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Bio-based packaging

Innovia Films has announced that Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips are using its bio-based NatureFlex packaging. This flexible packaging material is derived from sustainable wood pulp, offers excellent barriers to oxygen and moisture, and is certified compostable. When looking at packaging options, Ocean’s Halo felt that the pack should reflect its core values while also providing […]

Exciting times

By now, you should have received your bumper October issue of Confectionery Production, which as always at this time of year features our directory of supplier profiles. It’s definitely one to hang on to! All the biggest manufacturers are included, so you’ll know where to look to ensure all your production and processing needs are […]

The appeal of almonds

According to the latest Innova Market Insights Global New Products Report, almonds outpaced overall food and nut introductions around the world in 2013, climbing 35%, compared to a 10% increase in 2012 (1).

California almond objectives

The Almond Board of California has released the California Almond objective forecast for the 2014-2015 crop year. Based on 860,000 bearing acres, the forecast for the crop is 2.10 billion meat pounds. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service – California Field Office (NASS/CFO), administers the forecast. “This year’s objective forecast […]

Almonds are top nut

It was revealed after the latest Innova Market Insights global new products report that almonds have maintained their position as leading nut type as they have since 2006. Almonds are also the top nut used in bakery, desserts, cereal and ice cream worldwide and are the second most popular nut for snacking. Confectionery has continued […]

Market for almonds grows

New research by Innova Market Insights has revealed the increasingly important role of nuts in new food products worldwide – use has increased by 148 per cent since 2005 (2012 Global New Product Introductions Report, Innova Market Insights, June 2013). In fact, consumers worldwide report that almonds are the nut they eat most often as […]

October 2011

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Processing & packaging news Diary Confectioner’s comment… Peter Meadows, marketing director of UK & Europe, California Raisins Features: Africa’s chocolate meltdown Snack attack Popping up everywhere Winners and losers of EFSA’s health claim rulings Creating value added brands Going wild Ideal inclusions The healthier […]

UK growth for Blue Diamond Almonds

3 October 2011 – Blue Diamond Almonds is keen to expand its presence in the UK market with its own brand consumer products and ingredients for food manufacturers. The California based company is launching a major marketing campaign throughout Europe, but is particularly focused on raising the profile of its snacks and ingredients in retail, […]

Fast track stevia

29 September 2011 – PureCircle has announced a rapid expansion of its stevia supply in the US as S&W Seed Company nears completion and drying of stevia leaf in its first commercial level harvest. S&W plans to expand stevia plantings in California by the spring of 2012. PureCircle, the world’s leading producer of high purity […]

California Almonds launches health snacking campaign

5 January 2011 – California Almonds has launched a campaign to position almonds as a healthy and convenient snack for busy women. The campaign has been developed following extensive investment in consumer and market research that revealed a gap for healthy, natural snacks in the European market, one of the largest snack markets in the world. […]

Almonds number one ingredient nut for second consecutive year

22 July 2010 –  Almonds were the leading nut used in new food products worldwide for the second year in a row, according to the 2009 Mintel Global New Products Database. The growth of new almond products from 2008 to 2009 (up 18%) outpaced both new food product introductions in general (up 15%) and new […]

Blue California schedules Reb A production

29 June 2010 – Blue California has announced plans to launch commercial production of Rebaudioside A via a natural fermentation process by March 2011. The company currently supplies a range of purified natural ingredients including its Good&Sweet Reb-A 99%, which is GRAS (generally recognised as safe) for inclusion in a range of foods and beverages. […]

Study links overeating to restricting sugary food

Depriving yourself of sugary food can backfire, according to new research recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It can activate the brain’s stress system, causing anxiety and withdrawal-like symptoms, and leading to overeating the forbidden foods. The research team at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Scripps Research Institute […]

Almonds become number one ingredient nut

According to the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), almonds became the leading nut introduced in new products worldwide in 2008, with 160 more new product introductions than peanuts and 423 more new products than hazelnuts. In a global food market that declined 6% in new product introductions overall, new almond introductions held virtually stable […]