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La Morella Nuts introduces its Mediterranean nut craft and expertise to the world

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Specialty nut expert La Morella Nuts, who creates nut based ingredients full of taste and goodness for artisans and brands, announced global expansion after decades of experience in Mediterranean Nut Craft in Spain. With the expansion, the Mediterranean Nut Craft expert taps into the growing need for healthier indulgence and plant-based products around the world. Similar to the Mediterranean lifestyle,… Read more »

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Ulma Packaging develops compact line delivering automation for SME bakeries

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Responding to increased demand from SME bakeries seeking integrated automated solutions to improve speed and drive cost-efficiencies, Ulma Packaging UK has devised a new entry-level automatic line based on a compact layout. The company’s latest series has been designed with smaller firms in mind, to save space on the factory floor and reduce manual handling that are key features of… Read more »

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Mondelez considering closing two US biscuit plants

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Mondelez International is considering closing biscuit manufacturing plants in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and Atlanta as early as mid-2021, Baking Business reported. No official decisions have been made. Mondelez said it would retain its manufacturing in the U.S. if these plants were shuttered. However, in 2016 the Chicago Tribune reported roughly half of the 1,200 workers at the company’s Chicago location were laid off after the company… Read more »

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Ivory Coast, Ghana cancel cocoa sustainability schemes run by Hershey

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Ivory Coast and Ghana are cancelling all cocoa sustainability schemes that U.S.-based Hershey runs in their countries, accusing the chocolatemaker of trying to avoid paying a cocoa premium aimed at combating farmer poverty. In a letter addressed to Hershey and seen by Reuters, the Ivorian and Ghanaian cocoa regulators accuse Hershey of sourcing unusually large volumes of physical cocoa on… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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