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Editor’s blog

A year of promise despite trading challenges

As was demonstrated at ProSweets and ISM last month, there have been some significant finished product launches, as well as equipment within the packaging and wrapping segments of the confectionery market.

Posted 15 February 2019

ISM and ProSweets deliver once again

Preparing for ProSweets and ISM events typically involves a considerable amount of planning and logistics – but this year proved once again it was well worth the effort.

Posted 8 February 2019

Historic Brexit vote leaves businesses with uncertainty

As TV political pundit Robert Peston put it before the UK’s historic parliamentary vote on Brexit last night, ‘we are living through history now’. However, even such an astute observer as he could scarcely have imagined the unprecedented scale of defeat for the government’s plans – losing by 230 votes. This is the worst result […]

Posted 18 January 2019

Happy New Year

This being the first blog of the New Year, my main task is to simply say that the past year has provided many significant highlights and I’m sure that this will prove to be the case for 2019.

Posted 4 January 2019

Keep calm and eat Christmas panettone

With less than a week to go before Christmas, you might imagine the confectionery industry would begin to wind down as we move towards a well-earned festive break.

Posted 20 December 2018

Sweet-toothed and tongue firmly in cheek

This week, Sweets and Savoury Snacks World features a guest blog from our editorial board member Andy Baxendale on the new release with some very topical themes including Brexit.

Posted 29 November 2018

The universal appeal of confectionery

This week’s confectionery dispatch from myself will be short, but hopefully sweet, with production deadlines looming for our next magazine.

Posted 22 August 2018

The second wave of ruby chocolate makes its mark

This week has seen the arrival of a new ruby flavouring from Synergy, which represents the first major alternative launch since Barry Callebaut’s original ruby chocolate release last year.

Posted 15 August 2018