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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 […]

Camel milk chocolates expand

The world’s first brand of chocolate made with camel milk is looking to expand internationally. Produced by Al Nassma in Dubai, the general manager Martin Van Almsick says it is looking to enter other Arab markets as well as Europe, Japan and the US. Founded and owned by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, […]

New and improved

Yorkshire, UK based Pecan Deluxe Candy Europe has improved its chocolate making facilities to keep up with demand. Introduced by the company’s parent company in the US, the machinery has been tested and is now in use making chocolate shapes for Pecan’s range including filled chocolates and praline pecan nuts. The upgraded facility will be […]

Prepare for Sweet Brazil

Sweet Brazil Inernational 2009 is due to be held in Recife 10-13 August. The event, which has turned into one of the most important Latin American meetings in the confectionery industry will gather all the Brazilian manufacturers in one place and showcase many new product launches. It is sponsored by ABICAB ” the Brazilian chocolate, […]

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 […]

Cretor introduce nut roaster

C. Cretors, the designer and manufacturer of food processing and concession equipment, has introduced the Tosty Roaster nut roaster. Using a simple batch-roast process, the Tosty Roaster roasts 7-8 pounds of peanuts in 45 minutes, and warms pre-roasted peanuts in just 10-15 minutes. The Tosty Roaster’s durable stainless steel design augments efficient nut roasting and […]

Lareka introduces two-stage chocolate packaging

Netherland-based Lareka Confectionary Equipment has introduces a new machine for packing premium chocolate tablets in two stages at ProSweets 2009. It initially packs the tablet in film (flowpack) and secondly in a pre-glued box. Compared with existing machines the Lareka TP75 ds differs because of its gentle product handling and flexibility. It is possible to […]

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, […]

Hershey announces price hike

Hershey has announced an increase in wholesale prices across its US, Puerto Rico and export chocolate and sugar confectionery lines. A weighted average 11 per cent increase on the company’s instant consumable, multi-pack and packaged candy lines will help offset some of the significant increases in the company’s input costs, including raw materials, packaging materials, […]

Pasteurised under vacuum

Buhler Barth AG introduced a new CCP nut and almond sterilisation system at this year’s Interpack. This latest innovation was developed in response to the continuing salmonella problem, which has particularly hit the almond industry in the US. Existing processes approved by the Almond Board of California (ABC) often degrade or even destroy the natural […]

Pasteurised under vacuum

Buhler Barth AG introduced a new CCP nut and almond sterilisation system at this year’s Interpack. This latest innovation was developed in response to the continuing salmonella problem, which has particularly hit the almond industry in the US. Existing processes approved by the Almond Board of California (ABC) often degrade or even destroy the natural […]