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

Stay at home trend boosts sales

The UK confectionery market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.16% over the next five years, increasing from a per-capita consumption of over 8.7kg at the start of 2012, to reach just over 9.4kg by 2017. According to a recent report, ‘The Future of the Confectionery Market in […]

Confectionery items are most promoted

The latest Europe wide analysis into the pricing and promotion of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) by market and shopper intelligence firm IRI highlights the failure of promotions to boost sales volumes. Confectionery was the most promoted category in Europe – up by 5.3% to 31% of all products sold on deal – as suppliers and […]

Meeting the needs of manufacturers

Khalid Mahmood, MP for Perry Barr, Birmingham, has given his backing to a new multi-million pound Apprentice and Skills Training Centre in his constituency, which will set the standard for world-class manufacturing education. A former engineer himself, Mr Mahmood expressed his support for the centre’s goal to train the engineers of the future and its […]

Sustainable palm oil for Europe

Olenex CV, a joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), and New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) have announced an agreement to supply ADM and Wilmar with fully traceable, certified sustainable palm oil from NBPOL’s Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified plantations. The agreement between Olenex’s parent companies […]

Mobile gaming promotion

Skittles is set to entertain its fans with a new on-pack promotion, telling avid gamers how to download new Fruit Ninja versus Skittles to their Smartphones for free. The new and exclusive game, which launches in the UK next month, will be supported by a £2m through-the-line marketing investment, including bespoke OOH advertising, in-store activation […]

ADM commits to sustainable palm oil

ADM Cocoa UK has received certification for the use of segregated palm oil in their facility. Segregated palm oil is 100% RSPO certified sustainable. Via its certified facilities in Liverpool, UK, ADM Cocoa will serve the European market for compound coatings and fillings produced with RSPO certified segregated palm oil. Representative of the company’s ongoing […]

UK supermarkets have longest confectionery aisles

Cross-country differences in dietary behaviours and obesity rates have been previously reported. Consumption of energy-dense snack foods and soft drinks are implicated as contributing to weight gain, however little is known about how the availability of these items within supermarkets varies internationally. A study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity […]

Cloetta acquires Goody Good Stuff

Cloetta has acquired Goody Good Stuff. The acquisition is in line with the company’s strategy to broaden its product range within the growing segment of natural candy. “Acquisitions are a part of our growth strategy and Goody Good Stuff gives us a possibility to strengthen our product offer within an interesting segment. The products from […]

Bake stable fudge inclusions

Pecan Deluxe has launched a range of bake stable fudge inclusions for cakes, cookies and muffins, and even cheesecake bases, providing new and unique texture and taste options for manufacturers, artisan producers and in-store bakeries across the world. The fudge pieces are made from all-natural ingredients and are available in a range of sizes – […]

Oreo manufacture brought to the UK

Mondelēz International has opened a new manufacturing line which will produce both Oreo and BelVita biscuits for the UK, Ireland and other European markets. Oreo will be made in the UK for the first time at Mondelēz International’s Sheffield site, famous for its Trebor, Maynards and Bassetts brands. The introduction of the line, which is […]

Cheshire Farm installs n-ice metal detector

 Ice cream producer Cheshire Farm continues to invest in its modern factory with the recent installation of a metal detector and conveyor system from Lock Inspection Systems. The business produces over 2,000 litres of ice cream per hour, in more than 30 different flavours and a range of tub sizes from 110ml to 5 litres.  […]

Improved EU supply of confectionery ingredients

Confection by Design Limited (CBD) and Orchard Valley Foods Limited (OVF) have entered into a strategic partnership which creates a major new force in the supply of confectionery ingredients, decorations and inclusions to the UK and European markets. CBD has a renowned track record of innovation and manufacturing of high quality fudge pieces, butterscotches, caramel […]

Sneaking nutrients into snacks

Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University believe they may have found a way to ‘sneak’ nutrients into children’s snacks. The researchers have been testing extruded snacks made from fruit powders against popular brands Quavers and Wotsits and found that the nutrient content was considerably higher. And in taste tests with schoolchildren in Manchester, the fruit snacks […]

Kinnerton Confectionery gets ready for Easter

Movetech UK has helped Kinnerton prepare for the Easter rush by delivering equipment which allows the chocolatiers to expand and reduce its production line as required. At present, it’s all systems go for the Norfolk company ahead of the chocolate-lovers favourite festival – Easter. This requires extending the production line to full capacity and that’s […]