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Calls for clarity on vegetarian and vegan food labelling

2nd March 2017

Consumer confidence may be compromised by confusing labelling and evasive classification guidelines Food labelling is currently governed by EU labelling law, but also needs to fit with the international standards set by the FAO/WHO whose basic tenet for food labelling is that it must avoid misleading. According to EU food labelling specialist, Stephen Pugh, this…

Unicorn Grain and Dutch Quinoa join to create specialties

2nd March 2017

Healthy quinoa used in diverse applications, broadening the portfolio of items where the grain is included Dutch Quinoa Group (DQG) is the initiator of the first Dutch Quinoa chain, making quinoa available to a large audience in a sustainable way. DQG hires and supervises Dutch growers, taking care of the processing, storage and marketing of…

Rococo’s mouthwatering addition will get the taste buds buzzing

2nd March 2017

Make way for spring – Rococo Bee Bar line boasts fragrant orange blossom Made with Rococo’s new 50% cocoa organic milk chocolate, Orange Blossom Neroli will have you swooning. The beautiful wrapper has been painted by Chantal Coady OBE and depicts the delicate Moroccan orange blossom and the fruit itself. Made using one of the…

Maintaining a smooth and effective bar line for seamless results

28th February 2017

Bosch Project Manager, Josua Schwab explains how to maximise equipment in bar production, using thorough cleaning and an intelligent feeding system Chocolate products are a real winner with consumers in the U.S., accounting for around a third of all confectionery sales on average per-year. There is, however, increasing demand among consumers for a healthier option:…

Dodging the need for lowering the bar: Bosch on snacks

28th February 2017

Peter Dreßler, head of sales for bar production at Bosch Packaging Technology, shares his thoughts on bar production What trends are you seeing in terms of bar production? I believe three factors have an impact on bar production. First, there is the trend for eating ‘on the go’. Pace of life is becoming ever faster,…

Provocative film challenges consumers to rethink unethical purchasing

28th February 2017

Collaboration between AMV BBDO and the Fairtrade Foundation to raise awareness for the exploitation of farmers overseas In the aftermath of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, debate surrounding the future of international trade continues unabated. Yet one area yet to receive adequate airtime is how cocoa growers in underprivileged parts of the world will…

Ishida weigher increases efficiencies by 10% at leading Italian manufacturer

28th February 2017

Leading confectionery producer Cloetta’s sees significant boost in speed and accuracy The installation of an Ishida multihead weigher at leading confectionery manufacturer Cloetta’s in San Pietro in Casale, Italy has increased production efficiency by over 10%, which compared to the company’s previous packing operations, equates to an additional 250Kg of product packed every shift. The…

Unique codes anticipated to drive confectionery brand growth

28th February 2017

Arnaud Laugier, EMEA Marketing Director marking and coding specialist, Markem-Imaje, considers the effects of promotional codes on long-term sales In today’s competitive confectionery market, any promotional tool that adds value beyond a short-term sales increase has to be worth consideration. While traditional tools such as discounting remain a staple in the retailer’s armouy, more sophisticated…

Ultimate indulgence: de Gournay and Rococo in sweet-tasting partnership

28th February 2017

Two of London’s most illustrious brands partner to create the ultimate taste sensation Collaboration between two of London’s most respectable design brands – de Gournay, creators of bespoke hand painted wallpaper and Rococo Chocolates – has resulted in the most delectable box of chocolates. The box depicts de Gournay’s hand painted ‘Portobello’ Chinoiserie motif, filled…