Confectionery

Andy Baxendale

Processing

Confectionery expert launches mobile sweet academy

By Anthony Myers

Known throughout the industry as ‘The Sweet Consultant’, Andy Baxendale has 24 years’ experience in the confectionery business and a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Food Manufacture.

Insights

Indulgence now a planned activity: Euromonitor

By Kristine Sherred

Everyday indulgence has ended, as impulse purchases slow, social media takes over and regulations intensify, according to Euromonitor analyst Michael Schaefer.

Researchers in France say titanium dioxide can cause tumors in the colon and reduce immune response. Pic: Getty Images/petrroudny

Food safety

In France, no titanium dioxide in food by 2020

By Kristine Sherred

France has ordered food companies to eradicate titanium dioxide (TiO2) from their products by January 1, 2020, after a report from the country’s food safety agency recommended reducing exposure to the chemical.

Pecan Deluxe's plant in the north of England. Pic: Pecan Deluxe

Expansion

Inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy brings its production in-house

By Anthony Myers

Wholesale confectionery company Pecan Deluxe, who provide inclusions, toppings and decorations to the industry, has announced completion of a seven-year project with Dawsongroup Temperature Control Solutions (DGTCS) to bring custom-built production facilities...

Upstart brand Candy Kittens is shaking up the UK confectionery market. Pic Candy Kittens

Sugar

Top 10 UK sugar confectionery brands

By Anthony Myers

Major sugar confectionery manufacturers are starting to fight back as UK government legislation and consumer choice force them to innovate and reformulate.

Europe represents 66.6% of Brazil’s confectionery exports. Pic: ©GettyImages/Waldemarus

Europe sees Brazilian confections bonanza in 2017

By Douglas Yu

Vegan, sugar free and exotic flavors are among the contributors that made Brazilian confections popular in Europe last year, as Brazilian exports of sweets, snacks and ingredients to the EU grew by over 73% in value, according to trade body ABICAB.