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Father’s Day chocolates round-up

By Anthony Myers

Father’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday 21 June. Chocolatiers around the country have been busy preparing for the big day for dads, granddads, stepdads or anyone who needs some love in the house. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest treats that been...

The manufacturer of Jaffa Cakes has urged retailers to go back to basics with biscuits. Pic: pladis

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Biscuit sales surge in the UK

By Anthony Myers

UK manufacturer pladis announced sales of biscuits grew by £66m (2.5%) - the category is now worth £2.7bn ($3.42bn) - and said it was on its way to unlocking a £264m opportunity within the coming three years.

Tomra Foods is holding a webinar to help its customers with production solutions during the coronavirus restrictions. Pic: Tomra Foods

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Tomra to host ‘Sweet Stuff’ virtual webinar

By Anthony Myers

With the cancellation of this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, Tomra Food solutions is offering its skill and guidance regarding confectionery sorting solutions online.

Chicago has been home to the Sweets & Snacks Expo for the past 22 years. Pic: Unsplash

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Chicago, ‘Candy Capital’ of the world

By Anthony Myers

When the inaugural Sweets & Snacks Expo was held at held at Chicago’s Navy Pier in 1997, it appeared the candy industry had found its natural home ...

The Sweets & Snacks Expo will be back in 2021 after an enforced break this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Sweets & Snacks Expo: A timeline to success

By Anthony Myers

In May 2017, Sweets & Snacks Expo, the largest candy and snack show in North America, celebrated its 20th anniversary; here, we look back at its history and hear about plans for the 2021 show.

Firetree's 3-bar selection ready for its tasting session. Pic Firetree

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Firetree chocolate company to host virtual tasting session

By Anthony Myers

While the nation remains in lockdown British premium brand Firetree will use Zoom for a live and interactive chocolate tasting and discovery event to share its passion and knowledge of rare cocoa beans, remote single estate locations, and its sourcing...