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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.

Serious hand injury leads to packaging firm fine

Integrated Packaging Ltd has been fined an undisclosed amount after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand at the firm’s Gateshead factory in 2013.

Nutritionist: store reply on junk food ‘disappointing’

Pleas to ditch ‘unhealthy’ snacks at tills have met with “disappointing” responses from Marks & Spencer (M&S) and WHSmith, according to the nutritionist driving the campaign.

Sugarless candy concepts

Tooth-friendly concepts for children's confectionery have been developed by the ingredients firm Beneo.

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Chocolate firm reveals $6M plan

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut will pump nearly $6M into its latest acquisition to strengthen its US business.

Most inspiring food and drink firms in Britain

More than 70 food and drink businesses have been honoured in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain list.

Nestlé opens doors to teachers in bid to fill skills gap

Nestlé has thrown open its factory doors to teachers to give them a taste of modern apprenticeships in a bid to help them communicate the career opportunities in the sector...

Thorntons restructures to reflect business strategy

Thorntons has restructured its board to boost performance and reflect business strategy.

Food firms ‘sow seeds of doubt’ in WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) sugar guidance is “disappointing” and suggests food firms have persuaded it to take a softer line on consumption, claims pressure group Action on Sugar (AoS).

Chaucer Foods to create 25 jobs in Hull

Chaucer Foods aims to create 25 jobs in Hull as the company adds a third production line there and looks to expand into gluten-free bakery items by 2016.

Thorntons takes £7.7M hit as retailers reduce orders

Thorntons took a £7.7M hit to UK commercial sales in the first half of its financial year after two major accounts significantly reduced orders, although international sales partially offset the...

Mondelēz to cut 200 jobs in Ireland

Mondelēz International is restructuring its operations in Ireland and has confirmed plans to slash 200 jobs there as a result.

Coffee, pizza and noodles fuel Nestlé’s European sales

Nestlé struggled in Great Britain (GB) over the past year, although water brands were top performers and coffee, pizza and noodles boosted overall European sales, the global groceries giant claimed.

North/south divide over purchases of sweets

Londoners buy fewer sweets than consumers in the north east of England, new data from a shopping and price comparison website has claimed.

Cocoa improves cognitive health

Cocoa flavanols can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health in ageing consumers, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has claimed.

Duc d’O owner saves 236 Ashbury Chocolates jobs

Baronie UK has saved 236 jobs at Ashbury Chocolates, the own-label and branded confectionery manufacturer based in Corby, Northamptonshire, after buying the company out of administration.

Low animal welfare firms named and shamed

Mars, Müller, Mondelēz International and 2 Sisters Food Group are four of 21 companies named and shamed as having very low or no animal welfare priorities by Compassion in World...

Nestlé invests £5.25M to create 45 jobs

Nestlé is to create 45 jobs in Halifax as it invests £5.25M off the back of winning a contract to produce Peanut Butter Cups there.

Britain’s best biscuits – in pictures

The chocolate Hob Nob is Britain’s favourite biscuit, according to a survey by packaging firm Kernpack.

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Aphrodisiac lollipop launched for Valentine’s Day

Pandora’s Pops has launched a range of all-natural aphrodisiac lollipops to help get lovers in the mood for Valentine’s Day.

Belting solution floats Italian chocolatier's boats

Italian chocolatier Caffarel is using a conveying system from Ammeraal Beltech for the manufacture of its Piedmontese gianduiotto boat-shaped chocolates which, once fashioned, are carefully transferred for individual foil wrapping.

Food job cuts outweigh creations

More jobs have been cut or put at risk by food and drink manufacturers in the UK over the past six months, this site can exclusively reveal.

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UKIP jelly babies under fire on Amazon

Sweet manufacturer Choc-Kits has come under fire for releasing a “fun” can of UKIP jelly babies on Amazon.

Labour to limit fat, salt and sugar in kids’ food marketing

Limits will be set on fat, sugar and salt levels in the food marketed to children, if Labour wins the next general election on May 7.

Mondelēz International to let 250 go at Bournville

Mondelēz International is letting 250 staff go at its chocolate factory at Bournville, which makes a range of Cadbury branded products, including Cadbury Dairy Milk.

What big firms do wrong when buying small ones

One of the biggest failings that big companies make when they acquire smaller brands is to attempt to “value optimise” and cut costs, according to Green & Black’s co-founder Josephine...