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).
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).
Cadbury owner Mondelēz has countered tax avoidance accusations, insisting it has complied with all UK tax legislation and stressing it has invested more than £200m in UK manufacturing and research and development (R&D).
The markets offering the most potential for food and drink exporters are China, the US and Hong Kong, and manufacturers are already enjoying significant benefits, statistics released in August indicate.
A complex 3D pack design for Nestlé, which took roughly a third of the time typically taken from concept to consumer, has underlined digital print’s ability to deliver speedy solutions and streamline customers’ decision-making.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pressure groups Action on Sugar (AOS) and Action on Salt have called on the Prime Minister to introduce an energy density levy on confectionery, as part of its seven-part plan to help prevent obesity and related diseases.