Confectionery

The end user's needs are as important as the customer's, according to Barry Callebaut

Building consumer trust key for Barry Callebaut

By James Ridler

A business-to-business (B2B) producer should work to understand the consumer’s needs as much as the customer’s, Belgian chocolatier Barry Callebaut has claimed.

Mondelēz is renting trucks and warehouse space to facilitate stockpiling

Mondelēz confirms stockpiling in UK

By James Ridler

Confectionery and snacks giant Mondelēz has joined the number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling goods and raw materials to buffer itself from a worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

GEA showcased new packaging technology at this year's ProSweets in Cologne

It’s a wrap for GEA on bagging

By Paul Gander

New machinery options for both confectionery wrapping and bagging were unveiled by GEA at ProSweets Cologne in January, emphasising a move in the sector towards sourcing line equipment from a single supplier.

Barry Callebaut has reported sales growth at the start of the year

Sales growth for chocolate-maker

By James Ridler

Chocolate-maker Barry Callebaut has reported a steady start to the fiscal year, with sales rising in the three months to 30 November 2018.

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

Chocolate brand Gnaw has gained new listings in French retailers

Gnaw gains French retail listings

By Aidan Fortune

British chocolate brand Gnaw has secured a major new account worth over €5m (£4.4m) with French retailers Carrefour and FranPrix, as well as local distributors.

The continuing Brexit debacle has led to representatives from the food industry to call for more time to agree a deal

Food industry demands more time for Brexit deal

By Aidan Fortune

The food industry has called for an extension to Britain’s impending exit from the EU following Parliament’s rejection of the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Detection and inspection equipment is evolving to help with traceability as well as tracing contaminants

Equipment in-depth

Detection and inspection: a vision of the future

By Alyson Magee

The latest detection and inspection equipment can help manufacturers improve quality and traceability as well as reduce contamination and food waste, bringing cost savings too.

Shore Capital's Clive Black has criticised politicians for Brexit uncertainty

UK an ‘embarrassment’ for lack of Brexit agreement

By James Ridler

The Government’s inability to reassure UK food producers on the future of the industry post-Brexit has made the country an international embarrassment, Shore Capital head of research Clive Black has claimed.

The Government has appointed Ben Elliot to the position of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Food Waste Champion appointed

By Aidan Fortune

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed Ben Elliot to the newly-created role of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

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.

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