Pure Fun Confections, based in Ontario, recently launched its organic sweets in mainstream Canadian retailers. The company has sold its all-natural candies in the U.S. and in specialty stores in Canada.
Paul Bulcke, global CEO of Nestle, said the company's goal has always been to devise and produce reliable and nutritious foods. He said he is open to genetically modified products and predicts an additional 1 billion new consumers within 10 years.
Chocolatier Blue, in Berkeley, Calif., makes gourmet handmade truffles sold in upscale retail shops nationally. The company is the only American maker licensed to use Amedei, a top-quality Italian chocolate.
Several new members were appointed to the executive board of the NCA, including two representatives from cocoa processors. Mitchell Goetze, vice president at Goetze's Candy Co., was named vice chairman of the executive board.