All news articles for February 2013

Caobisco claims small confectioners are hardest hit by sugar quota regime

EU sugar update

Confectionery SMEs in Europe lobby for sugar quota abolition

By Oliver NIEBURG

Small to medium sized confectioners in Europe yesterday lobbied the European Parliament to end sugar quotas in 2015; a regime they claim has led to inflated prices, scarce supplies, job losses and bankruptcies.

Millenials' presence on social media make them a very influential group, says Mattison

Catering to different generations

Capturing the sweet tooth of the Millennials

By Oliver NIEBURG

Candy makers must connect on social media and allow criticism to appeal to the influential Millennials generation aged 13-31.

Petra Foods branded products include SilverQueen, Ceres and Delfi

Petra Foods puts faith in consumer brands

By Oliver NIEBURG

Singapore-based Petra Foods plans to invest in its consumer brands and will target fast-growing South East Asia chocolate markets after selling its ingredients division to Barry Callebaut.

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

By Shane Starling

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.

NCA State of the Industry Conference preview

NCA State of the Industry Conference preview

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews.com will be reporting from Miami for the upcoming State of the Industry Conference run by the USA’s National Confectioners Association.

Around the world in numerous food labeling ways

Around the world in numerous food labeling ways

By Shane Starling

Smart food labelling must emphasise good science and careful thought about consumer impact, the European Food Information Council has concluded after completing an exhaustive global survey.