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Brazil candy firm Riclan calls for more African presence at Dubai tradeshow

Riclan Brazil calls for more African presence at Gulfood

Riclan candy company wanted to see more African firms and visitors at Yummex Middle East, part of Gulfood Manufacturing this year (November 7-9).

Published: 28-Nov-2016

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano has seen success with its coffee candy Café Gold and Brinq Bol Tutti-Frutti Flavoured Bubble Gum Candy in Yemen.

Published: 21-Nov-2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Digimarc intelligent packaging is like a built-in media network

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

Published: 17-Nov-2016

5-c creator Serge Hercberg on nutrition logos, lobbies and conflicts of interest

5-c creator Serge Hercberg on nutrition logos, lobbies and conflicts of interest

Professor Serge Hercberg

Director of nutrition research - University of Paris 13

France’s ‘five colour’ logo is effective, easily understood and does not discriminate against foods such as cheese or crisps - but the food lobby is determined to block it, says its creator professor Serge Hercberg.

Published: 16-Nov-2016

Leaf Brands on making candy ‘fun again’

Leaf Brands on making candy ‘fun again’

Leaf Brands says it is making candy ‘fun again’ by inventing products with names such as Farts candy, which won Most Innovative Product award at Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago two year’s ago.

Published: 16-Nov-2016

Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

Published: 14-Nov-2016

Katjes to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ in the Middle East

Katjes to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ in the Middle East

Katjes plans to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ jellies in 2017 after a successful year entering the Middle East market.

Published: 14-Nov-2016

Theegarten says hermetically sealed chocolate wrappers protect against MENA's humidity

Theegarten hermetically sealed chocolate wrappers

Theegarten Pactec showcased a multi-style packaging machine for chocolate and confectionery articles at Gulfood Manufacturing this year.

Published: 10-Nov-2016

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Ar-kom project management and consultancy firm, is building a confectionery plant in Algeria to become operational in 2017.

Published: 09-Nov-2016

Hayssen Flexible Systems partners with Rovelli on chocolate packaging

Hayssen Flexible Systems partners with Rovelli on chocolate packaging

Hayssen Flexible Systems has partnered with Italian confectionery manufacturer Rovelli on its chocolate packaging.

Published: 31-Oct-2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

Italian packaging processing €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

Published: 28-Oct-2016

Shelf-appeal chocolate wrappers feature pets that look like famous people

Chocolate wrappers feature pets that look like famous people

Chocolate and Love has found an award-winning formula with its added-value wrappers that feature pets that look like famous people, from Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga. 

Published: 20-Oct-2016

Crunch time! Propercorn showcases Crunch Corn range in Paris

Propercorn showcases Crunch Corn range in Paris

Propercorn is showcasing its Crunch Corn range for the European market, at SIAL, Paris, this week October (16-20).

Published: 18-Oct-2016

Baron Chocolatier aims to rengage Millennials with US premium chocolate offer

Baron Chocolatier targets Millennials with 5 Bites premium chocolate

Tomasz Kotas; Christopher Mattina

CEO and General Manager - Baron Chocolatier

Premium chocolate brand Baron Chocolatier has launched a line of chocolate bars exclusively at Dollar General across the US, while separately it plans to expand in Mexico and the UK.

Published: 15-Sep-2016

Bean to bar Nugali to open visitor center and Greenhouse-filled mini rainforest

Bean to bar Nugali to open visitor center

Hot off the heels of winning silver at the International Chocolate Awards, Nugali is growing bigger and better with plans to open a visitor center next year, the launch of a Cupuaçu product and a Greenhouse-filled mini rainforest.

Published: 07-Sep-2016

Riclan to develop sugar free chewing gum for kids

Riclan to develop sugar free chewing gum for kids

Brazilian candy manufacturer Riclan is tapping into the health trend market with plans to develop a sugar free chewing gum for kids.

Published: 25-Aug-2016

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé doubles its quality assurance center to fight for food safety

Gregory Pritchard

Vice President Quality Management - Nestlé USA

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Published: 18-Aug-2016

Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Lara Niemann

Marketing Director - Gelita

Gelita, one of the world’s largest animal-based protein companies, has showcased how neutral-tasting collagen peptides can be used for protein enrichment.

Published: 11-Aug-2016

Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has vowed to bring back jobs to America by ripping up and renegotiating trade deals with trading partners. FoodNavigator hit the floor at IFT to gauge the reaction of some US and international food companies.

Published: 04-Aug-2016

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

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