General News

Pressure mounts for healthier confectionery and snacks

Tuesday 28th Mar 2017

A new global study has shown the chocolate and snacks sectors are facing increased pressure to respond to demands for healthier products.

EU nutrition regulations cause concern for industry

Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

Nutrition companies view stricter EU regulation as a greater challenge than the state of the global economy, new research has shown.

Barry Callebaut assists cocoa farmers in Indonesia

Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has confirmed plans to deliver 500,000 seedlings from its cocoa nurseries to support farmers in Indonesia.

So Free range set to launch at IFE event

Friday 17th Mar 2017

A new series of chocolate, So Free, will be among a wide range of products being launched at the International Food and Drink Event (IFE) starting on March 19th.

Ferrero Easter releases backed by major campaign

Friday 17th Mar 2017

Ferrero is launching a range of Easter products across its portfolio, as well as investing £5 million into its seasonal marketing campaigns.

Bosch produces new industry microsite

Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

In response to growing demand for complete system solutions, Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an online information platform featuring its value enhancing complete system solutions for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries.

Cargill solution targets major efficiency gains

Monday 13th Mar 2017

Ingredients business Cargill has launched a solution to enable European confectionery manufacturers to achieve optimal texture and transparency, while significantly reducing drying time for gelatin-free winegum applications.

Nestlé responds to calls for sugar reduction

Thursday 9th Mar 2017

Confectionery manufacturer Nestlé UK has responded to consumer demands with plans to reduce sugar content in its products by 10%.

Cemoi makes move for US confectionery business

Monday 6th Mar 2017

French chocolate manufacturer The Cemoi Group has confirmed the acquisition of the Chris Candies company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Hershey confirms job losses within its global workforce

Thursday 2nd Mar 2017

US confectionery giant The Hershey Company has confirmed it plans to cut around 15% of its global workforce, as it seeks to increase its profitability.