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News & Analysis on Chocolate, Candy and Biscuits

16 August 2019

Editor's Spotlight: Live webinar: How to market ethical chocolate in a growing ecommerce space

Live webinar: How to market ethical chocolate in a growing ecommerce space

CN’s next free webinar, ‘Cocoa sustainability: Selling ethical chocolate online with SDG impact’, takes place on September 12, with guest speakers including: Cathy Pieters, Director of Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International; Ewa Hudson, Director of Insights, Lumina Intelligence, and Oliver Nieburg, Market Analyst, Lumina Intelligence – read on for more details and how to signup … Read more


'You, the whites, are eating cocoa. You bring the price … you have to give us a chance to sell it at the price that we want’

‘I am a cocoa farmer’ is the first in an occasional series by Dr Kristy Leissle, scholar of the cocoa and chocolate industries. In each article, Leissle profiles one individual who makes a living growing cocoa, exploring how she or he came to cocoa farming, their relationship with the crop, and its financial impact on their lives, among other issues. Over time, the series will illustrate both the diversity of people who farm cocoa, and the similarities of their circumstances. Read more

Sustainable claims appear on 28% of products, but consumer engagement low, new study finds

Latest Lumina Intelligence analysis draws on labeling and product information of almost 3,000 chocolate, coffee and tea products in leading online stores across 20 countries, as well as 900 commitments to sustainability from 34 leading companies. Read more

Podcast Sustainable cocoa defined: What will be the impact of the ISO standard?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard on sustainable cocoa will help mainstream ethical cocoa, says the chair of the standard, while an NGO worries uptake will be limited. Read more

ECA forum to focus on ‘integrity and credibility of the cocoa supply chain’

The closing debate of the 2019 European Cocoa Forum in Lisbon will look at tackling deforestation and child labor in the cocoa industry. Read more

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