Confectionery

The centre helped develop the Cadbury Dairy Milk 30% Less Sugar chocolate bar, which Mondelēz launched earlier this month

Mondelēz invests £4.7m in R&D, creating 50 roles

By David Challis

Mondelēz, the owner of UK brands Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s and Oreo, has invested a further £4.7m in its Reading Science Centre, aiming to create 50 jobs there over five years.

Montezuma’s has made a number of senior appointments this month

Montezuma’s appoints senior exec team

By David Challis

Montezuma’s has appointed a senior executive leadership team after its takeover by Edinburgh-based private equity firm Inverleith in November 2018.

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

Development hub

The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

Food and drink innovation at Food Tech Week

Innovation at London Food Tech Week

By James Ridler

From new uses of hemp and cannabidiol in food and drink to the growing trend of fermented beverages, YFoods’ London Food Tech Week showcased some of the latest innovations from across the industry, featured in this photo gallery.

Unite has secured a three year pay deal for 1,000 Cadbury workers

Cadbury pay deal ‘quickest on record’: Unite

By James Ridler

Staff across Mondelēz’s UK Cadbury sites have secured a three-year pay deal in what has been described as the “quickest round of negotiations on record” by workers’ union Unite.

Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested £3m in new facilities

Pecan Deluxe Candy invests £3m to bring production in-house

By James Ridler

Toppings and inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy, winner of the award for exports at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has completed a £3m investment in custom-built production facilities, following a seven-year project to bring all production...

Despite seeing a sales drop of 1.2%, Sainsbury’s reclaimed second place from former merger partner Asda

Grocery market grows at rapid pace

By Helen Gilbert

Unseasonably warm weather, Mother’s Day and a late Easter helped bolster holiday spend to a record £2.5bn – the fastest rate of growth the sector has displayed this year, new data has suggested.