Barry Callebaut merges craftsmanship with technology; opens chocolate 3D-printing studio

UK – Barry Callebaut, through its global decoration brand Mona Lisa, has opened a chocholate 3D-printing studio that will offer personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale. Barry Calleaut says that the Mona Lisa 3D Studio […]

Barry Callebaut expands its plant craft range with new dairy-free chocolate

UK – Barry Callebaut has introduced a new 100% dairy-free ‘M_lk Chocolate’ as part of its ‘Plant Craft’ Indulgence range seeking to meet the growing consumer demand for plant-based confectioneries. The new dairy-free ‘M_lk Chocolate’ is made […]

Spanish premium chocolate brand Chocolates Valor debuts in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Confectionary distributor, Swiss Diversitas has launched Spanish premium chocolate brand, Chocolates Valor in South Africa. As one of Europe’s oldest and most acclaimed chocolatiers, Chocolates Valor’s history dates back to 1881, when […]

Russell Stover Chocolates restructures its production and distribution operations

USA – Russell Stover Chocolates, the top manufacturer of boxed chocolates in the US is making several changes to the production, retail and distribution networks to align its operations with the changing consumer needs across […]

Strauss Group debuts milk chocolate bar with 30 percent less sugar

ISRAEL – Strauss Group, an Israeli food manufacturer has launched refined sweet milk chocolate bar made with 30 percent less sugar, inline with consumer demand for low- and no-sugar versions. Sugar in the product has […]

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana cocoa farmers to reap from the newly introduced premium living income

WEST AFRICA – Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have agreed to sell cocoa with a premium Living Income of $400 a tonne added to the price in a bid to address a perceived imbalance between farmers’ […]

Cargill to acquire Belgian gourmet chocolate producer Smet Chocolaterie

EUROPE – Global agribusiness giant, Cargill has unveiled intentions to acquire Belgium based Smet Chocolaterie, expanding its cocoa and chocolate business in Europe. The deal will bring together expertise from Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business […]

Cargill unveils artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – American products and services company, Cargill has launched its artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The new range is 100% sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, according to Cargill. Veliche […]

Ferrero India slips into losses as profit in the year 2018 decline 17%

INDIA –  Kinder Joy chocolate maker Ferrero India has posted a 17% decline in profit with a net loss of US$12.26 million during the year ended March 2018. According to Economic Times report, this is […]