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Americas: Cargill buys ADM’s chocolate business, six facilities in Europe, US

Cargill says it will purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company’s global chocolate business for US$440 million. “This acquisition is a major milestone in Cargill’s chocolate growth...

Europe: Barry Callebaut goes fully RSPO with two products

The Barry Callebaut Group has switched the production of two of its most popular fillings for bakery and confectionery products from Roundtable on Sustainable...

Europe: Checking quality of chocolate with ultrasound

The quality of Belgium's famous chocolate largely depends on the crystals that form during the hardening of the chocolate. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium,...

Americas: Consumers prefer diet over pills to sleep better, finds survey

Rather than popping pills to sleep, a survey reveals more US consumers would prefer to eat well in order to sleep better. This survey was...

World: Cargill paid €14M paid to cocoa farmers in 2015

In 2015, cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire have received more than €7 million (US$7.77 million) in premium payments under the Cargill Cocoa Promise, while...

Americas: General Mills is happy about sodium reduction efforts

General Mills says seven out of 10 product categories are lower in sodium by 20%, with reductions across the 10 categories ranging from 18-35%....

Americas: Barry Callebaut expands US factory

The Barry Callebaut Group has completed an expansion project at its factory in American Canyon, California, US. The project includes increasing liquid production capacity by...

Europe: Baker Perkins release 3D starchless jelly depositing line

Baker Perkins has introduced technology to deposit three dimensional (3D) jellies, which can be made in one or two colors; with stripes and layers;...

Asia Pacific: DKSH expands ecommerce footprint in China

DKSH has bought 51% stake of Shanghai-based eSweets, which the latter employs 55 specialists, primarily in marketing and sales related functions. DKSH has the...

Europe: Health snacks are gaining ground, says report

The snacking market is being revolutionised by a consumer backlash against sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as changing lifestyle and personal wellbeing,...

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