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Dawn Foods launches gluten-free Muffin Mixes

Dawn Foods has expanded its range of dry mixes, bases and concentrates with two gluten-free Muffin Mixes.

Knead Bakery devises chocolate crumpet range

London-based business Knead Bakery has unveiled two innovative chocolate crumpet products.

Konditor & Cook to offer cake giveaway on Blue Monday

London-based bakery Konditor & Cook will today (16 January) give away 5,000 Red Velvet Mini Bakes across its six stores to cheer up the public in what is regarded as the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

Barry Callebaut stays bullish amid ‘difficult’ European market

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut Group said it bucked a difficult trading in Europe to grow sales of its products to food manufacturers.

VIDEO: how to make a beautiful chocolate cake topper

British Baker spent the day with chocolate and cocoa supplier Callebaut. It wants to show bakers that making beautiful desserts with higher price points is easy. Want us to prove it? If we can do it, you definitely can…

Mondelēz brands boost organic sales in third quarter

Mondelēz brands Oreo, Ritz and Cadbury Dairy Milk have contributed to the multinational's organic sales increase of 1.1% in the third quarter.

Kara brings new traybakes to foodservice arena

Finsbury Food Group’s foodservice brand Kara has introduced a new range of traybakes and mallow bombes to the market.

Bakkavör’s baking lesson for teenagers

Bakkavör, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has hosted a cooking masterclass for young people from the Prince’s Trust to teach them how to bake cakes.

World Chocolate Masters looks to future

Chocolate competition The World Chocolate Masters is set to kick off is national pre-selections in the run-up to the 2017/18 event.

Matthew Walker moves into gluten-free market

Christmas pudding manufacturer Matthew Walker has launched a brand new gluten-free sponge pudding range that is available in two variants.

Border Biscuits boosts its retail presence with new variants

Border Biscuits, the premium sweet biscuit producer, will improve its presence in major retailer Asda this month, with the introduction of Dark Chocolate Gingers and Orange - a new variant to its chocolate ginger range.

Brioche Pasquier embraces new chocolate desserts

Brioche Pasquier is introducing a selection of four continental-style desserts, aimed at targeting chocoholics on Valentine’s Day.

Barry Callebaut extends supply partnership with Mondelēz

The Barry Callebaut Group is to acquire and integrate the chocolate production facility of Mondelēz International in Halle, Belgium, resulting in a long-term supply agreement between the two companies.

**National Cupcake Championships 2016 winners**

The icing was frosted, the sponges were squidged and the cakes were tasted, and the winners are:

Festive NPDs for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has added five new products to this year’s Christmas cake range that will be available in major retailers from 19 September.

Latest sandwich trends sweep across Instagram

The macaron ice cream sandwich is the latest sandwich trend that has received a large amount of publicity from social media site, Instagram.

Mondelēz to complete Cadbury biscuit takeover

Mondelēz International has agreed to buy the global licence for Cadbury-branded biscuits from Burton’s Biscuit Company.

Morrisons and Sainsbury’s recall desserts over metal issue

Supermarket giants Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have taken the precautionary measure to recall some of their chilled desserts after manufacturer Bakkavör reported they could contain flakes of metal.

Bahlsen embraces convenience for Pick Up! range

Germany-based biscuits and cakes manufacturer Bahlsen has added a “convenient” smaller grab-and go size format to its Pick Up! biscuit range.

Bakers follow their roots at local business

Traditional German bakery products are being brought to Taunton, Somerset, by newly opened Fräulein’s Bakery, owned by Lilly Rempel and Ramona Stuber-Case.

Muffin Break launches new muffin shakes

Bakery retail chain Muffin Break has introduced three new flavours of milkshake to their drinks range, which are made with actual muffins.

Chocolate maker signs deal for total traceability

Chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut has signed a strategic partnership with Amsterdam-based Tony’s Chocolonely to produce chocolate from fully traceable sustainable cocoa.

Bettys previews Christmas range

Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate has given details of its Christmas bakery range.

Barry Callebaut grows revenue despite ‘sluggish’ market

Chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut says it has grown revenues and sales volumes despite declines in the overall global chocolate confectionery market.

Pecan Deluxe launches nut-free peanut filling

European inclusions company Pecan Deluxe Candy (PDC) has launched a peanut butter-flavoured caramel-filled milk chocolate mini cup that is completely peanut-free.

New price point for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the re-launch of the popular on-the-go range with the addition of three 2 for £1 price marked packs.

