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AAK appoints new CEO

By Niamh Michail

Vegetable oil and fat supplier AAK has appointed Johan Westman as CEO and president.

The Young Talent award celebrated the achievement of youngsters with the potential to become the ceos of tomorrow

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Thorntons’ youngster wins young talent Oscar

By Michael Stones

Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Richard Clemens, managing director, VDMA

Intelligent packaging to dominate future F&B market

By Jenny EAGLE

Technology will play a more prominent role in the on-going task to supply people with food in the next five to 10 years with intelligent packaging becoming more popular for getting data about shelf-life.

New robotic system uses 3D vision and lasers to accurately ice cakes

The robotic icing on the cake

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Quasar Automation has completed the development of its 3D vision and laser robot that is set to shake up the previously labor intensive manual operation of icing cakes.

Show visitors could view one of Bosch's Delta robots picking and placing Kit Kat chocolate bars

Nestlé and Bosch woo food processing recruits

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has teamed up with Bosch Packaging Technology and trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to recruit young talent for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.

EU food industry competitiveness ‘lagging behind’: Report

EU food industry competitiveness ‘lagging behind’: Report

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Union’s food industry is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of competitiveness, according to a new report from FoodDrinkEurope, which outlines priorities for new EU-wide industrial policy.

Confectioners are hoping to influence proposed US legislation

Sweet politics

Confectioners and US lobbying

By Oliver Nieburg

In this ‘Sweet Politics’ special edition ConfectioneryNews.com looks at the lobbying efforts of the top US confectioners who are pumping big bucks into campaigns to influence proposed legislation in this presidential election year.

Mars: for work, rest and ... hosting a visit of MPs to see inside food and drink manufacturing

MPs tour Mars to ‘see inside food manufacturing’

By Mike Stones

Mars Chocolate UK in Slough – home of Mars, Snickers, Galaxy and Maltesers – hosted a visit by MPs and Peers yesterday (June 12) as part of ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ (SIM) initiative.

Fewer food firms became insolvent in October compared with the same month last year

Insolvency affects fewer food firms

By Graham Holter and Mike Stones

The food manufacturing sector has seen a fall in the number of companies becoming insolvent, according to a new study.

Special Edition: Food Factory Careers

Nestlé reveals strategy to plug engineering skills gap

By Jane Byrne

A lack of engineering graduates has created a challenge for the food manufacturing sector in terms of vacancy filling or expansion projects and we spoke to the head of HR at Nestlé to hear about the food giant’s strategies to remedy the deficit.