Covid business continuity addressed with new virtual testing solution

14th May 2020

Cama Group addresses pandemic concerns and helps maintain business continuity, by bolstering digital manufacturing services with new Live FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) programme Thanks to its deployment of advanced contemporary automation solutions, Industry 4.0 concepts and comprehensive on- and off-machine connectivity, Cama is now able to virtualise every step of a project: from initial design…

Whipping up demand for California Walnuts

8th May 2020

Did you know that the texture on the outside of the walnut whip, of one of the UK’s favourite items of confectionery, is known as a skeuomorph? The word is compounded from skeuos, meaning “container or tool”, and morphḗ, meaning “shape”. It has been applied to material objects since 1890 and is now also used to describe computer and mobile…

Mars Wrigley launches Skittles Giants

Skittles Giants launched by Mars Wrigley

30th March 2020

Confectionery behemoth Mars Wrigley is expanding its Skittles range with a giant variant, which is softer on the inside and three times the size of a standard Skittle. The firm claims that research has shown fruity confections shoppers expect variety in flavours and textures. It is hoped that the new sweet will appeal to a…

FFFHI event postponed until November 2020

FFFHI event postponed until November 2020

27th March 2020

 The organisers of the Free From Functional & Health Ingredients (FFFHI) and Free From Packaging (FFP) have confirmed that the events, which were planned to take place at the RAI Amsterdam from 24-25 June, will be postponed to 24-25 November 2020, following the global escalation of COVID-19. Speaking about the announcement, Ronald Holman, Event Director,…

Kettle Awards postponed due to Coronavirus

Kettle Awards postponed due to Coronavirus

27th March 2020

It has been announced that the 75th Kettle Awards will be postponed due to the spread of Coronavirus. Established in 1946 by Candy Industry’s founder and publisher, Don Gussow, the Kettle Awards represents the highest recognition an individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry can attain. The event organisers put in a statement: “Dear Confectionery…

Confectionery industry set to grow

Confectionery market size to reach USD 245.28 billion by 2026

26th March 2020

The global confectionery market size is projected to reach USD 245.28 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 3.23% during the forecast period. Rising health consciousness among consumers will play a key role in augmenting the growth of this market, shares Fortune Business Insights in its recent report, titled “Confectionery Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis,…

Sweets & Snacks Expo cancelled

Sweets & Snacks Expo cancelled due to Coronavirus

26th March 2020

The NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Expo has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event was originally scheduled for May 18-21, 2020 in Chicago. NCA President and CEO John Downs sent out a letter explaining the decision, citing restrictions on mass gatherings that have been in place in Chicago and Illinois, as well as…

Food Safety Summit rescheduled

Food Safety Summit is rescheduled

25th March 2020

The Food Safety Summit has officially announced the event will be rescheduled due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus. The Summit is a solution-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the food industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia. The Summit provides a four-day…

Food Matters launches next-generation digital hub

Food Matters launches next-generation digital hub

25th March 2020

Food Matters has announced the launch of an innovative digital hub – providing news, views and industry insights from the global food and drink community. The new website complements Food Matters existing event portfolio, which includes Food Matters Live, Food Tech Matters and Smart Food Matters, and focuses on bringing together a global community changing the future of…

Love Cocoa launch two new Easter products

Love Cocoa launch two luxury eggs for Easter

24th March 2020

Love Cocoa, the British chocolate brand created by James has launched two luxury eggs including a vegan-friendly option, all handmade here in Great Britain. True to the brand’s ethical, sustainable roots, the products are palm oil free with 100% recyclable packaging that’s also plastic free. The products will be available via Ocado from March, marking…