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Volpak: Trend & Style for Confectionery Market

VOLPAK offers a complete line for the packaging of confectionery products, from pouch to case, ready to display.  Pouches with a convenient and functional opening and re-closing system giving you the chance to open it, use its content and close the package at your convenience. The line is composed by three different machines:  SP-90 (pouching […]

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Crown to showcase confectionery packaging technology at ProSweets

Taking place in Cologne, Germany between 21 January – 3 February 2016, ProSweets is the world’s largest tradeshow for the sweets and snacks industry.
Crown’s capability to add LED lighting to packaging, giving a striking look to seasonal, limited edition and premium biscuits and confectionery products, enables packs to stand out.
GiftTag technology allows a video message […]

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Roshen Opens New Confectionery Factory

    Roshen Opens New Confectionery Factory

Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer Roshen has commenced production at a new Eur59 million factory at Vinnytsia. With a production capacity of 120,000 tonnes, the 62,000 sq m factory has been developed on 16.4 hectares of waste land in less than two years.
Roshen is planning to complete the construction of a second new confectionery factory, with a  […]

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Profits and Sales Fall at Zetar

    Profits and Sales Fall at Zetar

Zetar, the UK-based confectionery and snack foods group, has reported a 17.5% drop in adjusted profit before tax to £5.5 million for the year ended 30 April 2012. Revenue dropped 5.0% to £128 million due to Zetar’s strategic exit from low margin commodity snack products and reduction in Easter confectionery sales. Net borrowings were reduced […]

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£5.6 Million Management Buyout at Lees Foods

    £5.6 Million Management Buyout at Lees Foods

Scottish bakery and confectionery company Lees Foods is the subject of a £5.6 million management buyout, which will take the business private. Lees Foods is the parent company of Lees of Scotland and the Waverley Bakery, two Scottish companies that have a long tradition in the manufacturing of confectionery products that have been enjoyed by […]

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Cloetta to Close Three Swedish Factories

    Cloetta to Close Three Swedish Factories

Following its merger with Leaf coupled with overcapacity in its production operations, Cloetta has decided to close its factories a tGavle, Aura and Alingsas in Sweden, as well as streamline its warehouse network. The closures will result in 345 redundancies. Production will be transferred to other group factories, chiefly to Levice in Slovakia and Ljungsbro […]

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Nestle Removes All Artificial Ingredients From All Its Confectionery in the UK

    Nestle Removes All Artificial Ingredients From All Its Confectionery in the UK

Nestle has become the first major confectionery manufacturer in the United Kingdom to remove all artificial ingredients from its entire confectionery range. The company has now replaced artificial colours, flavours and preservatives with alternatives in all 79 confectionery products it sells in the country.
Carrot, hibiscus, radish, and lemon are just some of the natural ingredients […]

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Natural Ingredients and New Flavours in Confectionery

    Natural Ingredients and New Flavours in Confectionery

Across many parts of the world, growth rates within the confectionery market are either very modest or static. This is due to a range of factors, examples of which include health concerns over intake of sugar and saturated fats, weak consumer spending following the economic downturn and strong competition from other snack-oriented foods. Nevertheless, innovation […]

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Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

    Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in the UK reached £1.32 billion in 2011, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17 billion in 2010. Cocoa and sugar have all seen significant growth with increases respectively of 34% and 21% over 2010. Bananas, coffee, tea are all showing steady growth. Critically, this means that Fairtrade Premiums, […]

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Ferrero to Build $190 Million Plant in Mexico

    Ferrero to Build $190 Million Plant in Mexico

Ferrero Group is to invest $190 million (Eur140 million) in building a new plant in the State of Guanajuato in Mexico. The new production plant will manufacture the new Kinder and Nutella products, for the local market and for export to North America (USA and Canada). The plant is due to commence production from May […]

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Fazer and Rovio Start Strategic Co-operation

    Fazer and Rovio Start Strategic Co-operation

Fazer Group and Rovio, the entertainment media company and creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise,  have signed a strategic co-operation agreement about the development and sales of Angry Birds branded confectionery. The new Angry Birds confectionery will be available in shops in June 2012.
Fazer’s confectionery is already sold in 40 countries all over the world and […]

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Profit Warning From Thorntons

    Profit Warning From Thorntons

Thorntons, the UK confectionery manufacturer and retailer, has warned that profits for its full year will fall short of expectations. Citing continued weakness in consumer sentiment and high levels of promotional activity in the market place, the board of Thorntons expects that profit before taxation, exceptionals and impairment and onerous lease charges will be around […]

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Cloetta and Leaf Merge to Become a Nordic Confectionery Leader

