North America Cocoa Grinding Rose in Fourth Quarter, Group Says

Cocoa-bean processing in North America rose to 118,926 metric tons in the fourth quarter from 117,177 tons a year earlier, the National Confectioners Association said today in a statement.

The data from the Washington-based industry group was based on responses from companies including Hershey Co. (HSY), Mars Inc. and Nestle SA. (NESN)

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