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Editor’s blog

An international flavour

As we are about to send the latest issue of CP to press, here is an overview of what’s inside to whet your appetite. I chose the gorgeous cocoa pod picture on the cover as a reminder of where the journey to creating a chocolate product begins.

Posted 28 October 2015

A focus on the Czech Republic

It is both interesting and relevant for anyone who works in the confectionery sector to know and understand at least some of what is happening in different confectionery markets.

Posted 21 October 2015

Quality not quantity

There are very few people who don’t love chocolate, and of course it doesn’t all have to be of the high end, artisan variety.

Posted 14 October 2015

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