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Rooibos breaks into the $103-bn global chocolate market

Rooibos breaks into the $103-bn global chocolate market

12/04/2019 - 11:19
Master chocolatiers and candy-makers the world-over have been hard at work for months experimenting with new flavours and textures, trying to outdo one another in an effort to capture the lion’s share of the sales this Easter.  read more
What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

05/11/2018 - 09:12
For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on the different gestural experiences chocolate affords. read more
Russia's love affair with chocolate lifts global demand for cocoa

Russia's love affair with chocolate lifts global demand for cocoa

05/10/2018 - 15:43
Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut says Russia has long been the number two chocolate market after the US, and demand started to pick up in 2017 after the rouble stabilised. read more
SA chocolate wins international award

SA chocolate wins international award

26/09/2018 - 12:07
South Africa’s very own 100% African chocolate, Afrikoa, recently won at the International Great Taste Awards 2018.  read more
Mondelēz International releases updated pack sizes of Toblerone

Mondelēz International releases updated pack sizes of Toblerone

27/08/2018 - 09:38
Mondelēz International has unveiled new pack sizes of Toblerone in the UK as it celebrates 110 years of the Swiss chocolate brand. read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

26/07/2018 - 10:04
Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. read more
Nestle launches new chocolate bar using sugar-reduction technology

Nestle launches new chocolate bar using sugar-reduction technology

28/03/2018 - 08:49
The food giant Nestle unveiled its first chocolate bar that showcases the company's new sugar reduction technology.  read more
Asda launches first ‘Free From’ chocolate bunny for Easter

Asda launches first ‘Free From’ chocolate bunny for Easter

22/03/2018 - 14:14
Asda has introduced its first new Free From Choc Easter Bunny, becoming the first supermarket to introduce a vegan, gluten, wheat and dairy free bunny to the UK market. read more
Chocolate sales in Portugal to surpass €200 million in 2017

Chocolate sales in Portugal to surpass €200 million in 2017

06/12/2017 - 14:41
Chocolate sales in Portugal are set to exceed €200 million in 2017, representing growth of between 3% and 5% on 2016, according to Associação dos Industriais de Chocolates e Confeitaria (Association of Chocolatiers and Confectioners).  read more
Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

28/11/2017 - 13:47
With "tremendous" demand in emerging markets looking set to continue this season, the world’s third-largest cocoa processor is projecting a sharply smaller global surplus. read more
Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

06/10/2017 - 16:07
Chocolate lovers in Asia are taking a big bite out of the global cocoa glut. read more
I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

03/10/2017 - 12:05
Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, on Sunday set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kg for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices. read more
Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

21/09/2017 - 16:00
The world’s biggest cocoa-growing nations in West Africa are targeting a larger slice of chocolate-making profits as most of the benefits of producing beans accrue outside their economies, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said read more
Lindt & Sprüngli sees group sales rise 3.1% in first half

Lindt & Sprüngli sees group sales rise 3.1% in first half

27/07/2017 - 16:15
Confectionery firm Lindt & Sprüngli has posted a group sales increase of 3.1% to CHF 1.55 billion in the first half of its financial year. read more
Hershey going bigger in Times Square

Hershey going bigger in Times Square

20/07/2016 - 10:09
The Hershey Company is moving its popular store in Manhattan’s Times Square to a much larger location. read more
Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier

Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier

13/07/2016 - 15:59
CONSUMERS are getting less bang for their hard-earned bucks as manufacturers downsize their products to contain costs. Prices, however, have remained the same and, in some cases, increased. read more
Togo’s chocolate surge a sweet deal for farmers - UK

Togo’s chocolate surge a sweet deal for farmers - UK

16/05/2016 - 15:50
London - Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal. read more
Nestlé appoints new Country Manager - Ghana

Nestlé appoints new Country Manager - Ghana

10/04/2015 - 08:58
Mrs Freda Duplan has been appointed as the Country Manager of Nestlé Ghana, taking over from Moataz El Hout. read more
Earth is running out of chocolate

Earth is running out of chocolate

19/11/2014 - 11:22
“Earth is running out of chocolate, which will lead to an increase in the producer price for farmers. It is a demand and supply situation,” – Dr. Gabriel Ayisi – from the Washington Post. read more
Chocolatier estimates 51% growth

Chocolatier estimates 51% growth

08/07/2014 - 09:33
London - British chocolate maker Thorntons estimated a 51% growth in full-year pretax profit, saying its UK commercial channel returned to double-digit percentage revenue growth in the fourth quarter. read more
Lindt loses Easter bunny trademark case

Lindt loses Easter bunny trademark case

02/04/2013 - 07:15
Zurich - Swiss premium chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has lost a court battle to protect its gold foil-wrapped Easter bunnies from imitation by a German rival. read more
Chocoholics drive Lindt profits

Chocoholics drive Lindt profits

18/03/2013 - 08:26
Zurich - Swiss luxury chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli said it was confident people would keep buying its sweet treats this year despite weak consumer sentiment in its key market, Europe.  read more
Chocolate maker looks to expand

Chocolate maker looks to expand

20/07/2012 - 08:49
To meet the anticipated increase in demand for its confectionery in SA, the Ferrero Group plans to increase production and employ more people, the company said yesterday. read more
Unhappy Easter for chocolate fan

Unhappy Easter for chocolate fan

16/05/2012 - 07:41
Johannesburg - Retailer Pick n Pay agreed to change its labelling next year after a complaint over the amount of candy-coated chocolate buttons inside an Easter egg, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said on Tuesday. read more
Kraft’s Brazil Chocolate Seen as Template After Spinoff: Retail

Kraft’s Brazil Chocolate Seen as Template After Spinoff: Retail

30/01/2012 - 09:00
Investors searching for insights into Kraft Foods Inc.’s (KFT) strategy once it splits in two this year may want to consider a 100-year-old Brazilian chocolate brand called Lacta.  read more
Sugar, coffee rise

Sugar, coffee rise

18/01/2012 - 10:22
Arabica coffee futures on ICE rose on Tuesday, boosted by a softer dollar and increased risk appetite following better-than-expected Chinese economic growth data.  read more
Cocoa prices fall on Europe concerns

Cocoa prices fall on Europe concerns

08/12/2011 - 08:54
Cocoa has hit its lowest level since December 2008 on the back of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and increased supplies from West Africa according to commodity analysts familiar with the industry. read more
Kraft to invest in chocolate in India

Kraft to invest in chocolate in India

06/12/2011 - 08:28
Kraft Foods has boosted spending in India by more than half, targeting annual sales growth of 30 percent for chocolate, a product it expects to resist any consumer slump.  read more