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Ball collaborates with Ovidias to create drinks can with chocolate inside

    Ball collaborates with Ovidias to create drinks can with chocolate inside

An unlikely collaboration between can-maker, Ball, and Belgian chocolate brand, Ovidias, will see the latter bringing its novel packaging concept to the commercial market.
Ovidias are set to package its chocolate in drinks cans, maintaining freshness and flavour as well as protecting the product during transit, whilst remaining lightweight.
Storing chocolate in a can also preserves the […]

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Mars to remove artificial colours

Mars has announced that it will remove all artificial colours from its human food products as part of a commitment to meet evolving consumer demands.
Though many of the company’s products are already free of artificial colours, by expanding the scope of the effort to its entire human food portfolio, Mars says it is making a […]

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Barry Callebaut presents Choc37.9

Barry Callebaut has launched Choc37.9, that is said to be an ideal solution that allows the company’s customers to offer end consumers a chocolate snack on the go that won’t melt so fast in their purse or hands; Choc37.9 is also said to be an ideal solution for chocolate applications or chocolate offerings in markets […]

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Dean Foods launches TruMoo Calcium Plus

Dean Foods is launching TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat chocolate milk to its line of dairy products. Like regular TruMoo, TruMoo Calcium Plus milk contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial growth hormones and no artificial sweeteners – and is made with 50% more calcium per serving than regular low-fat white milk.
According to the National […]

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Barry Callebaut First to Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to Train Cocoa Farmers in Cameroon

    Barry Callebaut First to Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to Train Cocoa Farmers in Cameroon

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, has begun training members of five farmer cooperatives in the Central region of Cameroon to enable them to become independently certified by Rainforest Alliance. Approximately 1,000 farmers will receive training in the next 12 months. This is an extension of the already successful collaboration […]

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Indulgence and Health Polarise the Biscuits Market

    Indulgence and Health Polarise the Biscuits Market

Two opposing forces within the sweet biscuits market are at work globally, according to Innova Market Insights. The treat image of biscuits is driving the premium sector forward, while rising health concerns have also raised interest in better-for-you products.
Chocolate biscuits have been one of the main beneficiaries of rising interest in the treat image of […]

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Bumper Year For Seasonal Chocolate Innovation

    Bumper Year For Seasonal Chocolate Innovation

A quarter of all global chocolate launches in 2011 were for chocolate products with a “seasonal” positioning (eg Christmas, Easter, Halloween themed etc), reveals the latest research from Mintel. While global new product chocolate launches declined by 7% between 2010 and 2011, products with seasonal claims increased by 6% over the same period. And it […]

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Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

    Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

Barry Callebaut, the cocoa and chocolate products manufacturer, and Unilever, the global market leader in ice cream, have signed a new long-term global partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will become Unilever’s strategic global supplier and innovation partner of choice for its cocoa and chocolate needs.
This new global supply agreement builds […]

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Barry Callebaut Acquires Spanish Company La Morella Nuts

    Barry Callebaut Acquires Spanish Company La Morella Nuts

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, is acquiring privately owned Spanish nut manufacturer La Morella Nuts. La Morella Nuts is known as a leading nut specialist producing a variety of high quality nut-based ingredients for the food industry in Europe. The company has a wealth of knowledge and experience […]

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Kraft Foods to Invest £6 Million in New Cadbury Packaging

    Kraft Foods to Invest £6 Million in New Cadbury Packaging

Kraft Foods UK is to invest £6 million in new a shelf-ready packaging format for its Cadbury range of chocolate bars, enabling the product to stand upright in order to attract the attention of shoppers. “Installation of the new packaging equipment at the famous factory in Bournville will begin in the New Year,” says Nick […]

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Barry Callebaut Outperforms Global Chocolate Market

    Barry Callebaut Outperforms Global Chocolate Market

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has again outpaced the global chocolate market with an increase in sales volume of 7.2% to 1,296,438 tonnes in the last fiscal year 2010/11 ended August 31, 2011. All Regions and Product Groups contributed to this growth.
 
The weakening of various currencies against the Swiss […]

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Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

    Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

Nestle is continuing to drive its growth in Europe with a €10 million (more than SFr12 million) investment to produce different varieties of chocolate in Spain. The company has installed a new production line for moulding chocolates at its factory in La Penilla de Cayon in the north of the country. It is one of […]

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Thorntons Restructures to Tackle Declining Profits

    Thorntons Restructures to Tackle Declining Profits

Although it increased sales by 1.7% to £218.3 million, UK chocolate manufacturer and retailer Thorntons has reported a 37.3% plunge in profit before taxation and exceptionals to £4.3 million for the 52 weeks ended 25 June 2011. Trading was particularly challenging in the company’s retail business, with own stores and franchise sales down by 8.9% […]

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Barry Callebaut to Invest SFr25 Million to Enhance European Facilities

    Barry Callebaut to Invest SFr25 Million to Enhance European Facilities

Barry Callebaut will invest nearly SFr25 million (Eur22 million) to upgrade and expand its facilities in Europe. The majority of these investments is planned for 2011 and will be fully operational by spring 2012.
 
