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    Group Backs Cameroon Cocoa Output

    A report in Fraternite Matin (p. 11) says that the U.S.-based World Cocoa Foundation has granted an award to Ivorian First Lady Dominique Ouattara for “her campaign against child labor.” Mrs Ouattara received the award during…Read More »

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    Barry Callebaut Trains 50 cooperatives to be Certified by Rainforest Alliance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND–(Marketwire -07/27/12)- Cocoa Horizons initiative accelerates sustainable cocoa production * More than 15,000 cocoa farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) * All cocoa-growing regions in Côte d’Ivoire are represented * Farmers earn a premium…Read More »

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    Ferrero Expands Operations in South Africa

    TO MEET the anticipated increase in demand for its confectionery in SA, the Ferrero Group plans to increase production and employ more people, the company said yesterday. “Although we are at the very early stages, the…Read More »

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    Hershey Fires up Retail Machine in Global Brand Push

    The Hershey Company, America’s number one chocolate manufacturer best known for its Hershey’s and Kisses billion-dollar power brands, is on a global mission to grow its turnover to US$10 billion in five years and double its…Read More »

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    Hannah Coan Joins Nestlé USA

    GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestle USA announced that it has appointed a new VP corporate and brand affairs following the retirement of executive Laurie MacDonald. MacDonald, who worked at the company since 1985, will be replaced by…Read More »

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    Public-Private Partnership Will Improve Cocoa Production

    USDA has announced that it will expand its partnership with the World Cocoa Foundation to improve cocoa production in developing countries worldwide, stimulating economic growth and improving the livelihoods of local farmers, producers and processors.  …Read More »

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    CAOBISCO working towards hazelnut sustainability

    The association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has been discussing a multi-stakeholder approach to improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply.   Read the full article here.

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    Study Claims Cocoa Has More Antioxidants than Superfruits

    Hershey, PA—A recent study conducted at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition found that there are more antioxidants and flavanoids in cocoa powder and dark chocolate than in powders derived from superfruits such as açaí,…Read More »

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    “40 days of Hershey’s Happiness” means big prizes

    Santo Domingo.-  Hershey’s, North America’s biggest quality chocolate producer and global  industry leader, launched its promotion: “40 days of Hershey’s Happiness” from July 9 to August 17. Hershey’s, marketed and distributed by MercaSID in Dominican Republic,…Read More »

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    Lindt sets Guinness World Record for unwrapping candy

    STRATHAM — The record for most people unwrapping candy simultaneously belongs to Lindt USA in Stratham. A recording setting 590 Lindt employees unwrapped and ate LINDOR truffles on Thursday afternoon, while lined up in a formation…Read More »

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