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    Independents call on Hershey to address child labour

    US candy brand Hershey’s faces a fresh campaign demanding that it should embrace fair trade principles and reject the use of child labour.   Read the full article

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    Mars Hosts Workshop to Improve Cocoa Quality in Vietnam

    Over the last 11 years, a viable cocoa industry has begun to take shape in Vietnam and Mars was involved with this development since the beginning.  Last year, the nation exported about 3,000 tons of fermented…Read More »

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    Petra Foods establishes Ecuadorian subsidiary

    Singapore-based cocoa processor Petra Foods has announced a new wholly-owned subsidiary in Ecuador.  Read more

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    Research And Development Of New Applications For Chocolate Persist

    Chocolate is universally loved, hence global demand for it remains constant. It’s no wonder research and development of new applications for this old flavor persist. Fair trade sourcing, dark chocolate and understanding the health message of…Read More »

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    High flavanol cocoa can boost brain functioning, finds Mars study

    Cocoa flavanols can improve mild cognitive impairment, according to new research funded by chocolate giant Mars. Read more

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    Davao rushes cacao planting to meet demand of US chocolate maker

    Local planters of cacao are rushing to meet the 100,000 metric tons of fermented cacao demanded by Mars Inc., the US-based maker of the popular M&M candies and chocolates.  Cacao growers said Mars Inc.’s huge demand…Read More »

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    Cocoa Farmers Improve Yields, Incomes

    Ghana’s push to produce a million tonnes of cocoa annually is on course as farmers in cocoa growing communities have embraced new technologies of going about their farming activities. Read more

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    Hershey: Tentative on innovation?

    Hershey’s CEO has said that pacing is important in innovation and while efforts have been “far more disciplined” than in the past, it is still committed to new product development (NPD). Read more

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    Haigh’s sweet success in Sydney

    In a move that comes after Darrell Lea being placed into voluntary administration and closing 32 shops, Haigh’s Chocolate is opening a second Sydney store in the Queen Victoria building. Read more

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    Starter cultures backed for on-farm cocoa fermentation

    On-farm implementation of cocoa bean starter cultures could aid the production of chocolate with a more consistent flavour, according to a new study from a team Belgian researchers and Barry Callebaut. Read more

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