ProAmpac’s Hartford Facility Gets SQF Certification

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Hartford, WI — ProAmpac, LLC’s Hartford, WI, plant has achieved SQF certification, according to the supplier. It is the company’s 10th facility to receive the global food safety designation. “This is one more step in ProAmpac’s commitment to provide food-safe packaging to our customers from ...
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Mondelez International Invests $6 Million In Product Development Center


Deerfield, IL — Mondelez International, Inc. is investing $6 million in its Reading Science Centre in the UK to support the development of new chocolate, biscuit and candy products, serving more than 150 different countries. The Reading Science Centre, according to the company, currently ... Read More »

Bartek Marks 50th Anniversary With Brand Refresh, Facility Investments

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Stoney Creek, Ontario — Bartek Ingredients Inc. is unveiling a new brand identity at IFT Food Expo 2019 as the supplier of malic and fumaric acid marks its 50th anniversary. In addition to the refreshed logo, the company has also invested in its facilities and ... Read More »

Godiva Names Martin Reid Chief Supply Chain Officer


New York — Martin Reid has been named chief supply chain officer for Godiva Chocolatier, owned by Yildiz Holding S.A., and will be charged with evolving the supply chain to support the company’s goal of growing the business fivefold in the coming six years, ... Read More »

Snack Bar Market To Hit $31.6B By 2025


San Francisco — Worldwide snack bar sales are anticipated to reaching $31.6 billion by 2025, representing a CAGR of 6.64 percent, according to Grand View Research, Inc. Changing consumer lifestyles and food patterns are expected to drive demand in the market, according to the research ... Read More »

Fair Trade USA Increasing Cocoa Minimum Price, Premium

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Oakland, CA — Fair Trade USA reports it is increasing its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent starting October 1, in an effort to move farmers closer to a living wage, and reduce extreme poverty and childhood labor in growing regions. Minimum ... Read More »

Where Are Consumers Learning About Sustainability?

Cleveland — More consumers are seeking out information about sustainability than in the past, according to The Hartman Group, Inc., which states knowledge plays a critical role in influencing (to varying degrees) the decisions made by consumers. Knowledge is of particular significance to the ... Read More »

Kind Kicks Off “Be Kind To Yourself” Campaign

New York — A new campaign from Kind LLC — be kind to yourself — aims to remind people that kindness starts with you. The platform speaks to the importance of self-care and demonstrates choices people can make when life inevitably gets in the ... Read More »

Asher’s Chocolate Promotes Derstein To Retail, Online Operations Manager


Souderton, PA — Kris Derstein has been promoted to manager of retail & online operations for Asher’s Chocolate Co., a newly created position that will streamline the company’s customer retail and website experiences. She will also oversee inventory levels for Asher’s retail outlets and managing ... Read More »

Awareness, Distribution Deals To Expand Gluten-Free Chocolate Market

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London — Global sales for gluten-free chocolate is expected to grow 13 percent by 2023, according to market research company Technavio. Consumer awareness of gluten and associated health conditions, such as celiac, are raising the profile for gluten-free chocolate, the research company reports. Additionally, ... Read More »

Casey’s Names IHOP President To Top Post

Ankeny, IA — Darren Rebelez, current IHOP president, has been named president and CEO of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. effective June 24,  succeeding Terry Handley, who will retire from the company and its board after a 38-year career with the 2,100 location c-store chain. ... Read More »

Kellogg Unveils Global Commitment To Address Food Security

Detroit — Kellogg Co. has unveiled a next-generation commitment to address global food security aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and released its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility Report, Creating Better Days. In a keynote address at Sustainable Brands ’19, Chairman & CEO Steve ... Read More »

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