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ADM realigning Midwest flour milling capacity

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said this week it is realigning its flour milling footprint in the U.S. as its new high-capacity mill in Mendota, Ill., nears opening. In the coming months, the company will end production at its Nokomis flour mill in Minneapolis, Minn., and its flour mill in Salina, Kan. In addition, the company continues to plan to… Read more »

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Toblerone and Cadbury will be made with sustainable cocoa

Mondelez International, which makes Toblerone, Cadbury and Milka, is trying to protect its business from global warming by switching to sustainable cocoa. Currently, Mondelez sources about 43% of the cocoa for its chocolate brands through its Cocoa Life program, which provides educational and financial support to cocoa farmers in order to improve crop yield. Mondelez pledged this week to raise… Read more »

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Mondelez is ready for Active & Intelligent Packaging!

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Mondel?z International is excited to participate in the 2019 AIPIA Summit Americas Challenge. The following brief invites active and intelligent packaging developers to propose solutions that can help us deliver on our company mission; Lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack at the right moment made the right way. We would like to explore… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut envisages expansion in Southeastern Europe

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The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Serbia and the City of Novi Sad to construct its first chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe. The state-of-the-art facility will be located in Novi Sad, Serbia, about 90 km northwest of the country’s capital Belgrade, and… Read more »

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Lesaffre opens baking centre for ‘industrial customers’ in Austria

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Lesaffre has inaugurated a new ‘baking centre’ in Austria, allowing it to better support it customers in bringing new products to market. The new facility in Austria, which has been operational since early 2019, adds to a growing network of Lesaffre baking centres and will be the group’s first entirely dedicated to industrial customers. The company claimed the opening would… Read more »

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Aston Foods Brand is Transferred to Vacuum Cooling Company

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The rights of Aston Foods have been transferred to VACUUM COOLING COMPANY, a BVT Group Member. With the realization of this transfer, the brand name of one of the pioneering organizations in the Vacuum Cooling industry is reunited with its founder Patrick Duss. Mr. Duss is often referred to as ‘Mr. Vacuum Cooling’ and is one of the pioneers in… Read more »

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Hershey Chocolate Company Joins Blockchain Advertising Consortium

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Blockchain-based consortium AdLedger has on-boarded The Hershey Company, a leading American chocolate production company, media outlet AdWeek reported on March 26. Hershey, along with French media group Publicis Media and The Global Audience Based Buying Conference & Consultancy (GABBCON), has reportedly joined AdLedger. AdLedger was founded by IBM, Tegna and blockchain company MadHive in 2018, and is a nonprofit consortium… Read more »

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Nestlé to accelerate innovation in China with a new R&D center

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Nestlé announced the inauguration of a new Research & Development center (R&D) in Beijing and a System Technology hub in Shenzhen. The new R&D center will enable Nestlé to accelerate trend-based innovation in China to meet fast-changing consumer demand. The systems hub will strengthen collaboration with Chinese partners and suppliers in the area of systems. Nestlé R&D in Beijing focuses… Read more »

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World Confectionery Group launches takeover bid for Spanish chocolate maker Natra

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Natra, the Spanish confectionery business, is the subject of a takeover bid from World Confectionery Group, an investment vehicle controlled by Luxembourg-registered investment group Investindustrial Advisors. A statement on Investindustrial Advisors’ website said it has offered EUR142m (US$161.1m) for the Madrid-headquartered Natra’s shares and convertible bonds. Investindustrial Advisors is a pan-European private-equity house that predominantly invests in medium-sized companies active in… Read more »

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Puratos and Bakkersonline join forces

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Puratos and Bakkersonline join forces to offer artisans access to a platform combining online and in-store shopping Puratos, the international manufacturer of ingredients for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors, combines strengths with Bakkersonline, a promising Belgian start-up. This is a major step in the digital transformation of Puratos which will allow its artisan customers to easily create a personalized… Read more »

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