The US-based Guittard Chocolate Company has agreed a major deal with HB Ingredients for distribution of its confectionery range throughout Europe. Founded in San Francisco in 1868 and celebrating their 150-year anniversary, Guittard is the oldest continuously family-owned and operated chocolate making business within America. After launching into the UK last year, it now supplies some of the country’s top… Read more »
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Confectionery giants Nestle and Mars have been charged by Canada’s Competition Bureau for alleged criminal conspiracy to fix the prices of chocolate products in the country. The Bureau said a five-year inquiry uncovered evidence suggesting the two companies “conspired, agreed or arranged” to fix prices of chocolate products. The charges also include ITWAL, a network of independent wholesale distributors.
Cargill is increasing the range and availability of its certified sustainable cocoa and chocolate products for customers in North America. The products are the latest addition to the company’s sustainable cocoa product portfolio as part of its commitment to supporting sustainable cocoa and chocolate, backed by the Cargill Cocoa Promise.
Listed Spanish multinational Natra, a reference in the manufacture of chocolate products and cocoa derivatives, with a specialised focus on the retail industry and other food companies, will set up production in the coming months in Ontario (Canada), to directly address its customers demand in North America.