UK confectionery and bakery maker Lees Food claims an increased focus on production planning helped generate greater efficiencies and boost growth as it announces a 43 per cent jump in half-year profits.
Consumer sentiment is forcing confectionery manufacture Cadbury to revert to metal tin for its long established brand, Roses, following an unsuccessful trial-run of cardboard packaging for the chocolates in the UK retail chain, Tesco.
Industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has secured a key, long-term supply contract with Kraft Foods, which will see the Swiss firm invest €51m to expand production capacity in North America, the Ivory Coast, Malaysia and Europe.
There’s nothing like a shortage of wheat to send some news media searching for superlatives. Talk of “soaring” wheat prices and “rocketing” bread prices were common, in the British press, after Russia decided to temporarily ban grain exports earlier this...
Suppliers of the food colouring carmine are taking a cautious approach to new customers, as the industry continues to feel the impact of supply shortages, which this year sent prices for the ingredient soaring six fold.
Nestlé chocolate products recorded double-digit growth in emerging markets, driven partly by the performance of the lowest priced products in its portfolio, said the group as it posted gains of 7.5 per cent in net profit for the first six months of the...
Food giant Kraft’s acquisition of UK confectionery company Cadbury in February 2010 helped the firm to a better-than-expected first quarter net profit of $937m (£590m), up from $827m in the same period a year earlier.