The results of a survey released this week revealing a third of UK manufacturers expect lower-skilled job losses over the next five years due to growing automation is perhaps hardly surprising.
Posted 25 April 2019
With Easter just around the corner, it has been encouraging to see a typically robust range of products making their way to market.
Posted 12 April 2019
One of the core features for the next edition of Confectionery Production is set to focus on healthier ranges of confectionery hitting shelves around the world.
Posted 29 March 2019
The design and development of packaging systems and associated end product materials have undergone a considerable series of improvements in recent years.
Posted 15 March 2019
Fairtrade Fortnight began in the UK this week, and its commendable work has an especially potent message this year.
Posted 1 March 2019
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
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
The past week has been a particularly special one in covering events at ISM and ProSweets in Cologne.
Posted 1 February 2019
Within the next few days, the biggest names in the global confectionery sector will descend on Cologne in Germany for ISM and ProSweets.
Posted 24 January 2019
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