Thorntons rolled out an incentive program for employees, making store managers salaried and offering more motivational pay levels for the sales staff. The retailer of chocolate said it has seen less employee turnover and improved customer service.
SunChips has partnered with National Geographic on a contest that will give $20,000 each to five winners who submit ideas for boosting community eco-friendliness. The move follows the Frito-Lay brand's launch of a fully compostable bag.
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates has created 31 Doses for a Cure, a package of 31 individually wrapped Colombian chocolates. Each chocolate is 6.3 grams, the dose for optimal health benefits, according to a medical study.
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in Scotland are seeking subjects to eat a variety of chocolate for a health study. The experiment will examine the effects of flavonoids on blood function and heart disease.