The chocolate industry grew 13 percent in the past five years, but it could see some supply-related headwinds ahead. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi reports.
Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves this Easter. The cost of the confectionery has jumped over the past year and may rise more. The Financial Times reports.
The Easter Bunny tends to put a bounce in chocolate sales, but the industry is under threat from changing consumption patterns and difficulties with cocoa farming.
Jon Cox, head of Swiss equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, weighs in on Lindt’s latest earnings report, and why he remains cautious on the food and drinks sector overall.
Tracey Massey, Mars Chocolate North America president, discusses the company's strategy, the M&M's brand, and the state of the confectionery industry amid the "war on sugar."
Commodities have been crashing this year but there's one in particular that has hit the sweet spot.
Andreas Jacobs, chairman of Barry Callebaut, tells CNBC's Christine Tan how he is continuing the legacy of his father, German-born entrepreneur Klaus Jacobs.
China's chocolate sales will grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, up nearly 60 percent from 2014, driven by a growing urban population, a Hershey official said.
Dennis Melka, CEO of United Cacao Limited, discusses the company's ambitions to become the "largest cacao supplier" in the world.
Prices of chocolate have soared nearly 20 percent over the last 18 months. CNBC's Sara Eisen explains why some say talks of a potential cocoa shortage are exaggerated.
Mohamed Elsarky, CEO of Godiva, discusses the impact of Ebola on cocoa producing nations and the factors behind cocoa's recent price increase.
Tedd George, head of agriculture research at Ecobank, says the spread of Ebola across West Africa could hit production and threaten a large amount of the world's cocoa production.
The World Cocoa Foundation is set to announce a fundraising initiative to help combat Ebola in West Africa.
Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Enterprises, says China's growing appetite for chocolate is pushing the price of cocoa higher.
"No one wants to talk about it because they don't want to start a panic," one expert tells CNBC.
After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.
Wayne Gordon, Executive Director, Commodities of UBS Wealth Management, explains why consumers won't be put off by higher cocoa prices and discusses the surge in chocolate demand in emerging markets.
Cocoa prices have risen almost 20 percent year to date. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar visits a factory in Singapore to find out whether higher prices have dampened chocolate demand in Asia.
Asia's newly minted chocoholics are tempting sweets-makers, but challenges range from different cultural tastes to the region driving up cocoa prices.
Nestle USA chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood, discuss how inflation is impacting food prices and where the company is looking to expand its health and wellness ambition.