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NCA (National Confectioners Association) data released their quarterly grinding report, showing that North American cocoa grindings bucked the upward trend seen in Europe and Asia, by falling 1.2 % from ...
Lower grinding numbers indicate a slowing demand, which came as a surprise to many observers who expected stronger grinding numbers as lockdowns globally started to ease. Cocoa demand weakened during lockdowns as some increased personal consumption couldn’t offset the impact of cancelled events and the closed hospitality industry.
Analysts expected grindings to increase by around 3 % or 4 % in the fourth quarter, in line with the recovery in other areas. In contrast, Europe’s fourth quarter grind increased by 6.3 % from a year earlier, while Germany’s numbers increased by 8.8%, and in Asia, the quarter ended up 6.33 % over the same quarter in 2020.
The Puratos Group, one of the global leaders in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients and services, has unveiled its new brand identity, featuring a new logo, house colours and the tagline “Food Innovation for Good”.
Encompassing everything Puratos stands for, “Food Innovation for Good” encapsulates the company’s ongoing ambition to continue and further increase its positive global impact for future generations. In the new logo, industry professionals will recognize the company’s familiar unicorn – a symbol of courage and integrity. It now faces forwards, towards an exciting future. Another key change in the company’s identity is the more widely used house colour of red which represents its passion, commitment and determination.
The new identity will help reinforce the message that Puratos is a trustworthy, progressive and ethically-minded brand. As such, the company aims to continue tackling some significant issues within the food industry and remains dedicated to creating change that matters to move the planet forward through sustainable actions.
With this project, Sappi is not just expanding its production capacity in the corrugated board business. By offering the same product quality from both mills, Sappi is bringing production closer to its customers in order to guarantee a sustainable and short supply chain in the heart of Europe. Volume availability will be increased month by month to support the expected growth of the customers and to satisfy large requirements in the corrugated board business.
The Fusion Topliner, now the most widely used corrugated liner made from pure virgin fibre, is recommended for applications such as premium quality consumer goods packaging and POS displays where high visual impact and differentiation are key. The product also stands out with its strength and versatility as well as its special characteristics for print quality and finishing.
Since introducing oat milk to their offering in late 2020, Luker has seen oat milk products contribute 35% of all new business inquiries in 2021 worldwide. Luker’s 43% Balance Oat M!lk chocolate mixes the exquisite flavour of Colombia’s Cacao Fino de Aroma. Loved by manufacturers and artisan chocolatiers for its creamy texture, sweet aroma and low bitter flavour, the chocolate B4B manufacturer is also expanding its offering to include 36.6% White Oat M!lk chocolate. Now, chocolatiers worldwide can create exquisite plant-based white chocolate products to keep up with the growing white chocolate market, anticipated to reach USD 19.7 bn by 2026.
An alternative to the typically marketed dark chocolate, the popularity of oat m!lk has sky-rocketed over the last year. Consumers looking for non-dairy chocolate, which is still indulgent, have turned to oat m!lk products to satisfy their taste buds, with sales surging more than 70 per cent in 2020, according to Mintel. Due to oat m!lk’s creamy consistency, free-from consumers can indulge in a range of both milk and white chocolate covertures, without sacrificing taste.
The chocolates are also gluten free, adding further compatibility for free-from diets. Plant-based chocolate has also seen a growth of opportunity in the wellness food market. The wellness market is projected to have grown 15 in 2021, and thanks to the lack of health and planet implications in free-from diets, this food sector is set to grow exponentially.
With a little over two months until it’s open, current exhibitor numbers position Pack Expo East (21 to 23 March 2022, Philadelphia) as one of the best ways to see technology in action from over 400 exhibiting companies.
The show has already surpassed the size of the last two Pack Expo East events in 2018 and 2020, which was held just before the pandemic, and exhibit sales continue their upward trend. Registration is also keeping pace with the 2020 show. Laura Thompson, Vice President, Trade Shows, PMMI, says: “There is a need to meet face-to-face to find solutions to keep up with demand, and our numbers indicate that the industry is excited to come together and see the latest technologies first-hand.”
The chocolate business showed particularly strong volume growth of 9.6%, clearly outpacing the underlying global chocolate confectionery market (+ 3.1%; source: Nielsen volume growth excluding e-commerce – 25 countries, September to October 2021, data subject to adjustment to match Barry Callebaut’s reporting period; Nielsen data only partially reflects the out-of-home and impulse consumption). All regions and key growth drivers contributed to these strong results: Gourmet & Specialties (+ 33.8%), Emerging Markets (+ 11.0%), Outsourcing (+ 4.5%). Global Cocoa reported positive volume growth of 6.0% in an ongoing challenging market environment.
Sales revenue amounted to CHF 2.032 bn, up 14.0% in local currencies (+ 14.3% in CHF) in the first three months under review.
Throughout the ambitious relaunch project, the basic idea of the customer journey was the primary focus. The new online concept is therefore based on a brand-new page structure with an intuitive, simple user interface and appealing content that is easy to reach.
Peter Pfeilschifter started as Managing Director Food Solutions in 2018 and took over as CEO one year later. He was also Managing Director Baby Care since 2020. Before joining Hochdorf, the trained economist and organizational scientist headed Uckermärker Milch GmbH in Prenzlau/Germany.
Delegate of the Board of Directors, Ralph Siegl will take over as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2020 and is Chairman of the Market and Strategy Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Ralph Siegl is an independent management consultant and partner of Experts for Leaders AG in Zurich. His previous positions include CEO of Confiseur Läderach AG and Managing Director of the Läderach Group from 2006 to 2018. Prior to that, he held various management positions at Nestlé in Switzerland and Australia for ten years, most recently as Vice President Export with responsibility for the Milk Powder, Baby Care and Chocolate segments, among others.
Two different chocolate-flavoured chips are now available – the Armstrong Gold Reduced Sugar Dark Chocolate Flavoured Drops and the Jemison Gold Reduced Sugar Dark Confectionery Drops. In addition to less sugar, the chips contain fewer calories, more fibre and are non-GMO.
DouxMatok produces Incredo Sugar, which is made from real cane sugar. It allows for up to 50 % sugar reduction and enhances the perception of sweetness with substantially less sugar and no compromise on taste, texture or sweetness.