Edible oils giant Cargill has announced a new product innovation: cocoa powder with a greatly improved ability to mix into cold drinks. The new cocoa powder, launching next year as part of the Gerkens...

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli yesterday posted a jump in 2010 profits as sales grew, boosted by its operations in the US and the UK. The company booked net profit of CHF241.9 million (A$265...

US confectioner Hershey yesterday posted an 18% rise in underlying annual profits as the Reese’s maker finished 2010 with accelerating sales growth.The company said its adjusted net income reached...

Cocoa prices this week shot up as the president-elect of Cote D’Ivoire announced an export ban amid political struggles in the country. Europe’s confectioners and biscuit makers admitted that...

Cocoa prices have shot up as the president-elect of major cocoa-exporting nation Cote D’Ivoire announced an export ban amid political struggles in the country. Alassane Ouattara, the internationally...

On the 23 and 24 January 2011 in Berne, six chocolatiers will compete for the coveted title of “Swiss Chocolate Master”.  The winner will compete in the world of chocolate in Paris.  The...

Cargill has removed expatriate employees from Ivory Coast following the outbreak of post-election violence in the country. The company said that it had “temporarily removed our small number of expatriates...

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli cannot trademark the shape and golden wrapping (with associated bell and ribbon) of its signature rabbit and reindeer...

On Friday (17 December) Mars, Incorporated received the U.S. Secretary of State’s 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its work in cocoa sustainability and efforts to improve economic development...

Arnott’s, the Australian biscuit business owned by Campbell Soup Co., has pledged to buy Fairtrade cocoa from west Africa.The company said it would use Fairtrade cocoa that “prohibits the worst...