Mondelēz-owned European gum brand, Stimorol, is set to launch revamped packaging designed by the London office of brand and packaging agency Bulletproof.
Brazilian candy manufacturer Riclan is tapping into the health trend market with plans to develop a sugar free chewing gum for kids.
A $10,000 crowdfunding push has been started in a bid to relaunch The San Francisco Chocolate Factory brand.
PEZ has partnered with Zappar to offer consumers augmented reality (AR) codes in packets of its refill sweet dispensers to interact with characters using the PEZ Play app.
Nestlé, Ferrero and Mondelēz International say share bags can be part of the confectionery industry’s push for portion-controlled products.
Bazooka brands, owned by the Topps Company, have partnered with 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios and the upcoming movie Ice Age: Collision Course.
Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle economics.
Mars is working on packaging developments including a ‘fresh pack’ without an aluminum layer after missing its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2015.
Lareka Confectionery & Tobacco Equipment is using its industry expertise in tobacco to glue 4,000 dots a minute onto packaging for chocolate.
Aluflexpack, which produces flexible packaging for the confectionery and dairy industry among others, has been granted a €20m ($22m) loan from the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).
Smaller flexible plastic packs have topped the trend for 2016 as they give consumers a sense of control over snacking, portion sizes and awareness of sugar intake in food and soft drinks, says Euromonitor International.
MonoSol has partnered with food-grade film customer Dicoisa to package F&B ingredients in pouches that dissolve and release their contents when exposed to water.
A fire broke out at one of three production units belonging to Aptar Group at its facility in Annecy, France on Saturday (June 25).
Chocolatier, Susumu Koyama, owner and chef of Patissier Es Koyama, (formerly Chocomania) Japan, has picked up a hat trick of awards in gold, silver and bronze for its packaging, at The Academy of Chocolate 2016 Awards.
Constantia Flexibles Group, which makes flexible packaging and labels for the food, beverage, dairy and confectionery market, is selling its non-core folding carton business in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Grupo Gondi for an undisclosed amount.
Nestlé has partnered with Google to launch QR codes on its KitKat packaging which allows consumers to watch YouTube videos when they take a break.
GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.
As a leading UK health charity proposes that food labels carry graphics encouraging consumers to exercise, Denny Bros says multi-page labels can help manufacturers display large amounts on information on pack.
‘Consumer expectations are getting higher and higher,” according to Justin Shimek, chief technology officer at Mattson, based near San Francisco, US.
‘“Three gummy bears, a licorice twist, and two lollipops please.” That was how children used to spend their pocket money at the candy store.