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Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

By Niamh Michail

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and how was it received by fellow members of the Roundtable...

One of Rivington's most famous brands is Pink Panther wafers. Picutre: Rivington Biscuits.

30 biscuit brands up for sale by Metis Partners

By Jenny Eagle

Montana triple chocolate wafer and Trophy milk chocolate wafer by Rivington Biscuits will be sold as part of a commercial intellectual property (IP) sale by Metis Partners.

Ülker eyes leadership in Egypt’s biscuit market as it plans regional expansion. CEO Mehmet Tutuncu pictured. Photo: Ülker

Ülker plots geographic expansion with new parent pladis

By Oliver Nieburg

Turkish confectioner Ülker is aiming to become the leader in Egypt’s biscuit market and hopes to expand in the Middle East & North Africa, Central Asia, Russia and China through recent acquisitions.

Tim Tam is Arnott's only biscuit brand that is available in the US.  Photo: Tim Tam

Tim Tam enters the US as on-the-go snacks demand rises

By Douglas Yu

Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam has entered the US market for the first time after the company decided to cater to the US consumer demands for on-the-go snacks, with a distribution deal with Connecticut-based commercial bakery Pepperidge Farm. 

Ethical labelling is under scrutiny like never before in the wake of documented abuses. But its promise remains strong. ©iStock/Antonio_Diaz

Ethical certification promises much - but it's been a tough year

By David Burrows

Back in 2014 I interviewed Hans Jöhr, who at the time was corporate head of agriculture at Nestlé. We had a (refreshingly) open discussion about certification schemes. Some of them are “cheating consumers” and “cannot help farmers be better farmers per...

EuroCommerce food advisor Marina Valverde appointed CAOBISCO secretary general Pic: ©iStock/CreativeNature_nl

CAOBISCO names next secretary general

By Oliver Nieburg

European confectionery association CAOBISCO has appointed a new secretary general to succeed Sabine Nafziger from February 2017.

Mastika gum and Baron Chocolatier's premium white chocolate win innovation awards at Middle East candy show yummex.

Yummex Middle East innovation winners

Premium gum Mastika attracts suitors after Yummex innovation win

By Oliver Nieburg

Mastic chewing gum brand Mastika is attracting interest from distributors in the Middle East after bagging an innovation award at trade fair yummex, says Lebanese brand owner Master Chewing Gum & Candies.