This week, Cadbury criticised over websites, Aero gets new packaging and confectionery maker in bioethanol move
The world's number one confectionery group ups the stakes in the
gum war with the launch of Trident Sweet Kicks, a mint-flavoured
gum with a chocolate-flavoured liquid centre.
UK-based Food Design has extended its chocolate coating facilities
as a means of increasing its market reach in both the UK and
Rising costs cause Cloetta Fazer profits to drop, Haagen-Dazs puts
salt in ice-cream, and the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) holds
a conference on the changing confectionery market.
Cadbury Schweppes has pledged to remove all artificial colourings
from its confectionery products by the end of the year in response
to concerns over their possible effects on behaviour.
Consumption of dark chocolate and cocoa may not boost
heart health, and could actually increase pulse rates,
according to new research.
Alfred Ritter is moving production of its chocolate bars out of
Russia and back to Germany to use the same milk materials for
products sold the world over.
Beneo-Palatinit is predicting that crush candies, hard-boiled
sweets with fine cracks, could be a new confectionery trend in
Europe and open up a new market for its Isomalt sweetener.
In the wake of a damning scientific report on the health effects
of artificial additives, Cadbury Trebor Bassett and Mars UK
today said they are cutting the chemicals from their products.
A new packaging machine can bag snacks and confectionery products
at high speeds with minimal waste, according to the manufacturer.
Niche markets offer the UK company better profit opportunities than
the traditional chocolate and sweets sectors, according to a
Euromonitor report on Cadbury's strategy.
Sticky, easily torn sweet wrappers could soon be a thing of the
past thanks to a new test from Stable Micro Systems (SMS).
Quest has launched a range of timed flavour release chewing gums
that it claims could revolutionise an already burgeoning market.
The results of a consumer survey on healthy chocolate suggests that
the substance once considered solely as a sweet confectionery item
has made huge strides towards the realm of health foods.
Sweet makers are gearing up for the coming year by targeting trends
for healthy, natural and sugar-free ingredients as well as the
demand for innovation in growth sectors such as gum.