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

Biscuit research and development centre

24 October – Kraft Foods has officially opened its new European biscuit research and development centre in Saclay, France, a suburb of Paris. This new facility will support product development for many of Europe’s most beloved biscuit brands, including LU, belVita, Oreo, Mikado, Prince, Saiwa and TUC. “France is an important market for biscuits in […]

Relaunch for Skips & Nik Naks

13 October 2011 – United Biscuits UK is relaunching its Skips and Nik Naks brands. UBUK is introducing a new and improved flavour to the Nik Naks range that consumers will love, as well as increasing the size of the individual snacks to make them even more satisfying. The bold new packaging will help to […]

New branding for Italian biscuits

8 September 2011 – Arden Fine Foods, distributors of finest biscuit and bakery products in the UK, have enlisted branding agency 1HQ to create a brand, for a new Italian premium biscuit and bakery range, Arden & Amici. Tim Holmes, design director at 1HQ, says “The positioning ‘Arden & Amici – bringing Italy to your […]

Improving heart health with chocolate

1 September 2011 – Previous studies have found that chocolate, particularly that of a higher cocoa percentage, contains compounds which may reduce the inflammation that leads to heart disease. Chocolate is also believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which could be beneficial for health. Now, new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) […]

Chocolate good for heart health

1 September 2011 – Previous studies have found that chocolate, particularly that of a higher cocoa percentage, contains compounds which may reduce the inflammation that leads to heart disease. Chocolate is also believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which could be beneficial for health. Now, new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) […]

Reducing saturated fats

CSM United Kingdom has launched the new Craigmillar Marvello RSF Blend, cake margarine. The new Marvello RSF Blend variant can help bakers not only meet government guidelines that target a 10% reduction in saturated fats in baked goods but also respond to new NHS Public Health Responsibility Deal concerns over healthier options regarding calorie loading. […]

Confectionery confusion

11 February 2011 – I am completely confused about what consumers want from their confectionery and what manufacturers should be doing to satisfy them! This week I attended the Reformulate conference, which although not specifically aimed at the confectionery industry but the food industry as a whole, discussed the reformulation of foods to make them […]

Chinese talks over United Biscuits

29 September 2010 – Chinese food company Bright Food is reportedly in talks to buy Britain’s United Biscuits for than £2 billion (€2.3bn), according to the Sunday Times. United Biscuits saw good performance in 2009 with revenues of £1.26 billion (€1.46bn) but rumours of a possible sale of the business have been circulating since July. […]

Bon Bon Buddies moves into European chocolate market

28 September 2010 – Welsh licensing company Bon Bon Buddies looks to enter the European market and relaunch its luxury chocolate brand, Kshocolât, which it acquired in March. Bon Bon Buddies licenses and sells branded children’s confectionery and has become the biggest supplier of licensed confectionery and novelty biscuits in Europe with a projected turnover […]

Lotus Bakeries invest in biscuit production

28 September 2010 – Belgian bakery firm Lotus Bakeries is reportedly to invest around €27 million over the next three years to boost production capacity at two of its plants. The company will expand its production and storage space of caramelised biscuits at its plant in Lembeke in reaction to a significant increase in sales […]

Finland imposes tax hike on confectionery

24 September 2010 – The Finnish government has announced plans to introduce a tax on confectionery, ice cream and soft drinks. Originally intended to be set at almost €1 per kilogram of goodies, the tax has now been dropped to €0.75 per kilo. When a tax on sweets was last enforced during the markka era […]

In-line multihead weighers cater for delicate products

16 August 2010 – A range of in-line multihead weighers offering low drop height for fragile goods and equipped with new control software to improve accuracy at higher speeds has been announced by Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery. The MBP C4 Series of weighers is available with up to eight weighing heads and is aimed […]

Nestle reports strong growth

12 August 2010 – Nestlé Group has achieved an organic growth of 6.1% and an EBIT margin improvement to 15.1%, according to its latest profit report. The Food and Beverages business achieved 5.7% organic growth, which represents an acceleration over the corresponding period in 2009, particularly in Europe as well as in Asia, Oceania and Africa. […]

Jacob’s makes cracking savings

2 August 2010 – Jacob’s Biscuits in Liverpool, UK has recently installed Turbo tray denesters on three of its savoury biscuit lines. The denesters are of the Pneufeed air jet type, which denest the trays by means of a venturi principle and were chosen for reliability of denesting and speed of size change. The denesters […]