‘The new Nacional’: Chocolate majors urged to join Dominican Republic cocoa awakening

‘The new Nacional’: Chocolate majors urged to join Dominican Republic cocoa awakening

Chocolate makers are being pushed to join Dominican Republic’s plans to triple cocoa yields by 2027. The nation can become as valuable as Nacional, a prized cocoa variety from Ecuador, says the UNDP.


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Restacking BRICs: Chocolate makers to rethink future growth markets, says Euromonitor

Restacking BRICs: Chocolate makers to rethink future growth markets, says Euromonitor

Euromonitor International has pinpointed several promising chocolate markets that may help manufacturers offset slowdowns in traditional emerging markets such as China and Brazil.


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GUEST ARTICLE: #SayItWithPepsi or #SmileWithACoke? Have you trademarked your hashtag yet?

GUEST ARTICLE: #SayItWithPepsi or #SmileWithACoke? Have you trademarked your hashtag yet?

You can trademark words, phrases, symbols and designs, so what about #hashtags? It’s relatively new territory in the world of intellectual property law, but it’s well worth doing, say Rebecca Cross and Allison Hagey at law firm BraunHagey & Borden LLP.


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Healthy snacks growth outpaces overall food and beverage market

Healthy snacks growth outpaces overall food and beverage market

“Free from” claims and private-label sales are driving growth in the healthy-ingredient snacks market, and granola and breakfast bars are rising stars in the stagnant breakfast category, says a new report by Packaged Facts.


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Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs’ head of lifestyle economics.


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