Customers looking for affordable luxuries are increasingly turning to chocolate, boosting sales at small businesses and big manufacturers. Davidson Chocolate, in Davidson, N.C., says sales at the small shop have steadily increased, thanks to customers buying just a few chocolates at a time.
Duc d'O Chocolaterie will unveil several chocolate lines at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, France. New products will include modernized package designs for existing lines as well as new flavors, such as cognac pralines.
White Wave founder Steve Demos will introduce Goodbelly, an organic fruit juice that contains a patented probiotic culture, at the Expo East natural foods show in Baltimore this weekend. Demos is known for introducing Silk soy milk to the broad beverage market.