Whether you’re in chocolate or candy manufacture; in count lines or luxury items; health or indulgence, it’s all about new markets and product innovation; process efficiencies and consolidation. People want the sweet things in life, but at a price they are prepared to pay. Keep on top of the latest business trends and science about cocoa and sugar.
Cadbury Dairy Milk kept its position as top of the chocs in a chart of top 10 UK chocolate brands by value sales issued by market analyst Information Resources (IRI).
Haribo faces a GMB strike ballot, less than a week after the trade union announced that a similar vote at United Biscuits’ Jacob’s factory at Aintree had supported industrial action...
LB Enterprises faced legal costs of £604 after Ealing District Council’s food safety team seized 16.2kg of hazardous sweets at the premises of its supermarket Quality Foods.
Unilever UK will launch two new Easter eggs in February to build on the success of its first ever releases last year.
Nestlé is backing a new three-year plan, called Your Life, designed to encourage school children to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects) in preparation for a career in...
Young people who study science and maths at A’ Level can expect a fast-track career in business, said the chair of a new campaign to promote the subjects among school...
Thieves have stolen £50,000 worth of sugary treats from Yorkshire confectionery makers Confection By Design and The Serious Sweet Company and an appeal has been launched for information.
New, purpose-designed spray guns and other equipment have been developed by Swiss company Krebs in conjunction with chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make life easier for food processors that use...
A fat-reduced cocoa powder that encapsulates a ‘traditionally British’ chocolate flavour has been developed by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).
Discount retailer Aldi has been recognised as the top food and drink business for graduates by the The Times newspaper.
Mondelēz International has discontinued its Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Gold Coins range to focus on “more popular” Christmas products.
Bon Bon Buddies aims to boost sales by 50%, taking them from £40M to £60M, in the next three years and is putting plans in place to grow exports.
Mondelēz International has stepped up the pressure on the 1,000 factory workers at its Cadbury Bournville site, issuing a booklet outlining what future working practices will look like there.
Nestlé’s UK sales proved weak in the first nine months of 2014, although the global food giant still achieved low growth in Europe overall.
Halloween is proving devilishly good for UK food and drink sales, according to new research from Mintel.
Thorntons has blamed its 11.9% fall in first quarter total group sales on the changing order patterns of supemarkets and other outlets.
Free-from food manufacturer Moo Free Chocolates is pumping cash into new machinery and adding up to eight staff after securing £530,000 in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.
The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.
Premier Foods has launched three new ‘Strategic Business Units’ (SBU’s) in a bid to strengthen its focus on major growth opportunities and develop more agile ways of working.
British Sugar owner AB Sugar is fighting back against anti-sugar campaigners with the launch of a campaign informing people about sugar’s role in a healthy balanced diet.
Thorntons has massively boosted profits, driven partly by increased output and efficiency in production, supported by 59 new manufacturing jobs.
Worries about acrylamide posing a bigger cancer risk than previously thought have led the food watchdog the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to issue cooking advice to consumers.
Ferrero’s plans to build a new production facility in the UK and double its sales here to £400M by 2015 were abandoned because of capital expenditure constraints, it has been...
Ingredients giant Cargill aims to gobble a bigger chunk of the global chocolate market, having agreed to buy Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM’s) interests in the sector for $440M (£266.4M)....
Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.