World Confectionery Conference
The World Confectionery Conference is our key global sector virtual showcase for sweets, snacks and bakery, on Tuesday 1st June 2021. Register free here >>
Having gained a strong online audience from around the globe, our virtual World Confectionery Conference has helped shine a spotlight on some of the biggest issues facing our sector, from major trends amid the pandemic, through to the future sustainability of our collective industries.
Nestlé has pledged to intensify its efforts to protect and retain global forests in its areas of operation, as a central element of its plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, reports Neill Barston.
Mondelēz International has made a key environmental move in switching six of its core UK confectionery and snacks manufacturing sites including its iconic Bournville headquarters, to 100% renewable electricity, reports Neill Barston.
Dozens of thousands of consumers have added their name to a key petition from premium ethical chocolate company Tony’s Chocolonely, calling on the EU Commissioner for Justice to deliver due diligence in cocoa supply chains, writes Neill Barston.
The president and CEO of the US National Confectioners Association (NCA), John Downs, has expressed confidence in this week’s Sweets and Snacks Expo in Indianapolis, as the nation continues to celebrate national candy month, reports Neill Barston.
Hershey has been recognised for its community engagement amid the coronavirus pandemic as among the ‘Civic 50,’ by Points of Light, the world’s largest organisation dedicated to volunteer service, reports Neill Barston.
Barry Callebaut’s specialist cacaofruit brand Cabosse Naturals has teamed up with the company’s gourmet division, Cacao Barry, enabling the global rollout of an expanded range of products linked to the launch of the much-anticipated Wholefruit Chocolate series, writes Neill Barston.
Export values of chocolate from the UK to the EU have fallen significantly from 2019 to 2021, with figures down 36.9% (to £99 million), as the wider food and drink sector markets trade to the European bloc drops by a total of £2 billion in the past two years amid Brexit and Covid-19 impacts, reports Neill Barston.
The Swiss-based Bühler Group and Hosokawa Alpine equipment firm have confirmed a strategic collaboration accelerating production of on-trend plant protein solutions, reports Neill Barston.