Swiss chocolate sales hit by hot summer and tourism downturn
While many drink producers have complained about poor summer
weather last year, the rains seems not to have reached Switzerland,
where a heatwave severely depressed sales of chocolate. Thankfully,
exports continued to grow during...
Exports boost Swiss chocolate sales
Domestic sales of Swiss chocolate dropped last year because of a
drop in tourist numbers and a particularly warm summer.
Danone bullish despite sales drop
Danone, the company behind the LU biscuit brand, reports a downturn
in sales for 2002, but stresses underlying growth.
X-ray checker on display
A new X-ray detection system suitable for checking the filling in
chocolate confectionery has been created by Cyntex.
Cheesy ice cream and aphrodisiac chocolate
The latest visit to Mintel's Global New Products Database shows
that there is no risk of any slowdown in the number of innovative
and unusual food products being launched across the world, with
cheesy ice cream just one of the...
Chocolate makers cashing in on love?
Chocolate manufacturers have cashed in on love, with a box of chocs
the time-honoured way of celebrating Valentine's Day.
Perfecting bottle production
Agr has launched its Magnetic Bottle Thickness Gauge to add to its
line of container inspection and measurement products.
Cadbury expansion helps build sales
The agressive expansion of Cadbury Schweppes - whose acquisition of
Adams should be completed soon - has paid off, with solid sales
increases for 2002.
EP supports ban on konjac in jelly sweets
The European Parliament yesterday voted with an overwhelming
majority for a permanent ban on the use of the food additive E425,
otherwise known as konjac, in jelly confectionery.
Europe bans konjac in jelly sweets
The European Parliament has voted with an overwhelming majority for
a permanent ban on the use of konjac in jelly confectionery.
Valentine chocs good for the heart, in more ways than one
Giving chocolate to your loved one on Valentine's Day this Friday
could be good for their heart, and not just when it comes to love.
Beer in plastic bottles: next generation from Interbrew
Belgian brewer Interbrew has introduced a new innovative beer
packaging, Pivopack. The launch marks the first monolayer barrier
enhanced PET bottle worldwide and will be making its debut on the
Chupa Chups fighting for survival?
The owners of Chupa Chups, the Bernat family, have agreed to
transfer trademark rights to the Chupa Chups name, but will this be
enough to save the ailing firm?
Kids take on adults in international confectionery stakes
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in
Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated how kids and adults are
targeted by confectionery groups.
New test to cut peanut allergen risk
Confectionery is one of many segments of the food industry plagued
by the risk of product 'contamination' with peanuts - a serious
problem for people with an allergy to the nut.