Cargill has confirmed a deal with a local chocolate manufacturer in Western India, as it responds to market growth in the region through creating its first manufacturing site within Asia.
Clearly and successfully communicating sustainability credentials to consumers is key to developments across food and drink sector packaging, including for confectionery and bakery ranges. This benchmark has been crowned by Innova Market Insights as the Top Packaging Trend in 2020.
Cargill’s investment in its Kalmthout site adds a fifth gourmet production line and new chocolate tanks within the existing facility.
Aldo Cristiano, of Ferrero, has been elected as the president of Caobisco, the European chocolate, biscuits and confectionery association, for a term of two years.
The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is marking World Day Against Child Labour today (12 June), in releasing its 2019 annual report highlighting progress made and urgent combined sector measures required to tackle what remains a major industry issue.
A key environmental target is in sight for Cargill, with plans to track and eliminate deforestation within all its commercial palm concessions in its third-party supply chain by the end of 2020 on course.
A series of schemes from Fairtrade International designed to assist cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast has made notable gains in improving conditions for communities, according to a progress study.
Enhancements to Cargill’s cocoa harvesting processes in adopting barcoded cocoa bags and digital (CMS) systems, 50% of sustainable beans in the global direct supply chain are now traceable from farm-to-factory.
The European Cocoa Association (ECA) has elected Harold Poelma, President of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, as its chairman for the next two years.