Smith & Sinclair is a London-based start-up specializing in punchy alcoholic cocktail gummies and other boozy confections. Co-founder and MD Melanie Goldsmith talks food, drink, sex and beauty with CN.
Helen Pattinson founded Montezuma’s Chocolates with her husband Simon in 2000 with only a 'kitchen sink sized machine' and a 'broad ideal to bring chocolate innovation to a boring and staid British chocolate market.' So far it's...
Sam Part, the 26-year-old designer, entrepreneur and CEO of Candy Mechanics, is our guest today. Sam has successfully raised £400,000 ($520,000) to extend partnerships within the confectionery industry.
Creative Conversations is ConfectioneryNews’s new online series profiling influential people working in the confectionery industry. Brett Beach, director, MIA, an ethical bean-to-bar chocolate producer, is our guest today.
CAOBISCO – which represents the Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries in Europe – has rebuffed a study’s suggestion that placing a tax on sweets snacks could be an effective tool in fighting obesity.
BakeryandSnacks and ConfectioneryNews will be hosting a panel discussion at ProSweets in Cologne, Germany, to delve into the plant-based trend; discussing its effects, the pros and the challenges it is having on the snacks and confectionery sectors.
By Charlie Arnot, CEO, The Center for Food Integrity
If you care about GMO labeling, you only have a few more days to respond to USDA's 30 questions* about how to implement the new law. The looming deadline is both a stark reminder of the controversy around GMOs that brought the food industry to this...
By Christopher Snowdon , Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs
Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle economics.
Industry Voices - Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness at Euromonitor International
By Pinar Hosafci, senior food analyst, Euromonitor International
Confectionery checkout bans will have limited impact on impulse buys in independent grocers and convenience stores, but chocolate companies may need to reduce reliance on countlines and diversify with tablets and even salty snacks to remain competitive,...
UK Fairtrade candy company Divine Chocolate hopes to grow in mainland Europe's leading retailers and is considering expanding its cocoa sourcing to create a single-origin range, says the firm's managing director.
Connecticut-based hard candy company Torie & Howard says America's clean eating trend is fueling its business growth. This year, the company has added a new distributor, expanding the firm's reach in New York City.
By Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association
US state legislators should revise Consumer Protection Acts so confectioners are not hit with ‘preposterous’ lawsuits such as one accusing Perfetti Van Melle of slack filling gum packs, writes the president of the American Tort Reform Association.
By Antoine Boudib, Managing Director, Akuafo Adamfo Marketing Company Ltd, a Finatrade Company
Cocoa buying companies are the main intermediaries between the chocolate industry and farmers and should not be forgotten in the pursuit of sustainable cocoa, writes one of the largest licensed cocoa buyers in West Africa Finatrade.
By Mark Ringer, executive creative director at brand agency Anthem
Chocolate brands will gain no ground by mimicking the color of heritage brands such as Cadbury and must forge their own identities, writes Mark Ringer, executive creative director UK & Europe at Anthem.
Lightweighting and the move to shelf-ready packaging can be more sustainable, but also exposes delicate products such as biscuits to damage and any savings may be outweighed by extra pallet and shrink-wrap costs, writes Jane Gorick.
The company behind Australia’s first single origin chocolate says the country’s cocoa is rich in polyphenols and is set for a big future. Its executive chairman, Cadbury veteran Barry Kitchen talks to ConfectioneryNews.
Immune health chewing gum is a cheaper and more portable way to guard against the common cold than dissolvable vitamins, according to an emergency room doctor who has created his own anti-flu chewing gum.
December 14 brings the long awaited and widely disputed EU crack down on health claims. That means 222 general function claims are good to go, another 1500 or so prohibited. But what happens to B2B communications?
Steve Morrision was the COO at Provexis when the UK start-up won the EU‘s first ever article 13.5 health claim for its blood circulation-boosting tomato extract called Fruitflow in 2009. The now-consultant has serious qualms about how the EU’s health...
Consumers in Portugal are turning their backs on branded chocolates in favor of supermarket brands as the domestic economy bites, according to the CEO of Portuguese confectioner Imperial-Produtos Alimentares.
Dealing with problems that may arise in the formulation of food and beverage products is vital for manufacturers. In the second part of his look at troubleshooting, Leatherhead Food Research’s Dr Wayne Morley applies his top tips to real case studies.
As foods become ever more complex, the need to be able to efficiently troubleshoot problems becomes even more critical. In this guest article, Wayne Morley, PhD, head of food innovation at Leatherhead Food Research, outlines his top 10 tips for efficient...