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These are all the posts that have been tagged with biscuits.

Innovation application centre

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced the opening of an Innovation Application Centre in Gurgaon, India. The multi-million-dollar facility houses state-of-the-art equipment and capabilities to serve the food industry in India. “According to industry estimates, the food industry in India is growing between 15 and 20 per cent annually. We recognise that while the science […]

Swiss long life bakery sales fall

During 2014, the Swiss long life bakery product industry sold fewer biscuits than the previous year. Domestic sales experienced a slight fall, while export business saw a significant decline. The volumes sold abroad and the turnover achieved were both down for the fourth time in a row. The climate is set to become harsher still […]

UB appoints new CEO

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that Martin Glenn will be stepping down from the business in early April to join the English Football Association as CEO. Glenn will be succeeded as CEO by Jeff van der Eems who is currently CEO of UB’s International business. Glenn is an avid, lifelong football fan – and is […]

Reduced fat chocolate patent

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced that the European Patent Office has awarded their patent EP 2 152 091 on reduced fat chocolate. With this patent, the Barry Callebaut Group continues to broaden its innovation-based product offering of reformulated products. The company is now able to offer its customers an additional solution for products with […]

Metal chocolate boxes

The Massilly Group, a French manufacturer of metal packaging, has created a range of made to measure à la carte metal boxes. The streamlined designs are one hundred percent recyclable. Massilly has invested in new folding machinery on its Burgundy site in order to be able to produce right-angled boxes in a variety of formats […]

10 years in business

FEG Ltd, a UK based design and build, project management and consultancy company, is celebrating 10 years in business. Chris Williams, the company founder and managing director, says: “We are delighted to reach this milestone and are proud that the business has grown to be a successful company. We now employ a team of project […]

Mineral oil barrier film

Innovia Films has launched its first BOPP film that has been officially proven to provide up to one and a half years protection from mineral oil migration – Propafilm RCU. Its development has been the result of proactive investigation into the mineral oil hydrocarbon (MOH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbon (MOAH) barrier protection of their films. […]

Mondelez expands in Bahrain

Mondelez International has laid the cornerstone of its new $90 million biscuit plant in Bahrain in a bid to tap into rising demand in the Middle East and Africa for brands such as Oreo, Ritz and Tuc biscuits. Full commercial production is scheduled to start early next year. “Demand for our biscuits in the Middle […]

Recycling food waste

Paul Featherstone, group director of surplus food recycler, SugaRich, will be speaking about recycling food manufacturing waste at Resource 2015, Excel London, on Wednesday 4 March. The event will bring together professionals with a significant interest in keeping materials in the circular economy for a healthier environment and more sustainable economy. SugaRich works with food […]

Kellogg acquires stake in Bisco Misr

Kellogg Company has acquired a majority stake in Bisco Misr, one of the top packaged biscuits company in Egypt. This transaction advances Kellogg’s global snacks business in growing emerging markets. “Bisco Misr is an excellent strategic fit for Kellogg, and Egypt is a growing market with a strong economy,” says John Bryant, chairman and CEO, […]

UB and Cargill partnership

United Biscuits (UB), a leading international manufacturer of biscuits, has announced a strategic three-year partnership with Cargill, an international producer of food and agricultural products and services. The agreement means that Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business will supply all UB’s derived cocoa and chocolate products and will support UB with the delivery to its seven […]

A natural emulsifier

Dr Waldemar Buxmann, research and development director, Sternchemie, reports on the benefits of using sunflower lecithin.

United Biscuits sale agreed

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone and PAI Partners have announced the sale of United Biscuits (UB), a leading international manufacturer of biscuits, to Yildiz Holding. UB is a leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK and second largest in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland. Among UB’s popular brand names are McVitie’s, […]

Chairman appointed

United Biscuits has announced the appointment of Frank Meysman as non-executive chairman of the group.  Mr Meysman joins the board as chairman on 21 October 2014, succeeding David Fish, who is retiring. Mr Meysman, 62 and a Belgian national, is currently non-executive chairman of FTSE-250 listed Thomas Cook Plc and the Belgian company Betafence NV, […]