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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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Nestlé Buys Majority Stake in Latin American Company Terrafertil

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Nestlé announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural, organic, plant-based foods and healthy snacks. The move widens Nestlé’s presence in a fast-growing category in Latin America, the United States and the United Kingdom. Nestle did not say how much it was paying and how big a stake it was taking in the company…. Read more »

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Nestlé brings premium artisan chocolate brand to UK market

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Swiss confectioner Nestlé plans to introduce its leading premium chocolate brand, Les Recettes De L’Atelier, to the UK following impressive growth across Europe. Although the high-end chocolate brand may not yet be familiar to the British market, supplies have just started via Sainsbury’s with stores stocking a range of smooth Swiss chocolate blocks with natural fruit pieces. The brand, which… Read more »

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Mars Wrigley Confectionery formed to lead industry in Canada

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Mars Chocolate and Wrigley Canada are now officially operating as one business, known as Mars Wrigley Confectionery, which is part of Mars Canada. The business will incorporate some of Canada’s most popular confectionery brands, including Skittles, Twix and Starburst. Forming part of the new business is the newly renovated chocolate manufacturing facility in Ontario. The site is the first in North America to produce Maltesers… Read more »

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Nestle to sell US confectionery business to Ferrero for $2.8bn

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Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery business, made up of more than 20 brands, to Italian confectionery giant Ferrero for $2.8bn. The confectionery business of Nestle in the US makes up about 3% of US Nestle Group sales. In 2016, the US confectionery business earned around $900m for the group. Some of the well-known chocolate brands of Nestle… Read more »

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Ferrero close to buying Nestlé’s US confectionery unit

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Ferrero is reportedly close to buying Nestlé’s US confectionery business in a deal which is expected to reach $2.8 billion. The Italian company, which produces Nutella, Tic Tacs and Ferrero Rocher, is keen to expand its business in the US following last year’s purchases of Ferrara Candy – the third-largest manufacturer of non-chocolate confectionery in the US – and boxed… Read more »

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