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
As we move into 2019, there’s plenty to reflect upon after another exceptionally eventful twelve months within the confectionery sector.
Posted 11 January 2019
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
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
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 announcement by Mars Wrigley Confectionery on its decision for a $1 billion package of support to assist African cocoa growing communities is a definite step in the right direction.
Posted 28 September 2018
The results of a new survey showing that consumers in the UK would favour a tax on plastic packaging perhaps comes as little surprise.
Posted 29 August 2018
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
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
The phrase ‘iconic’ is often banded around for products and items that aren’t always terribly deserving of the description.
Posted 8 August 2018
One of the most popular job adverts in Europe over the past week must surely have been Ferrero’s call for 60 taste testers at its facilities in northern Italy.
Posted 1 August 2018
One of the biggest headlines within the confectionery sector for the past week has been news of a return for Toblerone in a larger format, which has gained broad media attention.
Posted 25 July 2018
Taking a holiday is something that’s of real importance to us all just to recharge batteries and gain some fresh perspective on events.
Posted 18 July 2018
This past month has been a particularly busy one in terms of travel, as I enjoyed visiting several key businesses operating within the confectionery and bakery sectors.
Posted 11 July 2018