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 […]

Barry Callebaut Group signs agreement to acquire chocolate producer Inforum

RUSSIA – The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has signed an agreement to acquire Inforum, a leading Russian B2B producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many […]

Brenntag partners with Cargill for exclusive cocoa and chocolate distribution in Central Eastern Europe

EUROPE – Brenntag, a German chemical distribution company and Cargill have reached an agreement, making Brenntag the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region. According to […]

Barry Callebaut signs long-term supply agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company

UK – The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has signed an agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company, the UK’s second biggest biscuit manufacturer, for the long-term supply of […]

Hershey unveils expandable tractor trailer to improve snacks distribution across the country

USA – The Hershey Company, an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers, has unveiled its new 53-foot, expandable Mobile Customer Insights Center (MCIC) tractor trailer. The company revealed the trailer during a […]