Dawn launches new fillings

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods has launched three ready-to-use cream fillings, ideal for layering, filling or topping patisserie, desserts, doughnuts, cakes and muffins.

Burton’s launches new Chocolate Fingers snack pack

Burton’s Biscuits, owner of Jammy Dodgers and Maryland Cookies, has launched a new snack pack for its Cadbury Chocolate Fingers.

Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier scoops top truffles awards

Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier is celebrating after winning a hat-trick at the International Chocolate Awards for two of its truffles.

Royal opening for pastry school

Next month HRH Prince Edward will officially open The Chocolate & Pastry School, run by Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks.

Hinks fronts Marie Curie campaign

World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks is supporting Marie Curie through her new exclusive chocolate brownie recipe.

Pidy adds to Trendy range

Pidy, the Belgian pastry producer, has announced an exciting addition to its Trendy range, with the launch of Trendy Coco Shell Cases.

Ashers to sell pupil’s marshmallow scones

A raspberry, white chocolate and marshmallow scone recipe by schoolgirl Grace Wakeford is now on the shelves at Ashers bakery in Moray.

Muffin Break brings back the Duffin

Bakery café chain Muffin Break has relaunched the Duffin, with two brand new flavours alongside the original hazelnut chocolate. 

Garth Bakery recalls chocolate sponge

Garth Bakery in South Wales has recalled its chocolate sponge cake because it contains soya, which is not mentioned on the labelling. 

New filling for Macphie

Independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a new belgian chocolate filling to add to its existing luxury range.

Video: Will Torrent talks chocolate

Pastry chef Will Torrent took to the stage at the Farm Shop & Deli 2016 to talk about one of his great loves, chocolate.

Dawn lists new chocolate toppings and decorations

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods is offering Dobla-branded premium Belgian chocolate decorations and toppings to bakers in the UK.

In pictures: six chocolate recipe ideas for retailers

Chocolate producer Callebaut recently held a cookery demonstration that showed retailers how to take advantage of the food-to-go trend at six key meal occasions.

Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition launched

Aimed at chocolatiers and pastry chefs, the Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition is open now.

Ginco recalls chocolate honeycomb

Sweet, nut and snack producer Ginco has recalled packs of chocolate-coated honeycomb due to the undeclared presence of milk and soya.

American cookies rule says Dawn

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods has commissioned a cookie survey, which has found American-style cookies are the most popular sweet treat.

Callebaut says half of millennials choose sweet on-the-go option

Sweet goods are a key market for food-to-go operators, according to research for chocolate producer Callebaut, which shows 50% of millennials choose a sweet option.

Paul launches summer éclair collection

London-based high street bakery and patisserie, Paul, is to launch a new éclair range next month called Eclectic Éclairs: The Summer Collection.

Choc full of ideas: Ruth Hinks interview

Ruth Hinks is the UK World Chocolate Master and entrepreneur behind the multi-award winning chocolatier and patisserie near Edinburgh, Cocoa Black. Alice Cooke caught up with her to talk all things chocolate.

Mary Berry launches first chilled dessert range

Mary Berry has launched her first range of chilled desserts, produced under license by The Hain Daniels Group.

Border Biscuits launches new line in Scotland

The Dark Chocolate Gingers and Orange add orange pieces to the brand’s bestselling Dark Chocolate Gingers recipe. The biscuits launch from this month in 98 Tesco stores.

Jacobsens recalls Disney cookies

Danish cookie manufacturer Jacobsens Bakery is recalling tins of its Disney-brand cookies due to the presence of undeclared milk.

New Cadbury Cookies

Burton’s Biscuits will introduce Cadbury Cookies this month, the first premium biscuit range from the chocolate producer.  

Almondy launches lactose-free cake

Almondy, the Swedish gluten-free bakery, has launched a lactose-free chocolate and almond cake.

Callebaut issues ‘solid’ half-year results

Chocolate and cocoa manufacturer The Barry Callebaut Group is buoyant, despite the impact of a strong Swiss franc and a weak cocoa products market, leading to a slump in net profits.

New patisserie course from Mark Bennett

Award-winning Dorset-based baker Mark Bennett is to run a patisserie course in May, following the success of Bakery Excellent, and Bake French last year.

Irwin’s new products

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has added two new flavours to its Howell’s cake range.

The rise and rise of babka

This Easter’s must-have treat was babka, a traditional Eastern European cake, which has become a hit in New York, and is now gaining rapid favour in London.

