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Mass-market future for protein chocolate after Mars and Snickers launches?

Protein chocolate set for mass-market after Mars & Snickers launches?

Protein experts at leading nutraceutical trade fair Vitafoods consider if protein chocolate has mainstream appeal.

Published: 19-May-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

Premium chocolate 'leg up': How to win fine flavor cocoa status

Everything you need to know about fine flavor cocoa

Chair of the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) panel on fine flavor cocoa discusses why countries are seeking fine flavor status and how it can be won.

Published: 10-May-2016

3dChef partners with confectionery firms to develop next generation candies

3dChef to develop next generation candies

3dChef has partnered with a number of confectionery firms to develop next generation candies, sweets and decorations for the pastry industry.

Published: 22-Apr-2016

Science vs taste: Nestlé and Mondelēz reveal different takes on candy nutrition guidelines

How do Nestlé and Mondelēz set candy nutrition guidelines?

Nestlé says it is primarily guided by science when setting nutrition guidelines for its confections, while Mondelēz International takes account of multiple factors, but says consumer preference and taste is key.

Published: 21-Apr-2016

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Jane Barnett

Senior Analyst - Mintel Market Research

Jane Barnett, Mintel's head of insight, looks at some of the most pressing current consumer trends in Asia-Pacific while bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the nutritional villains of the last year.

Published: 24-Mar-2016

Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of the confectionery packaging industry

Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of confectionery packaging

Africa will see a lot of investment in the confectionery industry where it will become ‘the Asia of the next century’ according to Andreas Leitze, sales director, Bosch.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

‘European flexible packaging lacks the dynamism we see in Japan and North America’

Flexible packaging lacks dynamism of Japan and North America

Flexible packaging will continue to grow in the confectionery industry because of the trend for smaller pack sizes but we are not seeing the dynamism of Japan or North America, according to Andrew Streeter, director, CPS International and Innovatus.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, on-pack features and edible packaging

The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

‘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.

Published: 17-Mar-2016

Entrepreneur takes a ‘Great Bite’ out of candy market with novelty packaging

‘Great Bite’ candy ProSweets 2016

Entrepreneur, Glenn Stephens, MD, SHI Ltd, created a buzz with his ‘Great Bite’ shark-themed mints and packaging concept at ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany.

Published: 05-Feb-2016

Chocolate formulations of 2030: Barry Callebaut and Olam Cocoa R&D chiefs foretell chocolate’s future

Future of chocolate: Predictions from Barry Callebaut and Olam Cocoa

Peter Boone & Rinus Heemskerk

Heads of innovation - Barry Callebaut & Olam Cocoa

Chocolate will continue to be an indulgence product, but may have a healthier profile than today, innovation heads at two top industry suppliers predict.

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Fibers from food waste offer clean label option

Fibers from food waste offer clean label option

Multifunctional fibers made from fruit and vegetable peals and pulps that would otherwise be thrown away can help manufacturers meet consumers’ growing demand for clean ingredient labels while also reducing food waste. 

Published: 05-Aug-2015

NASA food science: Complete nutrition, emerging technologies, and the Mission to Mars

NASA food science: Complete nutrition, emerging technologies, and the Mission to Mars

NASA is exploring all forms of cutting edge technology, from 3D printing to high pressure processing and more to be able to transition its food system from the International Space Station to a Mission to Mars, says Grace Douglas, PhD.

Published: 21-Jul-2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

Published: 26-May-2015

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Published: 21-May-2015

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

An trend for outsourcing science and research may be good news for contract research organisations (CROs) and open innovation partnerships, but does it mean that internal R&D is suffering?

Published: 20-May-2015

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

Many food firms talk about the need for ‘responsible innovation’, but what does this buzzword actually mean to the consumer and the industry?

Published: 13-Apr-2015

How has social media changed food marketing?

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to experts speaking on the side lines of Food Vision in Cannes.

Published: 08-Apr-2015

Who is responsible for battling the big issues in food?

Who is responsible for battling the big issues in food?

From obesity to malnutrition and water scarcity, the world is facing an ever-growing number of food-related problems. But how responsible is the food industry for fighting back against these issues?

Published: 07-Apr-2015

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

Thorntons’ youngster wins young talent Oscar

Food manufacturing award won by sweet youngster

Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Published: 26-Nov-2014

E-commerce and candy wrappers: How will online retail change confectionery packaging?

Candy packaging of the future

Jorge Izquierdo

Vice President, Market Development - PMMI

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has highlighted strong growth in resealable stand-up pouches in confectionery, but says the rising online environment may change how candy is packaged.

Published: 07-Nov-2014

Bürkert FloWave starts field tests in the dairy industry

Bürkert FloWave dairy industry

Bürkert FloWave, which measures the flow of a liquid in a pipe, is being tested in the dairy industry and has requests from a chocolate manufacturer.

Published: 27-Jun-2014

Smaller confectioners moving to robotics, says PWR Pack

Smaller confectioners moving to robotics, says PWR Pack

Peter Mellon

Director - PWR Pack

More small-scale confectionery companies are using pick and place robots to package delicate products as technology becomes more affordable, according to PWR Pack.

Published: 23-Jun-2014

Beauty chocolate: Algatechnologies touts red seaweed for functional confectionery

Beauty chocolate: Astaxanthin in functional confectionery

Efrat Kat

Director of marketing and sales - Algatechnologies

Algatechnologies sees potential for red seaweed derivative astaxanthin in chocolate coins promoting beauty for the US market.

Published: 17-Jun-2014

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