Confectionery

Such a sight is less common on the UK high street, with sluggish gum sales throughout 2010.

Sticky times for gum in confectionery, says Keynote

By Ben Bouckley

The UK market for chewing- and bubble gum has hit a sticky patch, says research firm Key Note, with a focus from major brands such as Wrigley on mint gum marking a return to “simpler and more effective products”.

Cocoa loco

Cocoa loco

By Michelle Knott

People have been promoting the health benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa for years. But new research goes a step further, elevating cocoa beans to the status of a super fruit, rivalling blueberries, cranberries and pomegranates.

Full force of the law

Full force of the law

By Lynda Searby

January marked the end of the two-year transition period for flavouring regulation EC 1334/2008, which means firms are expected to have completed any changes necessary to comply with the new law.

Soaring commodity prices and energy costs are a major problem for the bakery sector

McGhee's liquidates Fords Bakery

By Anne Bruce

McGhee’s Bakery Group put its Fords Bakery business into liquidation on 20 March, following continued trading losses, less than a year after it bought the business from administrator KPMG.

PM sets date for Bendicks closure meeting

PM sets date for Bendicks closure meeting

By Ben Bouckley

Steve Brine MP will meet with a government minister and Storck UK representatives on March 30, to discuss the proposed closure of Winchester chocolate firm Bendicks.