Ghirardelli’s Thompson Industry Advocate Of The Year

Miami — Marty Thompson, president and CEO of Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., was named NCA Advocate of the Year, which is given to an Association member who has demonstrated his or her dedication to advocating on behalf of the industry. Thompson’s advocacy…

The ‘Stamp’ Of Digital Leaders

Miami — Social media isn’t a technology play, it’s a relationship-building tool, and digital will never replace the importance of face-to-face interactions as technology only serves to promote communications when time and distance become barriers, according to best-selling author and…

TNA Buys Mogul Supplier NID

Sydney, Australia — Food processing and packaging equipment supplier TNA Solutions Pty. Ltd., has purchased NID Pty. Ltd., a manufacturer of starch moulding equipment. The acquisition is part of TNA’s long-term strategic plan of becoming a single-source supplier to the confectionery industry. Mark Lozano, TNA divisional sales manager…

SweeGen’s Bestevia Receives GRAS Status In U.S.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA — The FDA has granted a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status to SweeGen, Inc.’s Reb M Bestevia sweetener, the supplier reports. Distributed worldwide exclusively by Ingredion, Inc. — with the exception of the Chinese market…

Industrial Sugar Market To Increase 6% Through 2022

Pune, India — During the next five years, the industrial sugar market is anticipated to grow around 6 percent, compounded annually, according to MarketsandMarkets. These gains will be driven by international prices and importance of international trade, expanding sugar crop…

PureCircle Completes $42M Stevia Facility Expansion

Enstek, Malaysia — Demonstrating its work to make stevia a mainstream ingredient, PureCircle Ltd. has completed its $42 million facility expansion, which will double the production capacity and focus on more efficient extraction, processing and purification, the supplier reports. The…