M&S starts selling mug cakes

Marks & Spencer is offering pre-made mixes that you put in a mug and microwave. 

Dr Oetker’s giant chocolate rabbit

Manchester and London both played host to a larger-than-life chocolate rabbit last week, in a marketing exercise for German ingredients company Dr Oetker.

Burton’s Biscuits to revamp Maryland range

Burton’s Biscuits is relaunching its Maryland range with a unified pack format and new SKUs.

Britain’s first chocolate kebab shop

The Chocolate Kebab House will open in Swansea in June, serving crêpes, churros, waffles and milkshakes.

United Biscuits releases teacakes

United Biscuits (UB) is to expand further into the cake aisle with the release of two teacake products.

Prewett’s extends gluten-free biscuit range

The UK gluten-free biscuit brand has further extended its range to include milk-free biscuits, ‘indulgent’ all butter cookies and individually wrapped chocolate-coated biscuit bars.

Ben & Jerry’s launches ice cream sandwiches

Already a hit in the US, the ice cream giants are bringing the ‘Wich range to our supermarkets this month.

Birds Eye launches new frozen breakfast range

Birds Eye has announced the launch of a new breakfast range, called Hello Morning!

Asda recalls cake over walnut fears

Asda has withdrawn its Extra Special Chocolate and Beetroot Cake because some packs might contain walnuts.

United Biscuits launches new app and “sweeetest ever ad break”

United Biscuits (UB), has launched two new initiatives – a new TV advert and the new McVitie’s iKitten app.

Irwin’s secures seasonal Joeys buns listing

Irwin’s has secured a listing to supply Tesco with three new Easter variants of its Joeys buns.

Blackthorn Fudge releases chocolate toffees

Blackthorn Fudge, the Belfast-based fudge and toffee manufacturer, has launched a line of chocolate-covered toffees under its Melting Pot brand.

Keep it sweet, says Callebaut research

Global chocolate producer Callebaut says Millennials and ‘buy now, enjoy later’ products are the future of the food-to-go market.

United Biscuits’ new launches

United Biscuits (UB) will launch McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles, in what the company described as its “biggest new product development” for 2016.

Crosstown to launch limited edition doughnut

Crosstown, the artisan doughnut producer, has teamed up with bakery and chocolate producer Pump Street Bakery to produce a limited edition chocolate doughnut.

Border Biscuits expands Mini Pack range

Border Biscuits, the Scottish Premium biscuit manufacturer, has added a Dark Chocolate Ginger variety to its Mini Pack range.

Morrisons extends Free From range

Supermarket chain Morrisons’ Free From range will include additional gluten-free core staples and on-the-go items.

Cake firm profits from BBC appearance

Sales have rocketed for Hampshire-based Odiham Cake Company after it appeared on BBC2’s The Millionaire’s Gift Guide.

Patisserie Valerie launches Gloriously Gluten Free range

High street patisserie and cake shop Patisserie Valerie has launched a new gluten-free range, which will be available from 18 January.

Udi’s launches gluten-free chocolate clusters

Udi’s Gluten Free, the US-based free-from brand, has announced its new Chocolate Clusters range will be on sale from 18 January.

Blackthorn Foods launches free-from fudge

Blackthorn Foods, the Belfast-based fudge and toffee manufacturer, has launched a range of free-from fudges.

Maxime Michelot, winner of Classic Fine Foods’ Christmas Log Contest
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Harrods pastry chef wins Christmas log competition

Maxime Michelot, a pastry chef at Harrods, beat off competition from 24 other UK-based chefs to win Classic Fine Foods’ Christmas Log Contest.

Carlisle factory hit by floods

United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory has been flooded by over a metre of water in the wake of Storm Desmond and staff have been told to stay home.

Innovative AAK scores double FiE win

AAK, the Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, has scooped a double award at the Food ingredients Europe Innovation awards in Paris.

Chocolatier branches out into pop-up dessert nights

An Australian pastry chef and chocolatier is celebrating a year of organising pop-up dessert nights in London with an event at Eat 17 in Homerton, east London.

New chocolate café opens in Islington

Independent producer Jaz & Jul’s has opened an artisan chocolate café and shop in Islington, London, selling cocoa-themed sweet and savoury bites as well as hot drinks.

10 patisseries YOU must visit

With Marc Patisserie opening in Selfridges, British Baker looks at 10 other great patisseries located throughout the UK to inspire you.

