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Confectionery

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.

Tunnock’s Teacake factory expansion creates 30 jobs

Teacake manufacturer Tunnock’s is to create up to 30 jobs at its factory, after announcing a multi-million pound plan to expand its main site in Scotland.

Mondelēz in bid to buy Cadbury biscuit licence

Confectionery giant Mondelēz has approached Burton’s Biscuit Company in a multi-million pound bid to acquire its licence to produce Cadbury biscuits, according to media reports.

Sugar tax unlikely after Brexit: pressure group

The UK sugar levy – due to be introduced in April 2018 – has little chance of implementation after the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to an obesity pressure group.

Associated British Foods benefits from Brexit

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported a 3% rise in revenue during its third-quarter compared with the same period last year, as the business benefited from the weakening pound after...

Hostess Brand sold again to go public

Hostess Brands – the maker of snack cake Twinkies – has been sold to the private equity firm The Gores Group, with a view to making the company public later this year.

Nestlé appoints German healthcare firm boss as ceo

Chocolate giant Nestlé has appointed former German healthcare company Fresenius boss Ulf Mark Schneider as its new ceo.

Nestlé wind farm to provide half its UK energy needs

Half of Nestlé’s UK energy needs will be provided by a new Scottish wind farm, due to be completed next year.

Rise in multi-sensory packaging in the food and drink sector

Apart from the visual, the role of the senses tends to be underplayed and underexploited in food and drink packaging, as Paul Gander sniffs out.

Nottingham Trent students win Ecotrophelia UK

A student team from Nottingham Trent University has scooped the gold prize for their low-fat, non-dairy ice cream made with algal protein, in the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 –...

Pladis: New ‘global leader’ for biscuits and confectionery

Yildiz Holding has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses to form a new £3.58bn multinational firm called Pladis, intended to become “a global leader” in the sector....

Chocolate quality raised with online ultrasonic test

Belgian researchers have come up with a new method of checking the quality of their nation’s famous chocolate, which could save the chocolate industry a lot of time and money....

Me and my factory

Lean and green tops the agenda for Kinnerton

Leaner manufacturing and improved staff engagement are the twin targets of Kinnerton Confectionery’s site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Activity-based labels are on the move

A proposal to introduce activity-equivalent calorie labels from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has been met with a cautious welcome from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

Lean webinar

Skilled managers ‘vital for lean manufacturing’

A skilled and fully-trained management team is vital for the success of lean and green food and drink manufacturing, according to fast-moving consumer goods improvement specialist Simon Spanyol, who took...

FEATURE

Bakery and confectionery: sweet appeal

Sugar's negative press is fuelling the growth of alcohol-based sweeteners.

Lidl recalls three products after allergy fears

Discount retailer Lidl has recalled three of its products on fears that undeclared allergens were present in some of its foods.

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

Mars in partnership with green energy provider

Mars has forged a green energy partnership with Eneco UK to provide the food manufacturer with 100% of the electricity needed to power all its UK sites.

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

Moo Free gets Queen’s Award for exports

Milk-free chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, following the tripling of its production capacity to supply the US and Chinese markets.

Food firms slam ‘sneaky’ shrinking products claim

Food and drink manufacturers have denied claims made by consumer pressure group Which? that shrinking the pack size of products was a “sneaky way of increasing prices”.

Sweet manufacturer snapped up by US firm

American food wholesaler, Innovative Bites, has acquired Bonds of London, in a multi-million pound deal.

Natural flavours for confectionery and gum unveiled

A new range of natural flavours for gum and confectionery products has been introduced by Sensient Flavors.