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Hershey unveils world’s first public 3-D chocolate candy printing exhibit

Visitors to Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction can experience 3-D chocolate printing.
The Hershey Co. is moving beyond the second dimension
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Report: West African cocoa farmers still plagued by poverty

ILRF, Green America report highlights poverty among farmers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire as root cause of chronic labor woes, including child labor.
The report shows that the poverty endured by West African farming communities continues to undermine efforts to end child labor and trafficking and advance sustainable cocoa farming.
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Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck reaches 10,000 km milestone

Truck brings farmer training directly to the farmers in Côte d’Ivoire.
The truck passed the 10,000 km mark between the villages of Obrouayo and N’Drikro, in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire last week.
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Olam

ADM to sell global cocoa business to Olam for $1.3B

Deal establishes Olam Cocoa as one of the world’s top three cocoa processors.
Archer Daniels Midland Co. is getting completely out of the cocoa business, while Olam Cocoa is moving into the category’s big leagues.
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Gingerbread House

185-lb. gingerbread house created for Church of Scientology retreat

Eleven-story creation welcomes members to organization's Fort Harrison site in Clearwater, Fla.
It’s 11 stories tall, features a large, grand entrance and an electric train circles the property. But while you may not be able to walk through the front doors, you can eat them.
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Barry Callebaut completes Mona Lisa decorations factory expansion

Investment strengthens Barry Callebaut’s position in the chocolate decorations category.
The company hopes the expansion will help it become more prominent in the U.S. chocolate decorations market.
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Theo Chocolate announces senior leadership team changes

Organic and Fair Trade bean-to-bar chocolate maker names new cmo, coo, v.p. of Theo innovations, and v.p. of sales.
Theo Chocolate has announced changes to its leadership team, which it believes will enable the company to continue on its trajectory as one of the fastest growing brands in the natural and organic chocolate category.
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Hershey

Hershey named again to Civic 50

Leading U.S. chocolate manufacturer recognized one of the U.S.’s most civically minded companies.
“Making a difference is a Hershey core value and we are motivated when our business expertise and financial resources are able to make measurable, positive change," says Mike Wege, chief marketing and growth officer, The Hershey Co.
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Hershey

Hershey acquires iconic Canadian candy maker Allan Candy Co.

Deal extends Hershey’s Sweets & Refreshment manufacturing capacity in North America, adds famous Canadian confectionery brands to the Hershey portfolio.
The Allan Candy Co. is well known across Canada for its iconic confectionery brands, including Allan, Big Foot, Hot Lips and Laces.
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Fannie May

Thanksgiving fire destroys Fannie May warehouse and distribution facility

Candy maker rallies around the clock to stay on track for holiday orders.
On Thanksgiving Day, a fire destroyed Fannie May Fine Chocolates’ warehouse and distribution facility in Maple Heights, Ohio.
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Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website

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