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Nestlé plans to slash 500 IT jobs in Switzerland

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Food giant Nestlé is planning to cut about 500 information technology (IT) jobs in Switzerland as part of the re-organization of its global IT activities. The company unveiled plans for re-organizing parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other locations. Nestlé said none of its production sites in Switzerland will be affected… Read more »

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Nestle Aims At Major Packaging Initiative By 2025

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Nestle pledges to make its packaging recyclable and reusable by 2025. The Swiss giant’s goal is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. The company would focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging material. Nestlé CEO Mark… Read more »

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Grupo Bimbo to Become First US Company to Use 100% Renewable Energy

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Grupo Bimbo announced that it has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) to receive 100 megawatts of wind energy from Invenergy, North America’s largest independent renewable energy company. The agreement will deliver emissions reductions as well as social and economic benefits related to Invenergy’s Santa Rita East wind farm in Texas. Construction and operation of Invenergy’s Santa Rita East… Read more »

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Grupo Bimbo partners with Invenergy in wind power supply deal

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Bakery company Grupo Bimbo has taken a step towards its emission reduction goals after partnering with Invenergy, who will supply the company with 100 mW of wind energy. Grupo Bimbo is aiming to become the first bakery company in the US to source 100% of its energy from renewable sources and aims to achieve this ambition by 2020. The company… Read more »

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Bimbo, industry wait on F.D.A. rulings

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Bakers and their ingredient suppliers, eager to put adjustment plans in place, are waiting on new Food and Drug Administration rulings. The F.D.A. has yet to finalize a compliance date for its new Nutrition Facts Panel, and it has yet to rule on whether certain ingredients, including inulin, meet the agency’s definition of dietary fiber. “The biggest challenge I think… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut introduces Ruby chocolate for Belgian artisan chocolatiers, pastry chefs

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Global introduction of Callebaut RB1 will be gradual, company says. Barry Callebaut has developed a Ruby chocolate product under its Callebaut brand for artisan chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Billed as the fourth variety of chocolate after milk, dark and white, the Ruby chocolate product — Callebaut RB1 — will be available in Belgium in April. Availability in other countries will… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut pilot sustainable cocoa production scheme

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Indonesia will be the first cocoa-producing nation to be the focus of a series of pilots conducted by Barry Callebaut aimed at improving cocoa farmers’ incomes, ending child labour in the industry and cutting carbon emissions. A major Swiss confectioner has launched its first pilot scheme aimed at creating more sustainable cocoa production. Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Pilot was started… Read more »

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Cadbury commits to sustainable cocoa and launches new campaign

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Cadbury’s newest campaign ‘There’s a glass and a half in everyone’ launches with a commitment by the brand to sustainable cocoa farming. Cadbury has launched its ‘There’s a glass and a half in everyone’ campaign. Leading the campaign is a TVC telling the story of an elderly woman and her young neighbours bonding over a Cadbury’s chocolate block. Paired with… Read more »

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Dr. Oetker proposes to buy Unilever’s Alsa baking and dessert business

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Unilever has revealed that German food manufacturer Dr. Oetker has made a binding offer to buy its Alsa baking and dessert business for an undisclosed price. Asla, which was acquired by Unilever in 2010, manufactures flan mixes and baking powder among other products. Unilever revealed that the transaction with Dr. Oetker would include Asla’s manufacturing plant in Ludres, France. Of… Read more »

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BakeMark acquires Multifoods brand from CSM Bakery Solutions

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BakeMark announced that it had reached an agreement with CSM Bakery Solutions to buy the Multifoods brand of mixes and bases to expand its product portfolio. The leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients, products, and supplies will also acquire two manufacturing facilities from CSM as part of the agreement. The facilities are located in Elyria, Ohio and Spartanburg, South… Read more »

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