Hershey moves to sixth on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies list

The Hershey Company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts through various initiatives has been acknowledged after it was named sixth on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, reflecting an advancement over the past several years from no. 33 in 2018. This recognition reinforces the company’s progress against its DEI commitments, with the implementation of … Read more

Food companies failing to reduce sugar in cookies and brownies

New data provided by Action on Sugar and Obesity Health Alliance has revealed huge variation in sugar content and portion size of popular cookies, brownies and doughnuts, leading to a call for the government to do more to tackle the issue. Despite the government challenges the food industry in 2016 to reduce the overall sugar … Read more

German confectionery companies face collapse if regulations not lifted

With, energy, agricultural raw materials, packaging, and transport prices rising sharply, the Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) says the Ukraine war is now drastically exacerbating the situation, to an extent that it could lead to production – including food – coming to a standstill. Gas is the most important energy source for … Read more

Food and beverage companies suspend operations in Ukraine

Finished products companies including Coca-Cola, Grupo Bimbo, Mondelēz International and international ingredient suppliers including ADM and Bunge have sprung to action as the conflict between Ukraine and Russia escalated last week with Russian troops invading Ukraine’s capitol Kyiv and its second largest city Kharkiv over the weekend. Mexican breadmaker Grupo Bimbo announced on Sunday that … Read more