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Godiva is closing all its retail outlets across the US and Canada. Pic: Godiva

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Godiva shuts up shop in North America and Canada

By Anthony Myers

‘Waning demand’ caused by the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in luxury chocolatier Godiva announcing it will close all its retail outlets in North America and Canada by the end of March this year.

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Study: Consumers see craft chocolate as ‘novel and exciting’

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Premium packaging and label design, unique brand backstories, and products that evoke novelty and excitement are highly-sought-after product attributes for craft chocolate consumers, according to research conducted by food scientists in Penn State’s College...

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General Mills registers 50% e-commerce growth in Q4 2020

By Mary Ellen Shoup

General Mills launched direct-to-consumer brand sites that could quickly ship products to consumers to better support shopping during the pandemic -- a strategy that helped increase its share of net sales from the e-commerce channel in categories most...

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