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Hong Kong Harbour City hosts sixth annual "Chocolate Trail" event

The five-week-long event promises to give visitors a deeper understanding of chocolate.
The event transforms the shopping center into "Chocoland," offering visitors numerous interactive and educational exhibits and activities aimed at deepening customers' understanding of chocolate.
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Cocoagraph Confections brings its headquarters to Petaluma, Calif.

Headquarters to include on-site production facility and retail space.
The Bay Area-based company is known for combining two perennial favorites: chocolates and pictures. Specifically, they prints edible images onto artisan chocolate bars.
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Snickers teases Brady Bunch Super Bowl XLIX commercial

Fans have the opportunity to ask for early release through social media.
Snickers fans are in for a retro treat during this year’s big game — or maybe sooner if they’re determined enough.
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CEO and Chairman of Tootsie Roll Melvin Gordon dies at 95

Gordon passes away after leading the candy company for 53 years, working a full schedule until his last month.
His wife of 65 years, Ellen, who served as Tootsie Roll’s previous president and chief operating officer, has been named his successor.
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Top 5 trends from the Winter Fancy Food Show

Premium peanut butter cups, breakfast-themed chocolates, and more at this year’s fanciest food event!
So what are the hot trending chocolate and confectionery products? A tasting safari through the show, which is the West Coast’s largest trade show dedicated to premium food products, revealed the following fab five
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Mondelez Intl. to build $90M biscuit plant in Bahrain

Plant to produce Oreo, Ritz and TUC biscuits in initial phase.
The plant, announced in October 2014, will be commercially operational next year and is set to meet the rising demand for biscuits in the Middle East and Africa for the next 20 years.
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Chocolate retailers to grow through 2020

High demand for premium chocolate, rising disposable income to boost industry, reports IBISWorld.
Although IBISWorld’s report predicts that the majority of chocolates will be sold in supermarkets and retailers outside the industry, the chocolate stores industry is still expected to grow.
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Nielsen survey shows rising obesity rates and health awareness

Global Health and Wellness study outlines global views on foods with healthy attributes.
There were 30,000 online respondents in 60 countries who provided data for the survey, which finds that 49 percent considered themselves overweight.
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ProSweets Preview: A look at some of the companies slated to attend

Supporting program with Speakers’ Corner, FutureLab and Science Center, Power Fruits special show and New Product Showcase provides an ideal information platform for sweets and snacks manufacturers.
Come February 1-4, 2014, ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier trade fair for the confectionery industry will again be taking place at the same time as the ISM (International Sweets and Biscuits Fair).
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Sweets & Snacks Middle East: MENA means Dubai

Increased regional demand in the Middle East and North Africa expands role for Sweets and Snacks Middle East.
Despite all the headlines involving suicide bombings, air strikes, beheadings, religious/ethnic strife, outright devastation, displacement and death in the Middle East, most of the countries in the region are quietly focused on peaceful progress and prosperity.
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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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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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