Key consumer trends were revealed at Taste Tomorrow London
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Global study identifies key bakery trends

A global study for Belgian ingredients manufacturer Puratos has unveiled key trends in the baking, patisserie and chocolate markets.

Edinburgh bakery unveils Halloween cupcakes

Edinburgh cake-maker Cuckoo’s Bakery has created a gruesome range of limited-edition cupcakes for Halloween.

Irwin's Howell's House brand is being revamped
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Irwin’s revamps Howell’s Handmade range

Northern Ireland-based Irwin’s Bakery is to revamp its Howell’s Handmade range, changing the name and adding eight new product lines.

Gerhard’s blog: Chocolate fantasies

The Great British Bake Off’s (GBBO) semi-final chocolate theme had me hunting for chocolate in my kitchen. 

Ask the Expert: GBBO does chocolate

Rich, creamy and intense, chocolate is for many people the ultimate in gastronomic luxury. However, it can be a tricky beast to handle, making it a fitting challenge for the Great British Bake Off semi-final.

CSM adds new topped and filled muffins

A four-strong range of topped and filled muffins is on the way from CSM Bakery Solutions.

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Thorntons launches new cake bites snack to capitalise on growing market
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Finsbury launches Thorntons cake bites brand

Finsbury Food Group is launching a new Thorntons-branded range of cake bites in resealable bags under licence. 

Salmonella concerns linked to one supplier

The recall of four products due to the possibility of salmonella presence has been linked to one Dutch supplier.

Scottish firm brings out new cake decoration products

A cake decoration supplier has launched two new products designed for the food-to-go market.

Thorntons to exit Stock Exchange

Thorntons has officially requested to be delisted from the London Stock Exchange, in anticipation of its pending takeover by Ferrero International.

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Barry Callebaut will give chocolate masterclasses at the National Cupcake Championships final
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Cupcake Championships: be a finalist for a chocolate masterclass

Those chosen as finalist in the National Cupcake Championships will be treated to chocolate masterclasses by specialist Barry Callebaut. 

Mondelez revamps Christmas confectionery lines

Cadbury owner Mondelez has revealed plans to boost Christmas confectionery following flat sales.

ADM cocoa will become part of Cargill
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Europe clears Cargill’s ADM cocoa deal

The European Commission has granted conditional clearance for the $440m (£226.4m) Cargill acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa business in Europe.

Only five days until Cupcake Championships deadline

Bakers have just five days to enter the National Cupcake Championships 2015 as we confirm events for the grand final.

Callebaut’s European sales buck the global chocolate trend

Global chocolatier Barry Callebaut has seen sales volumes rise in Europe - outperforming the declining global chocolate confectionery market.

Barry Callebaut urges support for Afternoon Tea Week

Operators, including bakeries, are being urged to support Afternoon Tea Week between 10 to 16 August to boost their businesses.

Ferrero makes £112m play for Thorntons

Ferrero International, the maker of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Nutella, has offered to buy Thorntons for around £112m.

Thorntons suffers sales decline, despite better Easter

Sales at chocolate company Thorntons have dropped in both its retail and FMCG divisions, as the firm has lost orders from a commercial customer.

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Cocoa fibre could replace cocoa as prices are set to soar
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Product replacement aims to reduce cocoa dependence

Natural food expert Naturis has developed a cocoa replacement as real cocoa prices continue to rise.

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Barry Callabaut posts good results
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Barry Callebaut outpaces chocolate market in latest results

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut Group has outperformed the chocolate market in its half-year results. 

Holland’s takes expert advice for chocolate pies

Holland’s Pies has teamed up with two experts to create a series of recipes for incorporating chocolate into pies.

Niklas Andersson is the new marketing and communications directer at Cargill
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Cargill strengthens marketing with new director

Cargill has appointed a new marketing and communications director, as it puts greater focus on its cocoa and chocolate business.

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Chocolate at checkouts under fire from Birmingham nutritionist
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Nutritionist calls for ban on ‘unhealthy’ foods at checkouts

A nutritionist has likened the sales of sweets, chocolate and crisps at store checkouts to those of cigarettes and has called for a ban. 

Top London chocolaterie on urgent hunt for hot cross bun supplier

Top London chocolatier Paul A Young is searching for “the best” hot cross bun supplier to be judged on Saturday.

ADM
Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill merger under investigation
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EC investigates ADM-Cargill merger

The European Commission has opened an ‘in-depth’ investigation into the merger of chocolate business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Cargill, due to potential competition concerns in the supply of industrial chocolate in Germany and the UK.

