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.
09-Dec-2013 - Nestlé is in the 10 best global firms for corporate responsibility (CR) reporting, according to an independent survey published today (December 9) by audit, tax and advisory company KPMG.
09-Dec-2013 - Sweet manufacturer Haribo has booked Leeds-based engineering firm JPG to build its £92M confectionery plant at Castleford, West Yorkshire.
04-Dec-2013 - Plummeting EU sugar prices will pose “a significant challenge” to Napier Brown – the sugar trading subsidiary of the Real Good Food Company (RGFC) – said its chairman Pieter Totté.
02-Dec-2013 - Puratos says its new Cremfil Ultim fillings offer the bakery and patisserie industry a way to answer consumer demands for indulgence, health and convenience - three trends that have been driving growth in snacking over recent years, according to its research.
02-Dec-2013 - Sensient Food Colors Europe has launched a range of high-load natural colours for pan-coated sweets that achieve bright, attractive colour shades without needing higher dose levels to match the performance of their synthetic counterparts.
27-Nov-2013 - Len Wardle’s decision to quit his role as chairman of the Co-operative Group this month, amid drug revelations about a former colleague, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
26-Nov-2013 - Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Benoit Testard as a non-executive director.
19-Nov-2013 - Ireland has moved from famine to feast and is now a world-leading food and drink exporter with big plans to feed the world, says Lorraine Mullaney
15-Nov-2013 - Nestlé aims to offer 1,900 job opportunities in the UK and Ireland over the next three years, including 300 paid work experience placements, it announced today (November 15).
08-Nov-2013 - Biscuit and snack producer Burton’s Biscuit Company has installed equipment at its Llantarnam factory in Wales to make the chocolate cream for a ‘Choccie Dodger’ version of its iconic ‘Jammie Dodger’.
30-Oct-2013 - Mondelēz International aims to capture market share and grow sales through strategies such as combining brands and targeting trends, including the increasing demand for snacking.
23-Oct-2013 - Cadbury Dairy Milk, made by Mondelēz International, claimed first place in a list of top 10 chocolate brands by UK value sales issued by market analyst Information Resources (IRI).
21-Oct-2013 - Glisten Confectionery is to transfer manufacturing from its Skegness site to plants in Leicester and the Czech Republic.
21-Oct-2013 - Mondelēz International is pouring cash into sustainable farming projects, including $400M in cocoa farms in developing economies, to secure a strong and stable supply base.
18-Oct-2013 - Mondelēz International’s heat resistant chocolate, new product development and increased penetration in under-represented parts of the world offers the company considerable potential for the future, chocolate head Bharat Puri has claimed.
18-Oct-2013 - Nestlé has announced it will scrap waste across all its 150 European factories by 2020.
17-Oct-2013 - Cocoa waste could help make chocolate wrappers and other food packaging, thanks to a pioneering process devised by UK paper manufacturer James Cropper.
11-Oct-2013 - The recent appointment of female food industry bosses reflects wider trends suggested by the latest FTSE 100 figures indicating female representation on the boards of UK companies is increasing.
11-Oct-2013 - A premium Kent-based fudge firm has signed a major deal to provide Selfridges with own-label products – 30 years after first setting up shop at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
11-Oct-2013 - Haribo's £92M confectionery plant at Castleford, West Yorkshire, initially revealed in 2011, could be just the first phase of expansion, according to md Herwig Vennekens.
07-Oct-2013 - Nestlé has triumphed over Cadbury in a UK Court of Appeal hearing challenging its application to trademark the shade of purple it uses for milk chocolate bar and drinking chocolate packaging.
07-Oct-2013 - Claims that people can get ‘hooked’ on certain foods which then makes them obese are overstated, with the result that food addiction is becoming an overly simplistic explanation for overeating, according to a leading expert in psychobiology.
30-Sep-2013 - Fudge Kitchen md Sian Holt has gone from Blackpool Pleasure Beach to Selfridges, reports Gary Scattergood“Double quote”
30-Sep-2013 - GlaxoSmithKline’s sale of Lucozade and Ribena for £1.35bn earlier this month was the latest in a long line of iconic British brand sales topped by Cadbury.
30-Sep-2013 - It was a vintage year for entries in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA), according to Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel.