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Thursday, 02 July 2015
A new study by the GNT Group reveals that consumers all around the world pay closer attention than ever to what they eat every day. This already becomes apparent in the supermarket: more than half of all Europeans (53 percent) and 64 percent of US-Americans take a critical look at the label of food and beverages before they put them in their shopping trolley. In Asia and South America, consumers are even more sensitive. Here, 84 and 75 percent respectively want to know what is in a product before they buy it. These are findings of a recent consumer study, which has been commissioned by Read more...

Thursday, 02 July 2015
Prices for the UK’s most popular grocery products have risen for the first time in over 6 months. Data from groceries website, mySupermarket.co.uk, show that an average basket of products increased slightly from £86.60 in May to £86.84 in June. However snacks like crisps prices fell as did cereals. When compared to 12 months ago, however, the same basket in June 2014 was 5.5% more expensive at £91.88. mySupermarket’s Groceries Tracker monitors the cost of the same 35 most commonly bought grocery products. The products that increased the most were  bananas (up 5%) and Read more...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015
By expanding its chocolate factory in Mouscron, Belgium, Cargill is enabling confectionery, biscuit, ice cream and cereal manufacturers to benefit from an increased supply of Belgian chocolate. The €35 million (£25m) investment doubles production capacity for a product range including dark and milk liquid chocolate, drops and chunks and lactose-free dark chocolate. The extension comprises additional production lines, storage tanks and warehouse space, and is complemented by new social rooms for operators and office space. The new building has been designed with high-tech co-generation 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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Monday, 22 June 2015
Ferrero International is to buy Thorntons for an estimated £112m, it was revealed today. The move comes amid difficult financial times for Thorntons, which also saw the resignation of its chief executive Jonathan Hart earlier this year. Reports indicate that Ferrero has bought a 29.9% stake in the company, and will purchase each Thorntons share for 145p, in cash. As part of the move, Ferrero has confirmed that it will keep the Thorntons brand along with its factory in Alfreton, Derbyshire, where 1,500 staff are currently employed. Following this morning’s announcement, shares in Read more...

Monday, 22 June 2015
For the fourth time in as many years, boxes of Cadbury’s Roses have once again decreased in size. The move, made by American owners Kraft, will see the box downsizing by 24g (shrinking from 753g to the new 729g size). However, the RRP is reportedly remaining at £9.19, a move that has been criticised by many of the brand’s customers on social media channels. Furthermore, the traditional twist wrappings will be replaced with sealed packaging – which must be torn open, rather than twisted. A Cadbury official attributes the price hike to rising costs, and states that the change of 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...
 
 
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