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Divine Chocolate Recognized Among Best B Corps Worldwide

12 Jun 2018 - London — Fairtrade and farmer-owned Divine Chocolate Corp. has been recognized as one of the world’s best B Corps for communities for the second consecutive year by B Lab, the not-for-profit that certifies B Corps, according to the chocolate company. The honor was based ...

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Hershey Debuting New CSR Strategy, Releases 2017 Progress Report

05 Jun 2018 - Hershey, PA — During 2017, The Hershey Co. made significant advancements on its corporate social responsibility commitments, according to a report from the candymaker. Additionally, the company is furthering its commitments with the unveiling of its Shared Goodness Promise program. The candymaker reports the new ...

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Barry Callebaut Earns First Ruby Award

23 May 2018 - Chicago — The first ever Ruby Award for Supplier Innovation was presented yesterday morning to Barry Callebaut A.G. USA, LLC for its Ruby chocolate. In presenting the award, NCA President & CEO John Downs explained that the company’s product was the inspiration for the ...


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Jelly Belly Candy Company

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Jelly Belly Candy Company traces its roots back to 1869 when Gustav Goelitz began making candy in Belleville, Illinois. In 1898, Gustav’s sons formed their own company, which continues to operate today as Jelly Belly Candy Company. Today, Jelly Belly employs more than 700 people as the company remains family-owned and operated by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the family.

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