Colours linked to hyperactivity

The FSA has updated its list of product ranges that are free from the six food colours that are associated with possible hyperactivity in young children. Cloetta’s Chewits product line and Tangerine Confectionery’s Candyland product lines have now been added to the list. The list includes companies which have either never contained the six colours […]

New director announced

Tangerine Confectionery has announced that Benoit Testard will be joining Clive Sharpe on the group board as a non-executive director. Benoit was previously the Group CEO at United Biscuits and has more than 30 years experience in the FMCG market in the UK and continental Europe. Benoit worked in marketing, sales and general management for […]

Sneaking nutrients into snacks

Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University believe they may have found a way to ‘sneak’ nutrients into children’s snacks. The researchers have been testing extruded snacks made from fruit powders against popular brands Quavers and Wotsits and found that the nutrient content was considerably higher. And in taste tests with schoolchildren in Manchester, the fruit snacks […]

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Tangerine closes factory

UK firm Tangerine Confectionery plans to close its smallest factory in Poole and transfer manufacturing of its sweet products to its other sites. Up to 75 staff will be fired in the process. The company has said that the decision will enable Tangerine to remain competitive by maximising its production capacities. The site, which currently […]

Tangerine increases productivity by 55%

A fully automated flowrapping line from Ilapak is helping Tangerine Confectionery to dramatically increase productivity and production line efficiency. The packaging line, using two of Ilapak’s Carrera 2000/40 electronic flowrappers, is achieving speeds of 350 products per minute, wrapping Jamesons’ Ruffle Bars around 55% faster than the company’s previous flowrapper. Tangerine produces some of the […]


Fairtrade sales rise worldwide

1 August 2012 – A new report from Fairtrade International reveals that consumers around the world spent $6.6 billion (€5.4bn) on Fairtrade certified products in 2011. The expenditure represents a 12% increase over the previous year, and a projected 10% growth rate in the US. While the Fairtrade Certification Mark can be found on nearly […]

New CEO for Tangerine Confectionery

16 January 2012 – Graham Hunter has been appointed to the position of CEO at Tangerine Confectionery, as current MD Chris Marshall moves into a non-executive role later this month. Hunter joins from Northern Foods where he was Managing Director of the Brands Division, comprising Fox’s Biscuits, Goodfellas Pizzas, Hollands and McDougals Pies and Matthew […]

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Tangerine Confectionery grows further

9 January 2012 – Tangerine Confectionery, the largest UK owned sugar confectionery and popcorn manufacturer, has acquired two of the UK’s oldest and most established confectionery brands. The company has acquired Smith Kendon Travel Sweets and York Fruits from private ownership, and is now forging ahead with its ongoing growth strategy which has seen its […]

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Tangerine acquires Wham and Highland Toffee

14 October 2011 – Tangerine Confectionery has acquired the iconic Wham and Highland Toffee brands from Millar McCowan, which recently entered administration. The acquisition of both brands is part of an ongoing growth strategy for Tangerine which has seen its turnover quadruple to more than £160million in the last five years. Instantly recognisable, the Wham […]

Blackstone acquires Tangerine

6th July 2011 – The Blackstone Group has acquired Tangerine, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sugar confectionery and popcorn. Blackstone has invested for a majority stake in the company, alongside management which has re-invested significantly in the business. Lionel Assant, Blackstone senior managing director says, “Blackstone’s investment in Tangerine will provide an excellent platform […]

Snacking liquorice

21 April 2011 – Tangerine Confectionery has launched Henry Goode’s soft eating liquorice in a new grab and go bar format. Since its launch in 2009, Henry Goode’s soft eating liquorice has grown to become the category leading brand, as consumers opt for the only British variety of the traditional treat. The new format will […]


Keeping sweets fresh

1 April 2011 – Tangerine Confectionery has improved its traditional Taveners weigh out jars with a new, improved packaging feature, which promises to keep the brand’s Proper Sweets fresher than ever. The new foil lids, will enhance the quality of the ‘unwrapped’ confectionery in the range, including sweet shop favourites such as Sherbet Lemons, Kola […]

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