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Editor’s blog

The price of Brexit

The pricing spat between Unilever and supermarket retailer Tesco that saw well-known brands temporarily unavailable online is “just the beginning”, according to one analyst, who has described the current pricing at UK retailers “unsustainable for manufacturers”.

Posted 19 October 2016

All things chocolate

It seems all eyes are on chocolate this month, particularly this week, as we celebrate Chocolate Week in the UK.

Posted 12 October 2016

A future for raw chocolate

Raw chocolate producer, Adam’s Fresh Chocolate, has been crowned The Seed Fund’s 2016 winner, and is set to benefit from £100,000 worth of mentoring, branding and business support to bring the chocolate to a wider audience.

Posted 5 October 2016

Happy birthday Thorntons

This week, Ferrero-owned chocolate brand Thorntons celebrates its 105th birthday.

Posted 28 September 2016

The truth about sugar

With Brits consuming over one millions tonnes of sugar, pressure is constantly mounting on food manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar in their products.

Posted 21 September 2016

Chocolate on a global scale

Two months after celebrating World Chocolate Day, yesterday chocolatiers were capitalising on International Chocolate Day.

Posted 14 September 2016

Let’s get creative

Supporting its commitment to new product development, last week Cornelius officially launched its Creative Centre at its headquarters in Hertfordshire, UK.

Posted 7 September 2016

The rise of coconut sugar

The rise in the number of coconut-based products available may not be new, but coconut sugar is set to become this year’s trendy natural sweetener in Germany.

Posted 31 August 2016

Taste is everything

If only there was a way we could savour the sweet taste of cake or cookies without the sugar rush? Well now there is, according to scientists in France, who have developed a new device that could help improve the taste of foods low in fat, sugar and salt.

Posted 24 August 2016

British Bake Off returns

With a week to go until The Great British Bake Off returns to our TV screens, the contestant line-up has been revealed.

Posted 17 August 2016

Ferrero at 50

This year, Italian chocolate giant Ferrero is celebrating its 50th birthday in the UK and Ireland and its 70th birthday globally.

Posted 10 August 2016

Countdown to Christmas

With confectionery companies unveiling their Halloween and Christmas ranges, it seems the countdown to the festive season is on.

Posted 3 August 2016

Premium price point

Three in four (73%) of US consumers are willing to pay more for snacks made with high quality ingredients, new research suggests, as the move towards healthier snacking options becomes more evident.

Posted 27 July 2016

Smart confectionery

Carrying on with the sugar/sweetener theme from last week, a Canadian company has launched what it claims to be the first smart candy which contains just 2g of sugar per bag.

Posted 20 July 2016