News

Adrian Dodds. Pic: Henley Bridge

Appointments

Henley Bridge appoints new sales director

By Anthony Myers

UK confectionery ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has appointed Adrian Dodds as sales director to help realise the company’s growth ambitions.

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Easter 2022

Yowie launches ‘Fill Baskets and Hearts with Yowie’ Easter campaign

By Anthony Myers

US confectionery company the Yowie Group is marking this Easter with a new campaign to bring loved ones together by offering a curated collection of free Easter-themed activities featuring sweet treats, homemade gifts, engaging activities and fun educational...

There’s plenty of truth that ‘we eat first with our eyes', coined by Apicius, a well-known Roman gourmand from the 1st Century. Pic: GettyImages/Renphoto

The psychology of colour in baking

By Gill Hyslop

Colour is one of the most important sensory cues when it comes to choosing what to eat – influencing what consumers see, what they taste and what they feel while doing it. How can bakery brands capitalise on this?

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Evidence suggests cocoa flavanols can prevent CVD mortality

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

US researchers conducting a Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) observed a 27% reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults treated with the extract, although there was no improvement in the death rate for...

A mock-up of the H!P Chocolate & Love Cocoa pop-up that opens in London on Thursday (7 April). Pic: Love Cocoa

Retail

H!P Chocolate & Love Cocoa host first Pop-Up in London

By Anthony Myers

British chocolate brands H!P Chocolate and Love Cocoa (both founded by James Cadbury, the great-great-great grandson of the original Mr Cadbury) are hosting their first ever London pop-up this week.

German confectionery production could grind to a halt as it faces unprecedented supply chain and energy issues.  Photo: Gerhard Schubert GmbH

Production

German confectionery companies face collapse if regulations not lifted

By Anthony Myers

The manufacturing side of the German confectionery industry is facing its worse crisis in 70 years and could grind to a halt as it struggles with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and an impending gas shortage caused by the Russian invasion of...

Fox's and Burton's have merged. Pic: FBC UK

News in brief

FBC UK is the new kid on the biscuit block

By Gill Hyslop

Burton’s Biscuits and Fox’s Biscuits (as of 28 March 2022) have merged to form Fox’s Burton’s Companies (FBC) UK, led by CEO Simon Browne.

Destination Rome for the next ECA Cocoa Forum. Pic: GettyImages

Conference

ECA opens registrations for its Rome Cocoa Forum

By Anthony Myers

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) has announced the opening of registrations for its European Cocoa Forum, which takes place from 13 to 15 September 2022 in Rome.

Colombian cocoa is known for its premium and distinctive flavour. Pic worldbulletin

Special report

Colombia cocoa’s peaceful transition to global prominence

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews talked to Jose Puyana, ProColombia's Regional Director for Europe, ahead of a Trade Mission to the UK (31 March to 3 April) to attend the London Coffee Festival, where cocoa producers will be also in attendance.

The Coalition said it also supports the inclusion of the requirement for full geolocation information on the origin of the products covered by the regulation. Pic: WCF

Regulation

Cocoa Coalition proposes amendments to EU bill on deforestation

By Anthony Myers

The Cocoa Coalition of chocolate companies - Ferrero, Hershey, Mars Wrigley, Mondelēz International, Nestle, and Tony's Chocolonely - alongside Fairtrade International and Rainforest Alliance, broadly welcomes any new EU legislation regarding the...