Nude Chocolate enters functional chocolate niche with launch of premium bars infused with ‘super blends’ of herbs and Reishi, a medicinal mushroom in Asian culture.
The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) has been developing a chocolate product made from vacuum-fried jackfruit bits.
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Confectionery supplier Whitakers Chocolates has created a new range of confectionery products in the UK to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Graphic Packaging International and Graphic Packaging International Canada have agreed to acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp and its affiliates National Carton and Coating Co., and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes Ltée.
Crown Aerosols & Specialty Packaging Europe has partnered with Mondelēz and the Cadbury Foundation to create a Help for Heroes limited edition tin.
Industry used to shy away from scrutiny towards ingredients lists, but by choosing the right colour or flavour firms can add value to products and reassure consumers, according to colouring food supplier GNT and kids' food brand Appy Kids Co.
Temkin International has launched an Aplix seal for confectionery packaging which has a hook-to-hook re-closable system.
Euromonitor Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
Brexit is unlikely to have a dramatic effect on confectionery sales, with the quarterly update showing a 2% reduction in volume sales by 2020, according to Euromonitor.
British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery producer and distributor Colian Holding SA.
tna has acquired Unique Solutions in Chicago, US, which makes promotional labels and inserts for clients including Nestlè and Hershey’s.
Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film last week.
Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.
The chocolate market will develop a marked divide between cheaper, lower quality products and higher end offerings that use cocoa blends allowing consumers to distinguish aromatic notes like a wine-tasting, says Cémoi’s R&D chief.
Puratos and Mars have partnered to improve yields and quality in the Vietnamese cocoa sector.
Mondelēz International is expanding its sustainable cocoa farming initiative, pledging to include Indonesia in its ten year, $400m commitment.
Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.
Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has more than doubled its operating profit in its ninth-month results helped by relaxing cocoa prices, North American expansion and a shift to value added products.
AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has posted modest growth in its fourth quarter (Q4) and final year results driven by raw material price increases and strong performance in its core food ingredients segment.
Natural and healthy confectionery set to stay, says Kerry
Healthier and more natural confectionery is a trend that is set to continue, claims the confectionery division of leading supplier Kerry Ingredients.
Tate & Lyle shifts focus as profits fall
Tate & Lyle has announced a major shake-up of its business, shifting focus to specialty food ingredients and away from its traditional sugar business.
Bemis sees upturn in flexible packaging demand
Bemis said a gradual improvement in demand for flexible packaging, especially for shelf-life extension products, was a major factor in it posting better than expected Q4 and year end results.
Bakers IAWS, Hiestand in 2.5bn euro merger
Irish baker IAWS is set to merge with Hiestand of Switzerland to
create Aryzta, a €2.5bn firm that will spear the €30bn global
value-added bakery market.
AAK UK continues to expand specialist focus
Specialist fat and oil manufacturer AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) UK has
acquired Croda Food Services in a bid to expand its specialist
Food and industrial ingredients drive Tate & Lyle growth
Tate & Lyle has reported a strong full year 2007, the third
consecutive year of sales growth and a key one for repositioning
towards value added ingredients. But despite this, EU sugar reform
continues to prove a drag.
Tate & Lyle grows value-added offering with GC Hahn buy
Tate & Lyle has signed an agreement to acquire an 80 per cent
holding in German family-run specialty ingredients firm GC Hahn -
the latest step in a refocusing on value-added ingredients in place
Tate & Lyle appoints new R&D head
Tate & Lyle's appointment of a new head of global research and
development underlines the company's focus on the value-added end
of the ingredients market.
Friesland takes spray drying to Asia
Friesland Foods is expanding its spray drying operations within
Indonesia, as it looks to capture growing demand for powdered
ingredient ranges in the region.
Campina targets appetite control with Fabuless deal
Weight management moved further into the mainstream dairy sector
this week after ingredients firm DSM signed a deal to put its
Fabuless satiety product into a new Optimel dairy drink from
On-target Tate & Lyle forms fermentation partnership
Tate & Lyle has formed a partnership to speed up the
commercialisation of fermented ingredients after posting on-target
Tate & Lyle year profits hit by sugar reform
Tate & Lyle's full year profit fell by 79 per cent to £ 42m due
largely to reform of the European sugar market.
Carbery corporate relaunch focuses on value added market
Carbery believes that its new corporate structure will enable the
dairy ingredients giant to tap growing demand for added value
products and provide a one-stop-shop for manufacturers.
Tate & Lyle expands ingredients empire
New acquisitions announced today by Tate & Lyle underline the
UK group's strategy of achieving a truly diverse added value
APV Baker to aid product line diversification
APV Baker has developed a new co-extrusion technology that will
enable food makers in the cereal and snack market to add value to
their products in a number of ways including a larger variety of
shapes and an even wider range of fillings.
SIG divests to concentrate on core business
SIG is selling the Italian companies SIG Simonazzi (beverage
filling equipment) andSIG Alfa (labelling machines) to the Tetra
Tate & Lyle: pricing rounds squeeze EU margins
Pricing rounds in the tough sweeteners market draw to a close with
UK starch and sweetener supplier Tate & Lyle expecting a slight
fall in margins for Europe.
Tate & Lyle to up sucralose output
Tate & Lyle, the British sugar and starches group, is to expand
production of the sweetener sucralose at its plant in the US to
meet increased demand for its Splenda brand.
Danisco seals Chinese deal
Danish sugar and ingredients firm Danisco closes on its xanthan gum
production deal in China, consolidating the firm's stabiliser
presence in this emerging market. Just days after the firm posted a
weaker third quarter as higher...
Nestlé defends nutritional values
The chief executive of major Swiss food group Nestlé has defended
his firm's often-cited focus on nutrition in a recent interview.