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Wafer Wednesdays

Having recently returned from Austria for the biennial Snackex exhibition and conference, I’m flying there again today – this time to drive across the border to northern Italy to visit wafer company Loacker.

Posted 12 July 2017

The fight against sugar continues

A ban on advertisements promoting food and drinks that are high in fat, sugar and salt on social media and gaming channels that are aimed at children in the UK came into force over the weekend.

Posted 5 July 2017

Deadlines

With colder, wetter weather hitting the UK this week, it seems our summer was short-lived.

Posted 28 June 2017

No one size fits all

‘No one size fits all’ is one of the key messages coming out of the Snackex exhibition and conference currently taking place in Vienna, Austria.

Posted 22 June 2017

A snacking revolution

The number one reason US consumers snack is to treat themselves (50%), new research shows, and more than one quarter (28%) says taste is more important than health when choosing a snack.

Posted 14 June 2017

Nuts about nuts

Nuts account for a rising share of new product launches in the ever-evolving global snacks category, new research suggests.

Posted 7 June 2017

Functional confectionery opportunities

China’s sugar confectionery market is declining while health concerns are boosting the country’s functional candy sector, according to new research.

Posted 31 May 2017

Nestlé loses UK trademark appeal

Last week came the news that Nestlé had lost the latest round in a long-running trademark dispute with Mondelēz International over its KitKat chocolate bars.

Posted 24 May 2017

Does size really matter?

Yet again sugar is hitting the headlines. Over the last week, we’ve reported on a series of announcements from pledges to offer smaller packages and clear calorie labelling to calls for the UK soft drinks levy to be extended to confectionery.

Posted 17 May 2017

Interpack trends

Having just returned from Interpack in Germany, I’m taking stock of everything showcased at the somewhat large processing and packaging fair.

Posted 10 May 2017

Final countdown

On Friday, the Confectionery Production team will be heading to Germany for Interpack, one of the largest international processing and packaging fairs.

Posted 3 May 2017

Out and about

It’s been a busy week for Confectionery Production so far and it’s not over yet. Today, my blog comes to you from Milton Keynes, where I’m attending ABB’s Bakery Switch to Robots event.

Posted 25 April 2017

Sweet success for seasonal chocolate

Seasonal launches accounted for one quarter of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development, new research suggests.

Posted 20 April 2017

UK biscuit maker’s brands up for sale

The brands of Rivington Biscuits, which collapsed into administration last year, are set to enter the global market after being put up for sale by Metis Partners.

Posted 12 April 2017