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

Kaul bought by private equity firm Riverside

Global private equity firm The Riverside Company has acquired a majority stake in Kaul, the German polishing, anti-sticking and release agent producer for confectionery products such as jelly beans, gummy bears, gums and sugar-coated chocolates. Along with the standard products, Kaul produces more than 250 tailor-made products to meet special requirements of individual customers. Volker […]

Chr. Hansen launches natural white food colour

So far producers of panned confectionery products such as chewing gum and chocolate dragees have had no option but to colour their products with titanium dioxide (E171 in Europe), a titanium-derived white colour produced by synthesis. Now Chr. Hansen has introduced a unique natural alternative based on calcium carbonate, which is classified in Europe as […]

Prevent sugar crystallisation

When storing confectionery products with a smooth, soft sugar-based centre of marzipan, fondant or a creamy base, water can evaporate from the centre causing crystallisation defects. This can be prevented with the use of Maxinvert, which has recently been introduced onto the market by S. Black under the distribution agreement with DSM Food Specialities. Maxinvert […]

Finsbury brings out new mini bites

The UK-based Finsbury Food Group has launched new Nestle Toffee Crisp and Munchies mini bites into Tesco and Morrisons retail stores nationwide and is seeking wider distribution over the coming months through retail, foodservice and wholesale channels. Finsbury plans to extend its share of the snacking cake category, which accounts for 45% of the £1billion […]

Polish confectioners push for public support

The Polish confectionery industry is pushing the European Commission for a loosening of the rules allowing national European Union (EU) governments to give confectionery manufacturers financial assistance when buying sugar inputs. A letter obtained by Confectionery Production from Polbisco ” the Association of Polish Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturers ” has warned that last year’s abolition […]

Sweet Brazilian determination despite currency concerns

The Brazilian confectionery industry is seeing a strong level of investment, strengthened focus on additional product categories and new product launches despite its export business struggling with currency devaluation and the subsequent necessary contract adjustments. This was evident at the recent 12th Sweet Brazil International exhibition in Recife, Brazil. Abicab, the Brazilian confectionery manufacturer’s association […]

Decline in confectionery fats impact AAK

Second quarter operating profits are down at Swedish chocolate and confectionery fats supplier AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) due to a decline in demand. Net sales stood at more than four billion Swedish kronor (€392m) but operating profits were 146 million kronors (€14.3m). The company has recorded additional preliminary insurance compensation of 70 million kronor (€6.8m), which is […]

Brussels action on threatened honey production

The disastrous impact of bee diseases on honey production across the EU has prompted action from the European Commission and the EU Council of Ministers. The Commission is researching the problem this summer and will release a detailed assessment by the end of the year amidst calls from EU ministers for a coordinated Europe-wide response […]

Perfetti combines two iconic brands

Perfetti van Melle will combine the Chupa Chups lollipop with its Fruittella chewy confectionery, creating a Chupa Chups filled lollipop with a chewy Fruittella centre made with natural fruit flavours and colours. Available from August, the confectionery will be available in strawberry. Chupa Chups and Fruittella’s market share has been on the increase by 21% […]

Ukrainian confectioner sees lower sales

Ukrainian sweet manufacturer Roshen Confectionery has seen its sales for the first half of 2009 decrease by 17.5% decrease compared to 2008. The manufacturer produces around 30% of all Unkrainian confectionery. Sales amounted to $330 million (€231m) with an unchanged output of 180,000 tonnes in the first half of 2009.

Almost time for Sweet Brazil exhibition

The Brazilian exhibitors at 12th Sweet Brazil International, that will start on Monday 10 August in Recife, Brazil, have excellent reasons to be optimistic with the results they expect to obtain at the fair. Brazil is the fourth biggest world producer of chocolate, sugar confectionery and gum and the country has seen exports of chocolate […]

Boost for Cadbury

British confectionery group Cadbury has reported a 24% rise in first-half profits and looks for a stronger profit margin increase for 2009. The company posted first half pre-tax profits of £262 million (€305m). The group reported underlying first-half sales rose 4% as growth picked up after a slow first-quarter which only saw a rise of […]

Thorntons reorganises

UK confectionery retailer Thorntons has created two new business units to create “a structure of greater accountability and transparency”. The company has created a sales & operations business unit and a retail business unit. Barry Bloomer, the managing director of sales and operations will run commercial sales in addition to his existing role in charge […]

Tangerine launches soft eating liquorice

Tangerine Confectionery, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sugar confectionery, has launched a new brand of soft eating liquorice. Henry Goode’s Soft Eating Liquorice is the only British variety of soft eating liquorice, a variety of the black confectionery that differs from traditional liquorice due to its soft bite and milder taste and texture. Made […]