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Maoam celebrates sampling success

8 December 2011 – Maoam, the fruity chew brand, is celebrating the success of their Mixer Campaign following excellent engagement with key audiences throughout the country and total brand awareness reporting an increase of 13 per cent. The campaign, which encouraged consumers to use a specially designed Maoam soundboard to create their own Maoam mix […]

200 Cadbury jobs cut

6 December 2011 – Kraft’s £44 million investment in its Cadbury plants is tainted by the announcement that 200 jobs will be lost over the next two years, Unite, the largest union in the country, says. Kraft, which controversially took over Cadbury last year, said consultation on job losses would start in the New Year. […]

Stagnant sales for European confectionery

6 December 2011 – Latest research from Mintel on the sugar and gum confectionery market in Europe reveals that in the big five European countries, sales of sugar and gum confectionery have remained stagnant over the past four years (2008–2011), from €8.6 billion in 2008 to an estimated €8.9bn in 2011. Sales particularly declined in […]

Improved biscuit production

23 November 2011 – One of Europe’s largest biscuit factories, Galletas Gullon, has successfully increased its production levels as a direct result of installing Chiorino HP food quality conveyor belts in its factories. Chiorino UK are global manufacturers of conveyor and transmission belts, predominantly for the food production industry. Recently, Chiorino supplied Galletas Gullon with […]

Nestle invests in Europe

10 November 2011 – Nestlé continues to drive its growth in Europe with a €10 million investment to produce different varieties of chocolate in Spain. The company has installed a new production line for moulding chocolates at its factory in La Penilla de Cayón in the north of the country. The new line at is […]

Quality Street celebrates 75 years

2 November 2011 – Nestlé is celebrating 75 years of its revolutionary confectionery assortment Quality Street in the UK this year. Created by the Mackintosh business in Halifax, northern England, in 1936, Quality Street changed the way confectionery was manufactured and sold. The brand used ground breaking technology such as the world’s first twist wrapping […]

Unifine bags a winner

31 October 2011 – Top quality Fruibel couverture is the latest packaged product from Unifine to receive an exciting new look. In line with the group’s global strategy of refreshing and upgrading its packaged ingredients, the three varieties of chocolate – Maracaibo (milk), San Felipe (dark) and Cabo Blanco (white) will come in attractive full […]

The British chocolate industry

13 October 2011 – The British love chocolate. Since cocoa became the drink of choice for affluent gentlemen shortly after its arrival on our shores in the eighteenth century we have been passionate about this culinary treat. The average person eats around 200 bars of chocolate a year and we spend around £4billion on chocolate […]

Relaunch for Skips & Nik Naks

13 October 2011 – United Biscuits UK is relaunching its Skips and Nik Naks brands. UBUK is introducing a new and improved flavour to the Nik Naks range that consumers will love, as well as increasing the size of the individual snacks to make them even more satisfying. The bold new packaging will help to […]

UK growth for Blue Diamond Almonds

3 October 2011 – Blue Diamond Almonds is keen to expand its presence in the UK market with its own brand consumer products and ingredients for food manufacturers. The California based company is launching a major marketing campaign throughout Europe, but is particularly focused on raising the profile of its snacks and ingredients in retail, […]

Maltesers go Fairtrade

28 September 2011 – Chocolate giant Mars made a pledge two years ago that all cocoa used within its chocolate products would be sustainably sourced by 2020. In a move to make this pledge reality, from 2012 all UK Maltesers will be certified Fairtrade. Maltesers is the third biggest confectionery brand in the UK, behind […]

Hazelnuts added to allergen scope

22 September 2011 – Eurofins UK has added testing for hazelnuts to extend its range of allergen tests. The increased use of hazelnuts in chocolate based confectionery and cereals means an added requirement for allergy testing for this nut. Eurofins in the UK uses ELISA tests methods for all of its allergen testing which presently […]

Speciality chocolate fair

9 September 2011 – The Speciality Chocolate Fair is the only event in the UK dedicated to fine quality chocolate. The fair presents unique opportunity to taste and source the very best suppliers and chocolate products from a wide range of chocolatiers and producers. Chocolate Fresh, fruity flavours once again proved to be popular in […]

New branding for Italian biscuits

8 September 2011 – Arden Fine Foods, distributors of finest biscuit and bakery products in the UK, have enlisted branding agency 1HQ to create a brand, for a new Italian premium biscuit and bakery range, Arden & Amici. Tim Holmes, design director at 1HQ, says “The positioning ‘Arden & Amici – bringing Italy to your […]