Confectionery

Bambi is well-established in key channels such as retail and HoReCa. Pic:Bambi.

Coca-Cola HBC acquires Serbian confectionery business Bambi

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is acquiring confectionery, biscuit and snack company Bambi for €260m ($294m): saying the acquisition gives it ‘marketing leading iconic brands in a relevant adjacent category’.

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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

Co-founders Anna and Josefin. Picture: SugarSin.

SugarSin to launch rosé wine gummies

By Jenny Eagle

SugarSin ‘gourmet confectionery for adults’ is extending its Prosecco and Cocktail Gummy range with the launch of rosé gummies this month.

Will the tax encourage companies to reformulate? Pic: iStock

UK sugar tax: The big questions

By Rachel Arthur

The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it hit the industry? How effective will the tax be at tackling childhood obesity? And could the tax be extended to other food categories? We take a look at the big questions surrounding...

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

Special edition: Robotics

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

By Jane Byrne

Robot-based product packaging and palletizing remain the areas for quick wins in the confectionery sector but robots, albeit in the leading EU based confectioners, are gradually taking on more tasks a step earlier at the processing stage.

New glazing solution

New glazing solution

German confectionery ingredients supplier Alfred L. Wolff is
preparing to focus on the launch of a new coating ingredient aimed
specifically at the chocolate and panned confectioneries sector for
CME 2004.

Chocks away!

Chocks away!

This week the new product releases in the region focus on the
confectionery sector, with a series of launches in Poland, Czech
Republic and Hungary which reflect the growing popularity of
chocolate.

Colourful candies

Colourful candies

APV Baker says it has expanded the boundaries of product
possibilities available to the confectionery industry, through the
development of multi-colour and multi-component capability for
depositing systems.

Glisten up

Glisten up

The UK manufacturer Glisten, has taken the first steps towards
strengthening its position as a niche food group with the
acquisition of Sunya, a manufacturer of baking aids and sweet
spreads.

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