New Fairtrade report highlights how cocoa sector can help farmers progress toward living incomes

Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, the report, What Makes Co-operatives Work?, outlines recommendations for Fairtrade and the cocoa sector at large, developed after researchers conducted an in-depth study into the functions of s and heard feedback from two case study cocoa cooperatives in Ghana. The recommendations include proposals for how better … Read more

Sweets & Snacks Expo announces full education programme for confectionery sector

The show’s new industry education programming will include industry-specific education sessions to give attendees the opportunity to learn from experts, thought-provoking industry panels and confectionery and snack leaders tackling critical issues like supply-chain disruption, revolutionary confectionery and snack product innovation, social media’s influence on purchasing habits and post-pandemic shopping trends. “The education sessions offered at … Read more

How the craft bakery sector can capitalise in trending consumer behaviours in 2022

The past two years have been a rollercoaster, and the craft baking industry has felt the impact as much as the rest of society – however, in many instances, this has had a positive spin. “Our regular member surveys suggest the craft bakery sector is enjoying a generally upward trend, despite the challenges of the … Read more

US chocolate and candy sector in good health as sales soar over 11% in 2021

Released this week at the organisation’s State of the Industry Conference in Florida, the report is eagerly awaited by companies operating in the US market as it is the definitive source for confectionery category performance data and provides a deeper understanding of shifting consumer attitudes and behaviors in a disrupted marketplace. The report reveals that … Read more

US chocolate and candy sector in good health as sales soar over 11% in 2020

Released this week at the organisation’s State of the Industry Conference in Florida, the report is eagerly awaited by companies operating in the US market as it is the definitive source for confectionery category performance data and provides a deeper understanding of shifting consumer attitudes and behaviors in a disrupted marketplace. The report reveals that … Read more

Nestlé announces innovative plan to tackle child labour risks in cocoa sector

The company said the plan is to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality. A cash incentive will be paid directly to cocoa-farming households for certain activities such as enrollment of children in school and pruning, among several others. Nestlé said the new plan also supports the … Read more