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DTM Print introduces edible ink direct-to-food printer

DTM Print introduces edible ink direct-to-food printer

25th January 2021

DTM Print, international OEM and a solution provider for specialty printing systems, recently introduced Eddie – the world’s first-and-only NSF and GMP-certified edible ink desktop printer for printing onto cookies and other food items. Eddie is the latest product of US manufacturer Primera Technology, Inc. When thinking of food printers, the ones come to mind…

Tony's Chocolonely release 'Sweet Solution' limited edition bars

Tony’s Chocolonely release ‘Sweet Solution’ limited edition bars

25th January 2021

Tony’s Chocolonely have announced the release of its limited edition Sweet Solution bars, which sold out only hours after its launch today, reports Kiran Grewal. The message behind the launch was to expose “the bitter truth” in our chocolate industry, where Tony’s continues its mission to ensure 100% slave-free chocolate is the norm. However, the…

Mondelēz International receives Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award

Mondelēz International receives Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

22nd January 2021

Mondelēz International, Inc. has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2021. The Employees’ Choice Awards programme, now in its sixth year in the UK, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor,…

Cocoa Association of Asia appoints new Chairman and executive committee

Cocoa Association of Asia appoints new Chairman

22nd January 2021

Members of the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) have elected Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s Commercial Director for Asia-Pacific, Alvin Lee, as the new chairman of the Association for the next two years, beginning 21 January 2021. Prior to his election, Lee had been serving on the Executive Committee of the Association since 2015 as its…

Barry Callebaut launches new diversity and inclusion strategy

Barry Callebaut launches new diversity and inclusion strategy

21st January 2021

Barry Callebaut has announced a new strategy aimed at furthering its diversity and inclusion in the business. In a statement on the company website, Barry Callebaut states: Barry Callebaut is a growth company and we intend to keep growing: in new geographies, new segments of the market, with new expertise, new products, new customers. We…

Ritter Sport goes nuts to drive category growth

Ritter Sport goes nuts to drive category growth

21st January 2021

Ritter Sport is targeting growth in the £191m nut block chocolate category with a contemporary new look across its nut selection bar range and the addition of an exciting new milk chocolate cashew bar. Nut chocolate bars account for 22% of the total block chocolate market and are growing at +17% year on year. Nut…

Freddo had had a 70% increase in inflation

Freddo has had a 70% increase in inflation

20th January 2021

With inflation rising 69% since 2000, it’s surprising that many people don’t know how much inflation affects our daily purchases.  New data from Raisin UK has given indicators on how much certain food items used to cost, and whether you’re getting more or less for your money now. Inflation is a quantitative measurement of the rate at which the price of goods…

interpack 2023 date set

interpack 2023 date set

20th January 2021

It has been announced the next interpack will take place from 4 to 10 May 2023 at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre. Messe Düsseldorf set this date in agreement with its partners and committees. Interested companies from the packaging sector and the associated processing industry will be able to register online at www.interpack.com from the end…

Influencing a generational approach to chocolate

Influencing a generational approach to chocolate

20th January 2021

Clay Gordon, Chief Chocolate Correspondent for TheChocolateWire/TheChocolateLife, talks systemic inequalities in the cocoa supply chain and a hundred-year vision for sustainability.   Could you give us a brief background into your career within the chocolate/confectionery industry? I discovered single-origin chocolate in early 1994 – coincidentally, the work of the Bonnat family. Weeks later, I realised…

Birds Bakery unveils Valentine's range

Birds Bakery unveils Valentine’s range

19th January 2021

Chocolate gifts are a tradition that will never go out of style, whether you’re buying for a loved one or looking to self-indulge this year, Birds Bakery has a variety of yummy treats to suit all tastebuds – from heart shaped chocolates to shortbread biscuits – which are designed to help spread some happiness to…