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Barry Callebaut acquires Europe Chocolate Company in Belgium

Barry Callebaut acquires Europe Chocolate Company in Belgium

The Barry Callebaut Group, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Europe Chocolate Company (ECC), a Belgian privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations. The integration will start as of now. Wim Debedts, Vice President Food Manufacturers Western Europe at Barry Callebaut said: “We …

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Campden BRI seeks partners for COVID-19 factory hygiene research

Campden BRI seeks partners for COVID-19 factory hygiene research

Campden BRI is looking for partners to help with new research that aims to assess the impact of COVID-19 on factory hygiene to help businesses develop more efficient procedures. It could save participating manufacturers significant cost and time as the research reveals which cleaning interventions have been the most successful. The research looks to compare …

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DT&G prepares for challenges of digital future with Leadership Programme

DT&G prepares for challenges of digital future with Leadership Programme

A confectionery equipment manufacturer, DT&G, is among 60 digital leaders now with the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing through Made Smarter’s innovative Leadership Programme. Five cohorts of managers and directors at SME manufacturing companies have now completed the Made Smarter Leadership Programme through the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), the University of …

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LoveRaw launches vegan salted caramel cre&m wafer bar

LoveRaw launches vegan salted caramel cre&m wafer bar

LoveRaw, the indulgent, plant-based chocolate brand is expanding its range of vegan Cre&m Wafer Bars with the launch of the world’s first vegan Salted Caramel Cre&m Wafer Bar. The launch of this new SKU is central to LoveRaw’s commitment to lead innovation in the UK chocolate category by creating show-stopping, delicious chocolate, that just so …

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Olam reports record Operational PATMI for H1

Olam reports record Operational PATMI for H1

Global food and agri-business, Olam Group, has reported its strongest H1 Operational PATMI since inception as it moved forward with its Re-organisation Plan, announced in January 2020. Strong growth momentum from new Operating Groups H1 2021 Operational PATMI increased 116.0% to $436.6 million, its highest since inception Reported PATMI for H1 2021 up 26.7%, despite …

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Barry Callebaut spearheads sustainable coconut production with Nestlé

Barry Callebaut spearheads sustainable coconut production with Nestlé

Together with Nestlé and Proforest, Barry Callebaut have announced they are taking the next big step by launching a scorecard to define and develop the previously underestimated issue of sustainable practices in coconut production. The company released a statement on its website which read: At Barry Callebaut, our mission is to make sustainable chocolate the …

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Providing a polished finish in chocolate processing

Providing a polished finish in chocolate processing

Chocolate processing, coating and polishing is developing through automation and digitalisation which allows for more efficiency and controlled environments. International Confectionery Editor, Kiran Grewal, looks further into these advancements.  With chocolate innovation being at the forefront of the confectionery industry, giving consumers a sense of indulgence and escapism from their everyday lives and uncertainty of …

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AB Mauri launch the PureCraft confectionery platform

AB Mauri launch the PureCraft confectionery platform

AB Mauri is delighted to introduce PureCraft to the UK and Ireland bakery market. A ‘technically superior and commercially stronger’ premium confectionery platform, the initial launch sees the introduction of seven products; including a Lemon Crème Cake Mix, as well as vegan-certified Doughnut and Muffin Mixes; with further launches scheduled for 2021. Robert Mullen, Head of …

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