General News

Boost for Cameroonian cocoa sector

Thursday 22nd Sep 2016

Over 9,500 cocoa farmers in Cameroon have received more than £1.2m (CFA 958m) in premium payments – the largest ever certification premium payments made for sustainable cocoa in the country – under the Cargill Cocoa Promise.

These payments directly reflect the growing appetite of customers for certified cocoa products...

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Fibre as a ‘super ingredient’

Monday 19th Sep 2016

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food ingredients, is to offer a range of healthy culinary creations to visitors at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai.

This year, the company will showcase its award-winning PROMITOR Soluble Gluco Fibre and PromOat Beta Glucan, demonstrating how its team of industry experts can best support Middle Eastern manufacturers in meeting the demand for fibre-enriched products.

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Barry Callebaut to extend partnership with Mondelez

Thursday 15th Sep 2016

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced its intention to acquire and integrate the chocolate production facility of Mondelēz International in Halle, Belgium.

Mondelēz International would enter into an agreement with Barry Callebaut for the long-term supply of 30,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate per annum.

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Tangerine unveils seasonal product range

Friday 9th Sep 2016

Tangerine Confectionery, a creator of retro confectionery brands, is introducing a new Sweet Champions tub as part of its range of products for this year’s Christmas period.

Launching in Tesco stores, the tub includes a selection of confectionery classics such as Dip Dab, Refreshers, Sherbet Fountain, Wham, Mojo Chews, Black Jack Chews, Fruit Salad Chews, Frosties and the new Refresher Softies.

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Cadbury helps launch video boom

Friday 9th Sep 2016

New parenting platform Channel Mum has launched the world’s biggest ‘Video Boom’ using an unprecedented 100 vloggers on the same campaign.

Partnering with Cadbury Chocolate Buttons for the #tastelikethisfeels and #buttonsmemorylane activity, the vlogger collective includes videos from...

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Montezuma’s announces Christmas range

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

British chocolatier Montezuma's has revealed its product range for the upcoming Christmas season.

Included are advent calendars, a ‘library’ of limited edition bars, snowmen, truffles, drinking chocolate, and more. Here’s an in-depth look at each product offering.

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Mondelez ends discussions with Hershey

Wednesday 31st Aug 2016

At the end of August, Mondelēz International announced it has ended discussions with The Hershey Company regarding a possible combination of the two companies.

Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Mondelez, explains: “As the world's leading snacking company, we remain focused on successfully executing our strategy...

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Halloween makeover for retro favourites

Friday 26th Aug 2016

Tangerine Confectionery, the creator of a wide range of retro confectionery brands, is introducing a new special edition for this year’s Halloween market.

The new Sweet Champions Halloween Lollies Pouch is a brand new product that will feature brands such as Wham, Fruit Salad, Refresher and Dip Dab.

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New product launch for Lindt

Friday 26th Aug 2016

LINDT & Sprüngli is to launch a limited edition LINDOR Mango & Cream flavour at the Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes during October. The new variety will be making its first global appearance exclusively in the travel retail channel.

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Case packaging with enhanced flexibility

Wednesday 24th Aug 2016

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a modular collation platform for its Elematic case packing series – meaning that chocolate, biscuits and other foods can now be case-packed with even more flexibility.

The new platform consists of standardised assembly groups for the infeed and accelerator belt...

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