Confectionery

Kraft insists Somerdale transfer is ‘still on track’

Kraft insists Somerdale transfer is ‘still on track’

By Ben Bouckley and Elaine Watson

Kraft has rejected claims made by the Unite trade union that it is behind schedule with the transfer of operations from its Somerdale factory to its new chocolate factory in Skarbimierz, Poland.

Mars: Choose evolution (not revolution) for NPD

Mars: Choose evolution (not revolution) for NPD

By Elaine Watson

Game-changing innovation is not – and should not – be the top priority for every new product development team, especially in the current economic climate, according to the boss of one of the nation’s biggest brands.

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Enfield-based chocolatier targets the supermarkets

By Elaine Watson

Enfield-based chocolate manufacturer Chocolaterie Casemir is developing prototype bars and gift boxes targeted at the supermarkets as part of a strategic plan to diversify beyond the hospitality sector.

Unions urge Nestlé to talk about pay

Unions urge Nestlé to talk about pay

By Elaine Watson

Trades unions have written to Nestlé UK requesting fresh talks over wages as it now seems increasingly likely that members will reject its offer of a 1% increase in basic pay for staff at its York chocolate factory.

Best-before dates 'overly conservative'

Manufacturers "too cautious” with best-before dates

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are being “far too cautious” when it comes to setting best-before dates for many ambient food products, according to a leading academic in the field of sensory shelf-life testing.

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