Godiva to sell select assets to MBK Partners to fuel business growth.

Godiva Chocolatier

Godiva Chocolatier, owned by Yildiz Holding, is selling select assets to MBK Partners as part of a global strategy to grow the business fivefold. Under the terms of the transaction, MBK Partners will purchase the retail and distribution operations in four of Godiva’s 100-plus markets; Japan, South Korea, Australia and the future rights to develop…

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Cachao, Spanish luxury plant-based chocolate brand, launches in UK


Brand responds to British demand for high quality vegan chocolate with handmade and organic bean-to-bar chocolate created by renowned chocolatier, Tino Wolter. Cachao, one of Spain’s luxury chocolate brands that produces handmade, organic and plant-based bean-to-bar chocolate on the Balearic Island of Mallorca is now available in the UK for the first time. Cachao is…

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Pierre Marcolini opens first Middle east flagship store in Dubai Mall

Pierre Marcolini

The Brussels-based chocolatier opened a brand-new shop on the ground floor of the world’s biggest mall, in Dubai. In addition to an exclusive pyramid-shaped, multi drawer gift box, the store features the brand’s signature collection of Grands Crus tablets, hearts, dates and macarons. The store also carries sugar-free tablets and pastries. Designed by French architect…

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Kezzler milestone as six billion products to carry serialization codes in 2019


From Mondelez’s Toblerone to Cadbury’s Milk Tray, Kezzler is celebrating a milestone as 6 billion products will carry its serialization codes in 2019. The company says its digital codes have recorded over half a million consumer interactions with their platform during a 24-hour period, peaking about 1,800 API calls (Application Program Interface) per minute. Counterfeit…

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Symrise North America opens new sweet lab for dairy and sweet goods

Symrise North America

Symrise North America has opened its newly expanded and redesigned Food & Dairy Applications Lab for products across all segments of the sweet goods category. The new lab will assist customers throughout the development process. Dr Khlaid Farooq, Technical Team Leader at Symrise NA, said the team at the company uses a project-driven, collaborative approach…

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tna inaugurates new Middle East hub in Dubai

tna has expanded its services in the Middle East with the official opening of a new office and training facility in Dubai. Located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ), the company’s new Middle East hub provides local food manufacturers with a range of new after-market services, including enhanced technical support and easier access to…

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Bühler strengthens its strategic position and continues to grow

The Bühler Group continued its positive development in 2018. All businesses achieved organic growth. Haas was successfully integrated into the Bühler Group in 2018 and contributed to Bühler’s success. Group turnover increased by 22% to CHF 3.3 billion. The Bühler Group has further strengthened its strategic position by establishing a third business pillar, Consumer Foods.…

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Bühler co-founders Future Food Initiative with ETH Zürich and EPFL

Bühler has committed to co-found the Future Food Initiative launched by ETH Zürich and EPFL, together with the industrial partners Givaudan and Nestlé. The initiative aims to accelerate the development of healthy food products and more sustainable, plastic-free packaging. Its research lays the ground for secure access to affordable nutrition, addressing global challenges of hunger and…

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