Manufacturers are striving to increase the profitability of their companies through increased efficiency in the production process including energy use throughout the supply chain; smart hygienic design and maintenance, plus efficient water use. Follow innovation in confectionery manufacturing such as automatic robots and how the industry can leverage novel technologies like augmented reality.
PEZ has partnered with Zappar to offer consumers augmented reality (AR) codes in packets of its refill sweet dispensers to interact with characters using the PEZ Play app.
Mars has announced plans to ramp up Juicy Fruit production at in its Wrigley plant in Russia.
Lareka Confectionery & Tobacco Equipment is using its industry expertise in tobacco to glue 4,000 dots a minute onto packaging for chocolate.
Aluflexpack, which produces flexible packaging for the confectionery and dairy industry among others, has been granted a €20m ($22m) loan from the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).
A fire broke out at one of three production units belonging to Aptar Group at its facility in Annecy, France on Saturday (June 25).
Sugar cone manufacturer Biscuits Dupon has partnered with Franz Haas Food Equipment to install two Caiman-D-300 lines to produce 18,000 sugar cones per hour at its factory in Spain.
All 11 workers, who were hospitalized after a solution spill at the Willy Wonka candy plant last week, have returned to work, Nestlé has told ConfectioneryNews.
Baker Perkins has launched a new version of its ServoForm lollipop depositor to make flat lollipops and has turned to 3D CAD and 3D printing to make test molds for...
Around 180 jobs are to be cut due to the shutdown of the Hershey-owned Brookside Foods’ Abbotsford factory in Canada by the end of October.
Mars has expanded its Wrigley factory in Yorkville, Illinois, with a new Skittles line.
Scientists at the University of Leuven discovered that ultrasonic waves can be used to detect differences in the crystallization of cocoa butter, resulting in a faster and more cost-effective process...
York Metal Products is experiencing a growth in coating pan demand from customers that make smaller run, geographically customized chocolate and yogurt coated products, and health food including Taste of...
GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.
Petrow Food Group, which supplies dried fruit and nuts for chocolates, muesli, breakfast cereals, and bakery products, has invested £4m ($5.7m) in laser scanning and packaging technology.
Mars has partnered with Eneco UK to install a 20-turbine Moy Wind Farm in Scotland to provide 100% renewable electricity to power all 12 Mars UK sites.
The US Justice Department, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed Schneider Electric USA will pay a $6.87m penalty for allegedly violating a...
A robotic food production system designed to emulate cooking methods used by chefs can offer improved product quality and lower costs, claim its creators.
‘“Three gummy bears, a licorice twist, and two lollipops please.” That was how children used to spend their pocket money at the candy store.
BakeryandSnacks brings you the latest round-up of new appointments this month at Americk Packaging; tna; Saxco International; Baker Perkins and Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury.
Confectionery Packaging has declined 1% in the UK to reach 12.8 billion units in 2015, according to Euromonitor.
Constantia Flexibles has invested approximately €4m ($4.5m) at its manufacturing site in Weiden, Germany, including a 10-color rotogravure printing machine, which will start production in Q2, 2017.
Mondelēz International must be careful not to saturate the Cadbury and Milka and Oreo brands with excessive SKUs and be wary cost-cutting measures don't harm revenues further, say analysts. ...
Gold-Bears candy maker Haribo of America has enlisted Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide to help launch its latest product, Twin Snakes, in the US.
Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....
‘Space-Age’ QR codes, more on-pack features and edible packaging were topics discussed during The Future of Confectionery Packaging panel session at ISM & ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, last month.