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Mars pledges saturated fat reduction

Mars Chocolate UK has pledged a 15% reduction in saturated fat across a number of its core chocolate bars. From summer 2010, Mars, Snickers, Milky Way, Topic and Flyte in the UK will all contain at least 15% less saturated fat per bar compared with their current recipes. The move is said to be the […]

BakeMark UK changes name

BakeMark UK has changed its name into CSM (United Kingdom), part of CSM, the largest supplier of bakery products worldwide. Gerard Hoetmer, CEO of CSM comments, “The name change reflects our reinforced local and global corporate identity and showing our ambition to utilise our combined strength as a group.” John Lindsay, country manager UK elaborates, […]

Kraft wins the battle for Cadbury

The Cadbury board has approved a new increased bid from Kraft Foods. It will now advise its shareholders to accept the new offer of 850 pence a share (including a 10p dividend) – valuing the company at £11.5 billion (€13.1bn). The deal will mark the biggest British takeover since the credit crunch began and one […]

KeyChoc becomes new academy partner

KeyChoc (part of UK company Keylink) has been appointed as the long term official machinery partner’ of the Barry Callebaut UK Chocolate Academy with immediate effect. As part of the agreement, KeyChoc will provide a range of machinery for use in the Banbury-based academy comprising: 12 x CH08 melting/holding tanks (for individual workstations) 1 x […]

Chocolate sales rise

According to market research company Mintel, chocolate sales have risen around the world despite the recession. China saw chocolate confectionery sales jump 18% this year, while in the Ukraine sales rose 12%. In the UK, sales of chocolate increased 5.9% in 2009 whike consumers in the US bought 2.6% more chocolate this year than last. […]

Glisten revenues increase marginally

UK confectionery and snack company Glisten has reported that revenues are up 1% to £74.4m from £73.8m. Profit before tax was down 49% though some divisions performed strongly. Commenting on the results, Paul Simmonds, chief executive of Glisten, says, “Although our results for the year are below our original forecasts, we have made good progress […]

Cadbury’s Roses in eco packaging move

This Christmas, as an experiment, the famous tin of Cadbury’s Roses will be replaced with recycled cardboard boxes. The company says tins are becoming more expensive because of the rising cost of steel, but added emphasised that the cardboard boxes will currently be sold in the UK retailer Tesco and will only be rolled out […]

Gallani appointed FDF director of food safety and science

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Barbara Gallani to the post of director of food safety and science, replacing Helen Munday who leaves FDF at the end of this year for a role at Coca-Cola. Gallani will start in her new role in January 2010. She is currently an FDF manager with […]

New developments at Tangerine

Tangerine Confectionery is launching a new range of truffles by Danish chocolatier Anthon Berg. The Dark Velvet range includes Remy Martin Cognac truffle is a rich nut truffle with classic Remy Cognac, combined with a drop of plum juice, and coated in dark chocolat. The Piper-Heidsieck variety has a white chocolate filling, with Piper-Heidsieck, a […]

Carbon Gold announces deal with Green & Black’s

Carbon Gold, the world’s leading sustainable biochar project developer, has entered into a deal with Green & Black’s organic chocolate to implement a biochar project in Belize. The project will help to boost cacao farmers’ incomes, improve soil fertility and capture carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Carbon Gold, with support from […]

Bakery wins Supreme Champion at Great Taste Awards

Recently, the Great Taste Awards final was held at Fortnum & Mason in London. The gluten-free More? Muddees chocolate brownie from Cumbria’s More? The Artisan Bakery was named Supreme Champion 2009. Champion baker Patrick Moore accepted the award. Radio host Chris Evans, restaurateur Mark Hix and TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson were among the judges. […]

Confectionery companies to reap benefits of new UK qualification

Cadbury involved in a new qualification aimed at increasing the number of young people looking to pursue a career in food and drink manufacturing. The Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design (MPD) is available to pupils and students aged 14 to 19. It has been developed to sit alongside traditional academic qualifications and allows students […]

Brenntag Purchases glucose syrup business from Cargill

Brenntag UK Ltd, part of the Brenntag Group, has purchased the packed glucose syrup business in the UK from Cargill. The agreement includes the supply of all grades of glucose syrup in packages to UK customers. For many years Brenntag has operated a toll packaging and distribution arrangement for Cargill, whilst also acting as an […]

Thorntons reorganises

UK confectionery retailer Thorntons has created two new business units to create “a structure of greater accountability and transparency”. The company has created a sales & operations business unit and a retail business unit. Barry Bloomer, the managing director of sales and operations will run commercial sales in addition to his existing role in charge […]