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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.

Nestlé decision sparks sports sponsorship row

Food and drink manufacturing giant Nestlé has sparked controversy by ending its sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after the organisation became mired in both corruption...

Nestlé shares productivity success stories

Nestlé UK has shared examples of ways it has boosted productivity throughout its business in a bid to raise the UK’s overall productivity.

Kit Kat claim woman ‘won’t get lifetime supply’

A woman who has demanded a lifetime supply of Kit Kats after purchasing a defective multipack of the biscuits was unlikely to succeed despite claiming monetary and emotional distress, according...

Student demands lifetime supply of Nestlé after bar blunder

A student has threatened legal action unless Nestlé provide her with a lifetime supply of her favourite chocolate bar Kit Kat, after she purchased a multipack in which none of...

‘Obesity time bomb’: FSS proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax, tougher reformulation targets and regulation of promotions in order to defuse an obesity “time bomb”.

Food and drink manufacturing news of the year – part 2

Morrisons, the demise of S&A Foods, an iconic brand name change and a beer mega merger all feature in the second part of our top food and drink manufacturing news...

Roller former for multi-layer confectionery bars

Bosch Packaging Technology will launch an upgraded WRF 600 Flex roller former for multi-layer bars at ProSweets show, which takes place in Cologne from January 31 to February 3.

Food and drink firms get into NPD festive spirit

Food and drink manufacturers have got into the festive spirit and launched Christmas-themed packaging and product innovations, in a bid to tap into a spending surge over the seasonal period.

Good Week, Bad Week

Star Wars, 2 Sisters and investment lead week’s news

A £70M acquisition, 2 Sisters Food Group and Star Wars all feature in our selection of the week’s top food and drink manufacturing news.

United Biscuits Carlisle site remains closed

United Biscuits Carlisle factory remains closed and unable to fulfil orders as a result of flooding caused by Storm Desmond.

Nestlé reaches 100% sustainable cocoa target

Nestlé UK & Ireland claims to be the first big confectionery business in both countries to source 100% certified sustainable cocoa for its chocolate sweets and biscuits.

Mondelēz hits back at critics in UK tax row

Mondelēz International has hit back at critics who argued the global food giant avoided meeting its UK tax liabilities last year, after it was revealed the business paid no corporation tax...

FIE reports

Euro consumers more interested in low sugar products

European consumers’ appetite for sugary foods is waning in favour of low-sugar products, according to new Mintel research revealed at the Food Ingredients Europe show in Paris.

News in brief

Dr Oetker launches ‘world’s first’ edible Xmas jumper

Dr Oetker has teamed up with Essex baker Juliet Sear to launch the “world’s first” edible Christmas jumper.

Food Matters Live

Four reasons a sugar tax ‘won’t work’: FDF boss

The near impossibility of imposing a sugar tax was one of four reasons why a tax would not limit sugar consumption or obesity, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF)...

Nestlé forms energy reduction partnership with Sheffield Hallam

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from improved resource efficiency and cost savings across the supply chain as a result of a partnership between Nestlé UK and Ireland and Sheffield...

Maltesers tops UK’s 10 bestselling confectionery brands

Mars UK’s Maltesers has shot ahead of Mondelēz’s Cadbury Dairy Milk to become the nation’s number one confectionery brand on UK convenience store sales, according market research firm IRI....

Food and drink focus for child obesity strategy

Product reformulation, an advertising ban and restrictions on promotions are expected to be the main focus of the government’s childhood obesity strategy.

Food firms get into Halloween spirit

A number of food manufacturers have added a spooky touch to their products in a bid to tap into demand for Halloween gifts.

Hotel Chocolat fined after worker’s finger torn off

Luxury chocolate maker Hotel Chocolat has been fined £25,000 after a worker’s hand was dragged into a stirrer, ripping off his finger.

Listeria can infect toffee apples

Toffee apples can become contaminated with the potentially deadly food poisoning bug Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), according to the latest research.

News in brief

Mars opens new global food safety centre in China

Mars opened its Global Food Safety Center (GFSC) – a research and training hub – in China last month in an effort to improve levels of food safety across the world....

Food and drink innovations – in pictures

Meatless meat products, 3D printed gummy sweets and milk chocolate reindeer droppings were just some of the innovations launched by food and drink manufacturers recently.

Chocolate factory welcomes 40,000 visitors

Pembrokeshire-based chocolate manufacturer Wickedly Welsh Chocolate welcomed more than 40,000 people into its factory over the summer holidays, the firm has revealed.

Organic sales boost from new categories: Nielsen

Steady growth in organic sales could be boosted by expansion into new food and drink categories, advises market data specialist Nielsen.