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Innovation within the chocolate market

Innovation within the chocolate market

13th January 2021

The chocolate market is seeing a huge growth in different flavour combinations, with Eastern ingredients and elements, health-conscious additions and more premium chocolate options.   Consumers are becoming more demanding of the products that they purchase, and the chocolate market is no exception to this rule. Consumers want products that offer genuine sensory appeal and…

Cocoa, ethical sourcing: Strengthening communities and our supply chain

12th January 2021

Cargill and Whittaker’s discuss the importance of being Rainforest Alliance Certified and the impact the cocoa industry has on those who work to produce it.   Chocolate is so beloved and ubiquitous that people often forget it is a tropical treat only grown in certain regions of the world. Cocoa farmers in West Africa —…

Ritter Sport, doing the right thing, fair and square

Ritter Sport, doing the right thing, fair and square

12th January 2021

International Confectionery sits down with Benedict Daniels, Managing Director UK & Ireland of Ritter Sport, and talks about breaking the mould in the chocolate industry.   Can you give us a brief history of Ritter Sport and tell us the core values of the company?   Ritter Sport was founded in 1912 by Alfred and…

EXBERRY range grows with oil-dispersible pink shade

EXBERRY range grows with oil-dispersible pink shade

12th January 2021

GNT has extended its range of oil-dispersible Colouring Foods with the launch of a pink shade made from fruit and vegetables. Specifically developed for use in fat-based applications, EXBERRY Shade Pink – OD is the latest addition to a collection of oil-dispersible shades that also includes red, yellow, orange, blue and green options. When working…

Tony’s Chocolonely scales up Tony’s Open Chain sourcing initiative

Tony’s Chocolonely scales up Tony’s Open Chain sourcing initiative

12th January 2021

Tony’s Chocolonely is inviting chocolate makers around the globe to join Tony’s Open Chain on their mission to make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate. Tony’s Open Chain is an initiative to collaborate on sourcing cocoa using Tony’s 5 Sourcing Principles to tackle illegal child labor and modern slavery by addressing poverty. The platform…

Ritter Sport showcases 'Accidentally Vegan' range

Ritter Sport showcases ‘Accidentally Vegan’ range

11th January 2021

Millions of people are reported to participate in Veganuary every year, but chocolate is listed as one of the top three products they missed the most when making their vegan pledge?Ritter Sport has unveiled a quartet of delicious chocolate bars that are accidentally vegan. Introducing the Ritter Sport ‘accidentally vegan range‘ Marzipan Ritter Sport’s no.1…

M&Ms Will Return to the Super Bowl in 2021

M&Ms will return to the Super Bowl in 2021

11th January 2021

Mars Wrigley has announced that M&Ms will return to the Super Bowl in 2021 with a 30-second spot. The chocolate candy brand sat out the 2020 Super Bowl, but parent company Mars Wrigley has consistently advertised during the Super Bowl for over the past 10 years, alternating brands like Snickers and Skittles in addition to…

DBP lends Hijo Superfoods P645 million to ramp up sugar production

DBP lends Hijo Superfoods P645 million to ramp up sugar production

7th January 2021

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) extended a P645-million loan to Hijo Superfoods, Inc. (HSI) to boost the local manufacturer’s coconut sugar and banana flour production for export, reports Business World. In a statement, DBP President and CEO Emmanuel G. Herbosa said the loan will fund the company’s “Project Honeycomb” that will beef up…

Mondelez to acquire paleo-bar maker Hu

Mondelez to acquire paleo-bar maker Hu

6th January 2021

Mondelez International is nearing a deal to buy paleo chocolate-bar maker Hu Master Holdings in an agreement that values Hu at around $250 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Chicago-based Mondelez (Nasdaq: MDLZ) took a minority stake in New York-based Hu in 2019 and is planning to buy the remaining shares, the newspaper reported,…

sweetOTC – Integrated solutions to activate your candy

sweetOTC – Integrated solutions to activate your candy

6th January 2021

OTC sweets with active ingredients are becoming increasingly popular with consumers. Trendy and tasty products have great potential within the market for food supplements and over-the-counter medicines. Also with so-called supplements, for example, new products based on hemp, companies can be successful in rapidly growing markets. ‘sweetOTC’ is a new division of Winkler und Dünnebier…