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

Lactose free milk chocolate

15 May 2012 – Barry Callebaut has launched a lactose free milk chocolate. Initially being launched in Europe, the chocolate differs from existing offerings by using a special skimmed milk powder with the lowest lactose content available on the market. With this particular powder, Barry Callebaut can allow higher amounts of milk powder in its […]

UK confectionery giant cuts costs

2 May 2012 – The largest UK confectionery manufacturer has saved 40% on production costs. UPM Conveyors supplied a system for transferring toffees from the wrapping line to the multi head weigher, which also reduced the toffee temperature from 80oc to 20oc prior to being bagged. UPM were required to offer a total system including […]

A fat tax isn’t the answer

I am unsure whether introducing a fat tax to high fat foods in the UK would reduce rates of obesity. However, Mike Rayner from the University of Oxford thinks otherwise. Rayner believes that introducing a tax on high fat foods such as confectionery and chocolate will help encourage people to eat healthier foods. This approach […]

Mars Chocolate hires former Innocent boss

24 April 2012 – Mars Chocolate UK has named former Innocent chief Thomas Delabriere as marketing director for its Bitesize portfolio. Delabriere will be responsible for marketing the Maltesers, M&Ms and Galaxy Bitesize brands in the UK and internationally.

Fat tax for UK

20 April 2012 – A leading education professional is pushing for a fat tax to be introduced to the UK. Several countries already impose taxes on unhealthy food. In September, Hungary became the first country to introduce a fat tax on fatty food, including chocolate bars, with Denmark closely following suit. Introducing a similar policy […]

Economical ice cream

27 March 2012 – The installation of wrapping equipment by a UK ice cream manufacturer has resulted in cost savings. When a new packaging line was being considered for the plant, a key requirement was that production of the main plant must be able to continue even if the operation of the packaging line was […]

Nestle goes the Eggstra mile

19 March 2012 – Nestlé UK & Ireland is the first major confectioner to make its entire Easter egg packaging 100% recyclable. With Easter eggs creating 3,000 tonnes of UK waste each year, Nestlé has replaced all rigid plastic packaging from all its eggs – the culmination of a six year process that has saved […]

All natural Nestle

2 March 2012 – Kit Kat, Rowntree’s and Aero manufacturer, Nestlé Confectionery UK has become the first major confectioner to remove artificial colours, flavours and preservatives from its entire confectionery range. Nestlé Crunch chocolate bar is the last of the 79 products to become ‘no arts’, marking the culmination of extensive research and product development […]

Packaging for premium sweets

28 February 2012 – Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose based material, NatureFlex, has been selected by Miss Muffet & Co, to wrap its range of fairytale and nursery rhyme inspired premium confectionery. Miss Muffet & Co is a UK based company, set up by Sarah Cadman, who has a philosophy of using natural ingredients wherever possible. […]

Expansion for Blackthorn Foods

21 February 2012 – To meet fast growing sales in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, Blackthorn Foods is planning a significant expansion. Blackthorn Foods, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, experienced a 50 per cent growth in sales of its handmade and hand wrapped fudge range last year and has recently secured an important […]

Strong UK performance for Nestle

16 February 2012 – Following the publication of Nestlé SA’s global financial results, Nestlé UK & Ireland chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood credited the company’s ability to meet the changing habits of cost conscious consumers for driving the UK business forward. Grimwood pointed to the growing number of UK shoppers who are looking for value […]

New CEO for Tangerine Confectionery

16 January 2012 – Graham Hunter has been appointed to the position of CEO at Tangerine Confectionery, as current MD Chris Marshall moves into a non-executive role later this month. Hunter joins from Northern Foods where he was Managing Director of the Brands Division, comprising Fox’s Biscuits, Goodfellas Pizzas, Hollands and McDougals Pies and Matthew […]

Sensient invests in UK colour facilities

11 January 2012 – Sensient Technologies Corporation have announced that it has begun the next phase of a series of investments to improve the infrastructure of its UK flavour facilities. The current $6.4 million (€5m) investment will improve efficiencies and work flows for the production of Sensient Natural Origins botanical extracts at its Bletchley, UK […]

Tangerine Confectionery grows further

9 January 2012 – Tangerine Confectionery, the largest UK owned sugar confectionery and popcorn manufacturer, has acquired two of the UK’s oldest and most established confectionery brands. The company has acquired Smith Kendon Travel Sweets and York Fruits from private ownership, and is now forging ahead with its ongoing growth strategy which has seen its […]