Confectionery

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.

Polyol suppliers are smiling about positive EFSA sugar-free gum opinions

Roquette chews on positive EFSA gum opinions

By Shane Starling

French supplier Roquette is hailing the potential of polyols to boost dental health, following recent article 14 positive opinions for sugar-free gum from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Kraft's Bob Hagan takes the helm at RSSL

Kraft's Bob Hagan takes the helm at RSSL

By Elaine Watson

Dr Bob Hagan – who heads the global analytical network at Kraft Foods – has been appointed as the new md of Reading Scientific Services (RSSL). He replaces Kay O'Donnell.

Mars: An R&D problem shared is a problem halved...

Mars: An R&D problem shared is a problem halved...

By Elaine Watson

Mars, a private company once famed for its secrecy, is cranking up efforts to engage with external collaborators via the launch of a new open innovation website, in which it will invite potential partners to help it solve its research and development...

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