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Cargill launches first Asian chocolate manufacturing operation

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Consumer demand for chocolate products continues to grow steadily in the Asia market. To help the food industry meet this growing demand, Cargill is partnering with a local manufacturer in western India, to launch its first chocolate manufacturing operation in Asia. The facility is expected to begin operating mid-2021 and will initially produce 10,000 tons of chocolate compounds. “Asia is… Read more »

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Sara Lee to make Superior On Main bakery a nut-free facility

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Sara Lee Frozen Bakery announced today that the primary bakery producing Superior On Main® branded sweet baked goods is transitioning to operate as a peanut and tree nut free facility. The bakery produces Éclairs, Brownies, Madeleines, Black & White Cookies, as well as everyday and seasonal Iced Cookies. This is the first major production announcement for Superior on Main® under… Read more »

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Bimbo Bakeries USA: Launches National Recycling Program

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Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. (BBU), the largest baking company in the United States, has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle to make their bread, buns, bagels and English muffin bags in the United States nationally recyclable. As an added incentive, for every pound of packaging waste sent to TerraCycle through the Bimbo Bakeries USA Bag Recycling Program, collectors earn points… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut boosts chocolate production capacity in Singapore

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Barry Callebaut has added a fourth chocolate production line to its Singapore facility, as it aims to meet increased demand for chocolate in Southeast Asia. The new production line has been installed with ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment that Barry Callebaut claims has the ability to produce chocolate blocks of different volumes at an efficient rate. Located in Senoko, in the northern part… Read more »

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Lantmännen Unibake: expands in Norway

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The international bakery group Lantmännen Unibake has acquired the production assets from French Bakery Company AS, a Norwegian bakery located close to Drammen. The acquisition is a key step to provide sustainable products and bakery solutions in Norway and to meet consumer demand for locally produced bakery products. The acquisition includes the take-over of French Bakery Company’s production equipment and… Read more »

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Mondelez : We’ve regained the passion for building iconic brands

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Mondelez admits it had “lost some swagger” as it focused too much on internal transformation to the detriment of investment in its brands. Mondelez is “regaining passion” for building “iconic brands” according to the company’s executive vice-president and president of North America, Glen Walter. Speaking at Evercore ISI’s Virtual Consumer & Retail Summit yesterday (16 June), Walter said the Cadbury… Read more »

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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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