Chocolate News

Chocolate Outlook Seems Sweet

CSTOREDECISIONS.COM Chocolate sales are on the upswing at convenience stores, and retailers are optimistic for the months ahead as pandemic restrictions lift.

New research findings on the health benefits of chocolate


We Americans love our chocolate—in fact, we consume a whopping 2.8 billion pounds of the stuff per year. This breaks down to 11 pounds per person! Although this may sound like a lot, the Swiss—perhaps not surprisingly—consume the most chocolate in the world, followed by residents of the United Kingdom. With all this indulgence, it’s no wonder that chocolate has become a focus of health research. But is chocolate good for you? Some studies say yes.

Barry Callebaut to acquire Europe Chocolate Co.


The Barry Callebaut Group has reached an agreement to acquire Europe Chocolate Co. (ECC), a Belgian privately-owned business-to-business manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations.

Premium chocolate maker Scharffen Berger returns to private ownership


Premium chocolate maker Scharffen Berger has returned to private ownership after The Hershey Co. sold the brand for an undisclosed amount.

Happy Chocolate Day! July 7, 2021