According to recent research, consumers are cutting down on snacking, with less than a third (29%) now eating sweets between meals. Mintel explains what’s behind this trendClick here to continue reading...
The project team at Ishida Europe has devised what is claimed to be Europe’s fastest multihead weighing and packing line with a turnkey installation, including a 28 head model from the company’s latest generation RV series that is achieving 400 packs per minute at leading fruit snacks manufacturer Stream Foods.The CCW-RV-228 is working in tandem with a 16 head RV model, the 28 head machine weighing primary packs from 16 to 30g of the company’s top selling Fruit Bowl range of fruit flakes, yoghurt coated flakes and raisins and fruit shapes. The16 head is counting these into groups of 5,6,8,10,12 and 20 multipacks.Click here to continue reading...
After a small piece of red plastic was found in one Snickers bar purchased in Germany, Mars has made a precautionary decision to voluntarily recall a selection of Snickers, Mars, Milky Way and Celebrations products produced at its Netherlands factory.
by Angus Kennedy
I like the idea from Ricola who had the ingenious idea to ask shoppers in the U.K. if they would swap sugary snacks for non-sugary-but-still-sweet-treats as they exited the U.K. supermarket a couple of weeks ago. Their research was interesting which was carried out on the 28th January this year. They discovered that only 35% of adults in the U.K. are careful about their sugar intake. 21% of adults admit enjoying at least one sugar based treat every day and 44% of those surveyed don’t monitor their weekly sugar . And as little as 27% do recognise that they consume too much sugar. Ha! … of which I have been in all the categories!
Currently in its 125th year of trading, Tunnock’s has a rich family tradition and still operates in its original hometown to this day. However, in recent years, the company has made a calculated shift from manual to automated operation, and by mixing old and new, they have come up with the recipe for success. Simon Rowley visited its factory on the outskirts of Glasgow to find out more.
Specialising in the development and manufacture of packaging machines for small pieced confectionery items, Theegarten-Pactec has recently reached a significant company milestone by unveiling its brand new factory. Simon Rowley visited the new facility in Dresden, Germany, to find out more
The company’s research also confirmed that Butterkist’s limited edition products drive consumer appeal and interest, and that consumers are increasingly seeking differentiation through flavours and colours.
Nestlé and Google have joined forces to launch ‘YouTube my break’ limited edition KitKat packs.
Sales of Taura Natural Ingredients’ real fruit pieces in the US have doubled in the past three years, the company has revealed.
According to a recent report, Easter Egg prices have dropped in main UK supermarkets.