    Cloetta and Leaf Merge to Become a Nordic Confectionery Leader

Swedish confectionery companies Cloetta  and Leaf are being  merged. The combined company will take the well established name of Cloetta and become a leading Swedish confectionery company with a strong base in the Nordic region as well as in Italy and the Netherlands. The new Cloetta will manage a portfolio of iconic brands and have […]

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R&R Ice Cream Links With Kraft Foods

    R&R Ice Cream Links With Kraft Foods

R&R Ice Cream, Europe’s largest own label ice cream manufacturer, is joining forces with Kraft Foods to bring confectionery innovation to ice cream markets across mainland Europe. In co-operation with Kraft Foods, R&R will initially develop, manufacture and distribute an indulgent ice cream range of five iconic Kraft brands – Milka, Toblerone, Daim, Oreo and […]

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Kraft Foods to Restructure UK Confectionery Operations

    Kraft Foods to Restructure UK Confectionery Operations

Kraft Foods plans to invest £50 million in its UK confectionery manufacturing operations while cutting the workforce by 200 people. The 200 jobs will be shed at Kraft’s sites at Bournville, Birmingham, Chirk in Wrexham, north Wales, and Marlbrook in Herefordshire. The cuts will be made through redeployment and voluntary redundancies over two years from […]

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ProSweets Cologne 2012 – 29th January-1st February 2012

    ProSweets Cologne 2012 – 29th January-1st February 2012

In just a little less than ten weeks, ProSweets Cologne 2012 will once again open its doors. So far, more than 300 exhibiting companies from 32 countries have registered for the trade fair. That means the participation level of the 2010 event – 326 suppliers from 29 countries – has already almost been equalled. From […]

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Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

    Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

Nestle is continuing to drive its growth in Europe with a €10 million (more than SFr12 million) investment to produce different varieties of chocolate in Spain. The company has installed a new production line for moulding chocolates at its factory in La Penilla de Cayon in the north of the country. It is one of […]

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Nestle Extends Global Product Technology Centre For Confectionery

    Nestle Extends Global Product Technology Centre For Confectionery

Nestle is enlarging its global Product Technology Centre for confectionery, based at York in the UK. Nestle Product Technology Centres have two roles. The first is to develop breakthrough technologies – building blocks that are the basis of new product development. New textures and flavours are created as well as improved nutritional profiles. The second […]

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Record Confectionery Performance Lifts Zetar

    Record Confectionery Performance Lifts Zetar

Despite the difficult trading environment, Zetar, the UK confectionery and snack food group, increased revenue by 2% to £135.0m and adjusted operating profit by 3% to £7.5m for the year ended 30th April 2011. Adjusted profit before tax rose 6% to £6.7m and EBITDA increased from £9.6m to £9.8m.
The results reflect a record performance by […]

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Nestle’s Skinny Cow Ice Cream Brand Extended into Confectionery

    Nestle’s Skinny Cow Ice Cream Brand Extended into Confectionery

Nestle’s Skinny Cow low-fat frozen snacks brand has launched its first ever confectionery range in the US. The Skinny Cow brand – famous with its majority female fan base for its indulgent but low-calorie ice cream sandwiches, cones, cups and bars – is extending into the confectionery category with two new products offering four different […]

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Barry Callebaut and Hershey Expand Supply Alliance

    Barry Callebaut and Hershey Expand Supply Alliance

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and The Hershey Company, the leading manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products in North America, have agreed to a long-term increase in the volume of products supplied by Barry Callebaut, expanding the supply and innovation agreement signed in 2007. For this increase in volume, […]

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Profit Warning From Thorntons

    Profit Warning From Thorntons

UK confectionery manufacturer and retailer Thorntons has warned that poor trading over the important Easter period coupled with the ongoing challenging retail environment will result in profit before tax and additional impairment charges for the year to June 25th 2011 being in the £3.0m to £4.5m range, significantly below the £6.1 million achieved last year.
In […]

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Zetar Expands Confectionery Business

  Zetar Expands Confectionery Business

Zetar, the UK confectionery and snack foods company, has acquired Derwent Lynton for a maximum consideration of up to £0.8m. Based in Derby, Derwent Lynton is a chocolate confectionery manufacturer specialising in solid milk chocolate and chocolate flavour balls and eggs, hollow milk chocolate shapes, sugar-coated milk chocolate products including eggs & beans and chocolate […]

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Barry Callebaut Growing Twice as Fast as the Market

