Kinnerton set to boost vegan and free-from chocolate products


Kinnerton’s Norfolk factory is planning to produce more than 3,000 vegan and free-from chocolate bars in 2019. The site will make the confectionery for free-from chocolate brand ‘No More Missing Out’ (NOMO), which this week debuted a four-strong selection of vegan and free-from bars in the UK. The ‘No More Missing Out’ bars are currently…

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Barry Callebaut to open factory in Serbia by 2021

Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to build its first chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe. The state-of-the-art facility will be built in Novi Sad, Serbia, about 90km northwest of the country’s capital of Belgrade. Initial annual production capacity is expected to surpass 50,000 tonnes. Set to become operational by 2021, the total investment, planned over five years,…

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Heinemann to make global launch sustainable brand Tony’s Chocolonely

Gebr Heinemann

Gebr Heinemann is to extend its rollout of the sustainable chocolate brand, Tony’s Chocolonely, to its airport stores in Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Budapest and Vienna, as well as its global distribution network. The confectionery brand has had a successful first year of operations in Heinemann’s operations at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Within the last…

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The Point.1888 doubles number of licensees for Barratt

The Point.1888 Barratt

The next generation in brand licensing, The Point.1888, has doubled the number of licensees signed up to make products for its client Barratt. Since starting work with the leading confectionery company and producer of Wham bars, Dip Dabs, Fruit Salads, Black Jacks and Refreshers, The Point.1888 has secured deals with manufacturers spanning health & beauty, stationery,…

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International confectionery manufacturer completes seven year project to bring all production in-house

Pecan Deluxe Candy and Dawson Group Temperature Control Solutions

A seven year relationship between international toppings and inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy and Dawson Group Temperature Control Solutions (DGTCS) has culminated in the completion of a £3million investment in custom-built production facilities, streamlining processes and bringing everything in-house for the first time. With the objective of adding value to Pecan Deluxe and its clients…

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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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Flexicon unveils sanitary bulk bag discharger with open channel construction


A new BULK-OUT Bulk Bag Discharger from Flexicon features stainless steel open-channel construction for applications in which contamination of the product or equipment cannot be tolerated. Unlike hollow steel frame members, the open-channel frame is devoid of cavities or recesses where bacteria, mold and other contaminants can breed, allowing rapid, thorough wash down with water,…

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California Almond acreage increases in 2018

California Almond

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that California’s almond acreage continued to increase in 2018. Bearing acres, or orchards that have matured enough to produce a crop, are reported at 1.09 million acres, which is up 6% from 2017. Total almond acres for 2018 is estimated at 1.39 million acres, up 2% from the…

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It’s a flavour fest for pralines with new concepts from Pecan Deluxe

Pecan Deluxe Candy

With the breaking news that the use of nuts and seeds in food and beverage product launches has increased globally by over 7%, Pecan Deluxe Candy is planning to help meet ongoing demand with the development of brand new flavours for both praline nuts and seeds. Bakery and snacks were the top categories identified as…

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