Confectionery

Sweet manufacturer sees profits drop as sugar debate continues

Tangerine’s profits dip after UK sugar row

By James Ridler

Sweet maker Tangerine Confectionery suffered a 65% fall in profit last year, as the company faced increased competition from European brands and uncertainties caused by the sugar debate.

Waitrose has recalled four chocolate products, after a manufacturing error contaminated some of the bars with small pieces of plastic

Plastic contamination forces Waitrose recall

By James Ridler

A manufacturing error has forced the recall of four of Waitrose’s own-label chocolate bars, after a small number were contaminated with pieces of plastic.

Unite has welcomed a new pay deal from Cadbury UK

Cadbury pay deal welcomed by Unite

By James Ridler

Cadbury UK’s new pay deal, designed to counter the rising cost of inflation, has been welcomed by Unite, the union. 

Mondelēz boss Glenn Caton urged to food and drink manufacturers to step up investment

Mondelēz boss urges food industry investment

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers need to invest if they want to avoid “long-term productivity issues” faced by the UK economy in the run-up to Brexit, a boss at one of the world’s biggest confectionery companies has claimed.

Macb has recalled all flavours of its bottled water, after they were found to be spoiled by mould

Drinks firm Macb recalls mouldy water

By James Ridler

Beverage manufacturer Macb has recalled batches of its flavoured still spring water, after mould was found inside the bottles.

Froneri UK NPD brand technologist Catherine Ford (left) and Froneri UK head of marketing Charlotte Hambling (right)

Froneri ice cream sales rise after warm start to 2017

By Matt Atherton

Ice cream firm Froneri UK has reported a 16.3% rise in sales so far this year, benefiting from the warm start to 2017, and boosted by its Kelly’s of Cornwall brand and franchised Nestlé and Cadbury products.

UK grocery price rise and shoppers buy less, according to a new Nielsen report

UK grocery market sees 2.9% growth year-on-year

By James Ridler

UK grocery sales have grown 2.9% year-on-year, according to a new report from information specialist Nielsen, as the European grocery market grew at the fastest rate in three years. 

Mondelēz and 2 Sisters lead our latest people on the move photogallery

People on the move in food and drink

By James Ridler

Mondelēz International’s new ceo and the resignation of 2 Sisters’ meat boss lead our latest gallery of people moving to new food and drink jobs.

Hotel Chocolat solves shear issue

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Hotel Chocolat solves shear issue

By Rick Pendrous

Hotel Chocolat has resolved an issue concerning the handling of warm liquid chocolate containing inclusions, such as nuts and raisins, after working with Essex-based pump supplier Triark Pumps.

Pladis and Iron Maiden lead our latest new product development photogallery

Christmas launches lead new product gallery

By James Ridler

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis’s Christmas launches and the newest beer from heavy metal music group Iron Maiden lead this photogallery of the latest food and drink product developments.