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
Experts provide their take on what’s happened to cocoa butter/cocoa powder pricing
January 31, 2013
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.Read More
Sustainability program raises average income by 17% for participating farmers.
November 14, 2012
When Yao N'Dri Pasca was having a problem with black pod disease on his cocoa farm, he turned to pesticides.Read More
"Confectionery Essentials" focuses on fundamental techniques
September 5, 2012
Students in Cargill’s latest educational seminar will learn to create firm and soft caramels, make cooked and cold creams, blend a perfect ganache, and enrobe confections.Read More