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GHANA’S CPC MAY BE INSOLVENT. IT NEEDS A BETTER PLAN.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Board and Management are indeed concerned about the poor operational performance of your company. It is our aim as Directors therefore to ensure a turnaround of the Company Chairman of CPC in his opening remarks on the company’s Annual Report Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) makes finished and semi-finished chocolate products in …

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SUSTAINABILITY TO DRIVE COCOA TRENDS IN 2022

Olam Food Ingredients’ (OFI) Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Christopher Stewart, believes sustainability will be the primary driver of Cocoa trends in 2022. OFI is a large global supplier of Cocoa and other food ingredients such as coffee, nuts and spices. In an article for ConfectionaryNews, Stewart explained he is confident that “the …

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CHOCOA 2022 POSTPONED. ORGANISERS WANT LIVE EVENT

The organisers of Chocoa announced they had decided to postpone the event, which was going to be virtual. Instead, the message came through that people and exhibitors wanted it to be an in-person event. Running a virtual show may be more cost-effective, and personally I thoroughly enjoyed the virtual event. But it has to be …

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ANALYST PREDICTS RISE IN CHOCOLATE SALES AND COCOA PRICES

With Christmas just gone and Valentine’s Day and Easter approaching, demand for chocolate is high. Despite the ongoing global struggle with the Omicron variant of coronavirus, consumer demand for chocolate remains strong. According to research by the IRI, retail chocolate sales rose in excess of 5% a quarter among Americans in particular. Meanwhile, the largest …

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SOME FIND TONY’S CHOCOLONELY MESSAGING HARD TO SWALLOW

The Dutch confectionery company, Tony’s Chocolonely, is causing a stir again, shortly after their badly received advent calendar stunt that had a missing chocolate. This time the ethically motivated chocolate makers have teamed up with UK supermarket Waitrose to release their latest range of flavours, and while there’s nothing extraordinary about the ingredients, the names …

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3 WAYS FOR A CHOCOLATE MAKER TO SURVIVE AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

 Recession or Depression? Most of us remember the recent recessions: the Asian financial crisis of 1997/1998, the recession caused by the dot.com bubble in 2001, and the house market crash of 2007/2008. There was always a great panic, economies stagnated, doom scenarios dominated the political landscape, but most economies bounced back after a short period. …

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SOME STRIKING CARRIERS RETURN TO WORK IN GHANA AFTER PRISONERS SPOTTED LOADING IN WAREHOUSES

The Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Ghana’s Cocoa Board, COCOBOD, has announced that striking cocoa carriers will begin their return to work this week, following a nationwide strike which began on Wednesday 5th January 2022. The cocoa carriers strike arose from demands to increase the loading fee to GH¢1 (less than $US0.20), with workers …

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UNEXPECTED RAIN WELCOME BOOST TO HARVEST IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE

A good start to the April to September harvest is expected in most of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa producing regions, after increased precipitation, in contrast to the situation in Nigeria, which was impacted by the Harmattan. The rains are welcome, as this is considered the dry season in the country, and the additional moisture bodes well …

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TWO REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC ON INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY

It’s unfortunately true that bad news is more popular, but I want to buck the trend and start the new year to discuss two positive drivers of change in the industry. It’s something I’ve been thinking about recently – and interesting that they’re coming from unexpected quarters. Am I being naive? Let me know your …

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