Box company targets sustainability

North West box manufacturer eCorrugated has launched its first sustainability charter to sum up its pioneering commitment to greener business practices. The firm has innovated with the use of new materials to create lighter, thinner packaging as well as reducing its use of virgin Kraft. eCorrugated believes the charter will help underline its key points of difference […]

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Further growth for US market

The US confectionery market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.07% over the next five years, increasing from a value of about US$32 billion at the start of 2012, to reach a value of $37 billion by 2017. According to a recently released report, ‘The Future of the […]

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Does Mondelez treat employees unfairly?

Mondelez International is once again under the spotlight for its unfair treatment of employees. Members of Unite working for Cadbury’s Bournville plant in Birmingham are joining forces with colleagues from Egypt to challenge human rights violations by Mondelez towards employees in Egypt. The global snack company, which is now led by former Kraft CEO, Irene […]

Barry Callebaut employees demand fair pay

Workers at Barry Callebaut’s Banbury site in Oxfordshire, UK, have gone on strike in their fight for a fair pay deal, as the company’s profits and top boss’s pay soars. The dispute has been soured by the knowledge that the top director’s pay increased by 79% in 2011, while the 108 members of Unite have […]


Tape allows colourful promotions

Payne is seeing increased interest from manufacturers looking to integrate promotions within their pack design. The high colour graphics and sophisticated gravure print of the company’s wide width message tape ensure maximum impact and enhance the product’s overall appearance as it appears to be an integral part of the pack design. The colourful design possibilities […]

Raise the bar, Hershey

23 August 2012 – A new initiative by the International Labor Rights Forum asks that Hershey fully commits to ethically sourced cocoa produced under fair labour standards. The initiative is supported by 41 consumer owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers operating 62 stores, who are concerned about carrying the Hershey brands, Dagoba and Scharffenberger, […]

The secret to low calorie chocolate

3 July 2012 – Cadbury owner, Kraft Foods has filed a patent for the manufacture of low calorie chocolate. This new method is claimed to preserve quality and texture while prolonging shelf life. Chocolate and other confectionery products are high calorie products. It is thus not surprising that many attempts have been made by the […]

Caobisco elects new president

29 June 2012 – Caobisco has elected Tobias Bachmüller, CEO of Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co in Germany, as president, for a two year mandate. He succeeds Didier Focking, Nestlé. Bachmüller is a lawyer who started his professional career in the food industry in 1992 when he became marketing director of Chocolate for Kraft Foods, […]

Kraft names leader for snack company

6 December 2011 – In the next step toward launching two public companies, the board of directors at Kraft Foods has announced that Irene Rosenfeld will become chairman and CEO of the global snacks company. Rosenfeld has been CEO of Kraft Foods since 2006 and chairman since 2007, she has led Kraft Foods’ transformation, improving […]

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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. […]

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Biscuit research and development centre

24 October – Kraft Foods has officially opened its new European biscuit research and development centre in Saclay, France, a suburb of Paris. This new facility will support product development for many of Europe’s most beloved biscuit brands, including LU, belVita, Oreo, Mikado, Prince, Saiwa and TUC. “France is an important market for biscuits in […]

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Cocoa partnership launched

18 October 2011 – Kraft Foods is launching its successful Cocoa Partnership to the Dominican Republic in a five year commitment with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Working together, the Cocoa Partnership and USAID hope to increase the yield and quality of Dominican cocoa, while improving farmer livelihoods and communities. The program […]


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