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.
Sweet manufacturer Swizzels opened its doors to BBC Two series ‘Inside the Factory’ last Tuesday (August 23), as the programme explored its Derbyshire-based factory, which produces Drumsticks, Love Hearts and Parma Violets....
American confectionery wholesaler Innovative Bites is to move to a new purpose-built premises in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, to bring together the US and UK sides of its business.
Retailers have stepped up their objections to the childhood obesity strategy, arguing that the report isn’t comprehensive enough and the government has failed to provide leadership.
Nestlé reported a significant growth slowdown in China in its half-year trading update, despite announcing good growth throughout the rest of the company.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) outlined measures to improve the safety of food and tackle the growing obesity problem north of the border, as it focused on health and nutrition in...
Liquorice and lollipop manufacturer Maxilin Crawford could more than triple its production output, after buying confectionery competitior Tilley’s Sweets.
Acquisitions in the food and drink industry have been on the rise this year, despite the threat of Brexit and major policy shake ups, including the impending UK sugar tax...
Nestlé has agreed to a new pension scheme with GMB and Unite workers after a year-long dispute was resolved.
Sandwich-inspired crisps and water from maple trees lead this month’s photogallery of new food and drink releases.
The British public is under-reporting the amount of calories consumed, which could frustrate policy makers’ bid to combat obesity, according to new research.
The company that owns the rights to manufacture official Bank of England chocolate money has been bought out by its director for an undisclosed sum.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has released a free reformulation guide for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), designed to help them reduce the sugar content in their products.
Supermarkets place more promotions on less-healthy food and drink than on healthier products and should restore the balance, according to a new report from a consumer pressure group.
Two chocolate makers have announced a partnership to produce chocolate from fully traceable sustainable cocoa.
The range of confectionery that can be made using the depositing process has increased with the introduction of new mould technology for the Baker Perkins ServoForm depositor.
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.
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.
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 (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 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.
Chocolate giant Nestlé has appointed former German healthcare company Fresenius boss Ulf Mark Schneider as its new ceo.
Half of Nestlé’s UK energy needs will be provided by a new Scottish wind farm, due to be completed next year.
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.
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 –...
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....