There are to be talks between unions and management at UK manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) after the company proposed to move its financial department from UK to India with the loss of more than 50 jobs. The maker of McVitie’s and Jaffa Cakes, among other products, has begun a consultation process and says it has […]
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The British biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery sector group (BCCC) has held its 56th technology conference. The conference, held 26-27 March in Stratford-upon-Avon brought together food scientists and technologists, new product development experts, engineers, production and marketing executives. Barbara Gallani, BCCC sector manager, opened the conference with an introduction to the BCCC and the general […]
An integrated multihead weigher and bagging machine for mid-speed duties up to 80 bags a minute was launched in the UK at Pro2Pac by Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery. Aimed at the smaller, or start-up business the new ZC1 machine handles dry goods such as snacks, confectionery, granular products, biscuits and short pasta, bringing together […]
After a legal battle lasting 13 years, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has won the fight over the classification of its teacakes. Consequently, the company is entitled to a £3.5 million rebate. The long-standing dispute originated when M&S claimed that for 20 years its teacakes were incorrectly classified as chocolate biscuits, hence attracting value […]
The ISM partner associations have released figures showing that while the German confectionery business shrank slightly from 9 to 8 per cent, there was nevertheless a 4 per cent increase in turnover across all areas. Federation of German Retailers (HDE), the Association of German Grocery Wholesalers (VDN) and the Central Association of German Cooperation Groups […]
Multinational confectionery giants have defended the integrity of their products in the wake of the melamine in Chinese milk powder scandal. However, Cadbury has been forced to withdraw products produced in its Beijing plant, and Mars has been shocked by an Indonesian authority announcement that M&Ms and Snickers made in China contain melamine. Cadbury voluntarily […]
Kellogg has acquired the Zhanghang Food Company (Navigable Foods), a manufacturer of biscuits and crackers in the north and northeastern regions of China. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Navigable Foods’ 2007 net sales were approximately $50 million (€31.8m). “Geographic expansion in high-growth markets like China will help Kellogg Company continue to deliver sustainable […]