Confectionery Production covers this year’s ISM global confectionery event. Editor Neill Barston speaks exclusively to Camille Lannoy of Barry Callebaut, Andy Baxendale of Sweetdreams, Sian Holt from Fudge Kitchen, Yasmin Atun of Abicab, and James Cadbury, from Love Cocoa
Ferrero USA has expanded its confectionery operations with a new distribution centre in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.
Results from the latest Food and Drink Federation (FDF) 2019 Business Confidence report, have revealed weak investment and growth for the sector in the first three quarters of the year.
UK confectionery expert Andy Baxendale has been recruited by a US firm to develop a range of cannabis chewing gum, responding to a notable surge in demand for sweets infused with the drug.
Pouching machine manufacturer Volpak, part of the Coesia group, has confirmed it will be showcasing upgraded systems at this year’s Interpack.
The Swiss-based Bühler group has reported a stable level of turnover for 2019, at CHF 3.3 billion, driven by a notable contribution from its recently formed consumer foods division over the past year, against challenging global economies.
UK-based packaging specialist Macpac will be showcasing distinctive, eco-friendly packaging materials such as its Breakdown PET range at this year’s Packaging Innovations show at the NEC, Birmingham.
The Barry Callebaut Group has unveiled a key breakthrough with personalised 3D printed chocolate, which is being delivered commercially through its decoration brand Mona Lisa.
One of the week’s more intriguing confectionery tales concerns the UK revival of Opal Fruits for the first time in 22 years, albeit for a limited time period only.
Having just returned from covering both ProSweets and ISM, there’s plenty to reflect upon across the four days of these major global trade shows.
German-based packaging system specialist Theegarten-Pactec has confirmed it will be presenting two new high-performance machinery solutions for Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Ingredients supplier Paradise Fruits by Jahncke released a series of freeze dried crunchy granulates during ProSweets in Cologne this week.