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Sacrificing taste for sugar reduction will ‘kill our category’: Barry Callebaut innovation chief

Warping taste to cut sugar will kill chocolate sector: Barry Callebaut

Peter Boone

Chief Innovation Officer - Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut’s head of innovation expects the chocolate industry will opt for natural fibers to gradually cut sugar and calories, but says uptake for sugar reduction remains low.

Published: 21-Feb-2017

Sports-themed confectionery tins popular with consumers

Sports-themed confectionery tins popular with consumers

Robert Toporowski

Project Manager - OEX Cursor

Cursor, part of OEX Group in Warsaw, Poland, has seen success with its confectionery tins featuring local football stars.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

E-tail-volution: Why confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

Confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

Confectioners need to act fast in developing e-commerce strategies because even though online retail remains a small channel, it is rapidly evolving.

Published: 10-Feb-2017

Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Marie Bret

Export Manager - Deltasacs

Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.

Published: 09-Feb-2017

Elephant-shaped gum: Wacker highlights 3D printer capabilities

Elephant-shaped gum: Wacker highlights 3D printer capabilities

Dr Martin Seizl,

Director, Gum, - Wacker

Wacker has demonstrated the personalized shapes it can produce for candy, which turns into chewing gum, on its 3D printer at ProSweets 2017.

Published: 08-Feb-2017

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummie equivalent to one-and-a-half cups of espresso

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummies

Antonia Kauter

product manager - Döhler

Döhler has launched a range of gummies and jellies based on 100% ingredients from fruit such as pectin from apple, juice concentrate, and fruit sugars instead of sucrose or glucose syrup.

Published: 06-Feb-2017

3D-printed candy selfies coming to theme parks

3D-printed candy selfies coming to theme parks

Melissa Snover

Managing Director - Magic Candy Factory

Katjes-owned company the Magic Candy Factory has introduced 3D Sweets Selfies, which it hopes will open up new channels for the industry at events and amusement parks.

Published: 03-Feb-2017

Andreas Kopp creates replica tin for Nestlé milk powder 150th anniversary

Andreas Kopp creates replica tin for Nestlé milk powder

Monica Malonni-Kopp

General manager - Andreas Kopp

Andreas Kopp is helping Nestlé celebrate the 150th anniversary of its first ever milk powder with a replica tin.

Published: 03-Feb-2017

Young entrepreneurs buy 30-year-old chocolate packaging firm Devan Plastics

Young entrepreneurs buy chocolate packaging firm Devan Plastics

Jean-Baptiste Van Damme

Owner - Devan Plastics

Brothers Jean-Baptiste and Thibaut Van Damme, co-owners, Devan Plastics, believe they have tapped into a niche market for plastic packaging for the chocolate and food industry.

Published: 03-Feb-2017

Baker Perkins ServoForm Mini makes 3D lollipops

Baker Perkins ServoForm Mini makes 3D lollipops

Dave Symonds

Area sales manager - Baker Perkins

Baker Perkins is targeting niche manufacturers and start-up companies with its ServoForm Mini starchless small-batch depositor for confectionery.

Published: 02-Feb-2017

Norevo launches a process for chewy candy with vitamins

Norevo launches a process for chewy candy with vitamins

Norevo, which supplies natural ingredients for the confectionery, food and cosmetic industry, has launched Quick Mix, to produce chewy candy without a cooking step. 

Published: 31-Jan-2017

Machinery manufacturer sees tough competition for wafer and biscuit packaging but success in chocolate

ecomec tough competition for wafer and biscuit packaging

Ecomec in Belgium deals in second-hand machinery for processed packaging for the candy, chocolate, biscuit and wafers market. 

Published: 30-Jan-2017

Live panel: How to avoid a PR disaster for recalled candy & snacks

Live panel: How to avoid a PR disaster for recalled candy & snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents a live stream of our panel discussion on product recall management from ProSweets in Cologne.

Published: 27-Jan-2017

Barry Callebaut CEO: US legal risks no reason not to act on cocoa sustainability

Barry Callebaut CEO on legal and price impact of cocoa sustainability

Antoine de Saint-Affrique

CEO - Barry Callebaut

The legal risk of acknowledging there is child labor and extreme poverty in the chocolate industry’s supply chain is no reason not to act, says Barry Callebaut’s CEO.

Published: 06-Dec-2016

Vox Pop: Can consumers tell the difference between sustainable cocoa labels?

Can consumers tell the difference between sustainable cocoa labels?

Many consumers struggle to tell the difference between cocoa certification program labels like Fairtrade and company own labels, such as Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan, but all agree social responsibility should be a priority for chocolate makers.

Published: 05-Dec-2016

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

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