Luker Chocolate announced today the unveiling of several new capabilities that will debut at Expo West 2024 this March.

February 14, 2024

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Luker Chocolate announces new capabilities and releases sustainability data at Expo West 2024

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (February 14, 2024)Luker Chocolate, Colombian B4B (business-for-business) chocolate manufacturer and leader in sustainability, announced today the unveiling of several new capabilities that will debut at Expo West 2024 this March. The sustainable chocolate leader will also be sharing additional impact data, offering a deeper insight into Luker's sustainability efforts through The Chocolate Dream.

Exhibiting at Booth #5134 in Hall E at Natural Products Expo West 2024 from March 12 through March 16, 2024, Luker Chocolate is offering booth visitors the opportunity to be among the first to check out Luker’s newest capabilities including dairy-free offerings, protein chocolate, and organic chocolate all of which align with Luker’s longstanding commitment to crafting at origin and using Fino de Aroma Cocoa. Attendees can also learn more about the recent sustainability impact data.

“Luker has been built on human connection, sustainability, and innovation as evidenced by the new offerings we are debuting at Expo West. We are excited to be on the show floor to more deeply connect with fellow industry changemakers and product pioneers,” said Camilo Romero, CEO at Luker Chocolate. “We look forward to seeing 2024 unfold and remain committed to the goal of helping all stakeholders in cocoa production to work towards more profitable cocoa farms and more sustainable production methods.”

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New Capabilities

Luker has continued to innovate new products and customer offerings over the past several decades to stay ahead of the competition and stay in tune with what consumers want. In addition to their expanded private label capabilities, some of Luker’s newest offerings, with samples available in-booth, include:

  • NEW Protein Chocolate: Luker’s newest product is a 44% dark chocolate formulated with pea protein that contains 5g of protein in a 25g serving of chocolate.

  • Dairy-Free Oat M!lk Chocolate: Luker is putting a plant-based twist on their current chocolate offerings with a dairy-free

  • Organic Chocolate: Luker sources organic cocoa from areas where it implements the company’s The Chocolate Dream sustainability plan with a focus on healthy cocoa growth without relying on daily chemical inputs. Luker’s organic dark chocolate is now available in 72%, 70%, 58%, and 54%.

Sustainability Report Findings

Luker goes beyond conventional sustainability standards, aiming for a truly transformative impact. To consistently create sustainable products and maintain a transparent supply chain and mutually beneficial farmer relationships, in late 2023 Luker conducted a sustainability audit to find areas of progress within their sustainability efforts company-wide. Full findings of the report will be available in March 2024.

Some new goals for the company based on report findings include:

  • Luker plans to increase 1,500 cocoa farmers’ income by 20% by 2027 and improve the social well-being and quality of life for 5,000 families by that time as well

  • The chocolate pioneer is encouraging environmentally positive practices across 9,000 hectares of land with a keen focus on sustainability, biodiversity enhancement, water conservation, and forest protection by 2027.

  • Working toward their Net Zero goal, Luker has a goal of reaching a reduction of 28% in carbon emissions in the energy and industrial emissions space, compared to Luker’s baseline year of 2021

Some key sustainability findings include:

  • Luker maintains a passionate position when it comes to keeping farmer relationships mutually beneficial. To that end, the chocolate supplier found that in 2023 1.058 cocoa families saw a 20% increase in income and 3.933 families saw an overall improved quality of life.

  • Throughout 2023, Luker encouraged environmentally friendly practices across 11,945 hectares of land with a focus on sustainability, enhancing biodiversity, water conservation, and forest protection.

  • The sustainability report found that in 2023, Luker saw a 20% reduction in direct carbon emissions.

Luker Chocolate, a family-owned company with more than 115 years of experience, is committed to sustainable and innovative solutions. The brand customizes chocolate products to fit each client’s vision or production needs. Luker’s range of bars, chips, powders, hot chocolates, and unique ingredients are made using automated and manual processes. Luker works every single day to make a positive, delicious impact through consistent innovations in sourcing, strategic partnerships, and relentless research into new sustainability practices.

To learn more about the brand or to inquire about collaborative partnership with Luker Chocolate for tailored solutions with a portfolio of unique offerings, please visit Booth #5134 in Hall E or https://www.lukerchocolate.com/en/.

About Luker Chocolate

Luker Chocolate is a B-Corp Certified Colombian B4B (business for business) chocolate manufacturer that specializes in helping brands and companies to create purpose-driven products from a wide range of fine chocolate ingredients, made with the highest quality cocoa following the best practice in sustainability standards. As a high-quality chocolate manufacturer, the products are made exclusively from directly sourced Cacao Fino de Aroma and are characterized for their superior taste. To drive well-being across the cocoa value chain, Luker Chocolate partners with brands and companies who are committed to quality and sustainability, developing exceptional tasting and purpose-driven chocolate products.  

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