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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.

Confectionery manufacturer cuts more than 50 jobs

More than 50 jobs have been lost at confectionery manufacturer Devon Sweet Factory, less than a year after the firm was bought out of administration.

Premier Foods’s sales hit by weather and promotions

Premier Foods reported a 3.1% drop in sales in its first-quarter trading update, as desserts sales were hit by warm weather and changes to promotions.

Poundland continues Toblerone lookalike production

Discounter Poundland is continuing to produce its Toblerone lookalike, despite reports that Mondelēz International had threatened it with legal action.

Manufacturers sign up for shared data system

Mondelēz, Nestlé and PepsiCo have joined an industry-wide programme to regulate the management of shared product data.

News in brief

Lion bar lorry engulfed by flames on A2

A lorry transporting 25t of Lion chocolate bars was engulfed by flames yesterday (July 20), causing hours of delays for motorists heading to London.

Hotel Chocolat boost sales after store openings

Premium confectionery business Hotel Chocolat has reported “encouraging growth” in its full-year results, boosted by new retail outlets.

Chocolate’s boost to brain power is focus of new study

The health attributes of chocolate and cocoa are to be explored in a major university study in Scotland.

New food development centre to create 250 jobs

Plans for a new £11.3M food and drink development centre in Somerset that would create up to 250 jobs have been given the go ahead, after receiving planning permission from...

Vegetarian product launches lead NPD gallery

New vegetarian-friendly product launches lead our latest gallery of new product development (NPD) by food and drink manufacturers.

Cadbury boosts production after £75M investment

Confectionery manufacturer Cadbury is to expand production at its factory in Birmingham, following a £75M investment.

Manufacturing product file

Centralised palletising is sweet

Confectionery firm Cadbury, now part of Mondelēz, has contracted CKF Systems to install a new palletising system at its plant in Sheffield.

Nestlé ‘could save almost 300 jobs with £1M boost’

Nestlé could prevent about 300 job cuts – and keep Blue Riband chocolate bar production in the UK – with a £1M investment, claims the GMB union, which urged the...

Cyber-attack halts production at Cadbury factory

Cyber-attacks have reportedly halted production at a Cadbury factory in Tasmania, after its owner, global food giant Mondelēz, was infected by ransomware.

Scottish government launches £650k innovation fund

Scotland’s food and drink industry is to receive a £650,000 investment from the Scottish government to support innovation, thanks to new funding to support business growth.

FSS backs extending sugar tax beyond soft drinks

Advice to extend the sugar tax beyond soft drinks, order the reformulation of products to cut sugar, fat and salt, and lower portion sizes, has won the support of Food...

Unilever boss calls for takeover review

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman’s call for the next UK government to review the UK’s ‘overly liberal takeover rules’ in the wake of the failed £115bn bid for his company...

Mars recalls chocolate over salmonella fears

Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland are recalling some Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and Minstrels chocolate products, after routine testing revealed the presence of salmonella.

Food and drink firms in top start-ups list

Food and drink manufacturers recognised in this year’s list of the best start-up businesses, Startups 100, are featured in this photogallery.

Fat-soluble flavours for chocolate fillings unveiled

Nine new fat-soluble flavours for fillings in confectionery, bakery and dairy products have been launched by Sensient.

Kellogg and Nestlé announce snack reformulation

Kellogg has cut the amount of sugar in three of its cereal bars, as Nestlé announces plans to reformulate Milkybar white chocolate.

Greencore plans factory closure: 400 jobs at risk

Greencore has revealed plans to close its chilled desserts factory in Evercreech, Somerset, putting about 400 jobs at risk.

Tate & Lyle gains from weak pound in 85% profit rise

Ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle reported an 85% rise in profit before tax in its full-year results, reflecting the weak value of sterling and an “excellent commercial and manufacturing performance”, it...

2 Sisters invests £250k in festive pudding site

2 Sisters Food Group will invest £250,000 in its Christmas pudding manufacturer Matthew Walker, creating 45 new jobs at its Heanor, Derbyshire factory.

Glass and metal contamination spark food recalls

Glass contamination has sparked the recall of packs of chicken tikka chunks, while a batch of mints was recalled for containing small pieces of metal.

Kinnerton Confectionery automates packaging checks

Kinnerton Confectionery, located at Fakenham in Norfolk and Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire, has invested in automation to ensure compliance with its retail customers’ codes of practice.

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