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Editor’s blog

Wrapping up the Easter marketing drive 

With Easter just around the corner, it’s perhaps no surprise that Confectionery Production is starting to receive its share of press releases of major marketing campaigns for this key date in the calendar. 

Posted 28 February 2018

Gluten-free trend marches on

Among major trends that are showing no signs of slowing down as we move rapidly forward into 2018 is the rise of gluten-free products within the snacks and bakery sector.

Posted 21 February 2018

A packed event schedule lies ahead

With one set of major trade shows in the form of ISM and ProSweets already done for the start of the year, we are now looking to the next key event in Cologne, Anuga FoodTec.

Posted 14 February 2018

Welcome from your new editor

Having arrived as editor of Confectionery Production for ISM and ProSweets, my expectations for the range of innovations and creativity on display were very definitely exceeded.

Posted 31 January 2018

Goodbye from your editor

Confectionery Production’s bumper February issue should have landed on your desks by now.

Posted 17 January 2018

Transforming plastic waste

We’re all aware there is a growing problem with packaging waste in the UK and beyond, but now a new, collaborative initiative is promising to turn the tide on the issue.

Posted 11 January 2018

Turning to health

Starting the new year afresh, many of us are turning our attention to what we eat this month in order to shift some of the festive weight. 

Posted 3 January 2018

Top trends of 2017

As 2017 nears to a close, we’re looking at what the most-read articles to appear on the Confectionery Production website were this year.  

Posted 22 December 2017

Festive indulgence

With the festive season firmly upon us, I’m already thinking about the sweet treats I’ll be gauging on over the Christmas break. One will certainly be chocolate.

Posted 20 December 2017

Presentation is everything

Product presentation is key, particularly at Christmas when confectionery manufacturers are fighting for space on retailers’ already busy shelves.

Posted 13 December 2017

A look back at 2017

This week, the Confectionery Production team are busy pressing the December 2017/January 2018 issue, which has got me thinking about this year’s key trends.

Posted 7 December 2017

Innovative ingredients

We’re two days into Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt, Germany and it has already provided lots of ideas for upcoming articles in the magazine.

Posted 29 November 2017

Food for thought

Collaboration and innovation – those are the two key aims for Food Matters Live, which I attended yesterday to discover the latest trends in the industry and see new launches that have been developed to meet these trends. 

Posted 23 November 2017