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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

How can firms make claim research successes their own, not their competitors’?

How can firms keep health claim research proprietary?

Eric Chappius

Director of consulting - Naturalpha

Companies have to be clever about proprietary research, and plant extracts may hold unique opportunities in this respect, according to a food and nutrition industry consultant.

Published: 06-Jun-2014

Which big player will be first on functional confectionery scene?

Functional confectionery: What does the future hold?

Adrian Sagman

Vice president of international sales and marketing - Carmit Candy

The functional confectionery market is awaiting a big player and private label maker Carmit Candy gives its tip on which it’s likely to be.

Published: 27-May-2014

Confectioners gravitating to modified-atmosphere packaging: Sealpac

Modified-atmosphere packaging in confectionery growing

Marcel Veenstra

Marketing and Communication Manager - Sealpac

Chocolate and cookie producers are increasingly looking towards modified-atmosphere packaging to extend shelf life of products for export markets, according to supplier Sealpac.

Published: 14-May-2014

Bosch launches ‘World first’ two-in-one biscuit machine

Bosch launches ‘World first’ two-in-one biscuit machine

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a biscuit packaging line, which it claims is the first of its kind, capable of fast slug to pile changeovers, and vice versa, with the same feeding components.

Published: 12-May-2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Grant Ferrier

Principal - Nutrition Capital Network (NCN)

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

Published: 09-May-2014

Relaxation chocolate: ‘We’ve got to chill out!’

Relaxation chocolate: ‘We’ve got to chill out!’

Victoria Barmina and Patrick Morris

DSM has developed a stress-reducing chocolate that it says could allow manufacturers to take the relaxation category beyond drinks.

Published: 08-May-2014

Brain Chocolate: Vital Solutions aims to expand minds with cognition chocolate

Brain Chocolate: Vital Solutions aims to expand minds with cognition chocolate

Vital Solutions has developed a concept chocolate bar that it claims can improve cognitive function.

Published: 07-May-2014

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Published: 29-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what their highlights from this year have been ... and a few predictions for what might be in store in the next 12 months.

Published: 23-Dec-2013

The European food industry: Health claims, recession and global competition

The European food industry: Health claims, recession and global competition

We gave the European food industry a check-up at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), talking with some of the industry's top ingredients players about EU health claims, economic recovery and how to remain competitive on a global stage.

Published: 05-Dec-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

Karin Elisa Nielsen

Division director ingredients - Canadean

Stevia use in new products is booming, while artificial sweeteners still lead the way on a global basis. However, in coming years, market research organisation Canadean foresees a spate of mergers and acquisitions in the stevia industry, to consolidate supply of the naturally derived sweetener.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Flexibility key for small confectioners, says Bosch

Flexibility key for small confectioners, says Bosch

Paul Garms

product and marketing manager - Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology claims that flexibility is crucial for smaller businesses as it launches two new bagging machines at Pack Expo designed for smaller confectioners looking for quick and easy changeovers between products.

Published: 02-Oct-2013

Duyvis Wiener: Continuous liquid conch saves on time, energy and space

Duyvis Wiener: Continuous liquid conch saves on time, energy and space

Tom Velthuis

International Sales Manager - Royal Duyvis Wiener & Lehmann

Royal Duyvis Wiener and Lehmann’s new continuous liquid conch saves time, energy and space for chocolate manufacturers, its international sales manager says.

Published: 20-Feb-2013

TIC Gums: When a gum arabic disaster plan proves a success

TIC Gums: When a gum arabic disaster plan proves a success

Gred Andon

President - TIC Gums

Texture and stabilization specialist TIC Gums is now strong in gum arabic replacement for confection coatings, but this business shift started as a mere disaster plan, its president says.

Published: 14-Feb-2013

Barry Callebaut talks customization, certification and Petra Foods

Barry Callebaut talks customization, certification and Petra Foods

Sofie De Lathouwer

Marketing Director, Food Manufacturers Western Europe - Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut speaks to ConfectioneryNews.com about a growing trend for customization, rising demand for certified cocoa and its $950m bid to acquire Petra Foods’ cocoa ingredients division.

Published: 13-Feb-2013

Marshmallows ‘excellent’ with whey proteins, says Herbertz

Marshmallows ‘excellent’ with whey proteins, says Herbertz

Georg Herbertz

Owner - Herbertz Dairy Food Service

Aerated products such as marshmallows are among the best carriers for whey ingredients, according to Herbertz Dairy Food Service.

Published: 11-Feb-2013

Sugar outlook positive despite impending EU quota extension - ISO

Sugar outlook positive despite impending EU quota extension - ISO

Leonardo Bichara Rocha

senior economist - International Sugar Organization

The International Sugar Organization (ISO) has said that even if the EU extends sugar quotas to 2020 it will have little negative impact on the world sugar market as stocks are at a surplus and a bumper crop is due from Brazil.

Published: 07-Feb-2013

‘Flexibility was the aim behind R&D’: Carle&Montanari-OPM on new machines

‘Flexibility was the aim behind R&D’: Carle&Montanari-OPM on new machines

Giulio Bellanti

Sales & Marketing Manager - Carle&Montanari-OPM

Flexibility was the aim behind Carle&Montanari-OPM’s new launches for chocolate preparation and primary packaging that it showcased at ProSweets, its sales and marketing manager said.

Published: 06-Feb-2013

International nature of ProSweets and ISM grows, says organizer

International nature of ProSweets and ISM grows, says organizer

Dietmar Eiden

Vice President - Koelnmesse

ConfectioneryNews.com catches up with Dietmar Eiden, vice president of Koelnmesse, by the New Product Show Case at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) on Tuesday 29 January.

Published: 04-Feb-2013

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