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Blommer Chocolate Company and DouxMatok Expand Partnership with New Chocolate and Confectionery Coatings
New York, NY, May 11, 2022

Today Blommer Chocolate Company (USA), the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, and DouxMatok (Israel/USA), a food tech company spearheading sugar reduction, announced the launch of additional chocolate and confectionery products. Earlier this year, Blommer launched the innovative Discovery product line, empowered by DouxMatok’s award-winning sugar-based sugar reduction solution, Incredo  Sugar. The first products were chocolate-flavored chips and they have now expanded the product line to include additional coatings to support utilization in a broader range of food applications, including but not limited to panning, enrobing, and molding.

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Blommer Chocolate Company announces the opening of a new R&D Applications Lab in Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL, January 26, 2022

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, announces the opening of a new R&D Applications Lab, located in downtown Chicago, IL in The Merchandise Mart . This space represents an expansion of R&D capabilities, full of new and improved ways to support the business as well as Research & Development.
“We are looking forward to hosting customers! The new lab has been thoughtfully designed to be a functional workspace for the team with a welcoming atmosphere for collaborating with customers” says Marie Loewen, R&D Corporate Manager, Applications.

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DouxMatok and Blommer Chocolate Company Announce a Strategic Commercial Partnership to Introduce a Sugar Reduction Solution in Chocolate Applications
New York, NY, January 19, 2022

DouxMatok (Israel/USA), a food tech company spearheading sugar reduction with its sugar-based sugar reduction solution, Incredo  Sugar, and Blommer Chocolate Company (USA), the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, announce a strategic commercial partnership to produce and sell a game changing portfolio of chocolate products with significantly less sugar. Together, the companies have developed a breakthrough in chocolate applications, and are launching initially with a chocolate-flavored chip, which will be available to the Blommer network of customers in North America.

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Blommer appoints new COO to lead strategic growth
Chicago, December 20, 2021

Blommer Chocolate is pleased to announce a few new organizational changes to better serve our customers. David Meggs will move into the Chief Operating Officer role, leading the commercial team (Sales, Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain) in addition to Operations of our four North American production facilities. This move will allow us to more closely align our commercial growth strategy with the supply side of the business. David joined Blommer in 2017 and has an extensive background in the food industry in various sales, business development, and engineering roles.

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Blommer Brings Chocolate To Life!
Chicago, May 11, 2021

Blommer Chocolate Company is partnering with One Tree Planted, a global reforestation nonprofit, to plant 1 tree per 2,000lbs of Milk Chocolate sold. This tree planting initiative comes in addition to their commitment to protect and restore forests in their commodity supply chains and will directly benefit the ecosystems and communities around their own and their customers facilities.

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Planting of 100,000 trees in Western Ghana with One Tree Planted
Osaka, April 22, 2021

The Fuji Oil Group is partnering with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization in the United States, to plant 100,000 trees in Western Ghana, a cacao producing area through a donation of US $100,000. This tree planting will be carried out as part of the Cacao Sustainable Procurement Commitment announced by the Group in June last year.

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Fuji Oil recognized with outstanding triple ‘A’ score for global environmental leadership
Osaka, December 8th, 2020

The Fuji Oil Group demonstrates that it is well on track to become a corporate sustainability leader, securing a place in the prestigious A list of the non-profit environmental organization CDP. Through significant demonstrable actions on climate change, deforestation and water security, Fuji Oil is leading on corporate environmental ambition, action and transparency worldwide.

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Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health announce plan to safely celebrate Halloween
Chicago, October 1st, 2020

City offers trick-or-treating guidance and previews ‘Halloweek’ activities to celebrate a Halloween unlike any other. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a plan to safely celebrate Halloween in Chicago that emphasizes social distancing and other safety precautions while allowing trick-or-treating and other fun activities throughout the week.

