Germany Chocolate News

Recent industry report about Germany Chocolate company news, including latest market trends and industry updates in 2024. This sector news is compiled by Mordor Intelligence™ Germany Chocolate Market industry experts.

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  • February 2023: Barry Callebaut AG launched plant-based chocolate in Cologne, Germany. The new chocolate is part of a wider portfolio of ‘Plant Craft’ products ranging from chocolate, cocoa, nuts, and fillings to decorations.
  • January 2023: Ritter Sport launched a Travel Retail Edition Vegan Tower 5x 100g set globally, offering three varieties of non-dairy chocolate in a five-pack. The travel edition assortment flavors are Smooth Chocolate and new Roasted Peanut and Salted Caramel, which were introduced in domestic markets in January 2023.
  • October 2022: Barry Callebaut introduced the second generation of chocolate. By design, the second generation of chocolate puts ‘cocoa first, sugar last.’ Dark chocolate is only made from cocoa and sugar; milk chocolate contains dairy as well.
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  • April 2024: Uber Eats partnered with Waymo to provide autonomous rides in Phoenix. Uber Eats also launched deliveries via Waymo self-driving vehicles. Additionally, Uber and Waymo are working with select merchants in the area, including local favorites like Princess Pita, Filiberto’s, and Bosa Donuts.
  • April 2024: Zomato launched a "large order fleet" to handle orders for groups of people or events. This was claimed to be an all-electric fleet explicitly designed to serve orders for a gathering of up to 50 people.
  • April 2024: DoorDash Inc. enabled over 180,000 orders with reusable packaging globally across the countries DoorDash and Wolt operate. The company is working to grow that number in partnership with DeliverZero in the United States.
  • March 2024: World of Sweets partnered and collaborated with Mondelez International to grow the American-born Clif brand, supplying retailers with their products.
  • January 2024: McKee Foods added Sunbelt Bakery chewy granola bars with a sell-by date code to the vending industry. The company launched its granola bars in three flavors, including classic chocolate chip, tasty oats & honey, and delicious fudge dipped chocolate chip. Additionally, McKee Foods claims that these products are self-stable and are individually wrapped.
  • January 2024: Mars China announced another significant step toward sustainable packaging with the launch of its SNICKERS bar with dark chocolate cereal. The new product not only offers a low-sugar and low-glycemic index (GI) option for consumers but also features individual packaging made from a mono-PP material, meaning it can be more easily recycled in designated channels.
  • December 2023: Lindt launched a new flavor of its famous Lindor chocolates for Christmas—Lindor Irish Cream, which contains Irish Cream liqueur and has a creamy flavor. The chocolate brand also launched new Lindor Festive Edition Milk and Assorted boxes and a newly designed Lindor Sharing tin. 
  • November 2023: Mars, Incorporated brand Ethel M launched limited-edition collections, bringing back seasonal favorites and delighting chocolate aficionados. The latest products include a Centerpiece Collection and Liqueurs, which offer diverse flavor profiles to satisfy diverse tastes and preferences.
  • November 2023: ROYCE’ Chocolate inaugurated its retail store in Oregon, located at Washington Square Mall. The company aims to feature its Nama Chocolate there.
  • March 2024: Gold Standard Diagnostics launched the first product of the new allergen PowerLine tests: the SENSIStrip Gluten PowerLine Lateral Flow Device. The product comprises a sensitive detection system based on a monoclonal antibody and can detect gluten residues in food matrices, rinse water, and swabs.
  • March 2024: ALS strategically expanded and strengthened its European and USA Life Sciences presence. ALS acquired Northeast USA-based York Analytical Laboratories (York) and Western Europe-based Wessling Holding GmbH & Co.
  • February 2024: Mérieux NutriSciences opened a new and well-equipped laboratory for food analysis in Maringá, Brazil. The new facility has federal CGRE/IMMETRO accreditation, according to NBR ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, to support the food industry in meeting quality standards.
  • June 2023: Le Macaron French Pastries® Continues Nationwide Expansion with Ten New Locations in Tucson, Gaithersburg, New York, Columbus, Tarpon Springs, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and three California stores in Long Beach, Sacramento, and New Port Beach. In addition, the company reported a third Le Macaron café is slated to open in Nashville.
  • February 2023: McKee Food Corporation launched a new website for non-commercial food service brands: mckeefoodservice.com. With the recent update, vending and traditional foodservice customers can visit a single website for product information.
