All news articles for January 2013

ProSweets and ISM in pictures

ProSweets and ISM in pictures presents a picture roundup of the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) and ProSweets 2013.

Dunkin’ to enter Vietnam as part of massive Asia expansion

New home in Ho Chi Minh

Dunkin’ to enter Vietnam as part of massive Asia expansion

By RJ Whitehead

Dunkin' Donuts has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement to develop the brand in Vietnam. The move comes only shortly after coffee-and-baked-goods rival Starbucks revealed details of its own move into the South-east Asian country.

Hybrid Consumer: Basic spending on groceries but room for luxury goods, says Rabobank

Premium, value or bust, says Rabobank


Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.

The High Velocity Freezers boast greater capacity and higher yield than other impingement freezers

GEA launches speedy freezer concept

By Rod Addy

GEA Refrigeration Technology is offering manufacturers better quality food quality, longer shelf life and improved capacity with the launch of a High Velocity Freezer (HVF) unit.

Fair trade supply is on the up, says the new report

Fairtrade demand spurs rapid increase in supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Fairtrade International has said the number of farmers and workers benefitting from the system increased by 13% in 2011 as the food and drink industry continues to pledge its support, according to a new report.

Aasted's SuperNova Energy Tempering Machine

Energy use halved with grassroots tempering, says Aasted


Danish equipment supplier Aasted has been exhibiting a chocolate tempering machine at ProSweets in Germany that it claims uses an old process consuming 50% less energy than conventional tempering.