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ADM Expands Range of Vanilla Capabilities with Agreement to Acquire Rodelle

Acquisition includes equity stake in farmer cooperative in Madagascar, part of the most extensive vertically integrated supply chain in the vanilla industry Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Rodelle Inc., a premium originator, processor and supplier of vanilla products. Rodelle, founded in 1936 and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, originates,… Read more »


Discover the new face of Flexipan

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When Demarle invented the FLEXIPAN®, it revolutionized the world of baking and pastry making. Today, FLEXIPAN® is THE reference for flexible molds and is one of the best-selling pieces of equipment for cooking and baking professionals. More than 30 years since its first inception, we present to you the brand new face of FLEXIPAN® – La Signature De L’Excellence. Below… Read more »


Mühlenchemie offers new enzyme system for flour

Mühlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG offers Deltamalt FN-A, an enzyme system that optimizes both the falling number and the baking properties of the flour simultaneously, according to the Ahrensburg-based company. The system could prove useful in the European Union and Eastern Europe this year as drought has damaged the wheat crop in many areas. When millers in those regions process… Read more »


Summer flavour trends

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Summer is a time where consumers desire healthy, refreshing and fun food and beverage options to enjoy with their friends and families. Here’s a perspective on satisfying summer flavour trends: Lemon and blueberries:  Many beverage companies are latching on to blueberries and lemon for the summer by creating alcoholic lemonade with gin in refreshing flavours, such as blueberry. The tart… Read more »


Nestlé to release salted caramel flavoured KitKat in the UK

Nestlé UK and Ireland’s KitKat brand is introducing a new salted caramel fudge flavoured chocolate bar to its KitKat Chunky product line. The new bar features a combination of crispy wafer with a salted caramel flavoured topping, which is then covered in milk chocolate. Nestlé has also given the bar a ‘retro’ sweet shop packaging design featuring turquoise stripes, which… Read more »


Drought and Heat Wave Affect EU Wheat Production

A severe heat wave and relentless drought have damaged fields and reduced crop yields across Europe. Countries such as the UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Romania have been impacted and the forecast shows a smaller wheat production by comparison with the last year. The biggest loss is recorded by Romania, with 19%, while wheat production in Poland dropped by 13%… Read more »


Teaming up with Hershey to eradicate child labor

Monitoring the cocoa farmer communities from whom we source from on cases of the worst forms of child labor, is one example of how Barry Callebaut aims to eradicate child labor. Combining our efforts with our customers increases our impact. Barry Callebaut and The Hershey Company (“Hershey”) committed to address community needs and implement child labor monitoring and remediation with… Read more »


Sustainable palm oil: Global investors call for stronger standards from RSPO

More than 90 institutional investors representing more than US$6.7 trillion in assets have called on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil. In a letter sent earlier this month to the RSPO, investors voiced their concerns over the group’s relevance and effectiveness and the current disconnect between corporate… Read more »


Princi, Starbucks’ first independent bakery, opens in Seattle

There’s a new prince in the Starbucks empire, Princi, which opens Tuesday in Seattle as the coffee giant’s latest attempt to see if it can make bigger inroads into the lunch business. While this is the first standalone Princi bakery and cafe in the United States, there are three that are part of the Starbucks Roasteries in Seattle and Shanghai…. Read more »


Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

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Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. New “high-tech” production lines will be added at the plant over the next four years, which will create cocoa and chocolate mass for its premium chocolate products. Lindt & Sprüngli has approved the upgrade… Read more »