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Thursday, 16 April 2015
Bühler and GSR Cocoa Machinery have announced that they are to combine their sales efforts in order to offer customers a complete product range from a single source. Swiss-based technology company Bühler is renowned for its cocoa processing equipment, whilst GSR specialises in the design, manufacture and maintenance of cocoa processing lines. The new partnership will see GSR's top performing presses incorporated into Bühler’s total line concept. Bühler’s proprietary process NARS (Nibs-Alkalizing-Roasting-Sterilizing) is one of the world’s leading processing technologies for Read more...

Monday, 13 April 2015
At this year's IPACK-IMA, Theegarten-Pactec will demonstrate its design-optimised CWM2 packaging machine for chocolate products. The new design is intended to provide easier access and improved ergonomics for maintenance and cleaning work. In addition to this, the modular construction simplifies the changeover between wrapping styles and formats, while the settings are very easily reproducible. The infeed belt of the new CWM2 now has a separate servo motor to enable easier speed adjustment after changes of format. Fluctuations in product infeed are typical when packaging enrobed products, Read more...

Tuesday, 07 April 2015
  The Hershey Company has announced that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa in 2016 to surpass the amount of cocoa required for the global production of four of its most popular chocolate brands – Hershey’s, Kisses, Kit Kat (U.S. version only) and Brookside.   In addition, Hershey has also pledged that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa to add the global Reese’s brand and others to these first four brands in 2017.   The company has been able to achieve this responsible sourcing milestone due to its accelerated progress in Read more...
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Monday, 09 March 2015
The March 2015 issue of Kennedy's is now online. In this issue: • Industry News• New products• Kennedy's 1–2–1 interviews• Jellies and Read more...
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Thursday, 02 April 2015
Whilst surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves in Ivory Coast, it was discovered that many protected areas have been turned into illegal cocoa farms. The study, which appeared in the March 2015 issue of Tropical Conservation Science, surveyed 23 protected areas in the West African nation between 2010 and 2013 and found that about 75% of the land they visited was now playing host to cocoa production. Many of the legal cocoa plantations in the country have been affected by disease, and no longer produce the traditionally high levels. W. Scott McGraw, one of the Read more...

Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Barry Callebaut Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa products, today announced an accelerated volume growth and strong profitability during its half-year results for the 2014/15 fiscal year. During the period, which ended on February 28, 2015, the company enjoyed a sales volume increase of 2.0% (to 893,497 tonnes), supported by its growth drivers outsourcing and Gourmet. Volume growth accelerated likewise – by 3.9% - and was achieved amidst a weak global confectionery market that declined by -1.5% in volume. From a regional perspective, volume Read more...
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014
  The April 2014 issue of Kennedy's is now online. In this issue:• Latest News• New Products• Interpack Show Guide• Theegarten-Pactec Double Anniversary• Ferrero Part 1• World Chocolate Forum• Read more...
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Friday, 21 March 2014
The March 2014 issue of Kennedy's is now online. In this issue:• Latest News• New Products• Interpack Preview• Twist Wrap Technology• Thorntons Factory Visit• iSM review• Jelly Read more...