  • August 2022: Under the Wrights brand, food manufacturing specialists Wright Food Group introduced the latest line of core ready meals and vegan savory pastries. In addition to the brand's current vegan offering and expanded savory range, the vegan line includes a vegan pastry.
  • December 2023: ARYZTA AG announced the construction and commissioning of a new bakery in Perth, Western Australia, with an investment estimated at EUR 40 million. 
  • December 2023: Délifrance launched two premium, ready-to-bake viennoiseries, the Cinnamon and Brioche Buns. 
  • November 2023: Délifrance expanded its operations in India. Bahri Hospitality will serve as the master franchise owner for the India business and will set up 30 stores across three formats by 2028.
  • September 2023: General Mills India, a division of Minneapolis-based General Mills Inc., started a new USD 12 million baking plant in Nashik, Maharashtra. According to General Mills, the facility was intended to serve as the epicenter for manufacturing the company’s Pillsbury baking mixes for the Indian market.
  • August 2023: General Mills invested about USD 48 million in the Joplin production facility. The product facility to expand its production capacity of frozen dough. The products are to be retailed under the brand Pillsbury.
  • June 2023: Yoplait launched two new snacks, Yoplait Original with Chocolate Shavings and Go-Gurt Freeze & Reveal tubes. General Mills, the manufacturer of Yoplait products, shared that its latest yogurt cups drew inspiration from treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries and cordial cherries. The company added real chocolate shavings to strawberry, cherry, and raspberry yogurt flavors for the launch.
  • October 2023: Meat snack brand, Country Archer Provisions, launched two new meat snack products including Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks and Original Beef Jerky Snack Packs. As per the company, the portioned protein snacks offer clean-label ingredients for health-conscious consumers. Furthermore, the company claims that the Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks are fortified with herbs and spices like rosemary, basil, thyme, garlic, and onion, and the original Beef Jerky Snack Packs are made from grass-fed beef combined with spices like garlic and onion powder.
  • September 2023: A United States-based company Volpi Foods expanded its presence in the meat snacks category with a new line of Salami Stix. The company claims the products to be high-quality, all-natural with the best ingredients. Furthermore, the company asserts the products are available in 2-oz packages, in two flavors, Spicy and Original.
  • April 2023: Doki Foods, a New Delhi-based startup launched chicken chips and buffalo jerky in the country. As per the company, the products are available in flavors like Korean Gochujang, Tokyo Teriyaki, and Telicherry pepper.
  • March 2021: Nomad Foods announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Fortenova Group's Frozen Food Business Group (FFBG). FFBG is a European frozen food company that operates in Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovenia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. FFBG has two anchor brands Ledo and Frikom which offer frozen foods, such as ready meals, fish, fruits, vegetables, pastry, and ice cream.
  • January 2021: Beginning in January 2021, all Mamma burgers, sandwiches, and wraps had new labels. The company harmonized the appearance of products. It also introduced innovative paper-film packaging for some products, with the help of which it reduces the share of plastic in the packaging material by about 20%.
  • January 2021: Nomad Foods acquired Findus Switzerland from Froneri International Ltd. Findus offers frozen food brands in Switzerland across categories, like fish, vegetables, and ready meals. The acquisition would help Nomad expand its geographic reach into Switzerland with ownership of the Findus brand across Europe.
  • In July 2023, Kraft Heinz Company invested USD 400 million to build a distribution center in North America. This distribution center is spread over a 775,000-square-foot area in Illinois. It supports Kraft Heinz in its supply chain, working effectively.
  • In May 2022, Aspall Cyder, a Molson Coors-owned apple cider brand, invested USD 16 million in upgrading its 300-year-old factory in the United Kingdom. The investment has increased production by about 60% to approximately 70 million pints of cider each year.
  • In January 2022, Swander Pace Capital LLC's Bragg Live Food Products Inc. launched a new Bragg True Energy Apple Cider Vinegar supplement. The supplement contains apple cider vinegar in addition to six essential B vitamins to help with energy at the cellular level. Bragg True Energy has 750 mg of acetic acid per dose, comparable to one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

Germany Chocolate Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2030