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.
The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed her bakery firm’s brand transition to Ridiculous Rich by Alana, as January proves to be its busiest month so far.
Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year are the inspiration behind a number of new products, featured in our monthly gallery of new product developments.
Morrisons recalled batches of cupcakes for undeclared allergens last week, ahead of a recall of illegally repackaged frozen fish and chicken products in Scotland.
Mondelēz International has blamed increased costs for the expected 20% price rise of its Freddo chocolate bars to 30p this spring.
Confectionery maker Tangerine has signed a “multi-million pound contract” with third-party logistics (3PLs) company Bibby Distribution for the transportation of the firm’s range of sweets to wholesalers and supermarkets across...
UK confectionery manufacturer Dexters has been acquired by the Turkish confectionery group Bebeto for an undisclosed sum.
The Brexit vote, fatal outbreaks of E.coli and the sale of turkey giant Bernard Matthews are just some of the biggest stories viewed this year on this site....
Specialist desserts manufacturer Destiny Foods has completed a merger with global desserts maker La Compagnie des Desserts, to create a £60M-a-year turnover company.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has repeated calls for barrier-free access to the EU’s Single Market after Brexit, following food industry calls for continued access to its 500M customers....
Nestlé’s four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bars are no longer covered by EU trademark protection, after a European court ruled the bars were not distinct enough.
Competition to fill food and drink manufacturing vacancies is set to rise next year, after a report revealed a strong UK labour market will see continuing jobs growth increase.
Companies that plan to reformulate their products in the run up to the sugar tax and voluntary reduction targets are likely to be eligible for tax relief on research and...
Online retail giant Amazon has successfully completed its first commercial delivery using a drone, in the UK.
Famous Grouse puddings and edible glitter lead this month’s festive photogallery of new product developments from food and drink manufacturers.
UK shoppers are set to spend £20.6bn on food and groceries over the Christmas period, according to grocery think-tank IGD.
Biscuit brands Delacre and DeliChoc have been bought by Ferrero from United Biscuits, for an undisclosed sum.
Further strikes at confectionery manufacturer Tangerine’s York factory are planned, after a breakdown in talks over workers’ pay.
Exploiting four top chocolate trends – indulgence, premium, healthy and sustainability – will help manufacturers make the best of changing consumer trends, it was revealed in a Cargill report this week.
The recent spat between Unilever and Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco over the Marmite brand owner’s attempt to raise its price, was a clear sign of things to come in life...
A range of palm oil-free emulsifiers designed for a wide range of products has been launched by Thew Arnott.
Nestlé claims to have found a way to reduce the sugar content of its chocolate by 40%, without affecting taste.
Nutella and chocolate maker Ferrero is close to sealing a deal to buy two biscuit brands from United Biscuits, the manufacturer has confirmed.
A food factory in Scotland has installed honey bee hives in the grounds around its site, in the hope of aiding the dwindling bee population.
Personalised confectioner Boomf has installed a robot-controlled ultrasonic cutter at its factory in Reading to keep up with demand for its range of marshmallows.
Product recalls cost money and hit reputations. The Food Manufacture Group’s food safety conference found out how to limit the damage, as Rick Pendrous reports.