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Vegan Galaxy launched by Mars

On November 18, Galaxy will launch its first ever vegan bar range, becoming the first major milk chocolate brand to offer a vegan alternative. Building on the brand’s mission to encourage everyone to ‘Choose Pleasure’, the company said Galaxy is now offering a range of vegan treats which don’t compromise on quality or taste. Tested…

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Schubert launches Flowpacker at IBIE

Packaging manufacturer, Schubert successfully exhibited at the IBIE, the “International Bakery Industry Exposition” for the first time ever. During its IBIE debut, Schubert attracted major attention by premiering its lightline Flowpacker to the international baking industry. Large to medium sized baked goods manufacturers were curious and excited to learn more about Schubert’s highly flexibly and…

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Pladis hires new chief supply officer

Global snacking group pladis has appointed Mario Reis as chief supply chain officer, taking a key role in the company’s global supply chain agenda across all its markets. He joins the business, which is includes household brands across the sector including McVitie’s, Godiva and Ulker, at a point of expansion for the group as it…

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Barry Callebaut reports good momentum in full year results

Barry Callebaut Group, manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, has announced its full year results for the fiscal year 2018/19, showing sales volume to have increased by 5.1%, which is “well above market growth,” the company stated. Sales volume in the chocolate business grew by 5.9%, a figure well above the growth rate if the…

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Meringue company takes to the skies with Virgin Atlantic

The meringue company, Flower & White is supplying Virgin Atlantic’s international flights via in-flight concessionaire 3Sixty Duty Free, meaning its treats will be enjoyed by thousands of passengers above the clouds. The company’s Raspberry Meringue Bar now forms part of Virgin Atlantic’s inflight Gastro Movie Box. Customers will notice the groundbreaking 100% paper recyclable, plastic-free…

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Halloween candy makers caught red-handed using illegal conflict palm oil

Just weeks after a major undercover field investigation by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposed global food brands as sourcing illegally grown palm oil from within Indonesia’s nationally protected Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve, RAN is releasing fresh evidence of deforestation in the region connected to many of the same brands, this time through yet another supplier. The new…

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Premium KitKats to arrive in UK

Luxury, hand-crafted KitKats are coming to the UK as Nestlé unveils the KitKat Chocolatory. The KitKat Chocolatory will arrive in 30 John Lewis & Partners shops across the UK and at York’s Chocolate Story before being made available direct from Nestlé through a new online shop before the end of the year. The KitKat Chocolatory…

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Archie McPhee launches kale candy canes

Archie McPhee, the Seattle confectionery company behind the kale candy canes, is known for making unusual treats. Their line-up includes such incongruous candy cane flavours as bacon, pickles, and mac and cheese. “No more pesky holiday flavours to worry about, just the bitter grassiness of your favourite vegetable,” the product description reads. “This set of six Kale Candy…

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Hershey to showcase solutions that drive trips and increase sales

Hershey invests in insights for improving conversion on instant consumables The Hershey Company, will be celebrating 125 years as a category management and snacking leader, and will showcase new insights and investments to increase sales of instant consumables to more than 23,500 convenience store (c-store) retailers. There will also be an opportunity to discover how Hershey…

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Palsgaard showcases powdered whipping-active cake emulsifiers at IBIE

Palsgaard highlighted the benefits of its powdered whipping-active cake emulsifiers at the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE). Many US cake premix manufacturers currently use shortening as a carrier for emulsifiers, while cake gels are a common choice in long-shelf-life cakes. Exhibiting at IBIE, Palsgaard will demonstrate why its range of powdered whipping-active cake emulsifiers are the…

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