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Divine Chocolate acquires Swedish fair trade company

24 Sep 2018

UK-based ethical chocolate maker Divine Chocolate has acquired the assets of one of the pioneering fair trade companies in Sweden.

New Products - Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using Sao Tome cocoa; Aimia Foods links up with Levi Roots; General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits

17 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.

Divine Chocolate enters Turkey, nears China launch

5 Jun 2017

Divine Chocolate, the UK-based ethical chocolate maker, has added Turkey to its roster of international markets - and is set to enter China as part of a fresh push in Asia.

Divine Chocolate books profit boost on forex changes

27 Feb 2017

UK ethical chocolate maker Divine Chocolate, which is co-owned by Ghanaian farmers's co-operative Kuapa Kokoo, has reported a jump in annual profits despite lower sales.

Food industry quotes of the week - Divine Chocolate, Nomad, Abbott

5 Jun 2015

This week, Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi noodle brand in India after a food safety scare that has seen local authorities insist the product has elevated levels of lead. Elsewhere, Abbott Laboratories was tied up in a class action lawsuit over its Similac product with allegations it is misleading consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. Elsewhere Nomad Holdings confirmed it is in acquisition talks with Findus Group. just-food visited the Free-From Expo in Barcelona this week and spoke to Warburtons among others. We also interviewed the CEO at Divine Chocolate. Here is the week in quotes

AUDIO: Divine CEO discusses challenge facing cocoa supply

1 Jun 2015

Fears of a major upcoming cocoa shortage have made the chocolate industry sit up and take note. Most mainstream cocoa users have focused on the question of how to increase yields but Divine Chocolate CEO Sohpi Tranchell believes such an emphasis fails to go far enough.

just the answer: Divine Chocolate on ambitions in US, UK and beyond

1 Jun 2015

Divine Chocolate recently announced it is merging its US and UK businesses to "strengthen" its structure and gain a "wider consumer reach". The news will see the dots joined between Divine's businesses on either side of the pond. Sophi Tranchell, who headed up the UK business and has taken over as group CEO, spoke to just-food about how the move will benefit the company and where Divine plans to grow its global premium chocolate business.

Food industry results in brief: J&J, Lala, Pinnacle

1 May 2015

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.

Divine Chocolate UK, US businesses merge

28 Apr 2015

Divine Chocolate is merging its US and UK businesses in a bid to "strengthen" its structure and gain a "wider consumer reach".

Divine Chocolate wins US major retailer listings

1 Oct 2014

Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has announced listings at a number of US mainstream retailers.

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