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Interview: Bulletproof design agency

Stimorol gum packaging revamped after Mondelēz said it ‘was failing to stand out’

Mondelēz-owned European gum brand, Stimorol, is set to launch revamped packaging designed by the London office of brand and packaging agency Bulletproof. 

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Riclan to develop sugar free chewing gum for kids

Brazilian candy manufacturer Riclan is tapping into the health trend market with plans to develop a sugar free chewing gum for kids.

Crowdfunding push to relaunch The San Francisco Chocolate Factory brand

A $10,000 crowdfunding push has been started in a bid to relaunch The San Francisco Chocolate Factory brand.

PEZ partners with Zappar for its next gen augmented reality app

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.

How can share bags fit confectioners’ portion control strategy?

Nestlé, Ferrero and Mondelēz International say share bags can be part of the confectionery industry’s push for portion-controlled products.

Bazooka Candy partners with new Ice Age movie to drive licensing business

Bazooka brands, owned by the Topps Company, have partnered with 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios and the upcoming movie Ice Age: Collision Course.

Guest article: Institute of Economic Affairs

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

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 restates sustainability pledge after missing packaging target in 2015

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 transfers tobacco know-how to precision gluing for chocolate packaging

Lareka Confectionery & Tobacco Equipment is using its industry expertise in tobacco to glue 4,000 dots a minute onto packaging for chocolate.

Aluflexpack granted $22m loan to expand confectionery & dairy packaging

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 top the trend for 2016

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 develops film pouch that releases F&B ingredients when exposed to water

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.

Closure affects 265 permanent and temporary employees

Aptar Group turns to its network of suppliers following blaze

A fire broke out at one of three production units belonging to Aptar Group at its facility in Annecy, France on Saturday (June 25).

Es Koyama Japan wins packaging hat trick at The Academy of Chocolate 2016 Awards

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.

Gondi to buy Constantia Flexibles folding carton business

‘Mexico experiencing growth in high value-added packaging market’

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 and Google launch KitKat QR code in response to ‘the evolution of how consumers enjoy their breaks’

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 claims higher packing speeds with top-filled Doy-style bags

GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.

Do multi-page labels offer display solution for proposed exercise graphics?

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.

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From self-heating packaging to hand-painted grocery bags, the world of food packaging is seeing some exciting trends

‘Consumer expectations are getting higher and higher,” according to Justin Shimek, chief technology officer at Mattson, based near San Francisco, US.

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Researchers develop thin-film temperature sensor to reduce the amount of incorrectly sealed packaging

‘“Three gummy bears, a licorice twist, and two lollipops please.” That was how children used to spend their pocket money at the candy store.

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