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Editor’s blog

Small packages

The confectionery category is of course highly competitive, with brands both big and small competing to stand out on the shelves.

Posted 7 October 2015

Time flies

It’s hard to believe that the October issue of Confectionery Production is on its way. Here in the UK, autumn is in the air, and it’s the time of year when we start planning the content of the magazine for 2016.

Posted 30 September 2015

Health and happiness

Despite what most people might think, apparently chocolate can help you lose weight.

Posted 23 September 2015

The test of time

Hands up who remembers Fry’s Five Centres, or maybe the Cadbury’s Spira or the Fox’s Echo. I certainly do and the world is a seemingly less happy place without them – at least when looking for a chocolate fix.

Posted 15 September 2015

See you at PPMA

This month, the CP team will be attending PPMA at the NEC in Birmingham.

Posted 8 September 2015

Protecting the workforce

There has been a great deal of focus within the confectionery industry on issues relating to cocoa production and particularly the plight of cocoa farmers and their families.

Posted 1 September 2015

Industry trends

The UK chocolate and confectionery production industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle, according to a report published by business information provider IBISWorld in July.

Posted 26 August 2015

Big and small

There’s nothing nicer than getting out and about and meeting confectionery producers big and small. Ultimately, it’s all about the people and it’s a real bonus that such a fun industry tends to attract great people.

Posted 18 August 2015

Whatever next

Innovation remains a key feature of the global confectionery market.

Posted 11 August 2015

Will you be at iba?

What’s new in the bakery, confectionery and snack sectors? Iba – the International Bakery Exhibition – covers all the trends, from baking ingredients to packaging.

Posted 23 July 2015

Feast for the senses

A beach scene complete with edible sand, shells and starfish and a forest complete with cake trees and earth, biscuit moss and chocolate insects.

Posted 15 July 2015

Sweet celebrations

With wedding season in full swing, it’s hard not to notice all the appealing pastel coloured confectionery that has appeared – from personalised rock to candy buffets and towering layers of cup cakes and colour coded macarons.

Posted 7 July 2015