Guittard Receiving PMCA’s Hans Dresel Award

Bethlehem, PA — Gary Guittard, of Guittard Chocolate Co., will be recognized with the 2017 Hans Dresel Memorial Award given by PMCA. The honor is given to an individual who has demonstrated a significant or long term, active contribution to…

Callebaut Debuts Three Non-GMO Project Verified Products

Chicago — Barry Callebaut AG’s Organic Milk Chocolate Callets, Organic Milk Chocolate EZmelt and Organic White Chocolate 1,000 Count Chips have received verification from The Non-GMO Project. The company reports these are its first milk and white chocolate products to…

AACT Opens Scholarship Application Process

Lincolnshire, IL — The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 scholarship program. The $5,000 scholarship is open to students showing a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology, attending an accredited four-year college or university,…

Specialty Fats, Oils Market To Grow More Than 6%

Pune, India — Global sales for specialty fats and oils are anticipated to grow 9.7 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, by 2022, according to MarketsandMarkets. Palm is expected to dominate the specialty oil market, with demand in bakery and confectionery…

Gota Morinaga Honored With ISM Award

Cologne, Germany — The ISM Award 2017 was given to Gota Morinaga, representative director and representative chairman of Morinaga Co., Ltd., Japan, trade show organizer Koelnmesse GmbH reports. Presented during a formal gala during the international event, the award recognizes…

Walgreens Boots And Rite Aid Amend, Extend Merger Plan

Deerfield, IL — The acquisition and merger of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is being amended and extended, the purchasing firm reports. Under the new terms, Walgreen Boots will divest up to 1,200 Rite Aid locations as well…

Mars Develops Interactive Promotional Film For M&M’s

Hackettstown, NJ — Giving consumers the chance to fully immerse themselves in the colors and sounds of its M&M’s brand, Mars Chocolate North America has partnered with artist KAWS and art-fashion-media icon Visionaire on a 360-degree virtual reality video. Available on…