Cargill has officially extended its sustainable cocoa program to South Sulawesi province, Indonesia – an important step in developing sustainable cocoa production and increasing the yields of farmers in Indonesia – the world’s third largest producer of cocoa beans.
The Baking Association of Canada will be hosting the 2013 Bakery Congress trade show and conference in Vancouver from May 5-6, 2013. Bakery Congress 2013 will unite attendees and exhibitors, acting as a platform for the baking industry in Western Canada.
Barry Callebaut has appointed Peter Boone as chief innovation officer effective 3 December 2012. In his function, Boone will be a member of the Executive Committee of the company. He will report directly to the CEO, Juergen Steinemann. Since November 2010, Boone worked as vice president marketing Australasia and was a member of the regional executive board of Unilever. In… Read more »
Nestlé UK & Ireland will double its commitment to Fairtrade from January 2013 by gaining certification of its 2-finger Kit Kat.
During a customer event in Chicago at the end of last week, Puratos has released the results of a large-scale in-depth survey into consumer attitudes and choices related to bakery, pastry, patisserie and chocolate. Both the survey and the event are part of Taste Tomorrow, an initiative started earlier this year by Puratos Group to offer its customers insights into consumer behaviour and to inspire them to innovate their businesses. The results of the survey include ten major trends with global reference and uncover clear differences between emerging and established markets.
Today, Puratos Group and Grand-Place® Holding, two international groups active in the B2B supply of raw materials and ingredients to the food industry, have finalised the negotiations for a joint venture agreement in Vietnam, due to be in effect as of January 2013. The signing marks the start of a project that will support the growth of both Groups in the region.
Five of the top pâtissiers, chefs and chocolatiers from across the country have been selected to compete for the coveted title of National Chocolate Master, hosted by Cacao Barry®, Callebaut® and Carma®, the gourmet chocolate brands of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products.
As 2013 planning season draws near, businesses will again intensely think about what consumers might want and need. Competition will continue to intensify and we will all continue to look for uncontested market spaces where we can add value. These spaces are increasingly hard to find, yet the emerging small household demographic represents such a space.
Attendees who register for the National Chocolate Show trade event between now and Oct. 15 will receive free admission. After Oct. 15, attendees will be charged an admission price of $25.
The National Chocolate Show premieres as the only tradeshow dedicated to the chocolate industry Nov. 16-18 at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The show will take place in conjunction with the consumer-targeted Chicago Fine Chocolate Show.
Mondelez International has launched a mobile marketing initiative. The new program aims at igniting the company’s consumer connections by working and collaborating with some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the mobile space – start-up entrepreneurs. The program will pair Mondelez International’s power brands with select start-ups to not only accelerate and scale existing mobile innovations, but also incubate brand new mobile ventures, each in just 90 days.