Anuga sold out

Anuga, the food and drink trade fair, is already fully sold out, filling all 11 halls of the Cologne exhibition centre. The fair takes place 10-14 October, and promises to be another huge showcase for the food and beverage market.

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Jelly Belly appoints new CEO

Lisa Rowland Brasher has been named president and chief executive officer of Jelly Belly Candy Company; four generations of the family before her have made candy in America. She will now lead all executive and operational activities for the company. She will report to company chairman of the board Herman G Rowland, Sr, her father. […]

Flexible packaging demand

In a new study, PCI Films Consulting has analysed 15 emerging flexible packaging markets, which currently account for more than 20 per cent of global demand and concluded that collectively in the past five years they had grown twice as fast as the world average. Many companies have successfully gained from this market growth and […]


Global sugar production

Strong headwinds look set to impact the sugar industry, with abundant global sugar stocks continuing to weigh on world market prices. According to Rabobank’s Sugar Quarterly Q4, although prices have been under pressure for some time, projections suggest that world production in 2014-2015 will be little different from the previous year. “80 per cent of […]

The price of sugar

World market raw sugar prices declined abruptly during the third quarter of 2014, as exportable stocks in Thailand and in Brazil weighed on the market, according to Rabobank’s Sugar Quarterly Q3 Report. March 2015 futures hit a low in mid-September. As a result Rabobank anticipates a modest deficit for the global supply demand balance in […]

Trade mission to Thailand

Senior executives from Taura Natural Ingredients have accompanied New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, on a high profile trade mission to Thailand. Based in Mount Maunganui, Taura is one of the world’s leading suppliers of real fruit products. It is among 23 New Zealand companies chosen to participate in the Prime Ministerial visit, organised to […]

Jelly Belly opens Shanghai office

10 May 2012 – Jelly Belly Candy Company has established a wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Shanghai, China. The office will focus on expanding distribution of the company’s confectionery products throughout China including the internationally recognised flagship brand Jelly Belly jelly beans. “We have aggressively built our distribution network of Jelly Belly products to over 70 […]

Roquette continues to support Toothfriendly International

1 August 2011 – The publication of EFSA’s fifth batch of scientific opinions on generic health claims has revealed a favourable response to the Toothfriendly logo and claim. The news has delighted the Roquette Group. Indeed, Roquette has supported the activities and scientific work of the non-profit Swiss Toothfriendly International association since it was founded […]

Confectionery Production