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Editor’s blog

Ruby chocolate is flying off UK shelves

This week saw the UK launch of the much-heralded ruby chocolate, which has finally made its way to Europe, after its grand launch in Shanghai last September.

Posted 18 April 2018

An Easter full of surprises

On my travels over Easter, I was particularly impressed by the sheer range of confectionery that appeared on retailers shelves over the weekend.

Posted 5 April 2018

Showcasing the latest equipment ranges

With a diverse range of companies descending on Cologne to exhibit at AnugaFoodTec in Cologne, the past couple of days have certainly proved enlightening.

Posted 22 March 2018

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