Kerry adds to ingredients business
Kerry has expanded its business in the US with the acquisition of
two food ingredients businesses - including one focused on the
confectionery market - for $67 million (€61.9m).
Improving wrapping quality
Twist-Lyte Hicor already claims to be the lightest twist wrap film
on the market, but now it can offer confectionery producers greater
efficiency and production speed as well.
Amcor expands wine bottle plant
Amcor is building a second glass furnace on its existing wine
bottle facility in Gawler, South Australia, in a move that will
double its current production capacity.
Cadbury completes Adams buy
Cadbury Schweppes, the UK-based confectionery group, has completed
its acquisition of US-based sugar confectionery producer Adams.
Lindt improves despite Swiss franc strength
Swiss chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a 5.6
per cent increase in sales for 2002.
Quality Candy strengthens hard candy portfolio
The US-based Quality Candy Company has acquired the Paduke hard
candy business of compatriot Gilliam Candy Brands.
Swiss biscuit sector hit by German decline
Price discounting by retailers and the strength of the Swiss franc
severly reduced exports of biscuits from Switzerland to Germany, by
far the most important foreign market. The situation is no better
at home, with cheap imports reducing...
Radio waves used to enhance fruit juice safety
In the US, an Agricultural Research Service scientist has devised a
means of using radio waves to make fruit juice safer.
Resina launches caps and labels inspection system
In the US, Resina West, has introduced a system that simultaneously
inspects for a variety of empty or filled container defects.
Plastic bottle unscrambler
Posimat, the Spain-based provider of unscrambling and conveyor
logistics solutions, is about to launch its Posimaster Multichute
high-speed bottle line unscrambler at the Hispack show in Barcelona
on 31 March.
Yes to gummy bears
German company Amapharm has developed an innovative delivery method
for children's daily vitamins.
Icy look for 'keep cool' Snapple bottle
CCL Container has created a striking bottle design for the Elements
energy drink range from Cadbury Schweppes' Snapple unit.
Arla produces space-age chocolate bar
A partnership between Sweden's Arla Foods and the US space
administration, NASA, has resulted in the creation of a chocolate
bar which has considerably more chance of reaching Mars than the
confectionery product of the same name.
Space-age chocolate bar from Arla
Sweden's Arla Foods has created a space-age chocolate bar designed
to nourish NASA's astronauts.
Hershey goes sugar-free
The leading US chocolate producer Hershey is to introduce four
sugar-free variants of its Hershey's and Reese's brands.
Cheap imports hit Swiss confectionery market
Only a 5 per cent increase in export sales last year prevented the
Swiss sugar confectionery industry from suffering its second
successive decline in annual sales.
Swiss sugar confectionery sector hit by cheap imports
Only an impressive 5 per cent increase in export sales last year
prevented the Swiss sugar confectionery industry from suffering its
second successive decline in annual sales. Domestic sales were
again hit by cheaper imports, according...
Vitamin E for 'designer' waters
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition is launching a new vitamin E for
use in clear beverages onto the European market.
Europe concerned about GM biscuits
European consumers are far more cynical about genetically modified
ingredients than their US counterparts, as a study on attitudes to
GM biscuits has shown.
Striking pack boosts Altoids Sours launch
Callard & Bowser-Suchard has expanded its Altoids breath mint
brand into the wider US sugar confectionery market under the
Altoids Sours name with a striking pack design.
Producers rethink sugar use
Consumer demand for sweet but healthy products is forcing changes
in sugar and sweetener use in the food industry.
Pick-and-mix pack innovation
Huhtamaki and Karkkikatu have developed a new concept for selling
sweets that is said to make candy-on-the-go more convenient.
Sweet-toothed Brits lead European market
A new report shows that British consumers eat more sugar
confectionery than any of their European counterparts, and that the
market in the UK is continuing to grow. Good news for the
traditional corner shop, which still accounts for...
A bar is born
Four new chocolate bars from US-based Endangered Species Chocolate
Company were launched last week at the Natural Food Products Expo
West in California.
