El Niño and Its Effects on Food Supply & Health

El Niño is back. This can impact food supply and health not only in the Asia Pacific region, but all over the globe.   Every few years, the world experiences the effects of El Niño, a naturally occurring climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather worldwide. El…

Shaping The Bakery Of The Future

Bakery and sweet baked goods are popular in Asia and they account for 27% market share for new product launches in the food and beverage industry in this region, the second-largest just behind Europe. With the growth set to continue in the year 2022, it is important to offer differentiation…

Chewters Chooses Mettler Toledo For Exceptional Product Inspection

Canadian producer Chewters Chocolates has invested in leading-edge product inspection technologies to raise its packaging line competence to world-class levels.  As a manufacturer, if you want to be the best, you must invest in the best. That has been the approach adopted by Canadian confectionery producer Chewters Chocolates, as it…

Redefining Confectionery For A Guilt-Free Indulgence

Ah, sugar—a delectably sweet problem for consumers across the globe.  On one hand, each addictive hit of the sweet stuff can guarantee a burst of dopamine in the body, a feeling of pleasure that demands bite after bite of sugary goods. But on the other hand, sugar is public enemy…

Indulgent Chocolate Sensations Fill A Gap In Uncertain Times

Super compound delivers all the appeal of chocolate and gives outstanding opportunities for product improvement. From Chocolate & Confectionery segment, AAK.  It is hard to predict exactly how the global economy will fare over the next year or so. The same goes for the chocolate market. But, as consumers adapt…

Paper Packaging For Cadbury Chocolate Tablet

Confectionery giant Mondelēz International and Syntegon Technology take sustainable packaging to chocolate lovers in New Zealand. Mondelēz International approached Syntegon Technology with a challenging request: to package Cadbury’s Energy chocolate tablet in fully recyclable paper flow wraps. Consumer and manufacturer demand for more sustainable packaging has never been stronger. Recently,…

The New Era Of Chocolate And Nut Spreads

The fast-growing market for chocolate and nut spreads offers manufacturers a unique opportunity to expand their business. By Marco Oomen, AAK’s Global Business Director for Chocolate & Confectionery Fats. Remember when the kids were crazy about chocolate hazelnut spread? They still are, of course, but these days there’s a difference—they’re…

Affordable Automation For Small Chocolate Startups

Secondhand Sigpack DSN machines for high-quality chocolate packaging The market for premium chocolate is booming. It is one of the most dynamic segments of the confectionery industry—a global growth rate of seven percent is forecast until 2022. In addition to the big international brands, more and more small but excellent…

Great Fillings Create Those Special Chocolate Moments

Consumer tastes may differ, but indulgence and excitement are always at the heart of confectionery favorites—preferably with a healthier, more natural profile. By Marco Oomen, AAK’s Global Business Director for Chocolate & Confectionery Fats. Although chocolate means different things to different people, there are, according to recent surveys*, some points…
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