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Mars expands vegan range with two new chocolate bars

Mars expands vegan range with two new chocolate bars

5th January 2021

Following a huge surge of popularity in the vegan/plant-based diet, Mars Inc has announced the launch of two brand-new vegan chocolate bars, just in time for ‘Veganuary‘, where people pledge a vegan diet for the month of January. The company has previously launched a vegan version of its popular Galaxy chocolate, now available in four tempting…

Climate neutral certification for Van Genechten Packaging site

Climate neutral certification for Van Genechten Packaging site

5th January 2021

Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) is very proud to announce that its production site in Angoulême, France, has been awarded Climate Neutral certification. The demand for sustainable packaging in the premium products industry has been growing exponentially. Over the last three years, VGP has made a number of substantial investments towards increasing sustainability, and VG Angoulême…

Sweetened condensed milk brings new challenges

4th January 2021

WS Warmsener Spezialitäten, part of Uelzena Ingredients, launches new sweetened condensed milk variations for actual food trends like vegetarian, vegan, organic, Fairtrade, less sugar, kosher or halal.   In times of changing consumer habits and global markets, diversification and the rapid adaptation of new trends is an increasing challenge both for manufacturers of ingredients and…

Printing packaging for confectionery producers

4th January 2021

Packaging specialists Roberts Mart and GEA give us a thorough insight into the challenges and solutions of the printing and branding market for confectionery and baked goods producers.   During normal times confectionery is a fiercely competitive and demanding market where shelf presence can be the deciding purchasing factor for consumers, whether they are choosing…

Packaging trends in the confectionery market

4th January 2021

GEA, ULMA Packaging and tna solutions speak to International Confectionery about the growing importance of flexibility and efficiency in food packaging today and how technology can help facilitate this.   Packaging is an extremely important topic at the moment, in particular how plastic can be reduced as a material for food packaging. Lee Driscoll, GEA…

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats launch new cake bar

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats launch new cake bar

4th January 2021

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats (MCD&T) has announced the launch of new cake bar variant, set to re-invigorate this popular category. The new Maltesers Cake Bar combines a light malty sponge, topped with a malty cream containing Maltesers pips, all covered in a layer of chocolate. The cake bar category has grown by 14% over…

Baker Perkins equipment is 4.0 ready

Baker Perkins equipment is 4.0 ready

4th January 2021

Technology ensuring equipment is Industry 4.0 ready is being fitted as standard to all new Baker Perkins machinery. Industry 4.0 harnesses data from all the machines, devices and sensors in any manufacturing operation and enables them to communicate with each other via the Internet to make informed and timely decisions. Baker Perkins’ policy is to…

Nestlé sets out plan to half emissions by 2030

Nestlé sets out plan to half emissions by 2030

18th December 2020

Nestlé has announced its global roadmap to achieve net zero* greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embracing the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. As a signatory of the UN ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan to halve the company’s emissions by 2030,…

Prinova launches new premixes for the plant-based revolution

Prinova launches new premixes for the plant-based revolution

17th December 2020

Prinova has launched a range of premixes for dairy replacement products, to help manufacturers respond to what it describes as a plant-based “revolution”. In a new White Paper, the company highlights the growing prevalence of vegan and other non-dairy diets and its impact on plant-based markets. The dairy alternative market is projected to grow from…

Fi Europe CONNECT 2020: A successful debut

Fi Europe CONNECT 2020: A successful debut

16th December 2020

The first edition of the virtual event for the food ingredients industry, Fi Europe CONNECT (23 November – 4 December), saw high levels of engagement with more than 10,300 active participants, 272 exhibitors and 200+ online presentations and live sessions. With specific themed content sessions each day such as “Active & Performance Nutrition”, “Plant-based” and…