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Confectionery - Articles and news items

Hershey rejects Mondelēz International’s takeover bid

Industry news  •  4 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Hershey’s Board of Directors unanimously rejected the indication of interest and determined that it provided no basis for further discussion with Mondelēz…

Katjes Magic Candy Factory takes its 3D magic candy to the States

Industry news  •  24 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

This May, Katjes Magic Candy Factory team will embark on a whirlwind tour to take the world’s first 3D printer for gummy candy to the USA…

Barry Callebaut switches to fully segregated palm oil in two fillings

Industry news  •  3 March 2016  •  Victoria White

Barry Callebaut has switched the production of two of its most popular fillings from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated palm products as of January 2016…

Nestlé to build Baci Perugina as a global brand

Industry news  •  3 March 2016  •  Victoria White

Nestlé has announced a significant EUR 60 million investment in Baci Perugina to further strengthen this iconic Italian chocolate brand on the world stage…

Katjes’ Magic Candy Factory voted top innovation at ISM

Industry news  •  3 February 2016  •  Victoria White

Katjes’ Magic Candy Factory, the world’s first food-certified 3D printer for fruit gums, took first place among the top innovations at ISM…

Confectionery supplement 2015

Issue 6 2015, Supplements  •  9 December 2015  •  New Food

Articles in this Confectionery supplement: Nutritional trends in cocoa beverages, Sugar: does it have to be the bad guy? Plus a preview of ProSweets Cologne 2016…

Corbion Purac granted European patent for confectionery coating technology

Industry news  •  21 September 2015  •  Victoria White

Corbion Purac’s patented coating technology improves stability compared to many traditional fat-coated acid powders in terms of acid migration and moisture uptake from the environment…

Big Bear adds a retro pop to its iconic Fox’s range

Industry news  •  9 September 2015  •  Victoria White

Big Bear Confectionery has gone back to the 1970s to add some retro sparkle to its iconic Fox’s Glacier range with the launch of Fox’s Pop Bottle favourites…

Fudge Kitchen: the sweet spot between industrial and artisan

Issue 4 2015  •  1 September 2015  •  Sian Holt, Managing Director, Fudge Kitchen and Lisa Jones, Dandelion PR

Reportedly, fudge came into being after a teacher in Virginia, USA bodged a toffee-making demonstration in the 1800s. Hence the verb ‘to fudge,’ meaning to make a mistake. There has clearly been no fudging behind the stratospheric growth of gourmet Kentish fudge producers, Fudge Kitchen, for whom keeping true to their artisan roots whilst growing productivity has been a priority and a challenge…

KitKat taking social media by storm at 80

Industry news  •  28 August 2015  •  Victoria White

Celebrating its 80th birthday this year, KitKat is one of the world’s top ten fast-moving consumer goods brands in social media…

Haas reveals CAIMAN D-324 for increased output of rolled sugar cones

Industry news  •  20 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, New Food

CFT Haas Convenience Food Equipment GmbH has revealed the new CAIMAN D-324 capable of producing 19,500 rolled sugar cones per hour…

McVitie’s launch first ever range of biscuit-inspired ice cream

Industry news  •  5 August 2015  •  Victoria White

British biscuit maker McVitie’s has launched a limited edition range of ice creams inspired by the nation’s most iconic collection of biscuits…

Bahlsen North America expands sales to Wal-Mart stores across the US

Industry news  •  28 July 2015  •  Victoria White

Bahlsen North America, a division of the largest family-owned biscuit producer in the world, is now selling Waffeletten cookies in stores across the US…

Over 60% of Britons worried about sugar in confectionery

Industry news  •  24 July 2015  •  Victoria White

British consumers are concerned about the levels of sugar in confectionery, with sugar replacing saturated fat as the primary health concern in the UK…

Lindt & Sprüngli announce above average sales growth in the first half of 2015

Industry news  •  14 July 2015  •  Victoria White

In 2015 H1, Lindt & Sprüngli succeeded in achieving above-average organic sales growth of +9.4% despite slowing and stagnating chocolate markets…


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