Items Tagged with 'Blommer'


Hershey expands its Learn to Grow program in Cote d’Ivoire

Chocolate maker teams up with Blommer, Olam and ISH, The Sustainable Trade partners; expects to impact nearly 9,000 cocoa farmers.
The Hershey Co. is expanding its cocoa sustainability program Learn to Grow through new public and private partnerships — and its goal is to create more sustainable cocoa by 2020.
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Blommer hires new cio, corporate manager

Gary Reitz and Tom Hyland join the chocolate company
Blommer has hired a new chief information officer (cio) as well as a new corporate manager for master planning and scheduling.
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Blommer Chocolate, Olam International joint venture trains 31,600 farmers

Two form GrowCocoa, release report on joint achievements.
“These results demonstrate how we have been able to improve cocoa yields and quality, as well as the livelihoods of the farmers and their communities,“ says Grow Cocoa’s program director, Kevin Wilkins.
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How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of 'certified'

Reaching the 2020 goal will mean relying on multiple certification organizations, programs
The thing about the 2020 sustainability goal is that everyone already knows there’s no way every single company will be able to get 100 percent “Fairtrade” chocolate.
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Sustainable cocoa… that is the future

Bloomer, Cargill talk about hitting the 2020 goal, making cocoa farming profitable, and combating child labor
According to most projections, about 60 percent of all cocoa grown in 2020 will need to be certified. That’s equals to about 2 million more tons. How does one go about doing that, one asks?
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Robert Weidner joins Blommer commodity team

Former Cargill v.p. to develop new sourcing strategy for cocoa and other commodities
Robert Weidner has joined the Blommer commodity team as senior strategic sourcing manager.
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What’s happened to the cocoa butter/cocoa powder price relationship?

Experts provide their take on what’s happened to cocoa butter/cocoa powder pricing
Hugo van der Goes, vice president commercial, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate; Jeff Rasinski, director of commodities and corporate procurement, Blommer Chocolate Co.; and John Zima, director of sales, ADM Cocoa weigh in.
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Will we have enough certified cocoa by 2020?

Blommer: Today, only 5% of cocoa beans are certified. To meet the 2020 deadline, at least 55% is needed.
Current crop numbers show a two million metric ton gap in the amount of sustainable cocoa needed by 2020 and the amount currently produced.
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Blommer hires new R&D tech

Julianne Taylor takes on role
Julianne Taylor has been hired as Blommer Chocolate Co.’s new research and development technologist.
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Is third-party certification the answer to cocoa sustainability?

Sponsored by ADM Cocoa, Blommer Chocolate Co. and Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Candy Industry's one-hour webinar featured presentations about the issues associated with and possible solutions for cocoa sustainability.

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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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Start off the new year with new products, sweetener trends, and more.
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Healthier Food Options

A recent Nielsen report shows that consumers are calling for healthier options from food manufacturers. Do you think consumers will actually buy healthier versions of their favorite candy and snacks if they’re made available?
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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

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Kettle Awards

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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