Hershey acquires stake in Irish protein bar maker Fulfil Holdings

IRELAND – American chocolate manufacturer, The Hershey Company has announced a minority investment in Irish protein bar manufacturer Fulfil to expand its business in Europe. Fulfil Holdings, which was founded in 2016, is a one […]

KitKat Chocolatory releases limited edition of rare volcanic chocolate bar

AUSTRALIA – Nestlé’s KitKat Chocolatory has released a new limited-edition range, KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic, made from one of the world’s rarest cocoas. The KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic is so named as the cocoa has been sourced […]

Nestlé Japan to replace KitKat plastic wrappers with paper packaging

JAPAN – Nestlé Japan has announced that it is launching recyclable paper packaging for its KitKat products in  part of its initiative to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Japan is […]

Nigeria’s sugar processor BUA seals pact with Netafim on automated sugar irrigation project

NIGERIA – BUA Group, parent company of the BUA Sugar Refinery Limited has signed an agreement with Netafim, an Israeli manufacturer of irrigation equipment, for the development of a fully automated sugarcane irrigation project. Under […]

Mondelēz International commits to calorie reduction in chocolate and biscuit products

UK – Mondelēz International has pledged to reduce calories in a range of its chocolate and biscuit products to below 100 calories by 2021. The cookies and milk-chocolate products maker plans to cut down calories […]

Sugar giant Tongaat Hulett to delist from London Stock Exchange

SOUTH AFRICA – South African sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has unveiled that it will delist its shares from the London Stock Exchange to cut costs and streamline its shareholding structure. Amid low trading volumes in […]

Mondelez launches Cadbury Dairy Milk bar with 30% less sugar

UK – Mondelez-owned Cadbury company has launched its new Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar with 30% less sugar in line with changing consumer tastes for products with limited sugar. The new range was developed by […]

Barry Callebaut breaks ground on new chocolate factory in India

INDIA – Barry Callebaut has started construction of a new greenfield chocolate factory in Baramati, India, expanding its chocolate and cocoa products offerings in the market. The 20,000 m2 facility, said to be the company’s […]

COCOCBOD embarks on efforts to stimulate growth in Ghana’s cocoa industry

GHANA – After successfully setting cocoa flour prices, Ghana’s Cocoa Board  (COCOBOD) is now set to drive growth in volumes of the commodity as it seeks to net more revenues from the international market.   […]

Private capital fund 1K1V invests in Lesotho-based healthy food company

LESOTHO – One Thousand & One Voices® (1K1V), a South African capital fund, has announced its growth capital investment in The Rosehip Company, an export-focused healthy food company based in the Kingdom of Lesotho.  The […]