CEMOI to open chocolate factory in Africa

French chocolate maker CEMOI plans to open a factory in Ivory Coast to target the local and West African market.
“I can confirm that the factory will be ready soon and that we will produce and sell chocolate bars and spreadable products for the local and regional market,” said a senior CEMOI employee in Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast, where family-owned CEMOI began marketing some of its products in 2013, is one of the fastest
growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Ivory Coast is the world’s top cocoa grower and the second-largest grinding hub behind the Netherlands, but very little shop-ready chocolate is made in the African country and locals mostly eat expensive imported chocolate.
CEMOI buys about 145,000 tonnes of cocoa beans every year and already produces semi-finished chocolate products. – TheAfricaReport.com