Candy heaven in freshly-baked cookie form from Nestlé and Rich’s

The new additions to Rich’s ‘Baked Made With’ instore bakery range include Matchmakers Zingy Orange, Munchies, and Little Rolo. The collection combines some of Nestlé’s top-selling treats (the combined brand value of the trio is almost £60m in the UK) with Rich Products’ bakery expertise. The Buffalo, New York-headquartered bakery manufacturer is one of the … Read more

‘Can I still eat them’? Mars M&M’S rebrand struggles to keep on-message

The idea was to update M&M’S with ‘a fresh, modern take on the looks of our beloved characters and more nuanced personalities to underscore the importance of self-expression and power of the community through storytelling,’ according to the confectionery giant. As part of the refresh the two female M&M’S — Ms Green and Ms Brown … Read more

Stevia framework greenlights 4 technologies to boost supply, encourage innovation that reduces sugar

In the past ten years, product launches featuring stevia have climbed exponentially across categories and regions – reaching a compound annual growth rate of 21.9% between 2011 and 2021, according to data from Innova. While most of these products have occurred in North America, Asia and Western Europe, new product launches featuring the sweetener have … Read more

Rise of gummy delivery format leads Israeli manufacturer to massively increase capacity

A thriving new market for the company The new plant, which will house approximately 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2)2), about 1.5 hours’ drive south of Tel Aviv. The facility will join the company’s existing plant and is expected to be operational in mid-2023. TopGum only entered the gum supplement space in 2019, and has previously … Read more

Tate & Lyle’s insight into global consumer ingredient perception

“55% of global consumers say they expect snacks to provide a nutritional boost, so manufacturers should keep this in mind when crafting new snacks in the coming months, whether they reduce calories or enrich products with functional ingredients,”said Greet Vandeputte, Category Development Manager at Bakery and Taste & Lyle Europe. And according to the company’s … Read more

Bimbo Bakeries USA joins Green Power Partnership

A volunteer program with more than 1,700 partner organizations, the partnership encourages US companies to use green energy to reduce the environmental impacts associated with traditional electricity use. By the end of 2020, more than 700 partners — including Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, government departments, colleges and universities — have signed up … Read more

US chocolate brands spread the love this Valentine’s Day

A survey in 2021 from the National Confectioners Association claims 84% ​​of Americans think that chocolate and candy are a fun part of special celebrations, including Valentine’s Day, while 87% of Americans enjoy seasonal Valentine’s Day chocolate and candy. When asked how they select a treat from a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates, 50% of … Read more

Nestlé announces innovative plan to tackle child labour risks in cocoa sector

The company said the plan is to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality. A cash incentive will be paid directly to cocoa-farming households for certain activities such as enrollment of children in school and pruning, among several others. Nestlé said the new plan also supports the … Read more