Nation Oct 31

The other Ebola scare: the rising cost of chocolate

With Ebola inducing fears about West Africa's cocoa supply, truffle maker Santi Falcone is paying agribusiness giant Cargill more than he ever has for chocolate. And because he just signed a one-year contract, the pinch Falcone is feeling won't let…

Days before Halloween, the price of cocoa, and therefore chocolate bars, is up. But Ebola isn't actually threatening the cocoa supply in West Africa, says commodities trader David Martin. Instead, the market is reacting to human fears, and for traders…

Jul 14

Swiss chocolate giant Lindt & Spruengli agreed on a billion-dollar deal to buy U.S. candy maker Russell Stover. The partnership makes Lindt the third largest chocolate maker in North America behind Hershey and Mars, owning 7.9 percent of the market.

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