15-May-2013 - Spanish-based chocolate and cocoa ingredients firm Natra has committed to sourcing 100% certified cocoa by 2020.
06-May-2013 - Ingredients firm Mantrose-Haeuser has launched its Certicoat antisticking polish and glazing agent in Europe after success in the US and has also developed an organic variety.
25-Apr-2013 - Aarhuskarlshamn AB (AAK) has reported record operating profit in the first quarter, and reiterated that improvement in its Chocolate and Confectionery Fats business is unlikely to be significant until the second half of the year.
24-Apr-2013 - UK chocolatier Thorntons has reported increased sales in the third quarter as its focus on the commercial channel drove performance over Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter.
22-Apr-2013 - Wales-based character confectionery firm Bon Bon Buddies is aiming to double its sales in the next five years through growth in international markets such as the Middle East.
17-Apr-2013 - Europe’s first quarter (Q1) cocoa grind slumped 3.9% on last year as the debt crisis hampered chocolate demand in struggling economies.
16-Apr-2013 - The German confectionery Association (BDSI) has denied media rumors that allege unused chocolate bunnies are melted down and remade as chocolate Santas.
04-Apr-2013 - Unilever has made its first foray into the UK confectionery market after reaching a licensing deal with Kinnerton Confectionery for ice cream brands Magnum, Cornetto and Mini Milk to be made in chocolate form.
12-Mar-2013 - SunOpta plans to increase its cocoa processing capacity with a new facility in Middenmeer, Netherlands as it looks to grow its organic and specialty cocoa business to serve the specialty chocolate industry.
08-Mar-2013 - Barry Callebaut has developed a formula to reduce the bitterness of high cocoa chocolate using green coffee that doesn’t give a coffee taste and ups antioxidant content.
08-Mar-2013 - Chocolate giant Nestlé has written to Oxfam promising action on inequality in the cocoa supply chain.
06-Mar-2013 - Kerry Ingredients & Flavours has acquired South African sweet ingredients firm Orley Foods for an undisclosed sum, in a deal it hopes will expand Kerry’s presence in sub-Saharan Africa.
06-Mar-2013 - Dutch bakery ingredients supplier Zeelandia has established a joint venture with importer East West Services to expand its presence on the Russian and Kazakhstani markets.
28-Feb-2013 - Carmit Candy Industries’ expertize in specialty free-from candy formulations will give a competitive edge to its new line of functional confectionery targeting specific health functions and demographics, it CEO says.
27-Feb-2013 - ADM Cocoa has introduced a new intense cocoa powder at Gulfood in Dubai this week, tapping into consumer interest in richly coloured and intensely flavoured cocoa products.
11-Feb-2013 - Aerated products such as marshmallows are among the best carriers for whey ingredients, according to Herbertz Dairy Food Service.
07-Feb-2013 - Sweden-based vegetable fats firm Aarhuskarlshamn AB (AAK) has reported increased operating profit for the fourth quarter, although volumes were hit by hurricane Sandy in the fourth quarter.
07-Feb-2013 - Ferrero’s Italian subsidiary has reported a 13.3% fall in net profit for the full year due to rising raw material costs.
31-Jan-2013 - Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.
30-Jan-2013 - Fairtrade International has said the number of farmers and workers benefitting from the system increased by 13% in 2011 as the food and drink industry continues to pledge its support, according to a new report.