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Cargill moving towards more sustainable cacao

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Food and beverage manufacturers and their consumers care more than ever before about the standards behind the things they buy, including cocoa. Cargill announced it is committed to a transparent and sustainable supply of cocoa, which includes improving the lives of farmers and their communities in the five origin countries from where it directly sources cocoa – Brazil, Cameroon, Côte… Read more »

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Sustainability is the future of the Japanese chocolate market

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The COVID-19 pandemic is driving heightened consumer interest in sustainability. Let’s take a peek at the Japanese consumer’s interest in food sustainability – and why we think sustainability is the future of the Japanese chocolate market. Ending the Reign of 3 Common Myths in Japan Food sustainability in Japan can be said to be in its early adoption phase in… Read more »

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Mondel?z: brings SnackFutures Innovation Hub to Germany

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Mondelez International announced the launch of the SnackFutures Innovation Hub in Germany. SnackFutures aims to develop innovative snacking solutions and business models that are outside the company’s core business. After a successful launch in the USA and Australia last year, SnackFutures will now be rolled out in Europe in Germany. The idea of SnackFutures is in line with the corporate… Read more »

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Ingredion to acquire majority stake in stevia supplier PureCircle

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Ingredion has agreed to acquire a controlling 75% stake in PureCircle, one of the world’s largest suppliers of the stevia sweetener, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2001, PureCircle is one of the market leaders in the stevia sector, and has developed a number of patented stevia varieties, including the proprietary StarLeaf stevia plant. The proposed purchase has been approved… Read more »

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Dawn Foods To Sell Frozen North American Business

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Global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods announced today it has entered into an agreement to sell its North American frozen manufacturing business to Rise Baking Company. This strategic business decision allows Dawn to focus on its core ingredients business, concentrate its investment and execution on delivering growth and product innovation across its ingredients portfolio, and continue to serve… Read more »

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ADM Advances Sustainability Commitments with Ambitious New Plan to Curb Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Consumption

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ADM (NYSE: ADM) today announced an ambitious new plan to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and its energy intensity by 15 percent by 2035. “Every single day, ADM is focused on keeping its employees healthy and safe while simultaneously ensuring we are continuing to support the world’s food supply,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “At… Read more »

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Following Brenntag Food & Nutrition being appointed as the sole distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate portfolio, FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to the companies’ executives about the new deal. They detail how they are exploring global shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviors via four macro trends, which have been identified through work with research partners. Cargill is now leveraging an expanded… Read more »

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Here is how Barry Callebaut is supporting cocoa farmers at the time of Covid-19

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As a leader and trusted partner in the global food Supply Chain, Barry Callebaut plays a critical social role in continuing to produce food products during these challenging times. Governments across the globe have reiterated the importance of keeping the food supply chains intact. “By keeping our factories running, requiring inputs from our suppliers, including from cocoa farmers, and continuing… Read more »

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Ferrero drives towards delivering Cocoa and Forests Initiative environmental targets

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Italian-founded global confectionery brand Ferrero has joined other major firms in releasing its sustainability performance action plan to protect forests in Ghana and Ivory Coast. The business said it had made notable progress as part of its joint initiative with the two African governments alongside industry, with the likes of Olam, Mars Wrigley, Nestle and Barry Callebaut all having similarly… Read more »

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Mondelez projects continued revenue growth for Oreo

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Mondelez Philippines expects to see continued revenue growth for Oreo this year. “While we cannot disclose sales figures, Oreo continues to grow in revenue,” Mondelez Philippines Inc. biscuits marketing manager Criselle Villafuerte said in a text message. “This year, we want to be part of more playful moments of families and that is how we plan to drive growth,” she… Read more »

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