Ongoing debate about sugar intake sparks renewed interest in sugar-free, reduced-sugar confections.
January 23, 2014
There's a movement toward sugar reduction, and it’s making itself felt in the confectionery sector.Read More
Exec emphasizes innovations, empowerment
January 21, 2014
"We have people here who understand how to make chocolate... I want to ensure that we have an environment where these people can thrive,” Wurscher says.Read More
$48-million facility to double capacity during the next two years
December 18, 2013
The additional capacity will meet growing demand for chocolate in confectionary, bakery, dairy and artisanal applications from European customers.Read More
Cargill’s Joe Sofia provides a judge’s perspective.
October 9, 2013
The sixth edition of the Iron Confectioner had just begun, and frenzy ensued as both teams began collecting various caramel ingredients to bring back to their workstations.Read More
Starch suppliers respond to specific ingredient demands from manufacturers, consumers.
September 16, 2013
“Organic compliance is still a niche market,” says Wen Shieh, technical leader for Cargill’s Texturizing Solutions. “Yet it is a market that traditional moulding starch will not be able to meet the regulations.”Read More
Bloomer, Cargill talk about hitting the 2020 goal, making cocoa farming profitable, and combating child labor
August 28, 2013
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?Read More
Three-day, hands-on seminar melds confectionery making with business basics
July 31, 2013
Tom and Debra Ocasio, owners of The Chocolate Lounge in Long Branch, N.J., recently participated and Tom says the amount of knowledge and expertise they received from the staff and the other participants was priceless.Read More
Former Cargill v.p. to develop new sourcing strategy for cocoa and other commodities
July 31, 2013
Robert Weidner has joined the Blommer commodity team as senior strategic sourcing manager.Read More
One-hundred-million-dollar investment affirms company’s efforts to develop Asian cocoa sector, foster long-term sustainable cocoa production.
May 8, 2013
In breaking ground on its first Asian cocoa processing plant in Gresik, in the East-Java region of Indonesia earlier this week, Cargill revealed how deep its commitment to develop the Asian cocoa sector is.Read More
Ongoing health concerns have stimulated development of a broad range of alternatives to sugar, including all-natural options. Traditional tastes, however, counter healthy yearnings, keeping the sector dynamic, albeit still developmental in many segments.
February 28, 2013
Within the adult gum and mint categories, the switchover from sugar to sweetener alternatives has been nearly seamless. This gradual yet almost totally pervasive transition goes back several decades.Read More