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Fuji Oil Holdings Launches New Initiatives to strengthen Cocoa Sustainability
Osaka, June 4th, 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Fuji Oil Holdings, along with subsidiary Blommer Chocolate Company, today announced two global initiatives that address the most significant social issues faced by the cocoa industry. The first is a commitment to eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) in the Company’s cocoa supply chain by 2025 and, ultimately, to eliminate all forms of Child Labor as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) by 2030. The second is a commitment to distribute 1,000,000 forest tree seedlings by 2030 to areas deforested as a result of cocoa farming.

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Blommer Chocolate - Blommer Chocolate Names David Meggs Chief Commercial Officer
May 29, 2020

“I’m pleased to share David Meggs has taken on a new role as Blommer Chocolate Company’s Chief Commercial Officer,” said Peter Blommer, President of Blommer Chocolate. “David will work to better align and integrate all aspects of the Blommer customer experience from developing new products and applications, to Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service.”

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Blommer Chocolate - COVID-19 Response and Business Continuity Letter
March 26, 2020

Blommer’s plants and warehouses continue to be open and operational. As we have previously reported during the past weeks, we have instituted increased safety, sanitation, access and other precautionary measures in response to COVID-19.

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Blommer Chocolate - COVID-19 Measures
March 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation evolving, Blommer Chocolate Company would like to share the actions that we are taking to minimize the risk to employees and address the business continuity concerns of our customers.

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CNFA-Implemented Cocoa Initiative to Collaborate with Blommer Chocolate Co. in Côte d’Ivoire
Washington DC, January 30, 2019

CNFA, Blommer Chocolate team up to strengthen production of high-quality sustainable Ivorian cacao beans

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Blommer Chocolate to be Acquired by Fuji Oil Holding
East Greenville, PA, November 20, 2018

Sale to Fuel Global Growth Trajectory

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Blommer Announces New Sustainability Initiative for Cocoa Farmers
Chicago, April 12, 2018

Founder’s Reserve chocolate line will fund clean water project supporting thousands in Cote d’ Ivoire, Africa

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Blommer Expands Capacity & Introduces Founder’s Reserve
Chicago, May 17, 2017

Third generation, family-owned chocolate manufacturer expands capacity and
offers new premium line to confectioners and chocolatiers.

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Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation
London, March 16, 2017

Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies commit to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain.

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Blommer Chocolate Company Accelerates Global Growth Strategy with Acquisition of China Manufacturing Facility.
Chicago, February 24, 2016

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in China’s Jinshan district near Shanghai.

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First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire Opens School Complex Funded by Olam and Blommer in San Pedro
San Pedro, March 6, 2015

Olam International (Olam), a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, and The Blommer Chocolate Company (Blommer), North America’s largest cocoa processor, today welcomed the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Madame Dominique Ouattara, to officially open a primary school complex close to Olam Cocoa Processing in San Pedro.

Jointly financed by Olam and customer partner Blommer, the Dominique Ouattara School Complex provides the community with a much-needed education facility. It has the potential to teach 300 children and has a canteen, nurses’ station and library.

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New Hershey Learn to Grow Program to Impact Nearly 9,000 Cocoa Farmers in Cote d’Ivoire
Hershey PA, October 22, 2014

Olam International (Olam), a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, and The Blommer Chocolate Company (Blommer), North America’s largest cocoa processor, today welcomed the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Madame Dominique Ouattara, to officially open a primary school complex close to Olam Cocoa Processing in San Pedro.

Jointly financed by Olam and customer partner Blommer, the Dominique Ouattara School Complex provides the community with a much-needed education facility. It has the potential to teach 300 children and has a canteen, nurses’ station and library.

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New Hershey Learn to Grow Program to Impact Nearly 9,000 Cocoa Farmers in Cote d’Ivoire
Hershey PA, October 22, 2014

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today an innovative partnership with Hershey suppliers and a European sustainability agency to help thousands of farmers in Cote d’Ivoire improve productivity, raise incomes and improve communities.

The partnership includes Blommer Chocolate and Olam International through their joint “GrowCocoa” initiative and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). The Hershey Learn to Grow program aims to reach more than 8,700 cocoa farmers who belong to 27 cooperatives spread across six regions of Cote d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa-producing country.

