Cocoa’s future lies in Latin America, says Hardman Agribusiness
Future cocoa demand will be met by a thriving professionalized sector in Latin America as chocolate makers move away from a “structurally blighted” West African market, claims Hardman Agribusiness.
Source: Cocoa’s future lies in Latin America, says Hardman Agribusiness
KRAVE Jerky general manager: We could be a 0m brand
KRAVE – the upmarket jerky brand that helped to spearhead a renaissance at the premium end of the meat snacking category – could be a $500m brand “very quickly”, claims new chief executive Shane Chambers, who took the helm following the departure of founder Jon Sebastiani in January.
Source: KRAVE Jerky general manager: We could be a 0m brand
Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends
Jane Barnett, Mintel’s head of insight, looks at some of the most pressing current consumer trends in Asia-Pacific while bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the nutritional villains of the last year.
Source: Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends
Larger serving sizes on food packs could reduce intake & fight obesity
Larger serving sizes on a food’s packaging encourage people to eat less, US researchers have found, as consumer groups in Europe put pressure on policymakers to help food manufacturers set realistic portion sizes.
Source: Larger serving sizes on food packs could reduce intake & fight obesity
The rise of the ‘invisible ethical': Why consumers want sustainability throughout the supply chain
From non-GMO glycerine-based solvents to sustainably sourced hydrocolloids, more and more companies are seeking ethical certification for ‘invisible’ ingredients – but what’s fuelling this demand when consumers probably don’t even notice?
Source: The rise of the ‘invisible ethical': Why consumers want sustainability throughout the supply chain
If Carlsberg did chocolate bars…
Carlsberg UK has created a pop-up bar in London made entirely from chocolate, ahead of the Easter holiday weekend.
Source: If Carlsberg did chocolate bars…
Daelmans stroopwafels coming to the US
Dutch firm Daelmans has entered the US with its stroopwafels and has already secured listings in major retail chains such as Target and 7-Eleven.
Source: Daelmans stroopwafels coming to the US
Usual suspects: Confectionery may be next victim of national sugar taxes
Confectionery could be the next target for national sugar taxes after the UK’s levy on sugared soft drinks, but the industry still has time to act to thwart levies, writes ConfectioneryNews editor Oliver Nieburg.
Source: Usual suspects: Confectionery may be next victim of national sugar taxes
General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: ‘We can’t label our products for only one state’
It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer out a federal solution that all stakeholders can get behind before new labeling laws take effect in the state of Vermont in July.
Source: General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: ‘We can’t label our products for only one state’
‘Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of the confectionery packaging industry’
Africa will see a lot of investment in the confectionery industry where it will become ‘the Asia of the next century’ according to Andreas Leitze, sales director, Bosch.
Source: ‘Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of the confectionery packaging industry’