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Videojet launches Ultra Grade black ribbon for confectionery & bakery flexible packaging

Videojet Technologies has launched an Ultra Grade black ribbon for its DataFlex and 6X00 thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) products used in a variety of applications including the snack, bakery, confectionery and candy markets.


Even a small bit of peanut can cause a recall: Why you must fight allergens in baking

There’s no one size fits all approach to stopping allergens from making their way into baked goods, but one researcher says manufacturers must put many safeguards, including training, in place to help mitigate risk.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Mondelēz to lean on healthy snacks and digital media to expand margins

Mondelēz International hopes to “significantly expand margins” through healthier versions of its products, product innovation and more reliance on digital media.

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

From a wedge of cheese sold in a carton pack, to Swiss chocolate for special occasions, this year’s Pro Carton ECMA Awards focused on the sustainability of cartonboard as a replacement for other types of packaging material.

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Ferrara Candy files lawsuit over rice weevils found in Red Vines licorice

Ferrara Candy Company filed a lawsuit against American Licorice Company, claiming the company sold them Red Vines licorice invested with rice weevils.

Sonoco launches first of its kind DivvyPack combining a thermoformed pack with sliding lid

Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, has created DivvyPack that dispenses products and acts as a storage pack. 

Consumers favour pouches over glass, paper and metal packaging

Global demand for pouches to grow by 2,489 million pack units between 2014 and 2017

Global demand for pouches in the food market will grow by 2,489 million pack units between 2014 and 2017 – a 14.9% increase in the total food pouches market size, according to Canadean.

The Oprah effect: Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels eyes expansion after celeb endorsement

Minnesota-based Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels  has expanded its product offering and hopes to grow its retail distribution after being named one of Oprah’s favorite things of 2014.

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Perfetti Van Melle USA faces $5m Mentos ‘packaging deception’ lawsuit

Perfetti Van Melle USA says it will vigorously defend a class action lawsuit in New York that accuses the firm of deceiving consumers by slack-filling Mentos chewing gum containers.

Nestlé to open Digital Innovation Office in Silicon Valley in 2016

Nestlé: ‘Technology is fundamentally changing the way consumers buy our products and engage with our brands’

Nestlé is setting up a digital innovation team with staff drawn from the company’s marketing and technology groups, moving into an office in Silicon Valley co-located with swissnex, in 2016.

First commercial success using Propafilm RCU

Innovia Films’ wins Oh là là chocolate deal for BOPP film with mineral oil barrier

Innovia Films has won its first commercial deal for its Propafilm RCU with German chocolate manufacturer, Halloren Schokoladenfabrik.

Confidence in Brazilian biscuit market could crumble

Brazilian biscuit makers are set for a tough year in light of planned energy price hikes and a sharp currency depreciation, warns Brazil's Association of Biscuit, Pasta, Industrial Bread and Cake Industries (ABIMAPI).

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Linx in chocolate heaven as Thorntons updates printers

Thorntons has installed five machines from Linx updating previous equipment from the firm.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Caja Roja chocolates ‘sweet’ choice at Hispack 2015 Líderpack Awards

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Nestlé Caja Roja chocolates picked up awards in the Food Packaging category of The Liderpack Awards at Hispack 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, last week (April 21-24).

Nestlé USA closes its Puerto Rico distribution center

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.

Sleep easy and avoid logistical nightmares: Breaking into export markets for smaller confectioners

Small-to-medium sized confectioners making their first moves into export markets must be clued up on local regulations, consider temperate changes and pick distributors carefully to avoid mishaps, says UK firm Lauden Chocolate.

Sugar confectioners finding heart with tin packaging, says Crown

More sugar confectioners are turning to metal packaging to convey a premium image, according to packaging supplier Crown.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Nestlé to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives

Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.

Editorial calendar

Better-for-you candy, energy-efficient processing and portion-control: ConfectioneryNews unveils 2015 features lineup

We’ve chosen four topics for our 2015 special editions and are inviting expert comment.

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