The Almond Board of California (ABC) has moved to invest $5.9 million towards a series of 85 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices aimed at enhancing the sector.
Aldo Cristiano, Head of Institutional Affairs and Sustainability at Ferrero in Germany, and Vice President of Caobisco (European Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and confectionery industry), becomes the second keynote speaker to be unveiled for our World Confectionery Conference.
Mondelez International has donated over 150,000 products, including Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreos to FareShare, as part of Cadbury Heroes’ 20th anniversary celebrations.
A major investment of $113 million is being made by Cargill into improvements for its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana, in the two most significant growing territories for the sector.
A key sector initiative has been launched by Caobisco, the association for chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe, for encouraging manufacturers and consumers to enjoy snacks and confectionery responsibly. Neill Barston reports from the organisation’s 60th anniversary celebrations
Global confectionery group Mondelēz International has confirmed the launch of its debut State of Snacking report, examining key consumer trends that focus on wellbeing and a desire for community connection.
The World Cocoa Conference has confirmed a location for its 2020 event, which marks its debut in Asia, being hosted in Bali with a core focus on major issues affecting the entire cocoa value chain.
The global Fairtrade charity has welcomed an initiative by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to raise the farm gate price of cocoa to $1,820 per tonne for all farmers.
Confectionery Production covers the world launch of Barry Callebaut’s cacaofruit chocolate and snacks series in San Francisco. Neill Barston speaks to global vice president of marketing, Bas Smit.
Olam Cocoa has committed to providing a living incomes for farmers, a child labour free supply chain and greater forest protection by 2030 in its new sustainability initiative.
Fairtrade Finland has launched a campaign highlighting the potential prospect of “Chocogedden,” the end of chocolate as we know it, raising awareness of the impact of climate change on cocoa production in key territories.