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Frosting for royal cupcakes

1 March 2011 – Macphie has launched a limited edition Violet Rainbow Frosting to commemorate the forthcoming wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on the 29th April. This new addition to the Macphie Rainbow Frostings range will help bakers to capitalise on the big day and create sumptuous cupcakes with a royal twist. The […]

Zero calorie sweetener for the UK

7 February 2011 – Silver Spoon, part of Associated British Foods, and Cargill, have announced an exclusive strategic partnership for UK distribution and marketing of Truvia branded tabletop, the first, stevia-based, zero calorie sweetener. This announcement comes ahead of anticipated EU approval of stevia extracts later this year and heralds the UK’s first taste of […]

Baker maintains high standards of safety

24 January 2011 – Cornish bakery business, W C Rowe, has switched to high performance metal detection systems from Fortress Technology. Mick Stevens, at WC Rowe says, “Having dealt with up to three suppliers of detection equipment in the past, we now find it simpler to work with just one company that supplies quality equipment […]

AAK strengthens group management

18 January 2011 – In order to create better conditions for organic growth as well as acquisitions, to better face future competition, and to strengthen a necessary internationalisation, AAK has expanded group management with four persons. Edmond Borit, currently managing director for AarhusKarlshamn Latin America; Jean-Marc Rotsaert, currently president for AarhusKarlshamn USA; Octavio Díaz de […]

Jingle bells all year round

17 January 2011 – The festive season has come early this year for Allen Coding Systems UK following the installation of four 53Lti thermal transfer coding machines at Derbyshire-based Matthew Walker, the world’s oldest manufacturer of Christmas puddings. As well as ‘Matthew Walker’ branded puddings, the company creates own label puddings, made to individual recipes […]

California Almonds launches health snacking campaign

5 January 2011 – California Almonds has launched a campaign to position almonds as a healthy and convenient snack for busy women. The campaign has been developed following extensive investment in consumer and market research that revealed a gap for healthy, natural snacks in the European market, one of the largest snack markets in the world. […]

UK launch of coffee sweets

5 January 2011 – The real coffee bean confectionery brand, Kopiko, is due to launch in the UK during January 2011. Named after the plant from which it is derived, Kopiko is available in two flavours – original coffee and cappuccino – both available in 120g bags with around 30 individually packaged pieces. Kopiko’s UK managing […]

UK confectioners downsize to beat VAT increase

20 December 2010 – According to UK media reports, large confectionery manufacturers are cutting the size of chocolate bars to preserve profits in the face of the UK VAT increase and high ingredients costs. Reportedly, Nestlé and Cadbury are some of the producers that have minimized the size of their biggest brands with Cadbury’s Dairy […]

Nestle opens Dubai factory

15 December 2010 – Nestlé has officially opened a new manufacturing plant in Dubai, set to become the third largest Kit Kat plant. The $136 million facility will serve Nestlé markets across the region. Yves Manghardt, CEO and chairman Nestlé Middle East, says, “With such a facility we will be able to meet the fast-rising regional […]

Novelis to close UK confectionery packaging business

14 December 2010 – Novelis is to terminate its foil rolling activities at Bridgnorth, UK and related printed confectionery packaging business by the end of April 2011. “Despite significant effort by the Bridgnorth team, unfortunately a viable alternative to closure did not emerge for most of the operation,” says Tadeu Nardocci, president of Novelis Europe […]

Court condemns Italian pure chocolate”” labelling claim”

6 December 2010 – The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that consumers in Italy are being misled by local legislation that allows confectioners to use the phrase “pure chocolate” on labels to describe chocolate made with 100% cocoa butter. Italy was taken to court in 2008 after it failed to change its rules to […]

Kraft in reported tax-saving move

6 December 2010 –  Kraft is aiming to avoid paying UK taxes by considering moving Cadbury’s headquarters to Switzerland according to UK newspaper The Guardian. Kraft is allegedly reorganising Cadbury’s UK business to allow much of the profit to be booked in Switzerland. This means the company will pay a much lower rate of corporation […]

Is wine or milk most crucial when snowed in?

We have all emerged from the deep snowdrifts of England with slight cabin fever and debates on what is most crucial to be stocked up on when you are snowed in – bread and milk or copious amounts of wine. I think the office debate settled firmly on the latter, especially if it incorporated chocolate. […]

Green & Black’s search for taste assistant

2 December 2010 – Green & Black’s, The UK premium organic chocolate brand, has launched a search for a taste assistant to work alongside head of taste, Micah Carr-Hill. The chosen applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to create a variety of chocolate products that complement the existing Green & Black’s range. Guillaume […]