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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.

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children‘s snack product...

Moo Free gets Queen’s Award for exports

Milk-free chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, following the tripling of its production capacity to supply the US and Chinese markets.

Food firms slam ‘sneaky’ shrinking products claim

Food and drink manufacturers have denied claims made by consumer pressure group Which? that shrinking the pack size of products was a “sneaky way of increasing prices”.

Sweet manufacturer snapped up by US firm

American food wholesaler, Innovative Bites, has acquired Bonds of London, in a multi-million pound deal.

Natural flavours for confectionery and gum unveiled

A new range of natural flavours for gum and confectionery products has been introduced by Sensient Flavors.

Food activity labels ‘need more research’: FDF

Food activity labels – which specify the exercise needed to burn off the calories contained in the product – needs more research, according to trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

News in brief

Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

It's no secret that the flow of oxygen and water vapour through the walls of snack or confectionery packs is the main causes of product degradation and quality loss. It...

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Mondelēz cuts gum cooling times

Mondelēz has dramatically improved the efficiency of its chewing gum manufacture, thanks to the help of a partnership between Cambridgeshire-based fluid dynamics consultancy 42 Technology and German cooling tunnel supplier Gabler....

Swiss confectioner Suteria uses robots to pipe hazelnut meringues

wiss confectioner Suteria Chocolata is making use of robotics to manufacture its famous Solothurner Torte, which it has been producing for a century.A Fanuc LR...

Childhood obesity strategy delayed until the summer

The government’s widely-anticipated childhood obesity strategy has been delayed until the summer.

Burton’s £5M chocolate investment praised

Burton’s Biscuit Company’s £5M investment in its Moreton on the Wirral chocolate refinery has been welcomed by shadow business secretary Angela Eagle.

Mars recall

Mars Chocolate’s recall ‘could cost millions’

Mars Chocolate’s recall of Mars and Snickers bars in up to 55 countries could cost millions of pounds, warns legal firm Roythornes.

Wilson’s enters administration, costing final 35 jobs

Cumbria-based chocolate manufacturer Wilson’s has fallen into administration as a result of “significant cash flow difficulties”, costing all remaining 35 employees their jobs.

Mars recall

Now Lidl recalls Mars and Snickers in the UK

Discount store Lidl is recalling Mars and Snickers six pack chocolate bars, on fears they may contain pieces of plastic, following the chocolate manufacturer’s recall in 55 countries.

Mars confirms UK recall of confectionery brands

Chocolate maker Mars has confirmed it is recalling some Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and Celebrations products in the UK – as part of a food safety recall spanning 55 countries...

Mars Chocolate recalls millions of bars in Germany

Millions of Mars, Milky Ways and Snicker bars have been recalled by Mars Chocolate in Germany – on fears of contamination with pieces of plastic – while the recall later widened to include...

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Mars ‘confirms UK distribution of recalled chocolate bars’

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing the food safety implications of Mars Chocolate's confirmation yesterday (February 23) that batches of Mars and Snickers bars recalled in Germany, on fears...

Skills boss sets out scale of food industry challenge

The boss of the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) set out the scale of the challenge facing the food and drink manufacturing industry at the organisation’s Food...

Nestlé results show Maggi incident still hurts

Nestlé’s still suffering from its Indian Maggi noodle recall and has lost touch with the Chinese consumer, hitting growth for the global food and drink manufacturer, according to market analysts....

Protein-enhanced chocolate pieces unveiled

A new range of organic chocolate pieces with low glycaemic and protein-enhanced benefits has been introduced by German firm Herza.

Nestlé: People not equipment key to productivity

People are the key to boosting productivity in the food and drink manufacturing sector, not investing in new equipment and automation, according to Nestlé.

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...

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