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Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Mike Greene

Former CEO and owner - HIM!

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.

Published: 20-Feb-2014

Sustainability and health needs grow at ISM, says organizer

Sustainability and health needs grow at ISM, says organizer

Dietmar Eiden

Vice President of Trade Fair Management - Koelnmesse

The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.

Published: 30-Jan-2014

Could working with an ingredient distributor drive innovation?

Could working with an ingredient distributor drive innovation?

Michel Faes

EMEA technical manager, food and nutrition techical centre - IMCD

Specialty ingredients distributor IMCD says that working with a distributor, rather than individual suppliers, allows food companies to tap into application-driven expertise - beyond their own R&D capabilities.

Published: 20-Nov-2013

Mondelēz aims to boost chocolate penetration

Mondelēz aims to boost chocolate penetration

Mondelēz International’s heat resistant chocolate, new product development and increased penetration in under-represented parts of the world offers the company considerable potential for the future, chocolate head Bharat Puri has claimed.

Published: 18-Oct-2013

Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Dirk Jan de With

VP Procurement Ingredients & Sustainability - Unilever

Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.

Published: 15-Oct-2013

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director - Unilever

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Published: 24-Sep-2013

Premium fudge firm boss predicting significant growth

Premium fudge firm boss predicting significant growth

A company making handmade fudge is predicting a 40% to 60% rise in turnover over each of the next two years as high-end retailers increasingly seek to stock its products.

Published: 10-Jul-2013

Confectionery ‘a new way to control weight’ claims Carmit Candy

Confectionery ‘a new way to control weight’ claims Carmit Candy

Adrian Sagman

vice president of international sales and marketing - Carmit Candy

Confectionery is a novel way to control your weight, according to private label firm Carmit Candy which has just launched a weight management chocolate wafer bar.

Published: 17-May-2013

Chocolate an ‘amenable’ probiotic delivery vehicle, says DuPont

Chocolate an ‘amenable’ probiotic delivery vehicle, says DuPont

Scott Bush

vice president of marketing - DuPont Nutrition & Health

Chocolate is a strong carrier for probiotics and could present an opportunity for brand manufacturers to introduce products to improve gut health, according to supplier DuPont.

Published: 15-May-2013

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Emmanuel Saurat

Lawyer - Sidley Austin

Aggrieved companies and  trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a Brussels-based legal expert.

Published: 22-Apr-2013

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

Jamie Rice

research and marketing director - RTS

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

Published: 21-Mar-2013

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

Chris Brockman

senior global food and drink analyst - Mintel

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Published: 05-Mar-2013

Metal tin packaging has gone ‘back to basics’, says Crown

Metal tin packaging has gone ‘back to basics’, says Crown

Véronique Curulla

European Marketing Manager - Crown

The metal tin packaging market has gone ‘back to basics’ – to what is good for the environment and good for Europe, marketing manager for Crown says.

Published: 25-Feb-2013

Capol CEO: Supplements will be a second business pillar for growth

Capol CEO: Supplements will be a second business pillar for growth

Matthias Seemann

CEO - Capol Group

German confectionery coatings firm Capol plans to venture into the supplements sector to establish a second business pillar for growth and gain technological knowledge, its CEO says.

Published: 21-Feb-2013

Energy use halved with grassroots tempering, says Aasted

Energy use halved with grassroots tempering, says Aasted

Dennis Holmud

Senior Specialist - Aasted

Danish equipment supplier Aasted has been exhibiting a chocolate tempering machine at ProSweets in Germany that it claims uses an old process consuming 50% less energy than conventional tempering.

Published: 30-Jan-2013

Anti-microbial air treatment will become ‘important’ hygiene factor - Ecolab

Anti-microbial air treatment will become ‘important’ hygiene factor - Ecolab

Marcus Ley

Manager Food & Beverage Corporate Accounts EMEA - Ecolab

Anti-microbial air treatment systems will become a “very important” hygiene factor in the food manufacturing industry in coming years, Ecolab’s Marcus Ley told reporter Mark Astley.

Published: 20-Nov-2012

Reach Food Systems seeks global distribution partner

Reach Food Systems seeks global distribution partner

Roger Staniforth

technical director - Reach Food Systems

UK equipment firm Reach Food Systems is looking for a global distribution partner as it moves to develop affordable ultrasonic machines.

Published: 01-Oct-2012

Sustainability expert on enviro-friendly confectionery packaging

Sustainability expert on enviro-friendly confectionery packaging

ConfectioneryNews.com speaks to Innovia Films’ sustainability head about the latest trends in green confectionery packaging.

Published: 04-Jun-2012

Improved cutting using ultrasound in bakery and confectionery, claims Döinghaus

Improved cutting using ultrasound in bakery and confectionery, claims Döinghaus

A higher quality cut can be achieved by using ultrasound technology for confectionery and bakery products, according to technology firm Döinghaus

Published: 10-Apr-2012

ExxonMobil touts energy saving claims for food grade lubricants

ExxonMobil touts energy saving claims for food grade lubricants

Dr Ian Davidson

Global industrial marketing manager - ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company

FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Dr Ian Davidson of ExxonMobil at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne last week to talk about new energy saving claims the company is making for its range of food-grade lubricants.

Published: 04-Apr-2012

‘Unique’ flavour analysis can optimise chocolate taste profiles – ex Kraft flavourist

‘Unique’ flavour analysis can optimise chocolate taste profiles – ex Kraft flavourist

A combination of sensory and analytical flavour analysis that is hardly commercially available can optimise the taste of chocolate, according to a flavour consultant.

Published: 04-Apr-2012

Scraped-surface heat exchanger takes high viscosities, claims Alfa Laval

Scraped-surface heat exchanger takes high viscosities, claims Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval claims that its scraped-surface heat exchanger can take high viscosities and avoid burn-ons for applications in bakery and confectionery products.

Published: 02-Apr-2012

Future of robotics in confectionery packaging with Bosch

Future of robotics in confectionery packaging with Bosch

ConfectioneryNews.com speaks to Roy Fraser, product manager for robotics at Bosch Packaging Technology, about the growth of delta robotics in confectionery packaging.

Published: 21-Mar-2012

Bosch claims first airtight single material packaging technology

Bosch claims first airtight single material packaging technology

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched what it says is the first machine capable of hermetically sealed single-wrap die fold packaging for small to medium sized chocolate bars.

Published: 20-Feb-2012

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