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UK confectionery market is growing

According to Confectionery 2014, a market update from market intelligence provider Key Note, the UK confectionery market grew by 4.1% in 2013. This is an encouraging outlook considering the threats, demands and constraints of inflation, innovation and imitation currently affecting the UK marketplace. Despite the onset of a gradual economic recovery, high prices, particularly in […]

Susca president at ICA

The Ice Cream Alliance, the trade association for the UK’s ice cream industry, has appointed Angelo Susca as President. Susca has more than 45 years experience in the ice cream industry. He is the owner of the TAS Group, a consultancy and supplier of ice cream products and ingredients. ”The ice cream sector has faced a number of challenges […]

Increasing appetite for Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Foundation is currently running its Fairtrade Fortnight campaign (24 February – 9 March) as well as its Make Bananas Fair campaign. Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation says, “It’s 20 years since the very first Fairtrade products Green & Black’s Maya Gold, Cafedirect Coffee and Clipper Tea, appeared in the UK, […]

Fairtrade sales are growing

The Fairtrade Foundation has announced that estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in 2013 reached £1.8bn (€2.2bn), a 14% increase on sales of £1.5bn (€1.8bn) in 2012. A rise in Fairtrade sugar sales was fuelled further by the inclusion of Fairtrade sugar in products such as chocolate bars, ice cream and other products. Chocolate and […]

Support for vanilla farmers

Unilever, its supplier Symrise and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are partnering to support Madagascan vanilla farmers. Madagascar produces around 79% of the world’s natural vanilla supply, which Unilever uses as an ingredient in many of its ice cream brands. The partnership will ensure supply for Unilever and support farming communities with […]

Cocoa brand revamped

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has revamped its Bensdorp brand. By doing so, the company wants to underscore its role in the cocoa powder market.  Building on its Dutch heritage, the Bensdorp brand has become an internationally established value in the cocoa landscape. “Bringing chocolate taste and colour where chocolate can’t go but […]

Mini brownie pieces

Following significant investment at its site in Dolgellau in North Wales, speciality inclusions manufacturer Nimbus Foods Ltd has launched mini chocolate brownie pieces. The chocolate brownie pieces can be incorporated into ice cream and desserts or simply added as a topping. The product is designed with a crumbly texture to achieve a soft gooey eating […]

Good taste

Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.

Ice cream industry buoyant

Major investment in the UK’s £1bn ice cream industry is being forecast following the summer heatwave, which sent ice cream sales soaring. Organisers of The Ice Cream Expo 2014 say confidence in the industry is sky high after ice cream sales rose by up to 300 per cent during the summer. This is fuelling demand […]

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 […]

Colours from nature

Wild Flavors GmbH (Wild) has extended its Colors from Nature range to include clear orange colour blends – a particularly popular colour for food and beverages. The new development allows the company to satisfy the high demand for coloring foodstuffs. This demand was recently boosted due to an EU regulation valid as of 1 June […]

Going nuts

Graham Kingston, commercial director of inclusions and toppings specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe), charts the progress of the inclusions market.

Ice cream maker recruits

A bumper summer season has prompted a York ice cream manufacturer to strengthen its team with two key appointments. Acaster Malbis based Yorvale has recruited Leanne Temple and Sue Smith into the new positions of graduate trainess and accounts and office assistant respectively. Leanne, an English literature and education studies graduate from Durham University, joined […]

Ice cream maker celebrates

A York ice cream manufacturer is celebrating after winning a specialist national award. Acaster Malbis based Yorvale was delighted that its new Chocolate Orange Ripple ice cream was judged the winner in the Ice Cream Category of the Taste of Excellence Award in Dairy at The Cream Awards, the inaugural Dairy Industry Trade Awards. Yorvale’s […]