AVK grows in 2002
AVK, the Ukrainian confectionery group, claims that it increased
its share of that country's chocolate market in 2002 with a 32 per
cent increase in sales.
UK tops the sweet tooth stakes
Britons have the sweetest tooth in Europe, according to a new
report from Datamonitor.
Perfetti, Quaker team up for breakfast promotion
Perfetti Van Melle and Quaker Oats have joined forces to promote
their respective Airheads and Cap'n Crunch brands in the US.
Ball to market 'bottle can' in North America
Ball, Daiwa Can Company and Mitsui have entered into an exclusive
agreement for the sales and distribution of Daiwa's New Bottle Can
beverage container in North America.
Sidel to exhibit new PET machines
Sidel is to preview five new machines for PET container production
at the upcoming international packaging fair, Hispack, to be held
in Barcelona from 31 March to 4 April.
Got Milk? the chocolate hits the shelves
A selection of luxury chocolates featuring the popular Got Milk?
tagline has been launched in the US by the San Francisco Chocolate
Bio direction for minty-tasting coatings
The food industry could shortly be using a new, bio-based approach
to manufacturing mannitol - the minty-tasting sugar alcohol used as
a powdery coating on chewing gum, confectionery and pills - as
scientists report on new method...
Aarhus lifts share of confectionery market
Danish speciality fats company Aarhus Olie has reported strong
market share growth in supplying the chocolate industry.
Smooth as silk
Silky smooth, high-fruit chews can now be produced in a new,
no-cook process following a recent development from British Sugar.
New bag packer for confectionery makers
Eurosicma is to unveil a range of new packing machine and feeder
system technologies for the confectionery industry at this week's
Ipack Ima show.
Fogg launches new filler
Fogg Filler has begun making the first shipments of its newly
launched Fill Pro 3000 Filling System.
Adding shine with PearliCoat
The new PearliCoat Pearlescent Pigment System from US company
Colorcon can give confectionery the allure of a pearl-like finish.
'Green' chocolate group gains ground
The Endangered Species Chocolate Company has increased its share of
the US market for organic and natural chocolate.
Record year for Nestlé
Swiss confectionery group Nestlé has reported record sales and
profits for 2002 despite difficult economic conditions.
Elite probed on Cadbury move
Moves by Israeli confectionery group Elite to block the entry of UK
rival Cadbury into the local market are to be investigated,
according to press reports.
Gumlink to focus on R&D
Danish chewing gum manufacturer Gumlink - formerly Dandy - is to
establish a new research and development centre in Vejle, Denmark.
Non-GMO thumbs up for Degussa plant
Degussa Texturant Systems has been awarded Cert-ID non-GMO System
Certification for its lecithin production system in the US.
Gumlink to focus on confectionery R&D
Danish chewing gum manufacturer Dandy, which changed its name in
October last year to Gumlink, is to establish a new research and
development centre in Vejle, Denmark.
Stollwerck acquisition boosts Barry Callebaut
The acquisition of German confectionery group Stollwerck last year
helped Swiss group Barry Callebaut get off to a good start in 2003.
Sweet performance from Thorntons
British confectionery producer and retailer Thorntons has posted
solid first half results helped by improved like-for-like sales.
Wrigley to discontinue Surpass
Wrigley, the US-based chewing gum manufacturer, has announced that
it is to stop shipping its Surpass Antacid chewing gum with effect
from 28 March 2003.
Improving wine quality
Foss, the Danish based quality assurance equipment provider, has
announced the relaunch of its Winescan sampling and testing system
with an improved quality assurance module.
Haribo boosts Spanish sales
Haribo España has reported sales of €35 million for 2002, a 17 per
cent increase on the previous year.
New packaging system for Droste
Droste, the Dutch chocolate group, has turned to Sweden's FlexLink
for its new automated packaging system.
Biscuit or confectionery? - the lines are blurring
The lines are blurring between sweet biscuits and confectionery and
between sweet biscuits and snacks.
Christmas boost for Cloetta
Strong fourth quarter sales, helped by the Christmas period, have
boosted turnover at Sweden's Cloetta Fazer group.