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Mondelēz launches Oreo Choc’O Brownie in UK

Mondelēz has introduced its Oreo Choc’O Brownie to the UK market and will be supporting the launch with a £2.5m ($3.2m) audiovisual advertising, experiential, sampling and PR campaign. ...

IT'SUGAR seeks to ‘bring the country together’ with Trump-shaped gummy

Specialty candy producer IT'SUGAR has launched Trump-shaped gummies at its retail stores across the US and via its website.

Health perception of chocolate drives sales in Japan: Euromonitor

The percieved health benefits of cocoa among Japanese consumers continues to drive the domestic chocolate market, according to a report by Euromonitor International.

R&D

Potential cocoa substitute: Jackfruit seeds create chocolate aroma, say researchers

Jackfruit seeds are a waste product that can be fermented, roasted and converted to flour imparting a chocolate aroma, according to research.

News in brief

BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help...

This week Down Under

Cadbury vows to ‘secure' jobs while announcing 50 redundancies

Though Mondelēz has billed its new plans to invest A$75m (US$60m) into upgrading its Hobart Cadbury factory as a move to “secure local jobs”, it has at the same time...

FDF, BRC back ‘coordinated’ approach to sugar reduction

Industry bodies representing the UK’s food and drink sector are backing a “coordinated” drive to reduce the amount of sugar in products.

Mondelēz 2017 Christmas NPD: Cadbury Dairy Milk, Popping Candy, Toblerone and more

Mondelēz International has unveiled UK confectionery launches for Christmas 2017.

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Ferrero UK adds to flavor-changing Tic Tac range and brings Nutella into biscuits

Ferrero will introduce a new flavor variant of Tic Tac Mixers, Hello Kitty and Hot Wheels-branded Kinder Surprise eggs, and will bring biscuit brand Nutella B-Ready to the UK market.

Ferrero invests $10.6m in UK Christmas launches and urges retailers not to neglect Diwali

Ferrero has announced a string of Christmas launches and is separately urging retailers to adopt point of sale displays to seize on UK Diwali sales.

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

Mondelēz is rolling out a biscuit line under its Cadbury brand in the UK this month. 

Olam reports ‘significant headwinds’ in cocoa business

Olam says lower cocoa prices impacted profitability in its cocoa business in the first half of 2017, but it expects profits in the division will improve.

Ferrero in talks to develop hazelnut production in Azerbaijan

Ferrero has discussed increasing hazelnut production in Azerbaijan with the country’s government.

Food litigation 101: Non-functional slack fill... are you up to speed?

Does the empty space in your food package serve a useful purpose? If not, you could be at the receiving end of a lawsuit over what is known in the...

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

tna sees ‘immense potential’ in Russia as it opens office in Moscow

tna has opened TNA Eurasia in Moscow to support food manufacturers in Russia, the Baltics and the wider region of CIS  (Commonwealth of Independent States).

Ex Transmar cocoa execs face US criminal fraud charge

Former executives of bankrupt cocoa trader Transmar are facing fraud charges in a US federal court.

ISM adds startup area for young firms at world’s biggest candy show

International sweets fair ISM is offering companies younger than five years to exhibit for a reduced fee at its new ‘Start-up Area’.

Mondelēz scales up Cocoa Life, but total volumes sourced sustainably flat at 21%

Mondelēz International reached more farmers via its Cocoa Life program in 2016, but total volumes of sustainable cocoa were unchanged year-on-year.

Barry Callebaut joins Bonsucro to ramp up 100% sustainable sugar pledge

Barry Callebaut has joined global sugarcane platform Bonsucro to support its move to 100% sustainable ingredients.

E-commerce

Mondelēz creates virtual chocolate store 'Cadbury Joy Deliveries' on Amazon India

Mondelēz has teamed with Amazon in India to create a virtual chocolate & sweets store on the e-tailer’s online marketplace.

Amplify wants to be 'fastest growing' premium snack group in Europe

Amplify Snack Brands has said that it wants to become the “fastest-growing” premium snack brand in Europe as it battles to improve the profitability of its international division.

Difficulties in detecting and quantifying allergens identified

Difficulties for labs in detecting and quantifying allergens have been looked at by researchers using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem MS (UHPLC-MS/MS).

Givaudan targets SMEs with IMCD tie-up

Ingredients group Givaudan aims to make its flavour technology more accessible to small- and medium-sized food and drink businesses in Western Europe through a strategic tie-up with distributor IMCD....

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