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Radfords Fine Fudge to launch Fairtrade fudge and honeycomb

Radfords Fine Fudge has started a crowdfunding campaign to launch a range of Fairtrade fudge and honeycomb confectionery.

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Package date codes could affect snack food safety, Redimark warned

Thermal inkjet coding manufacturer Redimark has introduced a new date code printer, TC12 Inkjet, that assists snack manufacturers to improve their efficiency and potentially avoid food safety issues.

Pulse Flexible Packaging goes into administration

Administrators Jonny Marston and Howard Smith from KPMG have been called in as Pulse Flexible Packaging ceases production.

Haribo to downsize two production sites in France

Haribo will downsize 15% of its workforce in France as part of restructuring plans to improve competitiveness and to focus on its first manufacturing plant in the US.

DS Smith, International Paper & Smurfit Kappa in fraud investigation

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has launched an anti-trust investigation into alleged corrugated sheet and packaging fraud in Italy.

Pretium Packaging to close one of its factories

Pretium Packaging will close a plant in Seymour, Indiana, US, in May, axing 55 jobs.

News in brief

Treofan creates matte effect film for potato chips, cookies & chocolate

BOPP specialist Treofan has created a matte film effect for potato chips, cookies and chocolate in response to consumer demand for retro-look packaging.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Constantia Flexibles to close confectionery & snack packaging plant

Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.

Lareka redesigns 3D printed sealer arm to increase the quality of chocolate packaging

Lareka has won recognition for its redesigned 3D printed sealer arm for chocolate tablet packaging.

Fox’s Biscuits responds to daily retailer forecasting

Fox’s Biscuits has faced the challenge of daily retailer forecasting by installing FuturMaster software, which measures the Mean Absolute Percent Error (MAPE) of its orders.

tna expands further into confectionery sector with NID acquisition

tna has expanded into the confectionery industry by acquiring NID in Australia, effective from today (March 6, 2017).

ProSweets 2017

Intelligent packaging hasn’t been successful in its worldwide adoption

For the most part active intelligent packaging hasn’t been that successful yet and a lot of companies have done ‘bits and pieces’ but they haven’t spent enough time asking themselves...

Sales of APAC bakery & confectionery product inspection tech to grow 6.5% by 2025

The global outlook for bakery and confectionery product inspection technology sales will see steady growth up to 2025 with Asia Pacific (APAC) remaining the largest market.

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

‘Doy bags conquer more supermarket shelves globally each year’

Bosch launches packaging microsite for confectionery, bakery and snack producers

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a microsite for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries to help producers find the right machinery systems to meet their needs.

Water emulsions can achieve up to 20% fat reduction

By swapping fat particles for water or air, manufacturers have achieved up to 20% fat reductions in chocolate and cheese - but the technology can be applied to almost any...

ProSweets 2017

Sports-themed confectionery tins popular with consumers

Cursor, part of OEX Group in Warsaw, Poland, has seen success with its confectionery tins featuring local football stars.

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

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Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.

ProSweets 2017

Elephant-shaped gum: Wacker highlights 3D printer capabilities

Wacker has demonstrated the personalized shapes it can produce for candy, which turns into chewing gum, on its 3D printer at ProSweets 2017.

ProSweets 2017

Andreas Kopp creates replica tin for Nestlé milk powder 150th anniversary

Andreas Kopp is helping Nestlé celebrate the 150th anniversary of its first ever milk powder with a replica tin.

ProSweets 2017

Young entrepreneurs buy 30-year-old chocolate packaging firm Devan Plastics

Brothers Jean-Baptiste and Thibaut Van Damme, co-owners, Devan Plastics, believe they have tapped into a niche market for plastic packaging for the chocolate and food industry.

ProSweets 2017

Baker Perkins ServoForm Mini makes 3D lollipops

Baker Perkins is targeting niche manufacturers and start-up companies with its ServoForm Mini starchless small-batch depositor for confectionery.

Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to 'downsize smartly', says researcher

For consumers, higher prices are fair game but smaller portions are not, says one food marketing researcher who is urging manufacturers to downsize smartly: "Some food companies act as if they...

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