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ADM

ADM to pursue sale of chocolate business only

Company plans to keep the majority of its cocoa press operations.
April 16, 2014
ADM also said it had recently had extensive negotiations with a potential buyer about the sale of the company’s global cocoa and chocolate business, but in the end, they couldn’t agree on terms.
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Acquisition

Chocolat Frey AG acquires SweetWorks, expands into North America

Swiss chocolate maker hopes to strengthen presence in U.S., Canada.
April 9, 2014
Chocolat Frey is hoping to strengthen its market presence in the United States and Canada.
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Mars President

Mars Inc. names Mars Chocolate’s Grant Reid as next president

Paul Michaels, president since 2004, announces plans to retire Dec. 31, 2014.
April 2, 2014
For the first time since 2004, Mars Inc. will have a new president — and he comes into the role after serving in the company’s sweet spot.
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Mars Plant

Mars opens news $270M facility in Topeka, Kan.

Factory slated to produced M&M’S and SNICKERS.
March 27, 2014
Slated to produce M&M’S and SNICKERS, the roughly 500,000-sq.-ft facility is the first new Mars Chocolate North America site built in the last 35 years.
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Who should make the world more sustainable?

Poll asks consumers who should bear the most responsibility in making the world more sustainable.
March 18, 2014
Companies, individuals, governments or someone else?
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Chocolate study

Study: UK consumers more likely to indulge in chocolate than anything else

Premium chocolate beats out coffee, alcohol and ice cream as a go-to indulgence in new Canadean Consumer study.
March 12, 2014
Shoppers are most likely to trade-up on chocolate when it comes to buying indulgent groceries.
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ICAM: An 'angel' in Uganda

Angelo Agostoni helps improve cocoa bean crop in Uganda
March 12, 2014
During his conversations with the farmers, Agostoni discovered that they were frustrated in putting so much effort into their cocoa crops and seeing little return.During his conversations with the farmers, Agostoni discovered that they were frustrated in putting so much effort into their cocoa crops and seeing little return.
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Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.: Southern artisan hones his craft

Scott Witherow translates the South’s food heritage into bean-to-bar chocolate in Nashville.
February 19, 2014
From using a melanger to custom-design moulds and packaging, Scott Witherow has put his Southern artisan imprint into his chocolate company.
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Interpack 2014 Preview

Royal Duyvis Wiener

January 24, 2014
The joined forces of Duyvis, Wiener, F.B. Lehmann and Thouet offer more than 400 years of combined experience in cocoa and chocolate processing.
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Interpack 2014 Preview

Caotech

January 24, 2014
Caotech will be pleased to discuss the latest developments on cocoa, chocolate and compound processing.
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A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

Candy Industry takes you into the French Pastry’s School For the Love of Chocolate event in Chicago, held Feb. 25.

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Candy Industry Magazine

April 2014 Cover

April 2014

In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!
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