Europe bans konjac in jelly sweets
The European Parliament has voted with an overwhelming majority for
a permanent ban on the use of konjac in jelly confectionery.
Valentine chocs good for the heart, in more ways than one
Giving chocolate to your loved one on Valentine's Day this Friday
could be good for their heart, and not just when it comes to love.
Chupa Chups fighting for survival?
The owners of Chupa Chups, the Bernat family, have agreed to
transfer trademark rights to the Chupa Chups name, but will this be
enough to save the ailing firm?
Kids take on adults in international confectionery stakes
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in
Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated how kids and adults are
targeted by confectionery groups.
New test to cut peanut allergen risk
Confectionery is one of many segments of the food industry plagued
by the risk of product 'contamination' with peanuts - a serious
problem for people with an allergy to the nut.
Migros figures boosted by confectionery exports
Luxury chocolate group Swiss Delice helped drive sales at the
Migros group to more than SF4bn last year.
UB to cut biscuit capacity
United Biscuits has announced plans to close its biscuit production
site at Ashby de la Zouch in the English Midlands.
Tough measures planned on health claims
Confectionery is one market which could be seriously affected by
tough new EU rules on health claims.
Danisco hits record sugar output
Danish food ingredients company Danisco has reported record output
of sugar for 2002, topping its EU quota by 25 per cent.
Stollwerck to close German facilities
Stollwerck, the German confectionery group, is to close two ageing
production facilities and transfer production of its Gubor brand to
the Van Houten plant near Hamburg, according to parent company
Barry Callebaut warns of cocoa crisis
The deepening political crisis in the Ivory Coast is pushing up
cocoa prices, warns Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut.
Good end to the year for US confectionery groups
Wrigley nearly bought hershey last year - now the two groups have
announced 2002 results hit by the cost of discussing the deal.
Danone to close five biscuit plants
France's Danone is to close five production plants in France,
Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands this year, with the loss of more
than 2000 jobs.
Confectionery challenge for private label
Private labels are yet to make much of an inroad into the
confectionery segment, but new analysis from Euromonitor suggests
that the premium chocolate market could provide a rich vein of
growth for private label in the future.
Dessert launches mean no let up for waistlines
The post-Christmas period is often one of reflection, not least
regarding all those extra kilos we put on from eating too much. But
as the Mintel Global New Product Database shows, there is little
chance to lose some weight with a...