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Mondelēz union workers’ leader welcomes demise of TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has welcomed the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a "significant victory for the...

Dispatches from ISM 2017 in Cologne

ISM 2017 innovations: New Product Showcase award winners revealed

The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.

Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to 'downsize smartly', says researcher

For consumers, higher prices are fair game but smaller portions are not, says one food marketing researcher who is urging manufacturers to downsize smartly: "Some food companies act as if they...

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Lallemand touts high protein yeast extract for meat alternatives

Lallemand says it has created a unique new extract, Prim Lyfe 175A, which enhances meat and bouillon notes suitable for vegetarian alternatives.

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Norevo launches a process for chewy candy with vitamins

Norevo, which supplies natural ingredients for the confectionery, food and cosmetic industry, has launched Quick Mix, to produce chewy candy without a cooking step. 

FDF: 'It's an interesting concept and worth exploring'

Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

'Exericise labels' that say how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories in food are significantly more effective in encouraging healthy eating than standard nutrition information, according to...

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Machinery manufacturer sees tough competition for wafer and biscuit packaging but success in chocolate

Ecomec in Belgium deals in second-hand machinery for processed packaging for the candy, chocolate, biscuit and wafers market. 

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent...

Live panel: How to avoid a PR disaster for recalled candy & snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents a live stream of our panel discussion on product recall management from ProSweets in Cologne.

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Live Panel: Active & intelligent packaging in confectionery

ConfectioneryNews presents a live stream of our panel discussion on active and intelligent packaging for candy makers from ProSweets in Cologne.

Tim Tam enters the US as on-the-go snacks demand rises

Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam has entered the US market for the first time after the company decided to cater to the US consumer demands for on-the-go snacks, with a distribution...

ISM 2017 Preview

Meringue kiss 3D sweetener melts in hot drinks

Lampados International has launched a next-gen meringue kiss sweetener called Liteez.

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

Mondelēz defends Cadbury and English Premier League sponsorship deal

Mondelēz International says its sponsorship deal between Cadbury and the English Premier League is not at odds with its responsibility to address public health concerns.

'Bold' obesity plan in Scotland would see manufacturers suffer, says industry

Scotland needs a “bold approach” to tackle obesity, according to an influential group of politicians. But food industry representatives said tough regulation could present “barriers to business” for the country’s manufacturers....

Dealing with Recalls – Prevention and How to Avoid a PR Disaster for Candy and Snacks

UN consultant joins BakeryAndSnacks Product Recall Debate

BakeryAndSnacks is hosting a panel discussion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

Pressure and confusion builds over free range egg labelling

Poultry in Europe is being kept indoors to prevent the spread of bird flu, after 12 weeks all hens will no longer be free range; what, if anything, can the...

Belorussian confectioner turns wasted 'sweet water' into valuable fruit fillings

Belorussian confectioner Kommunarka is reusing its ‘sweet water’ - water used to rinse production lines which contains traces of sugar and sweeteners - to make fruit fillings for its chocolates,...

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Storytelling can be powerful supporting act for confectioners, but product is king

Confectionery brands can inspire loyalty by communicating heritage and social actions on-pack, but these features should never overshadow flavor, says a Mintel analyst and the CEO of Project7.

Herza to promote no sugar 'Paleo' cocoa flakes

Herza has launched ‘Paleo cocoa’ shavings made from pure organic cocoa mass in response to an increasing demand for chocolate with a high cocoa content.

Could Hershey's fictitious retailer Medley revive 'uninspiring' confectionery category?

The Hershey Lab has envisioned a “reinvented” shopping experience with a fictitious grocery chain, called Medley, as the line between digital and physical shopping is blurring.

Industry Voices - E-commerce tricks

5 tips to maximize confectionery sales online

Market intelligence firm Profitero’s director of insights offers advice to confectionery companies looking to boost e-commerce sales.

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Bon Bon Buddies sizes up Asia after hitting record sales

UK confectioner Bon Bon Buddies plans to expand its footprint in Asia after reporting a “record-breaking” financial year.

Losing battle with ICE: CME Group suspends trading in European cocoa contracts

Global marketplace CME Group will suspend trading in all its European cocoa contracts beyond April 2017.

Barry Callebaut eludes global chocolate declines in Q1

Barry Callebaut has posted flat sales volumes and increased revenues in Q1 in the face of global chocolate confectionery volume declines.

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