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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Jonathan Hart, chief executive of Thorntons, has resigned after a four-and-a-half year spell with the company. Officially departing on June 27 (at the end of the chocolatier’s financial year), the move follows a financial report released in March which revealed that Thorntons’ full-year profits were down almost 10% (to £6.5m), with revenues also down 8%. The company also reported fewer orders from supermarkets during the period. Barry Bloomer, the current chief operating officer, will step in on a temporary basis whilst Thorntons seeks a Read more...

Monday, 18 May 2015
Ferrero Hazelnut Company, a recently formed business structure that brings together all the hazelnut supply chain activities of the Ferrero Group, has launched a ‘Ferrero Hazelnut Award Contest’. The award is aimed at supporting and improving research and innovation in the hazelnut world in all its aspects. Awards totalling to a value of €160,000 (£116,000) will be given to the participants who propose the best and potentially applicable project ideas, according to an evaluation grid rewarding innovation, sustainability, transferability, and timeframe applicability. The participants Read more...

Thursday, 14 May 2015
Nestlé and Google have joined forces to launch ‘YouTube my break’ limited edition KitKat packs. Part of Nestlé’s ‘Celebrate the Breakers Break’ campaign, the company states that this is the biggest redesign of the KitKat wrapper since the brand came to market 80 years ago. The words ‘YouTube break’ will replace the KitKat logo on over 600,000 limited edition wrappers. This forms one of 72 different types of ‘breaks’ to feature on more than 400 limited edition designs across two and four finger and Chunky bars as part of the campaign. More than 100 million of these Read more...
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Monday, 09 March 2015
The March 2015 issue of Kennedy's is now online. In this issue: • Industry News• New products• Kennedy's 1–2–1 interviews• Jellies and Read more...
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Tuesday, 05 May 2015
A Cornish confectionery company has completed its biggest investment to date by moving all production to brand new premises. The Buttermilk Confectionery Co invested £600,000 in the new site, tripling production space and creating six new jobs. Co-owner Tracy Goad comments, “We’re operating on a much larger scale, but the core of what we do will always remain – we are an artisan producer, hand making our products in open copper pans with quality ingredients.” The family-run business, which predominantly produces fudge, acquired the 1.75 acre site on the Bodmin Cooksland Industrial Read more...

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
UK consumers are turning down Fairtrade products for cheaper alternatives, with last year’s figures revealing a 3.7% decrease (down to £1.67bn). Slumping for the first time in 20 years, the sales decrease has been attributed to poor wage growth in middle class consumers, who have had to cut back on food shopping budgets. Despite the drop in sales, recent studies have shown that consumers are increasingly interested in where their products and ingredients are sourced from. – A full report will feature in the June issue of Kennedy's Read more...
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014
  The April 2014 issue of Kennedy's is now online. In this issue:• Latest News• New Products• Interpack Show Guide• Theegarten-Pactec Double Anniversary• Ferrero Part 1• World Chocolate Forum• Read more...
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Friday, 21 March 2014
The March 2014 issue of Kennedy's is now online. In this issue:• Latest News• New Products• Interpack Preview• Twist Wrap Technology• Thorntons Factory Visit• iSM review• Jelly Read more...