UK-based confectionery expert Andy Baxendale is to deliver a project with Colombian chocolate producer Luker, tasked with enhancing the company’s understanding of the British market as its export portfolio continues to develop.
Some of the most noteworthy achievements of the past year within our industry will be celebrated this September with our World Confectionery Awards, which form a key part of the World Confectionery Conference.
Nestlé has released its latest annual report for 2019, revealing an upturn in company performance and fast-tracking of 50 innovation projects across its international portfolio.
The global Cargill group has been confirmed as a sponsor of our debut World Confectionery Conference in Belgium.
As part of the UK’s Budget 2020, the government has announced the introduction of a tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content.
Olam Cocoa has confirmed a new digitally-led initiative enhancing measures in Cameroon aimed at tackling child labour through monitoring and a specific programme of action.
A report from Lumina Intelligence has highlighted potential for technology to address blind spots that have allowed land degradation and forest clearing to persist despite the chocolate industry’s push for deforestation-free cocoa.
Caobisco, the trade association for the European chocolate, biscuits and confectionery manufacturing sector, has issued a statement calling for collective due diligence across the industry’s supply chain to address key human rights and environmental issues.
Olam International has reported its latest annual figures, recording a 62% year-on-year increase in profits, to $564 million for its 2019 global operations.