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UNI Packaging invests in 2nd HP Indigo 20000 digital press following demand for personalization and regional promotions

UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.

UK makes sustainable palm oil strides – but will it make its 100% certified target by 2015?

UK palm oil imports were 72% sustainable in 2014 – up from 55% in 2013, according to an annual progress report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Expo to grow 20% in 2016

The confectionery industry is growing, and with it the National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will grow as well.

Time for candy makers to prepare for FDA added sugar label changes, says consultant

US confectioners should ready themselves to declare percentage daily values for added sugars set at 10% of total calorie intake, which could be a regulatory requirement by 2018, says a...

Cryogenic freezing aids cookie manufacturing, says Linde exec

An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.

Personalized Oreo packs to strengthen our e-commerce strategy, says Mondelēz

Mondelēz International is offering fans of its Oreo brand of cookies the opportunity to design their own cookie packaging.

Chocolate market to exceed $26bn by 2018: Packaged Facts

The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.

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UN blames ‘human error’ for delivery of expired biscuits

The United Nations has blamed “human error” for sending expired biscuits to Syria as part of an aid package.

Q3 Results

Mondelēz grows below global biscuits and chocolate market

Mondelēz International has reported organic growth for the year-to-date up to September, but has grown below the category average in its largest segments biscuits and chocolate.

Inside the ‘black box’: Crowdsourcing platform allows confectioners to gauge in-store impact

US confectioners can measure the effectiveness of in-store merchandising and promotions in real-time and quickly correct any issues by drawing on a network of 800,000 contractors, says the founder of start-up Gigwalk....

Burton’s biscuit heist: Man charged with theft

A man has been charged with stealing a trailer packed with about £20,000 worth of biscuits.

Old-time favourites or one-time fads: Which specialty oils are trending in Europe?

With consumer interest in health and specialty oils growing, FoodNavigator takes a look at the positioning of superfood newcomers and well-established favourites in Europe.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

News in brief

ULMA Packaging launches VTC 740 vertical packaging machine

ULMA Packaging, which makes packaging for cheese, snacks and confectionery, among others, has launched the VTC 740 vertical packaging machine, suited for harsh factory environments such as wet packing rooms.

Nestlé confectionery unit posts organic growth, but analyst questions KitKat dependence

Nestlé's confectionery business posted 7.8% organic growth for the first nine months, but one analyst says the firm is over-reliant on KitKat and is performing below market rivals.

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

Mondelēz to bring belVita to China

Mondelēz International will launch its belVita breakfast biscuits in China in hopes of grabbing a larger piece of the country’s biscuit market share.

Online biscuit printing with caramel can replace inflexible rollers, says Procys

French equipment supplier Procys has developed an industrial online printing system using caramel-based food inks that it claims offers biscuit manufacturers flexibility to produce personalized products at scale.

Special Edition Series

Fine flavor chocolate and kitchen cupboard candy: ConfectioneryNews unveils 2016 features calendar

What do we have in store for our 2016 special editions?

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).

Mondelēz to ramp up Oreo distribution in Russia

Russian biscuit market leader Mondelēz International has begun producing Oreo in Russia and plans to enhance distribution and marketing support to leverage the brand.

Could pecans be the next big ‘better for you’ ingredient in snacking?

Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Stopping ‘bad karma’ could save palm oil industry millions

Scientists have identified a genetic defect in oil palms, called bad karma, which reduces yields – a finding that could save industry both time and money, they say.

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