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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...

No sugar reduction in Mondelēz health and wellness pledge

Mondelēz is to cut saturated fat and sodium by 10% by 2020, but suggests reducing consumer sugar intake is manageable with portion controlled products and education.

Mondelēz not sweet-talking kids into poor nutrition choices with Barny ad, rules watchdog

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has dismissed complaints that a TV advert for Mondelēz International's Barny cake bar was an implied health claim and that it encouraged poor nutritional...

Court-appointed panel split over junk food ban near schools

Banning junk food near schools, one of India’s biggest and long-running public health issues, seems like it will continue some more after industry officials and health activists on a court–appointed...

Unrest at United Biscuits may be wider issue

Union unrest at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) McVitie’s Cake Company factory at Halifax is a reaction to issues that have also been raised at other plants, according to sources.

Dispatches from the NCA State of the Industry Conference in Miami

What the future holds: The 2020 retail landscape

Confectionery companies will need to adapt to a rapidly changing retail landscape as ethnic minorities lead population growth in the developed US market.

EU eyes reformulation and marketing restrictions to cut childhood obesity

Restricting marketing to children and continuing to cut salt, fats and added sugar in processed foods are among initiatives put forward in a plan to tackle childhood obesity, agreed by...

Guest article

Oxfam's sustainability scorecard: Spurring a race to the top for the food industry

Food and drink companies can have a big influence over sustainability and ethical issues in their supply chains - and have the power to change them rapidly. One year on from...

Lotte eyes Choco Pie growth in India with third plant

Korean confectioner Lotte plans to accelerate its Choco Pie brand in India with a third factory.

Mondelez unveils North American growth plans

Mondelez announced supply chain restructuring plans and innovations for the North American market at yesterday’s CAGNY conference.

Sugar industry set to follow cocoa’s lead on sustainability, says Fairtrade

Sugar sustainability commitments will soon match those made for cocoa, according to Fairtrade International.

AAK plans $62m factory in Brazil’s booming chocolate market

Ingredients supplier AAK sees great potential in the Brazilian market and plans to construct a new factory in Jundiai, São Paulo.

‘Stealth reduction’ the best option for sugar in confectionery: Euromonitor

Confectioners should keep quiet about sugar reduction or risk irritating consumers, according to analysts at Euromonitor International.

Irish NGO calls for sweet-free checkouts

Irish NGO Safefood has called on supermarkets to make checkouts ‘sweet-free zones’ as part of its campaign to tackle childhood obesity.

Mondelēz sales crumble after Chinese biscuit slowdown

Mondelēz International said it is “disappointed” with its first full year results as a global snack company.

Confectionery industry prepares to battle its sugar demons

The US National Confectioners Association (NCA) and leading US firms say sugar has been ‘unjustly’ victimized in recent months and the public should be free to enjoy a sweet treat...

United Biscuits invests in booming Nigerian biscuits market with A & P Foods buy

United Biscuits has acquired a stake in biscuits company A & P Foods, bolstering its position in the booming Nigerian biscuits market.

‘Bittersweet’ plant closure: Mondelez consolidates East Coast biscuit production in US

Mondelez International will close a factory in Philadelphia as it moves to consolidate US biscuit production on the East Coast.

Project K: Kellogg to shut US cookie plant

The Kellogg Company will close a cookie plant in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of its global cost-cutting plan Project K.

Pick packaging carefully to thwart carcinogenic mineral oils, says BDSI

The Association of Germany Confectionery Industry (BDSI) has urged the industry to choose plastic packaging that provides a protective barrier against carcinogenic mineral oils.

ISM 2014: The buzz and innovations at Europe's premier sweet fair

A look back at Europe's largest confectionery trade show and the social media buzz.

Dispatches from ISM 2014 in Cologne

Sustainability and health needs grow at ISM, says organizer

The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.

Dispatches from ISM 2014

Who won? ISM innovation award winners announced

Europe’s premier confectionery tradeshow ISM in Cologne, Germany has unveiled this year’s top innovations as voted by journalists.

Western Europe’s biscuit market braced for M&A storm, says Rabobank

The Western European biscuit sector is set to consolidate through a series of mergers and acquisitions, according to an analyst at Rabobank.

Velcro and Bolletje in cookie Press-Lok packaging

Velcro Industries has partnered with Dutch baked-goods brand, Bolletje, to integrate its Press-Lok Closure into its Kruidnoten cookie packaging.

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