Russell Stover has a new president and ceo. Andrew Deister, who has experience as a specialty foods executive, will assume the duties held by acting CEO Andreas Pfluger since Lindt & Sprüngli acquired Russell Stover in 2014.
Chocoholics no longer have to eat chocolate to get their cocoa fix. Legal Lean, an Orlando, Fla.-based supplements company, has introduced Coco Loko, raw, powdered cacao that can be snorted through the nose.
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND As demand for chocolate grows in developing markets, can the existing cocoa-growing regions meet the supply-side challenge? Bettering the economics for small farmers in Africa, Asia, South and Central America requires a comprehensive approach, one that takes into account improving agricultural practices, enhancing supply chain infrastructures, expanding community services, boosting farmer incomes and taking advantage of evolving technologies.