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Recalls: Salmonella in chocolate and pathogens in cheese

Tesco, Perail de Brebis, Orkla Foods Danmark, Atkins in recalls

A recall round-up for August takes us to Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and France. Salmonella and Listeria found in cheese affecting multiple countries and Salmonella in chocolate dominate this week.

Published: 20-Aug-2015

Crunch-down: America’s top 10 best-selling snack bars

Top 10 snack bars in US, IRI data

BakeryandSnacks has chewed over IRI data to compile a satisfying list of the top 10 best-selling US snack bars.

Published: 06-Aug-2015

Trendwatching at IFT 2015: From on-trend botanicals, tiger nuts, and matcha to non-GMO claims

Trendwatching at IFT 2015: Botanicals, tiger nuts, matcha, non-GMO

Market researchers Innova Market Insights and Mintel shared new data on what’s hot and what’s not in food & beverages at the IFT show this year, exploring everything from dairy-free claims to why consumers buy organic foods.

Published: 17-Jul-2015

Five modern twists on brittle

Five modern twists on brittle

Five startups showcasing at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago hope to rekindle Americans’ love affair with the iconic sugar candy brittle by updating the old fashioned confection with bold new flavors and textures that will appeal to a broader audience.

Published: 28-May-2015

Nine most innovative products: Sweets & Snacks 2015 award winners

Nine most innovative products: Sweets & Snacks 2015 award winners

Retailers have voted for the new U.S candy items that have the best go-to-market potential at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo.

Published: 20-May-2015

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

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Caja Roja 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).

Published: 29-Apr-2015

Easter baskets 2015: Innovations from the top confectioners

Easter baskets 2015: Innovations from the top confectioners

R&D teams at Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Mondelēz have developed a series of new products to capitalize on Easter, the second largest season for US confectionery sales.

Published: 03-Apr-2015

Snacking Trends Forum highlights: ‘Packaged food doesn’t have to be junk food’

Snacking Trends Forum highlights, from meat snacks to cricket flour

From all-day grazing to the 20% YoY growth in meat-based snacks, the merits of cricket flour, when and how to raise capital, nutrient density and guerrilla marketing, the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends Forum  covered a lot of ground. Here are some of the highlights from the 60-minute session, which is now available on demand.

Published: 19-Mar-2015

Learning from the leaders: Developments at Mars and Mondelez in 2014

Learning from the leaders: Developments at Mars and Mondelez in 2014

ConfectioneryNews takes a look back at changes at the leading confectioners Mars, and Mondelez in 2014 and showcases the biggest acquisitions of the year.

Published: 20-Dec-2014

Unsung candy heroes: Vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014!

Unsung candy heroes: Vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014!

Read through our shortlist of nominees and then vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014.

Published: 15-Dec-2014

Hot, spicy and personal: Canadean's trend predictions for 2015

Canadean predicts 2015 trends

From spice to unusual flavour combinations, Canadean reveals its predictions of the biggest trends in food and drink in the year ahead.

Published: 11-Dec-2014

10 chocolate trends for 2015: Millennials, protein and texture

10 chocolate trends for 2015

Cargill and Innova Market Insights have highlighted key trends for chocolate in 2015 including the rise of real fruit inclusions, texture claims and transparent ingredient labelling.

Published: 02-Dec-2014

Innovate or die: Top confectioners unveil recent and upcoming launches

Confectionery launches in 2014

ConfectioneryNews sifts through recent and future launches from the world’s biggest confectionery firms including Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Haribo.

Published: 11-Aug-2014

Candy barons: Top 9 richest candymen and women

Where does the distribution of wealth lie in the $196bn global confectionery industry?

Published: 06-Aug-2014

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in pictures and quotes

Palm oil debate in quotes

A heated panel debate over the reality of a consumer industry based on 100% sustainable palm oil broke out at the European Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil held in London last week.

Published: 19-Jun-2014

Top 8 product launches at Sweets and Snacks

The Sweets and Snacks Expo has wrapped up for 2014, but the scores of notable product launches has left show attendees with a sweet taste in their mouths. If you missed the show, here's a chance to win many of the best new products sampled at the event.

Published: 26-May-2014

Leaders of the pack at 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.

Published: 22-May-2014

Sweet success for top candy product launches

Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.

Published: 22-May-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

Published: 18-Apr-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: EASTER

Easter food isn't just chocolate and jelly beans; packaging decorated with chicks and bunnies can be found in shelves all over retail stores. Here are some examples of festive packaging celebrating the spring holiday.

Published: 03-Apr-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: VALENTINE'S DAY

Like many other holidays, Valentine's Day is a time for sharing food, sweets, wine, and other treats with a loved one. Here are some packaging designs that aim for the heart.

Published: 12-Feb-2014

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