We’re all aware there is a growing problem with packaging waste in the UK and beyond, but now a new, collaborative initiative is promising to turn the tide on the issue.
Posted 11 January 2018
Starting the new year afresh, many of us are turning our attention to what we eat this month in order to shift some of the festive weight.
Posted 3 January 2018
As 2017 nears to a close, we’re looking at what the most-read articles to appear on the Confectionery Production website were this year.
Posted 22 December 2017
With the festive season firmly upon us, I’m already thinking about the sweet treats I’ll be gauging on over the Christmas break.
Posted 20 December 2017
Product presentation is key, particularly at Christmas when confectionery manufacturers are fighting for space on retailers’ already busy shelves.
Posted 13 December 2017
This week, the Confectionery Production team are busy pressing the December 2017/January 2018 issue, which has got me thinking about this year’s key trends.
Posted 7 December 2017
We’re two days into Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt, Germany and it has already provided lots of ideas for upcoming articles in the magazine.
Posted 29 November 2017
Collaboration and innovation – those are the two key aims for Food Matters Live, which I attended yesterday to discover the latest trends in the industry and see new launches that have been developed to meet these trends.
Posted 23 November 2017
After a busy few months of travelling for various international trade shows, conferences and factory visits, it has got me thinking about upcoming events, including ProSweets Cologne and ISM.
Posted 15 November 2017
As the industry continues to push for sugar reduction and reformulation of much loved confectionery products, a change in the recipe of hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella has caused uproar among consumers.
Posted 8 November 2017
Automation, clean label and protective packaging are just some of the key trends being discussed at Gulfood Manufacturing, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre this week.
Posted 1 November 2017
My blog comes to you this week from the Netherlands, where I’m on a two-day trip visiting various ingredients and equipment manufacturers.
Posted 25 October 2017
While it has long maintained a seat at the kitchen table, it seems cereal may be moving beyond breakfast and even beyond the bowl, with new figures showing that 43% of US cereal consumers eat it as a snack at home.
Posted 19 October 2017
The confectionery industry is once again uniting in the battle towards sugar and fat reduction, this time with the launch of a research group dubbed the ‘chocolate and confectionery club.’
Posted 11 October 2017