Morinaga builds extra manufacturing line to increase production of confectionery


Morinaga is building new manufacturing lines at its third Takasaki factory to increase the production of popular items, such as its best-selling ice cream Choco Monaka Jumbo. According to its latest annual financial report, frozen desserts were forced to be suspended as it could not keep up with the overwhelming demand during the hot summer…

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Hotel Chocolat to open at St David’s, Cardiff

The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has announced the signing of luxury chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat. The internationally renowned British chocolatier will open a 1,874sq ft store on St David’s Way, opposite Boots and adjacent to Tiger. With over 100…

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IPPR calls for plain packaging on sweets

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which is part funded by local and national government departments, is calling for a number of hard-hitting new measures to help protect public health. Plain packaging for confectionery, crisps and high sugar drinks would “level the playing field between confectionery products and fruit and vegetables,” its new ‘Ending…

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Rainer Schulz elected unanimously to Buhler Group’s Board of Directors

Rainer Schulz, former CEO of the global REHAU Group, has been elected unanimously to Buhler Group’s Board of Directors last Friday (21st June). At the extraordinary general shareholder’s meeting, Rainer Schulz was elected to Buhler Group’s Board of Directors in an unanimous decision. He will assume his position with immediate effect. With his appointment, the Board of…

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Bühler opens its CUBIC innovation campus

Bühler Group

After a construction period of 20 months and an investment of about CHF 50 million, Bühler Group has officially opened its CUBIC innovation campus with eight Application Centres. “We are with this driving forward out strategy of innovation, training and development,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group. “Together with our customers, partners from industry…

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Bosch implements a networked solution with video-based fire detection for the Mohn Media printing company

Bosch Packaging

To avoid endangering staff and production, Mohn Media has extremely high standards where their plant’s safety and security are concerned and Bosch has supported the print specialists with advanced technology and services through multiple system generations. Mohn Media is part of the Bertelsmann Printing Group and its facility in Gütersloh, Germany, some 2,000 employees are…

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Leading hazelnut exporters choose Tomra technology


Olam Progıda, one of Turkey’s hazelnut exporters, have been increasing their efficiency and product quality with TOMRA’s sorting machines for over 20 years. The company, which most recently purchased TOMRA Nimbus BSI+ machines that were delivered in 2018, ascribes its long-standing partnership with TOMRA to its satisfaction with its added value to food safety and…

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New GEA Service Kits enable convenient and preventive maintenance


With the new GEA Service Kit concept for both packaging and forming machines, maintenance is now more convenient and even easier to plan. The kits ensure that service personnel always have the original spare parts they need to carry out trouble-free maintenance on their systems and according to given operating times and intervals. The GEA…

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Dandelion Chocolate opens factory and café

Dandelion Chocolate

Dandelion Chocolate has expanded production to a space in San Francisco with room for manufacturing, retail and education. The factory’s ‘custom-built machines’ will be capable of producing up to 1.5m bars annually which is located less than a mile away in the city’s renowned Mission District. An optical sorter will add machine learning to the…

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Kezzler milestone as six billion products to carry serialization codes in 2019


From Mondelez’s Toblerone to Cadbury’s Milk Tray, Kezzler is celebrating a milestone as 6 billion products will carry its serialization codes in 2019. The company says its digital codes have recorded over half a million consumer interactions with their platform during a 24-hour period, peaking about 1,800 API calls (Application Program Interface) per minute. Counterfeit…

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