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Confectionery

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.

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.

Nestlé ceo Dame Fiona Kendrick steps down

Dame Fiona Kendrick will stand down as ceo of Nestlé UK & Ireland, and will be replaced by current president and ceo of Nestlé Waters Italy Stefano Agostini, the manufacturer...

Symington’s and Nestlé lead appointments gallery

Appointments at Symington’s, Nestlé UK & Ireland and Kerry Group lead our latest photogallery of people on the move to new food and drink jobs.

Premier focuses on cost efficiency as profit falls

Premier Foods reported a 9.3% drop in underlying profit to £117M in its full-year trading update, as the business vowed to focus on cost efficiency and revenue growth.

Promotions ‘have to fall to meet sugar targets’

Food and drink promotions will need to reduce if the industry is going to meet sugar reduction targets set by Public Health England (PHE), the boss of a market intelligence...

Ed Sheeran biscuits lead latest food launches

Packs of ginger biscuits featuring pop star Ed Sheeran and new caramel digestive flavours from McVitie lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink...

Election 2017

Labour ‘to ban sugary food TV adverts before 9pm’

TV adverts for foods high in salt, fat and sugar, plus sweets, will be banned before 9pm, if Labour wins June’s general election.

Premier Foods in new Cadbury deal with Mondelēz

Premier Foods will forge a renewed five-year partnership with Mondelēz International to continue producing and marketing Cadbury branded cakes and ambient desserts until 2022, it revealed today (May 8).

Fraud costs food firms £12bn a year

The food and drink industry could be losing up to £12bn a year to fraud, according to a new report published this week.

Confectionery sales sweeten grocery market

Confectionery sales over Easter have helped boost the UK grocery market by £1bn in the first 12 weeks of this year, leading to an overall market growth of 3.7%.

MPs ‘want to probe Nestlé job cuts’ in parliament

Nestlé’s plan to cut almost 300 jobs, and move Blue Riband production to Poland, should be debated in parliament, according to 31 MPs.

Tax on sugary drinks may be extended after review

The sugar tax on soft drinks, which was passed by parliament on Tuesday [April 25] and will come into force next April, could be extended to a raft of other...

Contract to boost Premier Foods’s distribution

Premier Foods is to consolidate its warehousing operations and boost deliveries, after agreeing a new contract with XPO Logistics, which will create 170 jobs.

Tesco blames ‘manufacturing error’ for recall

Tesco blamed a “manufacturing error” after recalling a batch of its Finest Crab & Chilli Linguine, which actually contained its Finest Spaghetti Carbonara.

Chocolate coatings claimed to meet indulgence trend

A coatings and fillings range has been extended to meet three key cocoa and chocolate trends.

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