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

China scraps “famous brand” subsidies

China has announced that it is withdrawing subsidies for so-called “famous brand” products including sugar confectionery, chocolate and fruit jelly among many others. The move came after the US trade representatives argued that these handouts were export subsidies banned by the World Trade Organisation. Chinese documents did not state the value of the subsidies but […]

Glisten revenues increase marginally

UK confectionery and snack company Glisten has reported that revenues are up 1% to £74.4m from £73.8m. Profit before tax was down 49% though some divisions performed strongly. Commenting on the results, Paul Simmonds, chief executive of Glisten, says, “Although our results for the year are below our original forecasts, we have made good progress […]

Fruit ingredient manufacturer goes small

Taura Natural Ingredients are showing the world that less can be more. The new Mini Fruit Bits’ deliver the taste and texture of real fruit ” but now in extra small sizes. Mattias Van Uffelen, sales manager for Europe, explains the rational behind such a move, “Based on market feedback from the world of chocolate […]

Ukrainian confectioner Roshen reports sales rise

Ukrainian company Roshen Confectionery has announced that its sales for the third quarter of 2009 increased 3% compared to a year ago with 255,000 tons of products sold. Production in Ukrainian factories alone amounted to 186,000 tons, up 2% from last year. The confectioner is the leading manufacturer in Ukraine and produce around 30% of […]

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 […]

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% […]

Antioxidant blend for chocolate products

Until now, cocoa beans of special quality and high in secondary plant compounds were needed to allow advertising of the antioxidative effect of the chocolate products. Wild enables manufacturers to offer antioxidant-rich products thanks to its antioxidant blend, even when the natural plant compounds of the cocoa beans do not quite reach the desired level. […]

Fruit preparations for chocolate

German ingredients company Wild is offering its Maximum-Fruit’ fruit filings for chocolate bars in a number of flavour directions. It allows chocolate manufacturers the highest technically achievable fruit content in fillings for chocolate bars ” 25% fruit in the final product using a fruit preparation with 50% fruit content. This keeps the manufacturers in compliance […]

Zetar adjusts profits

British confectionery and snack foods group Zetar has adjusted pretax profit for the year ended April 30. It notes that sales from continuing operations rose 10% to £119 million during the year, helped by sales price increases and a late Easter. It recorded new business in both its confectionery, and natural and premium snacks divisions, […]

Promotions at Smucker

J.M. Smucker, the US food company, has announced the promotion of John Mayer to vice president of sales, grocery market and the election of Jim Brown and Jeannette Knudsen as corporate officers. Smucker is a manufacturer of fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods […]

Four indulgence products in one carton

Sweet as you like’ is a new dessert concept from Danisco that allows the consumer to choose from four different desserts ” all from the same carton. Based on the desired outcome, the desserts can take on a variety of forms ” sauce, panna cotta, whipped topping or ice cream. The texture opportunities include liquid, […]

New violet natural colour

Made from purple carrot, the new anthocyanin colour offers beverage producers a vivid and stable violet colour with increased shelf life. Chr. Hansen has added a new member to its ColorFruit family of transparent colours extracted from edible fruits and vegetables. Based on purple carrot, ColorFruit Magenta 109 WS’ develops a natural and vivid violet […]

Zetar profits fall

UK confectionery, nut and dried fruit brand Zetar has reported a 73% fall in profits and is set to sell the loss-making Baked Snacks unit to focus resources on core business. While the main reason for the company’s decline was the loss of UK retailer Woolworth’s, it cites high costs of raw materials, particularly nuts, […]

Bell’s ‘Top 10 Flavours for 2009’ published

Global company Bell Flavors & Fragrances, which supply ingredients for the food, beverage, soap and cosmetics industries, has published its ‘Top 10 Flavours for 2009’. 

 The list of sweet flavours covers the confectionery, bakery and dairy sectors. The company also publishes top ten lists of savoury and beverage flavours. The methods used to compile […]