Whether center-of-store or along the perimeter in the fresh bakery section, sweet goods are on the rise. According to the 2017 “What’s in Store” report from the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association, in-store bakeries have experienced much success over the past five years, soaring 51 percent in total annual sales to reach $15.7 billion dollars, enjoying a 7.9 percent increase in the past year alone.
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, published its new sustainability strategy “Forever Chocolate,” with the ambition to move sustainable chocolate from niche to norm in less than a decade.
Sally Williams Fine Foods of South Africa, a premium purveyor of gourmet, hand-made soft textured nougat and related confections, has opened offices in the U.S. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with plans to introduce and distribute to American consumers.
The Barry Callebaut Group announced a major expansion to its manufacturing facility in Singapore which will be used to drive continued growth and expand production capability to meet demand for more chocolate in the region.