10-May-2013 - Mondelēz International opened its first UK production line for the manufacture of Oreo biscuits in Sheffield today (May 10).
03-May-2013 - Cargill claims to be revolutionising the chocolate market with a caramel offering that is the “fourth type of chocolate” alongside milk, white and dark.
02-Apr-2013 - A joined up approach to research means cocoa flavanols are poised to become the next big heart health ingredient, writes Lynda Searby
02-Apr-2013 - ADM Cocoa has restructured its organisation into five key regions and business units as it looks to enhance the level of service and support offered to customers by its global cocoa and chocolate team.
25-Mar-2013 - Nestlé has apologised to its customers and recalled some of its Chunky Kit Kat after seven people found pieces of plastic in the bars.
04-Mar-2013 - Beneo's Isomalt can successfully replace the commonly used polyol mannitol in chewing gum, offering confectionery producers an attractive commercial alternative which maintains the gum's shape, chewability and texture.
25-Feb-2013 - Confectionery manufacturer Thorntons plans to close a further 40 stores in this financial year, as it continues to focus on “significant growth” in multiple-channel sales via supermarkets and Thorntons Direct online.
22-Feb-2013 - A sweet manufacturer has been ordered to pay £6,375 after a worker’s hand was crushed when he tried to clear a jammed machine.
07-Feb-2013 - Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will be showcasing the latest additions to its deZaan range of chocolate and cocoa products at this month's Gulfood 2013 in Dubai.
01-Feb-2013 - Food giant Nestlé has chosen the UK for the global launch of its new digital scanning system, designed to provide customers with smartphone access to information about the nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts of its products.
16-Jan-2013 - Thorntons missed out on the Christmas online shopping boom due to the late deployment of its new website and operational issues that “had a significant impact on sales in the period”, new figures reveal.
14-Jan-2013 - Bristol couple Ian and Ruth Yard sold their food retail outlet and invested the £250,000 in setting up their first factory manufacturing Ooh! Chocolata chocolate bars.
08-Jan-2013 - A family owned confectionery manufacturer is creating 26 new jobs in Cornwall to meet increased demand for its own-label chocolate and fudge products.
03-Jan-2013 - Nestlé has won the latest legal spat in its chocolate war with Cadbury after it stopped its rival from copying the shape of its KitKat fingers.
02-Jan-2013 - Lynda Searby goes back to the future to explore the retro confectionery revival
04-Dec-2012 - In recent weeks, the discussions have all been about food labelling in general and traffic lights in particular. Deja vu pervades.
21-Nov-2012 - Global food giant Nestlé is aiming to boost confectionery research and development with the inauguration of its newly extended Product Technology Centre (PTC) for confectionery in York.
31-Oct-2012 - A US-themed stand at a London Coffee Festival inspired a Welsh bakery to launch US-style chocolate cake pops for the UK's coffee shops and retail outlets.
26-Oct-2012 - Fairtrade certification for two-finger Kit Kat bars will double Nestlé UK & Ireland’s commitment to the ethical sourcing brand from January 2013.
15-Oct-2012 - Cadbury has recently been successful in extending the trademark protection for its purple colour, despite spirited resistance by Nestlé, writes Christopher Pett, consultant at Dehns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. But what are the implications of the decision?
02-Oct-2012 - A 9kW carbon infra-red heating system from Heraeus Noblelight is helping to ensure consistent chocolate quality while reducing production line downtime at OP Chocolate's South Wales factory.
27-Sep-2012 - Unite union members at chocolate maker Barry Callebaut’s Banbury site in Oxfordshire have cancelled plans for strikes later this week after agreeing a pay deal with the firm.
27-Sep-2012 - Nestlé UK is being threatened with legal action by the GMB union over the fate of low-paid catering workers affected by its move to new headquarters.
25-Sep-2012 - Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has rejected claims by Unite the union of making “a paltry pay offer”, after more than 100 members of the union staged two one-day strikes on September 22 and 24 at the firm’s Banbury site in Oxfordshire.
12-Sep-2012 - Sales savvy shoppers and weak footfall on the high streets contributed to a drop in sales and profits at chocolate retailer Thorntons.