General News

Consumer demand for natural ingredients increases

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Specialist ingredients business Kanegrade has reported a strong response to its series of natural flavours within the confectionery and food sector.

Final countdown to Interpack begins

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

As companies make their final preparations for Interpack, Neill Barston speaks exclusively to its deputy director, Thomas Dohse, ahead of the packaging industry’s biggest event of the year.

Job cuts planned for Nestlé UK confectionery

Thursday 27th Apr 2017

Nestlé has confirmed that nearly 300 jobs are to be cut from its UK operations, with proposals to shift production of Blue Riband chocolate biscuits to Poland.

Australia's tna launches key packaging solution

Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

Australian-based packaging business tna has launched an innovative ultra high-speed case packer for flexible bags used across the snacks industry.

Asian chocolate academies gain key revamp

Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

The Gourmet division of the Barry Callebaut Group has celebrated upgrades to four of its key chocolate academy centres across Asia Pacific.

Nestle posts positive outlook despite challenging confectionery market

Friday 21st Apr 2017

Nestlé has projected a positive revenue outlook for 2017, despite challenging conditions experienced within its confectionery division.

UK chocolate firm joins British food initiative

Thursday 20th Apr 2017

British chocolate manufacturer Montezuma's has joined the Love British Food initiative, a leading national promotion of British food that provides advice on producing, buying and eating British produce to the retail, catering and education sectors and the general public.

Mondelez confirms its US company president is set to leave

Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

Confectionery group Mondelēz International has confirmed that Roberto Marques, EVP and President, North America, is set to leave the company.

Cocoa farmers in Africa to benefit from new payment system

Tuesday 18th Apr 2017

Global food ingredients business Cargill has formed a licensed buying company (LBC), Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd, in Ghana, supporting workers in the cocoa industry.

Barry Callebaut sales growth despite challenging market

Thursday 13th Apr 2017

Swiss-based chocolate manufacturer the Barry Callebaut Group has recorded year-on-year volume growth of 1.4% for the first six months of the fiscal year.