The latest annual report from the UK's Food and Drink Federation has found that global exports of chocolate in 2020 bucked a broader downturn, recording 1.1% growth to £786 million, writes Neill Barston.
The International Cocoa Organisation's latest monthly market analysis has highlighted the reduced 'farm gate' price being paid to farmers in Ivory Coast, wiping out the effect of the recently introduced Living Income Differential scheme supporting producers, writes Neill Barston.
The Rowntree Society has discovered evidence of historic racially-based exploitation within the archives of the renowned British confectionery company, with its York headquarters later acquired by Nestle in the 1980s, serving as a production base for key chocolate ranges including KitKat, reports Neill Barston.
Puratos USA, specialist ingredients for bakery and Belgian chocolate suppliers has unveiled its latest industry offering, the Belcolade Selection Amber Cacao-Trace, writes Neill Barston.
UK-based Birds Bakery has re-opened the majority of its outdoor seating areas after latest government guidelines as part of its roadmap out of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Neill Barston.
Mars, Incorporated, has joined with sustainability consultancy Guidehouse, to form the Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition, to deliver further industry engagement on tackling climate change, reports Neill Barston.
Marking the 70th anniversary of ZDS Central College of the German Confectionery Industry, the European Kettle Club has initiated a sponsorship award for €5,000 targeting adult education, reports Neill Barston
Nestlé shareholders have reportedly approved all of the Board of Directors’ proposals at its 154th Annual General Meeting, including electing a new executive member, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, writes Neill Barston.
HRM Oba Dokun Thompson, a traditional regional ruler from Nigeria, and cocoa industry expert, reflected on the recent Eko Chocolate Show 2021 edition, which featured contributions from the UK’s Academy of Chocolate and York Cocoa Works.