New research from Roy Morgan reveals that nearly 90% of Australians consume packaged snacks regularly, with 28% of them falling into the ‘heavy’ category, eating seven or more items in an average week.
Chocolate and candy are an iconic part of modern-day gifting, but while many people enjoy a piece of chocolate from a heart-shaped box during the Valentine’s Day season, not every consumer approaches selection in the same way, the National Confectioners...
Chocolatier, Paul A Young, has fused together romantic movies through the decades with chocolate to create a 12-piece collection for Valentine’s Day, claiming he has seen a reduction in consumers buying chocolate hearts for the occasion on February 14.
Healy Group, the Ireland-based ingredient supplier, has developed a process to turn cocoa shells – an otherwise under-utilised by-product of cocoa production – into a micronised cocoa fibre that can help with sugar reduction in chocolate.
AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.
Sirane threw the spotlight on its eco-friendly Earth Packaging when presenter and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall interviewed MD Simon Balderson at the company’s headquarters in Telford, UK, this month.
Six key characteristics indicate the future of Italy’s bakery, confectionery and gelato sectors – quality, innovation, expertise, design, passion and last, but not least, Italian spirit – all evident at Sigep, held in Rimini last month.
Patrick Poirrier, CEO of independent French chocolatier, Cémoi, was this year’s recipient of the ISM Award, as Cologne-based trade fair for sweets and snacks celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Poirrier is the first French national to win the accolade.
Verstraete IML (In-Mould Labels), part of Multi-Color Corporation, has been shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 for Product Technology Innovation of the Year with two entries: Interactive IML and SealPPeel.