Confectionery

UK food and drink exports have risen over the past year

Whisky remains top UK export

By Aidan Fortune

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK’s food and drink export lists, new research has found.

Nestlé has begun stockpiling in Europe and the UK

Nestlé reveals stockpiling plans

By James Ridler

Nestlé has joined the growing number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling products ahead of Brexit, as it warns of the “severe consequences” of a no-deal Brexit.

HiE & Fi runs from 27–29 November at Messe Frankfurt

HiE & Ni preview

Consumer trust the focus at healthy ingredients show

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing consumer demand for trust and transparency in food is set to be the leading theme at next week’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows in Frankfurt.

Workers arriving at Mondelēz’s Uxbridge headquarters were met by a life-size orangutan © Chris J Ratcliffe / Greenpeace

Mondelēz HQ hit by Greenpeace palm oil protest

By Noli Dinkovski

Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has been urged to sever its links with the “biggest and dirtiest palm oil trader in the world” in a protest staged outside its UK headquarters on Monday (19 November).

Ian Noble took the award for Business Leader at this year's FMEAs

FMEAs 2018

Business Leader winner Ian Noble: video interview

By James Ridler

Mondelēz International’s Ian Noble, winner of the Business Leader 2018 award at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), shares his surprise at winning the prize.

The Competitions and Markets Authority has approved Barry Callebaut's acquisition of Burton's Moreton site

Barry Callebaut/Burton’s deal cleared by CMA

By James Ridler

Barry Callebaut’s acquisition of Burton’s Biscuit Company’s north-west chocolate factory, as part of a long-term supply deal with the manufacturer, has been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Liquorice Flyers are liquorice sticks hand-filled with crystallised sugar centres

Jobs saved after liquorice-maker acquisition

By Noli Dinkovski

More than 50 jobs have been saved at a Lancashire liquorice-maker after it was bought out of administration by a team of experienced confectionery sector executives.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

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