The UK woke up this morning (7 September) to a new leader and with hopes the new government will immediately take steps to alleviate the crushing living prices that are badly impacting consumers and putting industry at risk.
The UK’s transport crisis is only going to get worse in the coming weeks, affecting the country’s entire food industry and no less so the baking sector, which will undoubtedly put a strain on getting product onto shelves.
Swiss group revamps its Chocolate Academy in Banbury, with plans for continuous expansion and an ambitious growth strategy at its three sites in one of Europe’s biggest chocolate confectionery markets.
Company said its plans of ‘preparing for the worst’, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal are still active, but also warned of rising cocoa costs due to a potential pricing mechanism announced by Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.
Half of British consumers would rather give up chocolate than cheese when asked if they had to “choose between never being able to eat cheese again or never being able to eat chocolate again,” according to new research by Mintel.
General Mills is reintroducing its artificially colored and flavored cereal after consumers complained its natural version did not make the grade – a daring move as the trend towards clean, natural foods gains momentum worldwide. Aligned with this though,...
Coca-Cola, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever will add nutrition logos modelled on the UK’s traffic light label to their European portfolios. However, critics have slammed the use of portion size as a reference.
Scotland needs a “bold approach” to tackle obesity, according to an influential group of politicians. But food industry representatives said tough regulation could present “barriers to business” for the country’s manufacturers.
Packaged food sales in the UK have reached their lowest growth rate in a decade due to an increase in discounter stores, innovation fatigue, and an increase in eating out due to economic improvements, according to Euromonitor.
Confectionery could be the next target for national sugar taxes after the UK’s levy on sugared soft drinks, but the industry still has time to act to thwart levies, writes ConfectioneryNews editor Oliver Nieburg.
The European sugar confectionery market is forecast to decline in the next few years as regulators and consumers consider the impact of sugar on public health, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.