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Blommer Chocolate Company joins World Cocoa Foundation's unprecedented CocoaAction initiative to bolster industry's global sustainable efforts
Chicago, June 9, 2014

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its support of CocoaAction, an unprecedented alignment of the industry’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies to build a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which collectively provide more than half of the world’s current cocoa supply.

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Olam and partners conseil regional de san pedro, Blommer Chocolate and Costco Wholesale improve rural livelihoods through sustainable cocoa programme
San Pedro, Côte d’Ivoire, April 16, 2014

Olam International Limited, a leading agri-business operating across the supply chain in 65 countries, has together with partners Blommer Chocolate Company, Costco Wholesale and Conseil Régional de San Pedro, inaugurated a health centre, primary school and warehouse in San Pedro and Soubré. With a value of more than 54 million CFA (US$114,000) these buildings were constructed in recognition of the strong performance of three cocoa co-operatives in the villages of Doba (nursery school); Dagadji (health centre) and Méagui (warehouse).

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GrowCocoa, The Blommer Chocolate Company and Olam International joint venture, releases report highlighting sustainability and livelihoods achievements from 2004 to present
Santo Domingo, dominican Republic and Washington DC, October 16, 2013

Marking the close of its first formal season and now working alongside over 41,900 farmers, GrowCocoa, the independently operated joint venture representing the sustainability interests of Blommer Chocolate Company and Olam International, today released its first report outlining accomplishments in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia.

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Blommer Chocolate Company becomes industry leader with new palm oil commitment
Chicago, August 24, 2013

Blommer Chocolate Company Is Industry’s First to Offer 100% RSPO-Certified Mass Balance Products in the U.S.; Announces New Initiative in South America

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Blommer Chocolate Company and Olam International form ‘GrowCocoa’, a joint venture to develop a long-standing sustainability partnership.
Chicago and Singapore, June 18, 2012

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America and Olam International Limited, a global integrated supply chain manager of agricultural products and food ingredients, today announced the formation of a first-of-its kind joint venture on a 50:50 basis.

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Blommer Chocolate Company to be Honored for Global Sustainability Efforts
Rainforest Alliance recognizes Blommer Chocolate’s 50 years-plus as sustainability pioneer
New York, NY, May 15, 2012

The Rainforest Alliance announced plans to honor Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, as a 2012 recipient of the organization’s coveted “Sustainable Standard-Setter” award on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, during its 25th annual gala dinner and awards ceremony in New York City.

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Sustainability Programs Drives ‘Good’ Investment to Meet Rising Global Food Demand
Chicago, IL, May 9, 2012

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its plans to invest an incremental $45 million in cocoa sustainability efforts by 2020 as a part of its Sustainable Origins program. Driven by an effort to meet rising consumer demand...

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Blommer Chocolate Achieves Goal of 40,000 Cocoa Farmers in Its Sustainable Sourcing Program
Chicago, IL, June 20, 2011

Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans andingredient chocolate products, today announced it has reached a key corporate social responsibility goal with sourcing sustainable cocoa. Over 40,000 cocoa farmers are involved in Blommer’s sustainability program...

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Blommer Chocolate to Triple Capacity at Campbellford, Ontario Plant
Cambpellford, ON, June 2, 2011

Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, today announced it is expanding its Campbellford, Ontario plant and tripling capacity to meet demand from several large, long-term supply agreements...

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Largest Cocoa Shipment from Africa’s Ivory Coast Destined for Blommer Chocolate
East Greenville, Pa., February 10, 2011

Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, today announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer Project Cocoa...

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Blommer Chocolate Wins Award for Excellence at Canadian Specialty Coatings Plant
Cambpellford, ON, September 7, 2010

Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, today announced its Canadian branch has been awarded the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) Award of Excellence at the association’s national manufacturing conference....

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Blommer Chocolate Announces Cocoa Sustainability Partnership Supporting Ivory Coast Farmers
East Greenville, Pa., May 19, 2010

Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, today announced a new $3 million cocoa sustainability partnership supporting farmers in Ivory Coast, West Africa...

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