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Russian coffee chain expands to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia

MOSCOW – The management of Russian coffee chain Shokoladnitsa, which also operates the chains of Coffee House and Wabi-Sabi, is negotiating a franchise to enter the markets of Uzbekistan, Georgia, and the expanding of Coffee House brand to the market of Kazakhstan.

Ferrero to open its first Nutella Café near Chicago’s Millennium Park

ARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S. – Get ready, Chicago! Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, The Original Hazelnut Spread, is pleased to announce the opening of their first owned and operated restaurant, the Nutella Cafe! Whether you're grabbing coffee on the way to work or looking for a neighborhood lunch spot, the new ...

At long last, Kinder Eggs are officially coming to the United States!

WASHINGTON, U.S. – Starting in 2018, anyone in the U.S. will be able to pick up a Kinder Egg without having to worry about incurring the wrath of the Food and Drug Administration. Except, this Kinder Egg will look slightly different than its outlawed cousin. The original Kinder Egg consists of a chocolate shell. Inside is a hidden plastic capsule ...

The North America cocoa market is expected to gain 23 BPS by 2026

NEW YORK, U.S. – Cocoa liquor sub-segment likely to surpass cocoa powder sub-segment in terms of value share in the coming decade, owing to an increase in demand for cocoa liquor. Cocoa powder falls under both conventional and organic categories.

Mondelēz posts higher-than-expected results on better pricing, cost cuts

DEERFIELD, Ill., U.S. – Mondelez International Inc late Tuesday posted market-beating first quarter earnings results helped by cost cuts, strong sales of its chocolate brands, and better product pricing mainly in Latin America. Net sales from the company's main brands, such as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka chocolate and Oreo cookies ...

Olam Cocoa opens latest Cocoa Innovation Centre in Willowbrook, Illinois

LONDON, UK – Olam Cocoa announces the opening of a Cocoa Innovation Centre (CIC) in Willowbrook, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The new facility will provide important innovation capabilities to support Olam Cocoa’s North American customers. The opening of this latest CIC, one of six globally, along with Centres in Brazil ...

Bahrain to host second edition of Chocolate and Coffee Expo2017

MANAMA, Bahrain – Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) will patronize the second edition Chocolate and Coffee Expo2017. The event will take place at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) on December 7-9.

Seasonal offerings tops chocolate new product development, says Mintel

LONDON, UK – As chocolate lovers across the globe prepare to indulge in Easter treats, new research from Mintel reveals that seasonal launches accounted for one quarter (25%) of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development (NPD) according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Nestlé, Paul Bulcke elected new chairman as Peter Brabeck steps down

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The annual review and accounts were approved at the Nestlé S.A. Annual General Meeting yesterday (Apr 6) where 2,705 shareholders representing 55.6% of the capital and 76.8% of the shares, gathered in Switzerland. Approving the proposed dividend of ...

An Irish Café turns Easter eggs into delicious mocha coffee shots

CORK, Ireland – A café  in Cork, Southern Ireland, known as Union Grind Espresso Bar, has grabbed global attention for the...