Philip E. Heide, ceo and president of Henry Heide, Inc., manufacturer of Jujubes and Jujyfruits, passed away Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, N.Y. after a long battle with melanoma. He was 75.
As transparency becomes an increasingly important staple of the food industry, companies like The Hershey Co. are turning to digital platforms to spread information. To that end, Hershey has been heavily involved in the development of the newly-launched SmartLabel platform.
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has joined forces with the International Finance Corp. (IFC) and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, for a $9-million, risk-sharing program that will help small cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire lay the foundation for a strong financial future.
In the fifth edition of “Food Gifting in the U.S.,” Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, reports that 28 percent of consumers gave boxed chocolates and candies to someone else in the last 12 months.
The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) recently announced Hannah Vezzetti, a senior at Delaware Valley University, as the recipient of the 2016-2017 John Kitt Memorial Scholarship. The association gives the $5,000 award to aspiring candy technologists.