Internationals charity Care and Mars are building on their Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) initiative, building women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Results from the latest Food and Drink Federation (FDF) 2019 Business Confidence report, have revealed weak investment and growth for the sector in the first three quarters of the year.
Nonprofit organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has awarded ingredients and industry solutions business Symrise an a-rating for its work towards protection of forests and water sources.
UK confectionery expert Andy Baxendale has been recruited by a US firm to develop a range of cannabis chewing gum, responding to a notable surge in demand for sweets infused with the drug.
Pouching machine manufacturer Volpak, part of the Coesia group, has confirmed it will be showcasing upgraded systems at this year’s Interpack.
The Swiss-based Bühler group has reported a stable level of turnover for 2019, at CHF 3.3 billion, driven by a notable contribution from its recently formed consumer foods division over the past year, against challenging global economies.
The US-headquartered Hershey Company has confirmed annual sales of $7,986.3 million for 2019, up by 2.5% for the year, attributed to strong domestic sales.