Chicago — Berlin Packaging LLC has finalized its purchase of Novio Packaging Group B.V., a Netherlands-based supplier, creating Europe’s “first packaging supplier for all markets and substrates,” according to the acquiring firm. “Having completed four European acquisitions and four seamless integrations in 2019, we are ...
Peterborough, UK — New to its line of small, flexible production systems for functional gummies and confectionery markets, Baker Perkins Ltd. is launching JellyCook, a small batch cooker for gummies, according to the supplier. The system brings the benefits of starch-free production and can ... Read More »
Jersey City, NJ — Rolling out at the Winter Fancy Food Show, Kopper’s Chocolate is offering nine panned items in seasonal packaging for 2020. “We are excited to launch our premium panned seasonal favorites,” says David Braverman, general manager of Kopper’s Chocolate. “We took ... Read More »
Amsterdam — Cargill, Inc. is investing more than $113 million to expand tis cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana, the supplier reports. The investment in Ivory Coast will increase capacity by 50 percent, with a significant share of the additional ... Read More »
Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co. is adding Ghost Pepper Meat Sticks to its lineup, the company reports. Featuring the flavor of one of the world’s hottest peppers, the new meat sticks have seven grams of protein, one gram of sugar and 100 calories per ... Read More »
Washington — NCA has revealed new branding for the Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is now open for registration, according to the Association. This year’s installment will take place May 19 to 21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The redesign includes a new logo and other ... Read More »
Zurich, Switzerland — Barry Callebaut AG is now sourcing more than 50 percent of its ingredients for sustainable sources, the supplier reports. During the past fiscal year, 47 percent of the company’s cocoa and 54 percent of its other ingredients used were sustainable as part ... Read More »
Cleveland — The NCSA, which administers the Candy Hall of Fame, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 induction class. Induction into the Candy Hall of Fame is the highest honor in the confectionery industry, and is open to individuals across all disciplines from sales ... Read More »
Braintree, MA — Roger McEldowney, James McCann and Paal Gisholt have been named to the board of directors for Green Rabbit, a leading ecommerce cold chain logistics provider. A 1999 Candy Hall of Fame inductee, McEldowney brings more than 35 years of experience in ... Read More »
Bethlehem, PA — For the 11th year running, Just Born, Inc. will host its Peepsfest and Chick Drop celebration, a family focused two-day event centered around New Year celebrations. The 400 pound, nearly five-foot high chick will be dropped at 5:15 pm on December ... Read More »
Washington — More than 90 percent of Americans say they plan to share or gift chocolate and candy during the winter holiday season, according to research from NCA, and the Association is offering support for people engaging in conversations about managing their sugar intake ... Read More »
London — Worldwide sales for premium chocolate are anticipated to increase 7 percent by 2022, according to Technavio, which notes the gains would represent slightly more than $7 billion in incremental growth. New product launches and consumers’ on-going interest in organic, vegan, sugarfree and gluten-free ... Read More »
Chicago — Barry Callebaut AG’s Ruby chocolate has been given a Temporary Marketing Permit (TMP) by the FDA, allowing the pinked-hued variety to be marketed as chocolate in the U.S., the supplier reports. The company notes this is an important step in establishing Ruby as ... Read More »
In this issue: Leading manufacturers detail where the chocolate truffle market is heading, suppliers review the potential for white chocolate and experts in bulk merchandising share best practices. The issue also features a 2020 summer products preview, the inside story on the new three-story IT’SUGAR store and a report on sustainable packaging.