  Barry Callebaut Growing Twice as Fast as the Market

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, grew twice as fast as the global chocolate market in the first half of its 2010/11 fiscal year, ended February 28th last: Sales volume at the Swiss confectionery group increased by 7.1% to 706,570 tonnes, while the global chocolate market grew by […]

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Interim Profits Plunge at Cloetta

  Interim Profits Plunge at Cloetta

Falling sales volumes and a decrease in contract manufacturing coupled with rising raw material prices, which weakened margins, have adversely impacted on the financial performance of Swedish confectionery manufacturer Cloetta in the first half to February 2011. Net sales fell 4.1% to SEK557m (Eur62m) and operating profit by 40.5% to SEK22m as the operating margin […]

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Orkla Brands Merges Russian Confectionery Companies

  Orkla Brands Merges Russian Confectionery Companies

Norway-based Orkla Brands has decided to merge its Russian chocolate and confectionery companies – Krupskaya and SladCo – into one entity named Orkla Brands Russia. The integration process has already started. Headquartered in St Petersburg, Orkla Brands Russia will have about 3,350 employees and a turnover of approx. RUB6.8b (Eur170m).
Vadim Ter-Israelyan has been appointed chief […]

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Interim Profit Down at Thorntons

  Interim Profit Down at Thorntons

Although revenue rose by 4.8% to £127.4m, interim profit before tax for the 28 weeks ended January 8th 2011 declined by 8.5% to £8.3m at Thorntons, the UK confectionery manufacturer and retailer. Adverse weather conditions in its second quarter affected sales and profits, and disruption to the supply chain caused incremental costs of £0.5m.
The fall […]

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Raisio in Middle of Growth Phase

Raisio, the Finnish food and functional food ingredients group, increased net sales by 17.9% to Eur443.0m in 2010. EBIDTA fell from Eur37.5m (excluding one off items) in 2009 to Eur35.3m last year. EBIT was Eur19.4m (Eur20.5m excluding one-off items), which accounts for 4.4% (5.5%) of net sales, which is in accordance with Raisio’s all-year guidance.
“Raisio […]

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Zetar Continues Recovery

  Zetar Continues Recovery

Zetar, the UK confectionery and natural snack foods group, has built on the recovery in its last financial year by reporting good organic growth in the first six months ended October 31st 2010. Adjusted profit before tax rose 10% to £2.4m on turnover up 6% to £60.3m.
Progress was underpinned by the confectionery division, which is […]

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Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

  Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

Nestle is reported to have sold its Altai Confectionery business in Russia to local private company Corminus Enterprises for an undisclosed sum. The Altai plant produced about 17,000 tonnes of confectionery products, including brands Altai and Savinov, in 2009.
The disposal will allow Nestle in Russia to focus resources on its well established core confectionery brands […]

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Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

  Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

Tokyo-based Lotte Group is reported to be investing in the region of Eur200m to expand and diversify its Wedel confectionery business in Poland. The expansion programme entails the construction of five new factories, including an initial investment of Eur70m.
Lotte Group acquired the Wedel branded chocolate and sugar confectionery operations in Poland last June from Kraft […]

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New Chief at Thorntons

  New Chief at Thorntons

UK confectionery retailer Thorntons has appointed Jonathan Hart as group chief executive with effect from January 4th 2011. Jonathan Hart’s retail and consumer goods experience spans more than 25 years. For the past five years he has been managing director of UK coffee chain Caffe Nero, where, during his tenure, the business has more than doubled […]

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Bakery and Retail Expansion Plans on Track at Greggs

  Bakery and Retail Expansion Plans on Track at Greggs

Greggs, the UK’s largest retail baker, has reported that its expansion programme remains firmly on track, with a net 32 new shops opened in the year to date, giving it a total of 1,451 shops at 2nd October 2010. The group now expects total net new shops for the year as a whole to be […]

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Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

  Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

Baking bread in lighter tins, cleaning pipes with ice instead of hot water, and using microwaves to dry fruit gums and jellies: these are just some of the ideas being explored by the Carbon Trust and food industry leaders to cut energy use and carbon emissions at UK manufacturing sites.
Over the last year, the Carbon […]

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Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

  Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

Kraft Foods has opened a European Gum and Candy Research & Development Centre at Eysins in Switzerland. The $14m state-of-the-art facility will focus on innovation and new product development for many of Kraft Foods’ confectionery brands, including the world’s leading gum brand Trident and the world’s leading candy brand Halls, as well as other brands […]

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Zetar Completes Refinancing

  Zetar Completes Refinancing

Zetar, the UK confectionery and snack foods group, has completed its refinancing, agreeing new four year bank facilities with HSBC Bank. The refinancing provides Zetar with up to £45m in a combination of asset-based and revolving credit facilities. The new facilities will not give rise to a material change in forecast finance charges for the […]

