Confectionery

Tangerine is to launch two new Halloween-themed products

Tangerine’s new product launches for Halloween

By James Ridler

Sweet treats manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery is set to launch two new products for Halloween under its Barratt brand, as it aims to capitalise on a growing trend of adults buying retro sweets to recapture their childhoods.

Sales and profits took a hit in Thorntons' 2017 results

Thorntons’ consolidation with owner impacts sales

By James Ridler

The consolidation of chocolate manufacturer Thorntons’ relationships with its retail customers and owner Ferrero’s UK business has impacted the producer’s sales and profits, in its second full-year results since the Italian firm bought the company.

Left to right, York Cocoa House managing director Sophie Jewett and Academy Leasing's Angela Werner

Chocolatier opens factory in York city centre

By James Ridler

Artisan chocolatier York Cocoa House has opened the doors to its new manufacturing facility in York city centre, as it plans to expand its capacity for chocolate production.

Nestlé has vowed to continue its fight to trademark the shape of Kit Kats

Nestlé continues fight for Kit Kat shape trademark

By James Ridler

Nestlé will keep fighting to secure an EU-wide trademark for the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar, after the European Court of Justice dismissed its appeal against a prior ruling preventing this.

Child obesity levels have hit a record high, according to a Public Health England report

Child obesity trends hit record high

By Aidan Fortune

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to focus on calorie and sugar reduction as levels of severe obesity in children aged 10–11 have reached the highest point since records began.

Manufacturers must now pay at least 18p extra per unit for soft drinks containing 5g or more of added sugar

MPs back sugar tax hike as obesity plan unfolds

By Rod Addy

Political appetite to increase ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and extend the levy to other products is growing, a Populus survey seen exclusively by Food Manufacture has revealed.

Nestlé is shifting production of Blue Riband to Poland

Nestlé confirms 73 job losses at Fawdon factory

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé UK is shedding 73 jobs at its Fawdon chocolate factory as it aims to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate bar to its factory in Kargowa, Poland, before 2019.

Divecha: ‘We will look to keep developing our product’

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By James Ridler

A team from London Metropolitan University secured the silver prize at this year’s UK finals of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia, run by Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.