Nestlé has acquired health and nutrition firm The Bountiful Company

Nestlé announces nutrition deal, but confirms 573 job cuts

By Gwen Ridler

Nestlé has agreed to acquire The Bountiful Company’s core health and nutrition brands in a deal worth $5.75bn (£4.09bn), while confirming hundreds of job cuts across its KitKat and Fruit Pastilles factories.

Chewsy's Canada deal will be worth £125k over the next five years

Organic chewing gum wins Canada export deal

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based, plastic-free chewing gum manufacturer Chewsy has secured an export deal to Canada worth £125,000 over the next five years, just months after securing its first international trade deal.

New product launches from Mars, McVitie's and Mondelēz

Sweet treats lead latest NPD round-up

By Gwen Ridler

New spread launches from Mars, a trio of new releases from biscuit brand McVitie’s and limited edition Dairy Milk chocolate bars from Cadbury head up this snapshot of the latest new product development from food and drink manufacturers this month.

Little Moons planned to create 150 new job at its £3.5m factory

Mochi brand opens £3.5m factory in London

By Gwen Ridler

Mochi brand Little Moons has opened a £3.5m factory in London in a bid to meet increasing demand in the UK and internationally, with plans to create 150 jobs.

Export success has seen Fudge Kitchen's sales grow 195%

Christmas comes early for fudge maker

By Gwen Ridler

Kentish confectionery manufacturer Fudge Kitchen has seen a 195% uplift in sales in the lead-up to Christmas, as it secures export deals for its products to Canada, Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Six-in-10 adults prefer snacking over larger meals,according to Mondelēz

Mondelēz: Snacking eclipses meal time

By Gwen Ridler

Snacking is eclipsing larger meals as the preferred choice for eating during the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz.

Confectionery kit advances on show at ProSweets

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Confectionery kit advances on show at ProSweets

By Rick Pendrous

Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its testing equipment for jelly production, including medicated and functional gummies, such as cough lozenges, omega-3 and mineral-enriched products, as well as other supplemented jellies, at the ProSweets 2018...

The run up to Easter saw a number of launches by food and drink firms

Easter product launches by food and drink firms

By Gwen Ridler

The run up to Easter this year saw chocolate treats and British sweets lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers.

Md Melissa Snover brings her novel 3D gummy printer to the UK, the first of its kind.

‘World’s first’ 3D food printer launches in UK

By Gwen Ridler

The “world’s first” 3D gummy printer is set to wow UK consumers, with Katjes’ Magic Candy Factory set to launch its custom-made sweet service in shopping centres across the country.

Was your week sunny or cloudy? Read our Good week, bad week nominations

Food manufacturing: Good week, bad week

By Laurence Gibbons

How was your business week – tough, terrific or just indifferent? In this new occasional series, the Food Manufacture Group takes a sideways look at the week’s food and industry news.

Whitehead: 'The theft has caused a lot of disruption'

Sweet justice demanded for confectionery thieves

By Rod Addy

Thieves have stolen £50,000 worth of sugary treats from Yorkshire confectionery makers Confection By Design and The Serious Sweet Company and an appeal has been launched for information.

Confectionery firm develops tooth-friendly gum

Sugar-beet carb used for tooth-friendly gum

Functional ingredients maker Beneo has used its sugar-beet derived carbohydrate Palatinose to develop 'the first' polyol-free, tooth-friendly bubble gum children's confectionery.

Confectionery firm widens product offering

New depositor makes more sophisticated candy

Baker Perkins has enhanced its product and process development capability for the confectionery industry with the installation of a new laboratory-scale depositor in its Innovation Centre. It can handle three components of hard or soft candy simultaneously,...

Traditional-style sweets are popular in sugar-free lines

Cult classics

By Lynda Searby

Lynda Searby goes back to the future to explore the retro confectionery revival

The Mondelez site produces 40,000t of sweets a year

Sweet sensation

By Gary Scattergood

It's all about the brands for Mondelēz International, reports Gary Scattergood

Jawbreakers and other retro-style sweets helped Zed Candy achieve a turnover of £16.3M

Zed Candy to move Oatfield confectionery to UK

By Freddie Dawson

Irish retro confectionery maker Zed Candy is to close its Letterkenny facility in County Donegal and transfer production of its Oatfield Sweets brand to Kettering in Northamptonshire.

Sweet spot: best selling products such as the Butterkist brand helped Tanergine win a place on the hot 100 list

Six food and drink firms feature in hot 100 list

By Mike Stones

Alcoholic drinks maker Halewood International, egg products producer Noble Foods and sweet maker Tangerine Confectionery are the top three food and drink firms included in a list of 100 British private companies with the fastest growing profits.


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