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Paul A Young eyes expansion for chocolaterie brand
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Paul A Young sets expansion sights on Manchester

Top London Chocolatier Paul A Young has set his sights for expansion on Manchester as cacao prices rise to their highest in 40 years. 

Mondelez
Mondelez builds facility in Bahrain
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Mondelēz starts construction of Bahrain biscuit site

Mondelēz International, owner of Cadbury’s, has laid the cornerstone for the construction of its $90m (£59.6m) biscuit plant in Bahrain as it seeks a firmer foothold in the Middle East. 

Thorntons stays upbeat despite fall in sales

Thorntons has seen total sales plummet 10.3% in its commercial division to £41.9m.

Throntons makes profit warning
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Thorntons issues Christmas profit warning

High street chocolate company, Thorntons, has warned investors that profits will be below expectations.

United Biscuits
United Biscuits signs three-year deal with Cargill
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UB and Cargill strike deal on chocolate

United Biscuits (UB), the international manufacturer of biscuits, has signed a three-year partnership with a fellow international producer to focus on its sweet biscuits. 

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Paul A Young tempers chocolate
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Chocolate facing supply shortage

The world faces a chocolate shortage with demand outstripping supply as prices have already risen 25% this year. 

Barry Callebaut launches chocolate challenge for caterers

Chocolate specialist Barry Callebaut is offering caterers the chance to win a trip to a cocoa plantation in its For The Love of Chocolate Challenge.

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Cadbury's Christmas TV campaign launches
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Mondelēz embarks on TV drive for Cadbury

Confectionery multinational Mondelēz has revealed a major ITV festive advertising drive for its Cadbury brand including tie-up with a number of celebrities. 

Walkers Bakers and Chocolatiers completes £150k expansion

Yorkshire-based Walkers Bakers and Chocolatiers has completed a £150,000 expansion and refurbishment at its Skipton premises.

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Juergen Steinemann expects challenging times
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Barry Callebaut sales volume up 11.8%

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut increased sales volume by 11.8% in the year to 31 August 2014, helped by the integration of the cocoa business acquired in June 2013. 

Profile 66 chocolate tart
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Chocolate supplier creates exclusive item for London hotel

French chocolatier Valrhona has developed a product exclusively for London’s Hotel Café Royal.

Slattery bakery
Slattery bakery launches new range of local beers
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Slattery launches new local beer range

Patissier and chocolatier Slattery has launched a new range of locally brewed beers. 

McVitie's Digestives
McVitie's Digestives still performing well
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Biscuit market enjoys value increase

The biscuit market has seen 1.8% value growth in the last year, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

Thorntons:
the chocolate company hope for a positive full year despite sales drop
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Thorntons reports sales slump

Thorntons has reported an overall sales decrease of 11.9% in its first quarter.

Barry Callebaut makes commitment to cocoa farmers

Barry Callebaut Group has pledged to help farmers improve their cocoa yields to improve farmer productivity. 

Cargill to buy ADM's chocolate business

Cargill is to buy the international chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for $440m (£226.4m), which will include its Liverpool chocolate plant. 

Barry Callebaut facility hit by fire
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Barry Callebaut UK plant suffers fire

The main UK plant of chocolate processor Barry Callebaut has been damaged by fire.

Afternoon tea week:
Charlies & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
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Bakeries get creative for Afternoon Tea Week

A number of UK venues have launched their own versions of afternoon tea for Afternoon Tea Week, running from 11 to 17 August.

Callebaut's Chocolate Academy
Callebaut's Chocolate Academy
The centre welcomes professionals from all around the world
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Callebaut opens new flagship Chocolate Academy centre in Belgium

Callebaut’s new Chocolate Academy centre opened in Belgium yesterday, which will now enable state-of-the-art training to up to 1,000 professionals a year.

Chocolate supplier sets out ambitious expansion plan

Belocade is investing €21m (£17.1m) in an expansion that will increase capacity by 50% amid plans to grow turnover to €5bn by 2030.

UK’s chocolate consumption habits revealed

Consumed one too many Easter eggs this weekend? New research has revealed that eight million British consumers eat chocolate every day.

Easter boosts cake decorating sales at Waitrose

Waitrose has reported a 20% increase in cake decorating sales, thanks to the Easter school holidays.

Harvesting sugar cane
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14% growth in sales of Fairtrade Products

The sales of Fairtrade Products rose by 14% in 2013 to an estimated £1.78bn.

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