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Roshen Plans New $250 Million Russian Factory

  Roshen Plans New $250 Million Russian Factory

Roshen, the Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer, plans to invest $250m in building a new production complex near by Cosyrevka town in the Lipetsk region of Russia. It will be Roshen’s third factory in Russia.
Construction of the 230,000 sq m complex, which will incorporate a factory and depot, will start in 2011 and will be finished in […]

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Consolidation in UK Vending Machines Market

SnackTime, one of the UK’s largest national operators of snack and chilled drink vending machines, has acquired Vendia UK for a maximum consideration of £10.98m. Vendia UK’s core operation is a traditional vending business specialising in the sale of hot beverages, which complements SnackTime’s confectionery and chilled drinks operations.
For the year ended December 31st 2009, […]

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Ed Haas Opens Hungarian Confectionery Plant

Ed Haas, the Austrian confectionery manufacturer, has commenced production in a 6,000 sq m plant at Janossomorja in Hungary. Employing 100 people, the new Eur3.5m facility will produce the group’s PEZ candy brand. Annual production is expected to be 2,000 tonnes.

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Eckes-Granini Continues International Expansion

  Eckes-Granini Continues International Expansion

German beverages producer Eckes-Granini Group is planning a fruit juices joint venture with Turkish firm Yildiz Holding. Eckes-Granini is one of the leading fruit juice producers in Europe and generated a turnover of Eur827m last year, selling over 1b litres of juice.
In August, Eckes-Granini formed a strategic partnership with KMV (Karlovarske Mineralni Vody), the leading […]

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Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

  Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company and a global leader in confectionery, have signed a long-term global product agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will deliver the majority of Kraft Foods cocoa products and industrial chocolate requirements around […]

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Own Stores Decline Hits Thorntons

  Own Stores Decline Hits Thorntons

Reported pre-tax profit before exceptionals fell 2.4% to £6.1m on flat revenue of £214.6m for the year ended June 26th 2010 at Thorntons, the UK confectionery manufacturer and retailer, as sales through it own stores declined, particularly in the second half. Underlying profit before tax improved by 14.2% to £7.5m
In spite of the difficult trading […]

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Interim Profit Tumbles at Josef Manner

Josef Manner, one of Austria’s leading confectionary manufacturers, has reported a 2.4% fall in revenue to Eur72.1m for the first half of 2010. Net profit dropped to Eur1.27m compared to Eur1.84m for the corresponding period in 2009. However, the company’s performance improved markedly in the second quarter of 2010 following a weak first quarter. Family […]

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Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

  Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

To consolidate its operations in the Russian and Eurasia region, Nestle has opened two premium chocolate production lines. Creating 149 new jobs, the two production lines, which were transferred from the Tuchkovo factory in the Ruzsky district, Moscow, to the Confectionery Union Rossiya facility in Samara region, will produce Comilfo, the premium chocolate brand.
The transfer […]

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Roshen Investing €8m to Modernise Lithuanian Factory

  Roshen Investing €8m to Modernise Lithuanian Factory

Roshen Confectionery Corporation will invest Eur3.2m towards the end of 2010 in new production lines as the first phase of a Eur8m modernisation programme at its caramel factory in Lithuania. When the programme is complete production will increase to 1,290 tons per month. Products from the modernised factory will be sold on EU markets from […]

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First Half Sales Surge at Roshen Confectionery

  First Half Sales Surge at Roshen Confectionery

Roshen Confectionery Corporation has reported a 35% increase in sales to US$425m in the first half of 2010. Total confectionary output by the Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer was 184,000 tons, which is 12% rise compared to the first half of 2009. Exports amounted to 37,000 tons during the first half of this year.
Roshen operates four factories […]

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Major Improvement By Zetar

Zetar, the UK confectionery and snack foods group, has reported a much improved financial performance for the year ended April 30th 2010. Turnover from continuing operations increased by 11% to £131.9m, benefiting from a focus on innovation and economy product launches.
Adjusted operating profit was up 21% at £7.3m and adjusted profit before tax rose 40% […]

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Kraft Foods to Sell Cadbury’s Romanian Business

Kraft Foods is selling its Cadbury’s Kandia-Excelent chocolate, soft cake and sugar confectionery business in Romania to Oryxa Capital, an international investment fund, for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Kandia-Excelent brands (Rom, Magura, Kandia, Laura, Sugus and Silvana and others), related trademarks and the manufacturing facility in Bucharest.
Kandia-Excelent employs approximately 530 people. Kraft Foods will […]

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