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.
Mondelēz International has stepped up the pressure on the 1,000 factory workers at its Cadbury Bournville site, issuing a booklet outlining what future working practices will look like there.
Nestlé’s UK sales proved weak in the first nine months of 2014, although the global food giant still achieved low growth in Europe overall.
Halloween is proving devilishly good for UK food and drink sales, according to new research from Mintel.
Thorntons has blamed its 11.9% fall in first quarter total group sales on the changing order patterns of supemarkets and other outlets.
Free-from food manufacturer Moo Free Chocolates is pumping cash into new machinery and adding up to eight staff after securing £530,000 in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.
The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.
Premier Foods has launched three new ‘Strategic Business Units’ (SBU’s) in a bid to strengthen its focus on major growth opportunities and develop more agile ways of working.
British Sugar owner AB Sugar is fighting back against anti-sugar campaigners with the launch of a campaign informing people about sugar’s role in a healthy balanced diet.
Thorntons has massively boosted profits, driven partly by increased output and efficiency in production, supported by 59 new manufacturing jobs.
Worries about acrylamide posing a bigger cancer risk than previously thought have led the food watchdog the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to issue cooking advice to consumers.
Ferrero’s plans to build a new production facility in the UK and double its sales here to £400M by 2015 were abandoned because of capital expenditure constraints, it has been...
Ingredients giant Cargill aims to gobble a bigger chunk of the global chocolate market, having agreed to buy Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM’s) interests in the sector for $440M (£266.4M)....
Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.
Nestlé’s Fawdon factory is involved in a police investigation after a prescription tablet was discovered on a Rowntree’s Jelly Tots production line.
Cargill has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new md of chocolate for its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia cocoa and chocolate business.
Nestlé has pledged to improve animal welfare standards in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with the charity World Animal Protection.
Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.
Cambridge University is searching for a real life Willy Wonka to study the fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate, including how it to prevent it from melting in hot countries.
Fire has damaged Barry Callebaut’s chocolate processing at Banbury in Oxfordshire, but the company has reassured customers that it could maintain normal levels of service by drawing on other facilities....
Nestlé aims to step up efforts to eradicate child labour in the cocoa supply chain, after an independent report indicated progress was being made, but more needed to be done.
Nestlé has been hit by ‘unprecedented’ foreign exchange issues, according to chief financial officer and executive vice president Wan Ling Martello.
Many food and drink businesses have packed their wellies and tents and taken their products to trade at UK music festivals this summer.
Anti-competitive behaviour from Associated British Foods (ABF) has stunted The Real Good Food Company’s (RGFC’s) final year sales, its chairman has claimed.
Nestlé UK & Ireland is on target to become the first top 10 confectionery manufacturer to secure 100% of the cocoa it uses in its products from sustainable sources by...
A major stake in New Britain Palm Oil, which supplies UK manufacturers, is being targeted by Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby, part of the consortium that acquired Battersea Power Station.