In order to further optimise the factory network, increase customer proximity as well as to respond to increased demand for solid products, […]

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Barry Callebaut and Hershey Expand Supply Alliance

    Barry Callebaut and Hershey Expand Supply Alliance

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and The Hershey Company, the leading manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products in North America, have agreed to a long-term increase in the volume of products supplied by Barry Callebaut, expanding the supply and innovation agreement signed in 2007. For this increase in volume, […]

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Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

    Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

The European Commission has cleared Cargill’s acquisition of KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks a significant step in Cargill’s chocolate growth strategy in Europe, strengthening its position in Germany, the largest chocolate market in Europe, and creates opportunities to expand into new […]

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Barry Callebaut Growing Twice as Fast as the Market

    Barry Callebaut Growing Twice as Fast as the Market

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, grew twice as fast as the global chocolate market in the first half of its 2010/11 fiscal year, ended February 28th last: Sales volume at the Swiss confectionery group increased by 7.1% to 706,570 tonnes, while the global chocolate market grew by […]

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Strong Recovery By Lindt & Sprungli

    Strong Recovery By Lindt & Sprungli

Benefiting from improving consumer sentiment across its domestic and international markets, Swiss premium chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprungli has reported a 25.3% jump in net profit to SFr241.9m (Eur189m) for 2010. Group sales were SFr2.58b, showing strong organic growth of 7.3% during 2010 but growth in Swiss francs was 2.2%. Despite the negative currency factors, […]

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Orkla Brands Merges Russian Confectionery Companies

    Orkla Brands Merges Russian Confectionery Companies

Norway-based Orkla Brands has decided to merge its Russian chocolate and confectionery companies – Krupskaya and SladCo – into one entity named Orkla Brands Russia. The integration process has already started. Headquartered in St Petersburg, Orkla Brands Russia will have about 3,350 employees and a turnover of approx. RUB6.8b (Eur170m).
Vadim Ter-Israelyan has been appointed chief […]

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Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers Return to Growth

    Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers Return to Growth

The Swiss chocolate industry returned to growth last year following a decline in 2009. Over the course of 2010, Switzerland’s 18 chocolate manufacturers increased volume sales by 1.3% to 176,424 tonnes while turnover across the industry rose 2.4% to SFr1.74b (Eur1.35b). The higher increase in sales turnover was partly due to the price adjustments necessitated […]

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Roshen’s Sales Jump by Almost a Third

    Roshen’s Sales Jump by Almost a Third

Sales at Roshen Confectionery, the Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer, surged by 32% to exceed $1b during 2010. Production volumes rose by 12.7% to about 410,000 tons.
During last year, Roshen commenced construction of a new confectionary plant at Vinnitsa in Ukraine. The first phase of building has now been completed. When completed the site will become the […]

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Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

    Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

Cargill is expanding its cocoa and chocolate business in Europe through the acquisition of. KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. KVB operates two production plants, both in Berlin.
The two plants have a capacity of over 75,000 tonnes of chocolate per year and employ around 180 […]

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Strong Annual Results From Barry Callebaut

  Strong Annual Results From Barry Callebaut

Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, reported strong results for its 2009/10 financial year, ended August 31st last. With a sales volume growth of 7.6%, Barry Callebaut significantly outperformed the global chocolate confectionery market which was basically flat at a growth rate of 0.3%.
All regions contributed to this […]

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Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

  Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

Kraft Foods has opened a European Gum and Candy Research & Development Centre at Eysins in Switzerland. The $14m state-of-the-art facility will focus on innovation and new product development for many of Kraft Foods’ confectionery brands, including the world’s leading gum brand Trident and the world’s leading candy brand Halls, as well as other brands […]

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Roshen Plans New $250 Million Russian Factory

  Roshen Plans New $250 Million Russian Factory

Roshen, the Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer, plans to invest $250m in building a new production complex near by Cosyrevka town in the Lipetsk region of Russia. It will be Roshen’s third factory in Russia.
Construction of the 230,000 sq m complex, which will incorporate a factory and depot, will start in 2011 and will be finished in […]

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£4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

  £4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

New research from Mintel Global Market Navigator (GMN) reveals that Germans are the biggest ice cream lovers in Europe, with Germany spending an average of £19 per head on the treat each year. Mintel’s research on ice cream sales in the five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) shows that the […]

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Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

  Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

To consolidate its operations in the Russian and Eurasia region, Nestle has opened two premium chocolate production lines. Creating 149 new jobs, the two production lines, which were transferred from the Tuchkovo factory in the Ruzsky district, Moscow, to the Confectionery Union Rossiya facility in Samara region, will produce Comilfo, the premium chocolate brand.
The transfer […]

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Kraft Foods to Sell Cadbury’s Romanian Business

Kraft Foods is selling its Cadbury’s Kandia-Excelent chocolate, soft cake and sugar confectionery business in Romania to Oryxa Capital, an international investment fund, for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Kandia-Excelent brands (Rom, Magura, Kandia, Laura, Sugus and Silvana and others), related trademarks and the manufacturing facility in Bucharest.
Kandia-Excelent employs approximately 530 people. Kraft Foods will […]

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Nestle Investing in Greenfield Factory in Russia

Nestle Rossiya is investing SFr60m (Eur45m) in the construction of a greenfield factory in the Vyazniki district of Vladimir region (some 300 kilometers east of Moscow) to produce a wide range of culinary products under the Maggi brand. When the first phase of construction is completed in the third quarter of 2011, the new plant […]

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