Food Supply Chain Recovery: Sector Crucial For Economies To Get Back On Track

Top-ranking ministers from the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) have underlined that food supply chains and open trade in the region are crucial to boosting economic revival post-pandemic – but huge challenges persist around tariffs, protectionist policies and simmering tensions between major nations By Pearly Neo Ministers from the 21…

Monitoring Flavour Changes In Japan’s Confectionery Products

Japan has a rich history of introducing new products and flavours in consumer goods By Jared Conway, Head of Research - Product Development and Training at Euromonitor International Japanese consumers are often looking for new products and carefully evaluating their purchases. In the case of confectionery, shoppers are constantly looking…

25 Percent Decline In Easter Chocolate Launches Globally Since 2020

The increased attention that’s been placed on health and wellness over the last year has put further pressure on sugar reduction efforts. Traditionally a time for filling baskets with chocolate treats, new research from Mintel reveals there have been markedly fewer new choices for chocolate lovers across the globe this…

Chr. Hansen Launches Natural, Heat-Stable Colours For Candy

Blue is a popular colour for fruit flavours like blueberry or fun flavours like bubble gum and blue raspberry, whereas most coloured mint lozenges benefit from a blue blend to achieve flavours like wintergreen and cool mint. Blue, however, is notoriously scarce in the natural colour palette and there is…

Barry Callebaut Completes Acquisition Of GKC Foods In Australia

The Barry Callebaut Group has successfully closed the acquisition of GKC Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, that serves many consumer chocolate brands in Australia and New Zealand. The integration will start as of now. Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut in Region Asia…

Cargill Launches First Chocolate Manufacturing Operation In Asia

Consumer demand for chocolate products continues to grow steadily in the Asia market. To help the food industry meet this growing demand, Cargill is partnering with a local manufacturer in western India, to launch its first chocolate manufacturing operation in Asia. The facility is expected to begin operating mid-2021 and will initially produce 10,000…

A Look Into Cadbury’s New Design

Mondelēz International has partnered with SGK to deploy the redesigned Cadbury brand in APAC. Lets look at the few key strategies to achieve efficiency across its marketing ecosystem via this partnership:   A Collaborative Mindset For the Cadbury relaunch, it required SGK to collaborate with Mondelēz stakeholders, their design agency,…

Sustainability Is The Future Of The Japanese Chocolate Market

Barry Callebaut is partnering with Tokyo-based Yuraku Confectionery to drive sustainability in Japan. Together, the companies are taking an important step forward and call on all chocolate manufacturers and chocolatiers in Japan to come together to make sustainable chocolate the norm. In order to secure the future of chocolate, Barry…

Baker Perkins And Rousselot Reduces Setting Time For Gelatin Gummies

Equipment manufacturer Baker Perkins and gelatin supplier Rousselot have worked together to reduce setting times for gelatin gummies to as little as 15 minutes. The starch-free process brings cost, quality, regulatory compliance and innovation advantages to the burgoning healthcare confectionery market. Starch-free depositing is replacing the starch mogul as the…

Sollich At Interpack 2020: Design Your Production Processes More Efficiently

At this year’s Interpack, Sollich KG will be present as one of the leading manufacturers for machines and equipment for the confectionery industry. The exhibition stand of the company (Hall 3, Stand F20) fully reflects the 100th anniversary of the Sollich KG. Research and development in optimisation of customer’s production…
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