Mars welcomes Dr. Maria Velissariou to replace Mars veteran David Crean

Mars welcomes Dr. Maria Velissariou to replace Mars veteran David Crean

22nd September 2020

Mars, Incorporated has announced it has hired Dr. Maria Velissariou as the new Global Corporate Research & Development (R&D) Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Velissariou joined Mars on Sept. 13 and will lead Mars’ enterprise-wide approach to Quality and Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and deliver Mars’ R&D strategy in partnership with…

Cargill builds $21million House of Chocolate complex

Cargill builds $21million House of Chocolate complex

21st September 2020

In a move to facilitate better product development and enhance the customer collaboration experience, Cargill unveils its plans for a “House of Chocolate” complex at its Mouscron, Belgium site. The complex, which will be built alongside the company’s existing chocolate production plant, will include a state-of-the-art chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant, a sensory…

Symrise aims to reduce Co2

Symrise advances sustainable packaging

18th September 2020

Avoiding waste, recycling and reducing CO2: Symrise is implementing numerous measures for sustainable packaging as part of its zero-waste strategy. The company is using paper bags instead of plastic bags and large barrels instead of small canisters, thereby economising on materials and space. Together with customers and suppliers, Symrise supply chain experts are constantly seeking…

Galaxy extends vegan range

Galaxy extends vegan range

17th September 2020

Galaxy is extending its range of vegan and gluten free chocolate bars with the launch Friday September 21 2020 of two new exciting flavours – Galaxy Vegan Smooth Mint and Galaxy Vegan Crumbled Cookie. The two new bars will join, Galaxy Vegan Smooth Orange, Galaxy Vegan Caramelised Hazelnut and Galaxy Vegan Caramel and Sea Salt,…

BENEO furthers carbon reduction at Oreye plant

BENEO furthers carbon neutrality at Oreye chicory root fibre plant

16th September 2020

BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a 40% reduction in specific carbon emissions atits Oreye facility in Belgium. This achievement is a result of a 10-year program of energy saving, which closed with an €11 million investment into increased energy efficiency measures. The reductions at Oreye show the company’s continued commitment to prioritising sustainable practices…

plant-based snacking on the rise

Plant-based snacking drives trend for healthier eating

15th September 2020

Lockdown has led to a significant change in the nation’s food habits according to new research from Olam Cocoa, which shows that while we are snacking more than we were before the pandemic, we are also much more health conscious. Rather than reaching for old favourites, more of us are turning to healthier snacks and…

Matchmaking 365+ new digital tool

Matchmaking 365+ is the new digital tool from ProSweets Cologne

15th September 2020

In addition to the physical event, ProSweets Cologne is offering a new online industry tool for registered exhibitors and trade visitors as well as for media representatives, which enables networking with potential business partners. Via Matchmaking 365+ exhibitors can reach trade visitors in time before the fair opens, regardless of the physical exhibition dates of…

HiP launch oat milk chocolate range

HiP announces UK launch of oat milk chocolate range

14th September 2020

New brand on the block HiP (Happiness in Plants) is set to storm the confectionery market with the launch of the UK’s first oat milk chocolate range in December. Promising a creamy oat-based alternative to milk chocolate, the four-strong line-up will include: Smooth & Creamy, Cookies & Cream, Salted Caramel and Salty Pretzel flavours, RSP…

Syntegon wins German Packaging Award 2020

1st September 2020

The German Packaging Institute has honored Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, with the German Packaging Award in the category “Packaging Machines”: the compact TPU1000 form, fill and seal system convinced the jury with its wide range of possibilities for innovative, sustainable portion packs made of fiber-based material. The German Packaging Award 2020 underlines Syntegon’s…

McVitie's new Christmas flavours

McVitie’s to launch two new flavours of chocolate digestive biscuits

27th August 2020

McVitie’s is set to add two new festive flavours to its Digestive biscuit offering. Following on from the launch of Classic Caramel Bliss, Heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut and Luscious Blood Orange flavours in July this year, Digestive fans can soon enjoy two new, completely Christmassy flavours. A picture of the new biscuits was first posted on…