The two companies aim to find new functional, plant-based ingredients that can bring innovation to bakery, patisserie and chocolate products.
Cargill announced the opening of its House of Chocolate, a 6,200 sqm facility built alongside the company’s existing chocolate production plant in Belgium.
Mondelēz International announced an agreement to acquire Clif Bar & Company, a specialist in energy bars, for USD 2.9 bn. The transaction expands Mondelēz International’s global snack bar business to more than USD 1 billion.
Barry Callebaut announced it will expand its plant-based portfolio by adding dairy-free organic chocolate to its North American portfolio.
Mondelēz International announced its agreement to acquire Grupo Bimbo’s confectionery business, Ricolino, for approximately USD 1.3 billion.
AAK has decided to temporarily halt deliveries to, and sales in, Russia. The country makes up for around 3% of AAK’s volumes (metric tons).
Dawn Foods launched new, cocoa and fat-based fillings under its Delicream range, suitable to use for a wide range of bakery products, including croissants, muffins and cookies.