Nestlé foodservice chocolate range changes name in Australia and expands to include couverture range
August 25, 2014

Nestlé hospitality chocolate range changes name and expands to include couverture range Food manufacturer Nestlé Professional’s chocolate range designed for use by chefs in cafes, restaurants and other foodservice outlets, has undergone a make-over which includes a move to a new brand name and inclusion of a new couverture range in Australia. From September 2014, Nestlé Professional chocolate will appear under the Nestlé Docello name and in “revamped” packaging that the Company... ...Read more »

Arnott’s launches new cake-inspired Tim Tam
July 30, 2014

Arnott’s launches new cake-inspired Tim Tam Arnott’s, the makers of the iconic Australian chocolate coated Tim Tam biscuits, has launched a new cake-inspired Tim Tam variety in Australia in collaboration with celebrity patissier Adriano Zumbo. Inspired by the Red Velvet Cup Cake, Tim Tam Red Velvet is a combination of vibrant red biscuits and a velvety cream cheese centre, coated in a layer of Tim Tam milk chocolate. Mr Zumbo, who is an Australian and French-trained patissier, is best known for... ...Read more »

Ferrero Group buys major hazelnut farm in Turkey
July 23, 2014

Ferrero Group buys major hazelnut farm in Turkey The Ferrero Group, one of the market leaders of the confectionery industry, has continued to strengthen its presence in the hazelnut market by acquiring hazelnut producer Oltam Group. Oltan Group, based in Trabzon in Turkey, is a worldwide leading operator in the procurement, processing and marketing of hazelnuts, with an annual turnover above $500 million. It is active throughout the main hazelnut growing regions with five production facilities exporting... ...Read more »

Cadbury launches flavour-matching Facebook-powered vending machine
July 16, 2014

Cadbury launches flavour-matching Facebook-powered vending machine Confectionery giant Cadbury Australia has launched new technology that gives Australian consumers the opportunity to find out what chocolate flavour they are best matched to, based on their Facebook profile. To bring this to life, Cadbury and advertising agency Red Agency has created the world’s first flavour-matching Facebook-powered vending machine. ‘The Joy Generator’ lets users log in to their Facebook profile and receive... ...Read more »

The battle of the chocolate blocks: Lindt gaining popularity over Cadbury in Australia
June 11, 2014

Lindt is gaining popularity in the chocolate block segment Although Australians have maintained a good appetite for chocolate, not quite as many Australians are eating blocks of chocolate as they used to, according to findings from market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. Forty per cent — 7.7 million Australians aged 14 and older ate some of at least one chocolate block in an average four weeks in 2013, down from almost 8 million (45 per cent) in 2009. Although Cadbury remained the... ...Read more »

Olam International to invest US$61 million in new cocoa processing facility in Indonesia
May 26, 2014

Olam International will invest US$61 in cocoa processing facility in Indonesia International agribusiness Olam International Limited (Olam), has announced that it will be investing US$61 million to establish a new cocoa processing facility in Indonesia. Olam, which is based in Singapore and has businesses that operate across the value chain in 65 countries, said the project will enable it to “leverage the strength of its Indonesian cocoa sourcing network and participate in the growth of Asian cocoa... ...Read more »

Resveratrol in red wine, chocolate, grapes not associated with improved health, study
May 14, 2014

Resveratrol in red wine, chocolate and grapes not associated with improved health, a study has found The antioxidant resveratrol found in red wine, chocolate and grapes is not associated with longevity or the incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammation, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. The “French Paradox” of a low incidence of coronary heart disease despite a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat in France has been... ...Read more »

Mondelez International supports start-ups with launch of Mobile Futures Australia
May 7, 2014

Mondelez International has launched its Mobile Futures initiative in Australia Mondelēz International, the maker of iconic brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk and Philadelphia cream cheese, has announced the Australian launch of a mobile marketing initiative Mobile Futures. The initiative, which launched last year in the US and Brazil, aims to ignite the Company’s consumer connections by collaborating with some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the mobile space – startup entrepreneurs. The... ...Read more »

Which retailers are the big winners in Mother’s Day spending?
May 7, 2014

Cafes and restaurants will be the big winners this Mother's Day Australians are expected to spend over $1.4 billion on their mothers this Mother’s Day, with cafes, restaurants and chocolate manufacturers set to see a large share of that spend, according to business information analysts IBISWorld. The expected Mother’s Day spend, which IBISWorld said is an increase of 2.9 per cent on 2013, is due in part to robust consumer sentiment, healthy disposable incomes and low unemployment.... ...Read more »

Cadbury launches three new share-block flavours in Australia
May 5, 2014

Cadbury Dairy Milk Picnic, now in share-block size Confectionery giant Cadbury has launched three new flavours in its share-sized chocolate block range—Cadbury Cherry Ripe, Cadbury Dairy Milk Crackle and Cadbury Dairy Milk Picnic. The Cadbury Cherry Ripe, which Cadbury said was Australia’s oldest chocolate bar, is filled with cherry and coconut flavours coated in Cadbury Old Gold dark chocolate. It is now available in a share-block size. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Picnic is also now available... ...Read more »

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