French premium chocolate brand Valrhona has taken on a joint venture with Swiss-Ghanaian start-up firm Koa to deliver a new cocoa fruit juice concentrate for chefs, known as Oabika, writes Neill Barston.
Traditional British chocolate brand Stewart and Arnold is being revived by Barry Callebaut, with production set to be delivered from its advanced facilities in Banbury, Oxfordshire, reports Neill Barston.
An industry warning has been issued that the UK faces further potential supermarket shelf shortages - including confectionery, snacks and bakery aisles, amid Brexit-related supply chain complications, reports Neill Barston.
Non-profit environmental organisation Earthworm, Swiss oils group Florin AG and supplier Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil, have undertaken a venture supporting over 230 smallholders in the Solomon Islands with key agricultural training, reports Neill Barston.
The Danish-based Oterra solutions group has confirmed its earlier outlined proposals to acquire Diana Food’s natural food colouring business, with both parties having now singed a transaction for an undisclosed sum, writes Neill Barston.
A renewed move to improve production sustainability is being made by Mondelēz International, as its UK Cadbury Dairy Milk made in Bournville, is set to be made with packaging containing up to 30% recycled plastic, reports Neill Barston.
US-founded ingredient solutions business Sweegen has expanded its presence into China in formulating premium low-calorie confectionery chocolate for the brand TeChoco, reports Neill Barston.
The chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), Ian Wright, has gained a lifetime achievement accolade for his services to industry at the organisation’s annual awards, reports Neill Barston.
The BDSI German confectionery trade body has expressed further concerns regarding ‘significant increases’ in raw materials prices, energy costs as well as rises in logistics and packaging costs that are impacting the sector, reports Neill Barston.
Ferrero has confirmed confirmed a key range extension to its portfolio with the arrival of Nutella & GO! Multigrain snack series for its US market, writes Neill Barston.
GEA has reported a key equipment breakthrough in integrating laser marking labelling systems into its PowerPak thermoforming machinery for a number of product segments including within bakery, writes Neill Barston.