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    Ferrero Expands Operations in South Africa

    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. “Although we are at the very early stages, the…Read More »

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    Hershey Fires up Retail Machine in Global Brand Push

    The Hershey Company, America’s number one chocolate manufacturer best known for its Hershey’s and Kisses billion-dollar power brands, is on a global mission to grow its turnover to US$10 billion in five years and double its…Read More »

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    CAOBISCO working towards hazelnut sustainability

    The association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has been discussing a multi-stakeholder approach to improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply.   Read the full article here.

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    Study Claims Cocoa Has More Antioxidants than Superfruits

    Hershey, PA—A recent study conducted at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition found that there are more antioxidants and flavanoids in cocoa powder and dark chocolate than in powders derived from superfruits such as açaí,…Read More »

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    “40 days of Hershey’s Happiness” means big prizes

    Santo Domingo.-  Hershey’s, North America’s biggest quality chocolate producer and global  industry leader, launched its promotion: “40 days of Hershey’s Happiness” from July 9 to August 17. Hershey’s, marketed and distributed by MercaSID in Dominican Republic,…Read More »

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    Lindt sets Guinness World Record for unwrapping candy

    STRATHAM — The record for most people unwrapping candy simultaneously belongs to Lindt USA in Stratham. A recording setting 590 Lindt employees unwrapped and ate LINDOR truffles on Thursday afternoon, while lined up in a formation…Read More »

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    Shared Value in Côte D’Ivoire: Creating a Vibrant Cocoa Sector

    A few years ago, Mars was faced with the idea that we needed another Côte d’Ivoire to produce enough cocoa to meet the world’s growing chocolate demand by 2020. Given that cocoa was becoming a less…Read More »

  • See’s Celebrating Lollipop Day

    San Francisco — In celebration of National Lollipop Day on July 20, See’s Candies is giving away a trip to its San Francisco lollipop and chocolate factories. The promotion runs through July 22 and participants can…Read More »

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    Chocolate Companies Aim to Double Cocoa Yields in Key Growing Regions

    Case in point: the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer, Barry Callebaut, has announced plans to spend $1 million on a Center of Cocoa Excellence in the African nation of Ivory Coast. With this investment the company aims…Read More »

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    Chocolate divides a nation

    The chocolate dollar in Australia spans a great divide: on one side, a price war dominates at the supermarket checkout. On the other, a world of high-end, artisanal chocolate, where quality trumps price. Darrell Lea, which…Read More »

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