Processing & Packaging

Lovechock bars carry the The Plastic Free logo after being approved three years ago. Pic: Lovechock

Environment

Lovechock celebrates 10-year plastic-free milestone

By Anthony Myers

Ethical raw chocolate manufacturer Lovechock BV is celebrating 10 years of being Plastic Free’, after making the move to renewable and compostable NatureFlex cellulose films for its packaging.

The new redesign from Freedom Confectionery. Pic Freedom Confectionery

Packaging

Freedom Confectionery puts inclusion at the heart of new branding

By Anthony Myers

Through the introduction of its lively new Mallow Land packaging, Freedom Confectionery said it is injecting some freedom and fun into Free-From food ‘to inspire a feeling of excitement for children around the food they eat’.

Mondelēz International said it is aiming for at least a 25% reduction in virgin plastic use. Pic: Mondelēz International

Environment

Mondelēz commits to virgin plastic reduction

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has pledged to increase its commitment to reduce use of virgin plastics in its packaging, as part of the confectionery giant’s ongoing environmental efforts across its portfolio.

The popularity of nutraceutical gummies is likely to skyrocket, says tna Solutions. Pic: tna Solutions

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Keeping the production flow going during the pandemic

By Anthony Myers

We have entered into a new era of food safety and with the current situation fuelling fears around food contamination more than ever before, producers have been paying special attention to equipment cleanliness and effective pack sealing, says Edward...

The new recyclable paper packaging is now added to the full Smarties range. Pic: Nestlé

Packaging

Smarties makes switch to recyclable paper packaging

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé’s Smarties is set to become the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, eliminating approximately 250 million plastic packs sold worldwide every year.

47% of American claim to have purchased unfamiliar brands based solely on the item's packaging. Pic: GettyImages/Goran 13

Smart packaging

The influence of savvy packaging

By Gill Hyslop

Shorr Packaging recently published its 2020 Food Packaging & Consumer Behavior Report, which looks into how food packaging can dictate consumer purchasing decisions.

GCB Cocoa formally take over the factory in the UK. Pictured (left to right): Chris Starkie (New Anglia LEP), James Cartlidge MP, Khai Vualnam (GCB Cocoa), Cllr Michael Holt (Babergh District Council) Picture: courtesy of James Cartlidge MP

Expansion

Malaysia’s GCB cocoa to open new factory in UK

By Anthony Myers

GCB Cocoa, a Malaysian-owned chocolate company, has announced the acquisition of a former Phillips electronics factory in the UK with a pledge to invest £62.2m and the creation of 220 jobs.

The amount of packaging in Cadbury share bags has been cut, says Mondelēz  International. Pic: Mondelēz International

Sustainability

Mondelēz slashes packaging on Cadbury large share bags

By Anthony Myers

Snacking giant announces it will reduce the packaging by 15% across its iconic large Cadbury share bags as part of the company’s strategy to eliminate 65,000 tonnes of packaging by the end of 2020.

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