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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

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

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