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The Chinese penchant for chocolate is growing. Pic: ©GettyImages/PrasertSripodok

Chocolate’s use in bakery is a booming business in China

By Gill Hyslop

Once perceived as an exotic delicacy – bought only as a luxury gift or an extravagant treat – the Chinese consumers’ taste for chocolate is growing and the ingredient is quickly cementing a niche for itself in bakery.

Horst Bittermann with Jean-François Roche, president, ECMA.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA Congress welcomes Pro Carton president

By Jenny Eagle

Horst Bittermann made his debut as president of Pro Carton at the ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Congress (September 20-21) in Riga, Latvia, this year, taking over from Roland Rex who stood down in June after eight years.

Hans van Schaik, MD, ECMA speaking at the ECMA Congress last week.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA revises its business strategy to tackle growing challenges

By Jenny Eagle

ECMA (The European Carton Makers Association) has revised its business strategy to tackle growing challenges within the industry such as Brexit, food safety, recruiting a younger workforce, currency fluctuations and sustainability.

Chaucer is a major player in the global freeze-dried ingredients space, listing Kellogg's, Nestlé, Starbucks and Unilever among its clients. Pic: ©GettyImages/pamela_d_mcadams

Against the grain video series

Nothing but fruit: Clean label and health halo drive freeze-dried market

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers expect the real thing when they purchase a breakfast cereal advertised with fruit inclusions – not something produced to taste or give the appearance of. As such, the global freeze-dried ingredients market – and specifically fruit inclusions...