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.
Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever last week sparked a backlash from Twitter users, as they took to the social media platform to decry the £115bn deal.
Pay increases in the manufacturing sector – including food and drink firms – are slightly ahead of consumer price inflation, revealed EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation.
Nestlé has posted its fifth consecutive year of falling organic growth – after a “challenging year” in the UK – in its latest financial results for the 12 months to December 31.
A competitive environment and the increasing bargaining power of major retailers is putting food producers under growing pressure – which in turn is driving mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity –...
The UK food and drink industry made significant improvements on agreed environmental targets last year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
The sugar tax is a “blunt instrument” to tackle childhood obesity that “victimises” a sector already lowering sugar and calories in its products, according to law firm DWF....
The food and drink industry has seen a number of people moving to new jobs over the past month, featured in this photogallery.
Food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle expects to exceed its targets for the full financial year, according to its latest financial update for the three months to December 31.
Nestlé has helped more than 4,000 young people gain insight into food and drink manufacturing industry careers through science, technical, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, according to Nestlé UK &...
Snack foods giant Mondelēz International’s revenues fell by £2.9bn ($3.7bn) last year, as the firm grappled with the impact of Brexit and weaker UK demand.
Cereal manufacturers are trying to cut sugar, claims the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers (ACFM), after pressure groups claimed some breakfast cereals contained “shocking levels of sugar”.
The start of 2017 has seen a wave of product innovations from food and drink manufacturers, featured in this photogallery of new product development (NPD).
The gender pay-gap in the manufacturing sector – including the food and drink industry – is due to a lack of young girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)...
A range of “true caramel” toppings and fillings to suit a variety of uses has been launched by an ingredients firm after it invested £1.5M in a new production line.
A criminal investigation has been launched over an alleged “tampering incident”, after a battery was found inside a Co-op hollow chocolate bunny.
Overseas investment in UK food and drink companies has reached a three-year high, claimed financial services firm Grant Thornton UK.
Discount retailer Poundland has been fined more than £130,000 for food safety offences, after mice were found at two of its Birmingham stores.
More sugar regulation might be necessary after the introduction of the sugar levy in April 2018, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has claimed, after research showed...
Reformulation of regular products, rather than better-for-you alternatives, is helping food firms meet ever-tougher targets.
Plastic contamination has sparked a recall of chocolate Santas from confectionery manufacturer Thorntons.
Meat producer Moy Park’s appointment of a new commercial director leads this month’s photogallery of people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry.
Indulgent, premium, healthy, and sustainable and clean, are the four leading trends driving growth in cocoa and chocolate, according a new report.
The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed her bakery firm’s brand transition to Ridiculous Rich by Alana, as January proves to be its busiest month so far.
Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year are the inspiration behind a number of new products, featured in our monthly gallery of new product developments.
Morrisons recalled batches of cupcakes for undeclared allergens last week, ahead of a recall of illegally repackaged frozen fish and chicken products in Scotland.