Confectionery

Now the rapid way to detect melamine


Now the rapid way to detect melamine


Food testing laboratory Eurofins UK has developed a new rapid approach for the testing of melamine contamination in chocolate, with same day results available by special request.

Peppersmith founders Mike Stevens (left) and Dan Shrimpton

Peppersmith plans March move into mints

By Elaine Watson

Peppersmith - the premium gum firm created by former Innocent Drinks executives Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton – is venturing into premium mints in the spring.

Thorntons posts 3.9% rise in festive sales

Thorntons posts 3.9% rise in festive sales

By Elaine Watson

Strong growth in sales of Thorntons-branded products to other retailers helped the Derbyshire-based chocolatier offset lacklustre sales through its own stores over the festive season.

Sweet deal for regional food

Sweet deal for regional food

By Lorraine Mullaney

Scarborough-based family firm, Thomas’s Bakery sought advice from food technologists at regional food group deliciouslyorkshire to bring its confectionery for schools range in line with the new nutritional guidelines established since Jamie Oliver’s campaign.


Zetar sales up 5.4% in first half

Zetar sales up 5.4% in first half

By Elaine Watson

Confectionery and snacks maker Zetar has posted a 5.4% rise in sales to £60.2m in the six months to October 31.

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