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Chocolate biscuits: The future is more sophisticated, says Aasted

Chocolate and biscuits have long been paired, but future R&D will be far more sophisticated in terms of production, says the head of business development at Aasted.

In conversation with Sollich Executive Director Ralf Schäffer

Sollich talks chocolate: Africa plays catch-up, Asia and South America boom

Africa’s chocolate market remains a little behind but Asia and South America are booming, and each market needs to be approached differently, says the executive director of Sollich.

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Call for creative cartons: Pro Carton ECMA awards

The final date for entries in the Pro Carton ECMA Carton Awards 2014 is June 13, after the deadline was extended by one week.  

Film lifts sustainability barrier

Toray Plastics has launched Torayfan CBS2, a sustainable high-barrier BOPP film designed to protect bakery, snack, and candy products, while also protecting the environment.

2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

Leaders of the pack at 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.

Dispatches from Interpack 2014

Confectioners gravitating to modified-atmosphere packaging: Sealpac

Chocolate and cookie producers are increasingly looking towards modified-atmosphere packaging to extend shelf life of products for export markets, according to supplier Sealpac.

Interpack 2014

Natra unwraps potential of ULMA confectionery machine

Natra and Grupo Bimbo are just some of the firms who have shown interest in the FR500 flow pack wrapper designed specifically for the bakery, confectionery and chocolate industry by...

Flexible pack squares up shelf presence

Clear Lam has launched Prima Pak, a packaging product combining the lightweight properties of flexible with the stackability and shelf appeal of rigid.

Interpack 2014

Bosch launches ‘World first’ two-in-one biscuit machine

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a biscuit packaging line, which it claims is the first of its kind, capable of fast slug to pile changeovers, and vice versa, with the...

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Tomric Systems acquires World's Best Chocolate Moulds

US chocolate moulds firm Tomric Systems has acquired World's Best Chocolate Moulds for an undisclosed sum.

Hershey: Miniature change brings big sustainability boost

Candy giant Hershey has reduced 0.05g from each Miniatures bar wrapper, making a tiny change which has led to huge environmental gains.

Mess-free starch molding: The dirty tray menace will be history, says LHT

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision have developed a system that can help gummie manufacturers save upwards of $50,000 a year by detecting problems on starch molding lines.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that...

Guest article

Standing out in the confectionery ‘purple’ patch

Chocolate brands will gain no ground by mimicking the color of heritage brands such as Cadbury and must forge their own identities, writes Mark Ringer, executive creative director UK &...

Tic Tac joins personalized packaging trend

Tic Tac has joined the likes of Coca-Cola and Heinz tomato soup by creating a microsite for people to create customized virtual packs online.

Creating packaging that connects with consumers

Successful food packaging requires more than just good looks; here, one design expert shares his advice on combining structure, function, and aesthetics to create containers that entice consumers to buy.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: EASTER

Easter food isn't just chocolate and jelly beans; packaging decorated with chicks and bunnies can be found in shelves all over retail stores. Here are some examples of festive packaging...

Novel conching process opens doors for small firms to produce own chocolate mass

A new conching process called coarse conching will make it more affordable for smaller chocolate companies to produce their own chocolate mass, according to researchers.

Poetry in motion control as Kinnerton boosts production

Easter egg manufacturer Kinnerton Confectionery has boosted production by simplifying production line processes in partnership with industrial solutions provider Siemens Industry.

Retailers wear the trousers in candy packaging decisions – NCA editors

Retailers’ clout in confectionery packaging decisions is mounting after consolidation in the retail sector, according to the editors of a National Confectioners’ Association publication.

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Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

How can the modern confectioner curry favor with consumers and inspire loyalty through pack design?

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

I can’t get inside! Easy-to-open confectionery wrappers

Hard to open wrappers have been cited as the largest consumer packaging frustration. How can confectioners make life a little easier without overpaying for elaborate opening features?

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

Getting portion controlled packaging under control

Consumer demand is rising for portion controlled packs, but do existing packaging machines have everything under control?

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

Interactive packaging: What the world is waiting for?

Big brands may be dipping their toes in the interactive packaging pool, but two analysts question whether consumers really want this technology and ask if if manufacturers can keep the technology...

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

White is the new black – but does it make a bland shelf?

White packaging is on the rise globally, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out within the retail space, according to an industry commentator.

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