COFCO-owned China Foods has sold its confectionery business which includes the Le Conte chocolate brand to Top Properties for RMB 611m ($93m).
Confectionery was the fastest growing food category in value sales for UK supermarkets over the Christmas period, according to market analysts IRI.
Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has acquired two privately owned integrated paper-based packaging businesses, Industria de Embalagens Santana (INPA) and Paema Embalagens (Paema), for €186m ($200m) in Brazil.
Amcor has acquired Deluxe Packages, for $45m which will form part of the firm’s Flexibles Americas business group.
ConfectioneryNews trawls its archives to present a month-to-month review of the biggest industry news in 2015.
ConfectioneryNews is hosting three live debates at the world’s largest confectionery trade fair next year, featuring representatives from the industry’s biggest players.
Torie & Howard’s organic candy has won a nationwide US listing in Walgreens on Easter and Mother’s Day for its handbag gift package.
Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last week. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from over one thousand exhibitors, a packed conference...
Mondelēz International has hit back at critics who argued the global food giant avoided meeting its UK tax liabilities last year, after it was revealed the business paid no corporation tax...
Roquette has introduced a starch-based ingredient it claims can be used to make the first gelatine-free chewy candy with a long-lasting chewiness.
Just Born’s Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales brands have signed a licensing deal with Legendary and Universal Pictures’ for Warcraft branded confections.
‘Sustainable manufacturing is taking centre stage, driven by both the market and regulation.
Ferrara Candy Company’s Black Forest brand has launched its first USDA-certified organic gummies, which are currently available at Kroger, and will be rolling out to major US retailers such as...
Israel-based ingredients supplier Frutarom has introduced an extract from a ‘superfruit’ that was used by the Incas before battle.
Easyfairs has relocated its tradeshows Empack 2015 and Packaging Innovations from Brussels Expo (November 25-26) to the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium, today (December 1-2).
“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...
Safety is not an option it is a required investment, according to Huer Foods.
Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam...
‘One of the interesting things about food and why it is so important is because it calls upon our identity and our culture and what we eat and who we...
Gelatine should be seen as a functional ingredient for use in ‘better for you’ products, according to gelatine supplier Rousselot.
Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be...
Candy is outpacing chocolate growth in the US as Millennials, Generation Z and the Hispanic population transform consumption habits, says the CEO of Ferrara Candy.
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 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).
Mars Chocolate and Wrigley have adapted impulse merchandising strategies to fit the modern retail landscape.