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.
Sugar tax is a good idea, but the government may be unwilling to implement it, according to expert panellists taking part in Food Manufacture’s webinar on obesity.
Associated British Foods (ABF) has blamed lower sugar prices and weak EU sales volumes for its poor sugar revenues in an interim management statement today (July 10).
There were more jobs gained than lost in the UK food and drink sector – taking into consideration manufacturing, distribution, packaging and retail – over the last six months, FoodManufacture.co.uk...
Nestlé has struck a deal with First Milk, expanding the dairy cooperative’s supply of fresh milk for its Kit Kat and Nescafé brands in the UK.
High street confectioner Thorntons and cash and carry specialist Booker both posted financial results today (July 9).
Nestlé has created a factory design that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about 50–60% of the cost.
High-quality chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut has introduced a new chocolate product with increased technical capabilities for bakers, ice cream manufacturers and chocolatiers.
US dried fruit firm Mariani will double its European business to £10M next year, before reaching up to £500M pounds in eight years, according to the company’s European md Glenn...
Public Health England will investigate taxing sugary drinks according to the paper it issued alongside the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN’s) draft report published today (June 26).
Food and drink manufacturers have taken to Twitter to respond to Luis Suarez’s alleged biting of Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay and Italy football match at the World Cup in...
Worcestershire-based Orchard Valley Foods has appointed Gill Hodgson as its new sales director.
World Cup fever and warm weather spurred thirsty consumers to spend an extra £28M on beer and cider in the first week of the global football tournament, compared with the...
Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) is facing voluntary liquidation 16 years after its foundation, threatening 15 jobs.
A nationwide World Cup BBQ party beckons, with shoppers set to stock up on food and drink ahead of the England football team’s opening match with Italy on Saturday, Tesco...
Food and drink manufacturers should think before they shoot before rushing to jump on the World Cup bandwagon or they might risk scoring an own-goal, warns MMR Research Worldwide (MMR).
Mondelēz is challenging palm oil suppliers to step up their game so it can move towards using physical supplies of purely sustainable palm oil for all its products.
James Lambert has been appointed chairman of Burton’s Biscuits Company, while retaining his role as chairman of R&R Ice Cream.
Chocolate, confectionery and biscuit makers in the UK are being targeted with new flowrapping equipment from Ulma Packaging.
Confectioner Mondelēz International has reduced product wastage within its Cha-Cha brand process line at its Herentals-based factory in Belgium by 20% through the installation of a self-cleaning Russell Eco Filter.
Carmit Candy Industries launched a pea-protein fortified gluten-free wafer at Vitfoods in Geneva last month.
CSM has responded to the successful introduction of reduced fat doughnuts into schools by launching a reduced fat cookie dough.
Burton’s Biscuit Company has created a new team to develop its engineering strategy, to be led by Derek Harris.
Tesco is to ditch the sale of sweets and chocolates from checkouts – so called guilty checkouts – in all its stores by the end of this year.
Confectionery firm Morris & Son has invested £3.25M to support plans to expand in global markets.
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