Cocoa and Chocolate

Ferrero to launch first North American chocolate production plant

Ferrero to launch first North American chocolate production plant

Ferrero North America, part of Ferrero Group, will begin construction of its first North American chocolate production plant early next year. The facility will be an expansion of the company’s current site in Bloomington, IL, and will allow for the manufacturing of brands including Crunch, 100Grand, SnoCaps, Raisinets, and Goobers. The $75M expansion, which will…

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DOVE Chocolate collaborates with Amazon Handmade

DOVE Chocolate collaborates with Amazon Handmade

As a brand that supports women everywhere, DOVE Chocolate has extended its five-year relationship with the humanitarian organisation CARE, to financially empower women in cocoa-growing communities in Cote d’Ivoire. Additionally, the brand aims to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of local women “Makers” at home this holiday season through a unique collaboration with Amazon Handmade. Just in…

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MacIntyre boost flexibility and reliability

MacIntyre boost flexibility and reliability

MacIntyre support their customers and encourage them to stay alert and save costs with MacIntyre’s NEXT Generation Refiner/Conche.   It’s been an unprecedented year for the world – the food industry included. Many factories have closed their doors, and many have worked around the clock feeding the nations. It has been necessary to analyse the…

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Ben De Schryver appointed as CFO of Barry Callebaut

Ben De Schryver appointed as CFO of Barry Callebaut

After successfully serving as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Barry Callebaut Group for three years, Remco Steenbergen will leave Barry Callebaut as of December 31, 2020, to become CFO of the Lufthansa Group, the leading European airline group. The Board of Directors has appointed Barry Callebaut’s current President Asia Pacific and member of the Executive Committee, Ben…

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Cargill guides the industry towards success

Cargill guides the industry towards success

International Confectionery speaks with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate President, Harold Poelma, discussing transparency, the impact of COVID and technological innovation in the cocoa sector.   In 1865, William Wallace Cargill became the owner of a single grain warehouse in Conover, Iowa. Today, the company he founded is now one of the largest privately held enterprises…

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Hershey reports third-quarter 2020 financial results

Hershey reports third-quarter 2020 financial results

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has announced net sales and earnings for the third quarter ended September 27, 2020. Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results Summary Consolidated net sales of $2,219.8 million, an increase of 4.0%. Organic, constant currency net sales increased 3.8%. The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures on net sales was a 0.8 point benefit,…

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Barry Callebaut inaugurates new office in Shenzhen, China

Barry Callebaut inaugurates new office and CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Centre in Shenzhen, China

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced the opening of its fourth office and the third CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Centre in China, at Shenzhen. Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific said: “I am excited about the great growth potential China offers. The inauguration of…

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Chocolate refining for maximum results

Chocolate refining for maximum results

Bühler, MacIntyre and Olam Cocoa discuss all the variables in chocolate production from sourcing to conching, and how it has developed to reflect the needs of society today.   Chocolate production crosses over a whole range of different processes – whether it be sourcing and collecting cocoa beans, conching, tempering, moulding – all these are…

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Montezuma’s partners with Booths Knutsford supermarket

Montezuma’s partners with Booths Knutsford supermarket

Montezuma’s, the British chocolate brand specialising in luxury chocolate, has partnered with the independent Northern supermarket chain, Booths. Co-founders, and husband and wife, Helen and Simon Pattison, launched Montezuma’s in 2000 following a whistle-stop tour of South America, where their passion for chocolate was first discovered. The trip changed their lives and they returned to…

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Carma announces 100% sustainably sourced ingredients

Carma uses 100% sustainable sugar beet in their ingredients list

Carma, a Swiss gourmet chocolate brand under the Barry Callebaut umbrella, has announced it is the first Barry Callebaut brand to use 100% sustainably sourced ingredients for their couvertures. There are many chocolate producers who source sustainable cocoa. Carma says they go beyond just cocoa to sourcing the most sustainable ingredients at every step of…

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