General News

Case packaging with enhanced flexibility

Wednesday 24th Aug 2016

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a modular collation platform for its Elematic case packing series – meaning that chocolate, biscuits and other foods can now be case-packed with even more flexibility.

The new platform consists of standardised assembly groups for the infeed and accelerator belt...

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Modular picker line arrives in the UK

Thursday 18th Aug 2016

For the first time in Great Britain, Gerhard Schubert is presenting the first packaging machine without an electrical cabinet at the PPMA 2016 show in Birmingham.

The reduced electronics further lower the maintenance costs of robot-supported packaging machines.

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Chocolate cocktail truffles

Wednesday 17th Aug 2016

Montezuma's has launched a new range of chocolate truffles based on popular cocktails. The range includes:

– Brandy Alexander Truffle - a rich and creamy milk chocolate with brandy

– Margarita Truffle - milk chocolate with tequila, lime and sea salt

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Mondelez to acquire Cadbury Biscuits license

Wednesday 17th Aug 2016

Mondelēz International has reached an agreement to purchase from Burton's Biscuit Company the license that enables the company to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world, including in the UK, France, Ireland, North America and Saudi Arabia, subject to regulatory approval.

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Chocolate dominates ice cream innovation

Friday 12th Aug 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that there were more chocolate flavoured ice cream products launched in the UK in the past year than vanilla for the first time in eight years.

According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD) as many as 22% of all new ice cream products launched in the UK in the past 12 months were chocolate flavoured, compared to vanilla at 18%, caramel or caramelised flavours at 13% and strawberry at 12%.

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New products and investment for Tic Tac

Thursday 11th Aug 2016

Tic Tac is set to benefit from a heavyweight above-the-line campaign spanning TV and VOD, as part of Ferrero’s continued brand support.

The major investment will support a rebrand campaign, including new packaging across all formats and flavours from January. The new look aims to improve visibility, appeal and relevance for shoppers.

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Three new flavours for Seed and Bean

Tuesday 9th Aug 2016

Seed and Bean, a creator of ethical, sustainable and handmade British chocolate, is to launch three new flavours of its bars.

The first such flavour launch in over two years, the Seed and Bean’s new flavours will feature: Rich Milk Caffe Mocha, Dark Aromatic Fennel, and Dark Sweet Orange and Thyme.

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Natural ‘nut free’ nut flavours

Wednesday 3rd Aug 2016

Sensient Flavors is presenting a new ‘nut free’ nut flavour product range that includes almond, hazelnut, peanut, pistachio and walnut varieties.

Designed to offer authentic taste profiles for confectionery applications, the versatile new flavours are not only natural, but are also completely free from any nut components.

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LoeschPack introduces cardboard wrap for chocolate bars

Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016

This September, LoeschPack will present its LTM-K cartoning machine for wrapping chocolate products at the FachPack industry fair in Nuremberg.

Ever-increasing importance is being attached to the cardboard wrap, as secondary wrapping for chocolate bars and tablets, for product sales...

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Lab investment for GNT

Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016

The GNT Group is investing more than €3 million (£2.53m) in its research and development capabilities.

By constructing new laboratory facilities at its headquarters in Mierlo, the Netherlands, the company will almost double its capacities for quality control and product development.

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