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Mondelēz International its first Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Mondelēz International appoints its first Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer

22nd October 2020

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) today announced progress against its enhanced diversity and inclusion commitments, including the appointment of the company’s first Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Robert Perkins. In this role, Perkins will drive efforts to advance diversity, inclusion, representation and belonging in all the company’s markets, including a commitment to double Black representation in…

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A winning formula from Theegarten-Pactec

21st October 2020

International Confectionery sits down with Markus Rustler, CEO of Theegarten-Pactec, discussing the development of the business since the pandemic and trends in the industry Theegarten-Pactec came into existence in 1994 when the Cologne-based company Rose Theegarten took over Pactec in Dresden. The result was more than the sum of two individual units, since expertise and…

Chocolate refining for maximum results

Chocolate refining for maximum results

21st October 2020

Bühler, MacIntyre and Olam Cocoa discuss all the variables in chocolate production from sourcing to conching, and how it has developed to reflect the needs of society today.   Chocolate production crosses over a whole range of different processes – whether it be sourcing and collecting cocoa beans, conching, tempering, moulding – all these are…

Uelzena offers new recipes for sweetened condensed milk

Uelzena offers new recipes for sweetened condensed milk

21st October 2020

Industrially produced sweetened condensed milk is one of the most important milk-based ingredients for the food and confectionery industry, alongside milk powder and anhydrous milk fat. The major nutritional trends of recent years, such as vegetarian and vegan products, products with an organic label, clean label or food for certain faith groups, also place new…

Belts that ensure quality, connectivity and efficiency

Belts that ensure quality, connectivity and efficiency

21st October 2020

Berndorf Band Group, tna solutions and the industrial process solutions company, IPCO, speak to International Confectionery about the key trends driving innovation in the belts sector.   Bakery and confectionery products have seen a rise in product demand due to the both the luxury and comforting element of eating these types of goods throughout the…

Pioneering women in the nut and dried fruit industry (TNA)

TNA promotes pioneering women in the nut and dried fruit industry

20th October 2020

International Confectionery sits down with Ellie Osman, Chair of The Nut Association (TNA) to discuss the developments in the nut industry and how it impacts the production of confectionery and snacking products.   What kind of developments are you seeing in the nut industry at present? There has been a big movement towards nut milk.…

Schenck Process to acquire Baker Perkins

Schenck Process to acquire Baker Perkins

20th October 2020

Schenck Process Group (SPG) has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Baker Perkins. This acquisition is a continuation of SPG’s strategic focus to further extend its global offering for the food end-markets. It will significantly strengthen its European capabilities in the food processing and equipment sector, broaden product offering in the Americas and…

Gen Z drives new directions in the future of food manufacturing

Gen Z drives new directions in the future of food manufacturing

19th October 2020

Gen Z are demanding different and Australian Macadamia’s say they are perfectly placed to meet rising expectations around health, convenience, uniqueness and the environment. When it comes to food, Generation Z have markedly different expectations to generations before, according to new research released by the Australian macadamia industry. Typically aged between 15 and 25, Gen…

Montezuma’s partners with Booths Knutsford supermarket

Montezuma’s partners with Booths Knutsford supermarket

16th October 2020

Montezuma’s, the British chocolate brand specialising in luxury chocolate, has partnered with the independent Northern supermarket chain, Booths. Co-founders, and husband and wife, Helen and Simon Pattison, launched Montezuma’s in 2000 following a whistle-stop tour of South America, where their passion for chocolate was first discovered. The trip changed their lives and they returned to…

Sustainable packing concepts are decisive for the consumers

Sustainable packing concepts are decisive for the consumers

15th October 2020

ProSweets Cologne from 31.01.-03.02.2021 will underline how important packing is in terms of high buying impulses for sweets at the point of sale. At the supplier trade fair for the snacks and sweets industry, the exhibiting companies will present their latest innovations and progress with regards to sustainable and digital packing concepts. The controversy about…