Cargill Details Plan To End Deforestation In Cocoa Growing Regions

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Schiphol, Netherlands — Cargill, Inc. has unveiled The Protect Our Planet plan, which provides a framework for achieving complete cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of no further conversion of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast of cocoa production, according to the ...
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Ingredion Invests $140M To Support Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Expansion

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Westchester, IL — Ingredion, Inc. has taken several steps to expand and broaden the range of its plant-based protein solutions, supported by a $140 million investment, to meet growing global demand for these ingredient types, the supplier reports. As a result of the investments, ... Read More »

Ferrara Moving HQ To Chicago’s Old Post Office Building

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Chicago — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. is relocating its headquarters from Oakbrook Terrace to the Old Chicago Main Post Office, located downtown at 433 W. Van Buren St. The move is expected to be complete by late summer 2019, according to the city. Mayor ... Read More »

How Sustainability Will Drive Confectionery Product Development

SPONSORED CONTENT   Sustainability has become mainstream as major companies and their customers are embracing purpose-driven brands. These brands are winning customer loyalty by promoting their unique mission and creating products that have a positive impact on the environment, people and society. THE FACTS ... Read More »

Global Chocolate Market To Grow Around 7% By 2023

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Dublin — Worldwide chocolate sales are expected to have a compound annual growth rate near 7 percent through 2023, according to Research And Markets. A key growth driver is packaging innovations to both improve shelf life and consumer engagement, according to the market research company. ... Read More »

Flexible Packaging Market To Hit $179B By 2025

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San Francisco — With a projected compound annual growth rate of 3.9 percent, the global flexible packaging market is anticipated to be worth $179.69 billion by 2025, with significant demand from food & beverage and healthcare industries stimulating the market, according to Grand View ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut Finalizes Supply, Facility Acquisition Agreement With Burton’s Biscuits

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Zurich, Switzerland — Barry Callebaut AG and Burton’s Biscuit Co. have closed their agreement for the long-term supply of more than 12,000 metric tons of chocolate and compound annually and the supplier’s acquisition of Burton’s Moreton, Wirral, chocolate manufacturing plant. The Moreton factory is immediately ... Read More »

Lake Champlain Invests In Production, Triples Capacity

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Williston, VT — Lake Champlain Chocolates Co. (LCC) has tripled capacity to produce its premium chocolates at its SQF Level 2 certified facility, which is dedicated to organic manufacturing, according to the company. The project has been two years in the works and includes the ... Read More »

Nominations Open For Candy Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019

Cleveland — The NCSA, the association that administers the Candy Hall of Fame, is accepting applications for the class of 2019. Induction is open to all disciplines within the confectionery industry and its allied industries, according to association President Mark Lozano, including but not limited ... Read More »

Lozano Leads Carle & Montanari-OPM North American Operations

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Raleigh, NC — Mark Lozano is the new vice-president North American operations for Carle & Montanari-OPM, which provides solutions for the processing, moulding and packaging of chocolate. Earlier this year the company combined its Carle & Montanari-OPM and CM-FIMA groups into the new SACMI Packaging & Chocolate ... Read More »

Barry Callebaut Well On Way To 2025 Sustainability Goals

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Zurich, Switzerland — Close to half (44 percent) of cocoa purchased by Barry Callebaut AG comes from sustainable sources, while the supplier’s other ingredients are also sustainably sourced at the same percentage, putting the company firmly on track to “make sustainable chocolate the norm ... Read More »

The Most Popular Holiday Candy In Each State

Washington, DC — CandyStore.com surveyed 30,000 candy lovers across the U.S. to determine the candy that is most popular in each state. Reese’s takes the top spot in 10 of the 50 states, while candy canes and peppermint bark still rank in top slots across the ... Read More »