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Russian sugar production expected to decline

The area sown in Russia with sugar beets for this year’s crop has shrunk 2.5% year-on-year to 798,000 hectares, according to the Russian Sugar Producers’ Union. This means that output of sugar from this year’s crop is likely to decline to 3.1 million tonnes from last year’s record 3.5 million tonnes. Russia was the world’s […]

Estonia case clears way for tough line over sugar hoarding

The ability of national and European Union (EU) authorities to take a tough line with confectionery companies stockpiling sugar and other products ahead of their country joining the EU has been strengthened by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Estonian ice cream maker Balbiino may now have face a heavy tax bill on alleged excess […]

Russian sugar production expected to decline

The area sown in Russia with sugar beets for this year’s crop has shrunk 2.5% year-on-year to 798,000 hectares, according to the Russian Sugar Producers’ Union. This means that output of sugar from this year’s crop is likely to decline to 3.1 million tonnes from last year’s record 3.5 million tonnes. Russia was the world’s […]

Sweet Green Fields doubles stevia production

Sweet Green Fields (SGF), the first US company to commercialise and patent the extraction of high purity Reb-A (Rebaudioside A), has opened a new facility in China. The extraction facility will allow SGF to double its production to meet growing demand. SGF’s natural sweetener, high purity Reb-A 97%, extracted from stevia leaf, is considered to […]

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate invests in new coatings and fillings plant

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has opened a new plant dedicated to production of chocolate coatings and fillings in Deventer in the Netherlands. The new plant, built on the site of the company’s previous coatings factory, is the result of a ” ‚¬16 million investment. The new facility doubles Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s coatings capacity at […]

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate invests in new coatings and fillings plant

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has opened a new plant dedicated to production of chocolate coatings and fillings in Deventer in the Netherlands. The new plant, built on the site of the company’s previous coatings factory, is the result of a €16 million investment. The new facility doubles Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s coatings capacity at Deventer […]

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 […]

Functional ice cream from Cognis

The ingredient company Cognis has presented several new concepts to Vitafoods visitors in Geneva. Among them are orange ice cream with Xangold natural lutein esters for sun protection amd a Latte macchiato ice cream with omega-3 fatty acids. The sun protecting orange-flavored ice cream is formulated with new Xangold 4% natural lutein esters, a water […]

Brussels warns of dangerous fake confectionery

The EU rapid alert service for dangerous products has warned of a spate of imports of realistic fake confectionery and sweet desserts which could choke children and visually impaired consumers. This warning from the RAPEX agency follows the discovery of in Denmark of scented candles made in China, that both look and smell like confectionery. […]

Unilever to close Massachusetts, US plant

Unilever is to close its manufacturing ice cream manufacturing plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, US. Steve Rosemary, director of manufacturing, Unilever Ice Cream, says, “After a long and careful analysis, we have determined that greater efficiencies can be achieved by shifting production to other company plants in the US. This decision was a difficult one and […]

Gelita hosts customer symposium in China

More than 80 guests attended Gelita’s symposium on March 26 in Shanghai. Gelita’s CMO, Dr Axel Alber and the company’s Chinese general manager, Claudio Jacomassi, opened the symposium. The symposium included a look at gelatine and its many applications. Later, Gelita unveiled its future innovation focus, where participants witnessed a sneak peak at the company’s […]

Unilever launches ice cream in Romania

As part of its growth strategy in South Central Europe, Unilever has announced plans to launch an ice cream business in Romania. Global ice cream brands such as Magnum, Cornetto, Vienetta and Carte d’Or will now be widely available throughout the country. The company is also to acquire the Romanian ice cream brand Napoca, which […]

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, […]

ISM update

The ISM partner associations have released figures showing that while the German confectionery business shrank slightly from 9 to 8 per cent, there was nevertheless a 4 per cent increase in turnover across all areas. Federation of German Retailers (HDE), the Association of German Grocery Wholesalers (VDN) and the Central Association of German Cooperation Groups […]