, Blackstone senior managing director says, “Blackstone’s investment in Tangerine will provide an excellent platform […]

Sustainable cocoa for Indonesia

8th June 2011 – ADM has expanded of its flagship cocoa sustainability programme, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (SERAP), into Lambandia, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. The SERAP programme provides training and financial incentives to help cocoa farmers implement sustainable farming practices. In Indonesia, the SERAP programme will work with the Indonesian Cocoa and Coffee […]

Pick and place partnership

1st June 2011 – FANUC, a leading robotics manufacturer, have recently extended Pacepacker’s strategic partnership to include them as a system integrator of pick and place systems for primary and secondary products including confectionery. This move enhances Pacepacker’s current pick and place equipment offering, which includes a range of DeltaPac pick and place machines and […]

First Nigerian cocoa certification

16 May 2011 – UTZ Certified has awarded Nigerian cocoa farmers the country’s first UTZ cocoa certification. Saro Agro-Allied, a cocoa exporter from Nigeria, and leading global cocoa processor, ADM, worked in partnership to support almost 2,000 cocoa farmers achieving the certified status. The certificate holder, Saro, with support from ADM, organised the farmers into […]

A new partnership for the cocoa industry

28 March 2011 – Caotech, Carle & Montanari and Probat have created a partnership to benefit the cocoa processing industry. The three companies, each mastering different steps in cocoa processing, have joined their expertise and competence to provide customers who manufacture cocoa from the bean with turn key cocoa processing plants. Tailor made solutions from […]

Record breaking cocoa shipment

15 February 2011 – Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, has announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer […]

Zero calorie sweetener for the UK

7 February 2011 – Silver Spoon, part of Associated British Foods, and Cargill, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership for UK distribution and marketing of Truvia branded tabletop, the first, stevia-based, zero calorie sweetener. This announcement comes ahead of anticipated EU approval of stevia extracts later this year and heralds the UK’s first taste of […]