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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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Getting portion controlled packaging under control

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

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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 fresh and up to date.

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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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Ritter Sport injunction impacts Ishida sales

Ritter Sport has delayed buying a second piece of machinery from Ishida following a legal battle with German consumer group, Stiftung Warentest.

Could cheese-chocolate put Spain on the chocolatier map?

Natra is developing a range of Spanish olive oil, cheese and wine filled chocolates; the company hopes that the integration of these Mediterranean ingredients will put Spain on the map for chocolate.

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Theegarten-Pactec in €30m expansion

Theegarten-Pactec, confectionery packaging manufacturer, is expanding and moving to a new office.

Ishida weigher doesn’t take the shine out of oiled jellies

Family-owned confectionery maker Sánchez Cano, which manufactures gummi’s, marshmallows, liquorice, candy and bubble gum, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Robots for retail-ready confectionery packaging: Carle&Montanari-OPM talks flexibility

Equipment supplier Carle&Montanari-OPM has spotted a rise in the use of retail-ready packaging among confectionery firms in the US and claims picker cell robots allow great flexibility to pack pre-merchandized chocolate and candy.

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Flexibility key for small confectioners, says Bosch

Bosch Packaging Technology claims that flexibility is crucial for smaller businesses as it launches two new bagging machines at Pack Expo designed for smaller confectioners looking for quick and easy changeovers between products.

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No issues with confectionery residues caught in our reclosable pouch system, claims Aplix

Aplix has reclosable technology that it claims can still reseal flexible confectionery bags after crumbs are caught in the zipper, unlike zip-locks.

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The Buzz: Pack Expo 2013 for confectioners

Catch up with the social media buzz at Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas to keep pace with the latest confectionery industry developments

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Confectionery equipment investments set to grow, says PMMI

Booming demand from the growing middle classes in emerging markets mean confectionery industry investments in processing and packaging equipment will grow 4% to 5% annually, according to a report by processing and packaging association PMMI.

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ConfectioneryNews gears up for Pack Expo

ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from Pack Expo in Las Vegas this month to bring you the latest on processing and packaging innovations in the industry.

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Paxiom enters flow wrapping

The Paxiom Group has entered the flow wrapping industry having launched a machine capable of wrapping confectionery such as individual mints and chocolate bars.

Jacquot aims for chocolatey printing perfection

French chocolatier Jacquot has installed two new CJ400 printers from Linx Printing Technologies as it replaces printers across its factory in Troyes, France.

‘Unique’ tilting mechanism allows versatile confectionery bagging, claims Paxiom

Paxiom Group has introduced a packaging machine that uses a tilting device making it capable of bagging both horizontally and vertically.

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Confectionery packaging ‘pushing speed limits’, says NCA supplier chair

Confectionery packaging speeds are nearing their peak with better in-feed and downstream equipment, combined with advances in printing technology, according to the chairman of the NCA’s Supplier Advisory Committee.

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ULMA launches flow pack wrapper with rotary jaws

ULMA Packaging has unveiled a horizontal flow pack wrapper (HFFS) for the bakery, confectionery and produce industry.

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Quick changeovers for chocolate novelty wrapping machine, says Rasch

German equipment supplier Rasch claims that its new wrapping machine for chocolate novelties is capable of rapid changeovers and can accommodate a variety of different shapes.

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