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Germans eating more chocolate

German chocolate sales grew by 3.6 per cent in the first five months of the year to €1.1 billion, but the heat wave in June...

Children's health: food industry back in the firing line

As obesity levels continue to rise in much of the western world, the finger of blame is being increasingly pointed at the food industry. The...

The time is rice...

Ryvita is squaring up to Quaker's market leading Snack-a-Jacks brand in the growing low fat rice snack sector in the UK with the launch of...

Say it with chocolate - literally

A Dutch company which started life as a seller of fine wines is set to launch an innovative confectionery product into the retail sector for...

Kraft plays on health fears with product revamp

Leading branded food manufacturer Kraft Foods has unveiled a series of steps designed to help reduce rising obesity rates. But is it just a marketing...

Swiss Delice targets sweet-toothed Brits

Confectionery and biscuit manufacturer Swiss Delice is planning to expand into the UK market this autumn. The Swiss-based company, which is part of retail and...

Ahold sells confectionery unit, mulls US Foodservice disposals

Dutch retail group Ahold has continued the sale of a number of non-core units with the disposal of its Dutch confectionery retail operations, Jamin Winkelbedrijf....

McVities 'chukks' £5m behind Penguin brand

McVities, the UK biscuit maker owned by United Biscuits, yesterday launched a major new advertising campaign for its popular Penguin brand of chocolate biscuit, and...

Cadbury's combative stance criticised

Cadbury Schweppes, the UK soft drinks and confectionery group, has hit out at critics of its Get Active scheme which allows schools to swap chocolate...

Candy floss or bubble gum?

The US-arm of Dutch-Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle is set to launch an innovative new bubble gum product. Marketed under the Airheads brand name, the...

Cadbury slammed for school sports schemes

On the surface, it seems quite innocuous - a scheme allowing children to exchange their chocolate bar wrappers for points which can be redeemed against...

Mini biscuits pandering to diet-conscious consumers

Nestle Rowntree is entering the bite-sized sector with the launch of Kit Kat Kubes in the UK, the latest company to jump onto the bandwagon...

Arla produces space-age chocolate bar

Swedish food company Arla has been working with scientists at the US Space Agency, NASA, over the last 18 months to look at ways of...

Swiss sugar confectionery sector hit by cheap imports

Last month we reported that Swiss chocolate manufacturers had seen domestic sales fall as a result of lower tourist numbers and hot summer weather, but...

Sweet-toothed Brits lead European market

Brits may have the sweetest tooth in Europe but new evidence suggests that health and diet concerns are pushing the UK consumer towards healthier sugar...

Gumlink to focus on confectionery R&D

Danish chewing gum manufacturer Dandy, which changed its name in October last year to Gumlink, is to establish a new research and development centre in...

Swiss chocolate sales hit by hot summer and tourism downturn

Switzerland is well known for many things - cuckoo clocks, cheese, banks - but one of its products above all others had a tough year...

Cheesy ice cream and aphrodisiac chocolate

The food and drink industry is both highly innovative and extremely diverse, as recent product launches highlighted by Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD) show....

EP supports ban on konjac in jelly sweets

The European Parliament yesterday voted with an overwhelming majority for a permanent ban on the use of the food additive E425, otherwise known as konjac,...

Fairtrade action, how to progress?

Fairtrade foods, schemes that seek to guarantee farmers in developing nations a fair deal, are making inroads into the mainstream, thanks to support from the...

Co-op sweetens its ethical stance

The UK's Co-op retail group is already one of the countries leading sellers of Fairtrade products - which guarantee fair prices for producers in developing...

So many Halloween products, it's scary!

Allhallows Eve, or Halloween as it is more commonly known, is the one night of the year when evil spirits walk the earth, when witches...

'Queen of Table Waters' becomes 100 pc Cadbury

Britain's Cadbury Schweppes has announced that it is to buy out its partner in the German joint venture Appolinaris & Schweppes, giving it 100 per...

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