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

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Icy steering

The first cold spell of the year is taking hold in the UK and as always I’m very grateful for my 4×4 when manoeuvring out of the country roads in the woodlands where I live. The same careful yet determined steering is going on at Confectionery Production headquarters at the moment. As you may have […]

New brand and distributor for Panda Licorice

24 November 2010 – Duello is a new liquorice variant from Finnish company Panda Licorice that combines liquorice and chocolate. Available for the first time in the UK, the chocolate covered liquorice is available now from selected Holland & Barrett stores and independent health food outlets. The company will also start a new distribution contract […]

Two heads are better than one

I am delighted that a strong working relationship has matured this week after spending time with the UK Food and Drink Federation’s BCCC sector group. It stands for biscuits, cake, chocolate and confectionery if you were wondering. As I have mentioned before, they kindly asked me to sit on the organising committee of the yearly […]

ADM collaborations at UK technical centre

29 October 2010 – ADM Cocoa is to hold seminars at its technology centre in the UK. The company opened the deZaan Chocolate Advantage Centre in Liverpool, UK earlier this year to offer customers in the UK and Ireland technical services and support to help them create new cocoa and chocolate products or improve existing […]

Market boost for Nestle

28 October 2010 – Nestlé says sales over the first nine months of the year increased 4.1% to 82.8 billion Swiss francs ($85.6 billion) as stronger demand was dampened by the drop in the dollar, which hurt its international competitiveness. The company figures show that both KitKat and Aero are selling well, up by 2.8 […]

Compostable chocolate box tray

25 October 2010 – UK retail chain Marks & Spencer is to introduce a corn starch-based Plantic tray to hold its Swiss chocolate range with an outer-box is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard. It is home compostable and will take around three weeks to break down. Under water it will dissolve in […]

Mars may be restructuring UK business

19 October 2010 – As yet, Mars Inc has refused to comment on reports that it is to restructure its UK confectionery operations. The UK part of the business is to become separate from the company’s European operations in an attempt to raise its performance against the other top confectioners in the country. Fiona Dawson, who […]

Sweets manufacturer looks to boost revenue

18 October 2010 – UK sweet manufacturer Tangerine, which produces sweets such as Butterkist popcorn, Dip dabs and Refreshers, has enlisted the help of investment bank NM Rothschild to give advice on how to create an injection of funds, with the possibility of a sale of the company. The company, which was formerly part of […]