• Kettle introduces new packaging

    By Vending International on July 19, 2017
    Kettle has introduced a new look across its entire range of hand-cooked chips. While the new packaging retains the distinctive colours that help consumers quickly find their favourite flavour, Kettle has been made more prominent, moving to a central position on the front of pack which really enhances visibility on shelf. The new designs provide added vibrancy and impact and […]
  • Ryvita invests in new bespoke refrigeration unit

    By Vending International on July 11, 2017
    Jordan’s Ryvita has installed a bespoke refrigerated unit at its premises in Poole ready for a brand-new product, launched last month. The unit was designed and built to bespoke requirements using a modular system. It is big enough to store and easily access a euro pallet holding up to 500 kilograms of cheese. The product is a new flavour variant […]
  • Burts Chips potatoes gets the stamp of approval from Red Tractor

    By Vending International on June 22, 2017
    Plymouth-based Burts Chips has been awarded the Red Tractor stamp of approval for being the first licensed crisps manufacturer to use accredited British potatoes which are farmed responsibly, processed and packed in the UK. With 67% of UK shoppers now recognising the Red Tractor logo, the crisp producer wants to heighten awareness of the origin and quality of its produce. […]
  • Metcalfe’s launches salted caramel popcorn and extends new look across the range

    By Vending International on June 2, 2017
    Salted caramel is the newest flavour to be added to Metcalfe’s range of skinny popcorn. The new flavour is being launched in sharing and impulse packs and capitalises on the popular sweet and savoury trend, but with 30% less saturated fat then typical salted caramel popcorn on the market. Also, the updated packaging design, which was introduced at the end […]
  • Nestlé fails to trademark four-fingered KitKat shape

    By Vending International on May 23, 2017
    Court of Appeal judges in London have ruled that Nestle cannot trademark the shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar. Nestlé claimed that the shape of the bar was unique and should be protected by law. But time after time, judges have thrown out the attempt. A spokesperson for Nestlé said: “Nestle is disappointed by the Court of Appeal judgement […]
  • India is among the world’s fastest growing chocolate markets

    By Vending International on May 15, 2017
    New research from Mintel has revealed that India is now one of the world’s fastest growing chocolate confectionary markets. Sales of chocolate confectionery in retail markets grew by 13% between 2015 and 2016 in India, followed by Poland which saw sales growth of 2%. In comparison to the rest of the world, Poland and India were the only two markets to […]
  • GMB backs peers’ call for guarantees over post-Brexit chocolate bar tariffs

    By Vending International on May 12, 2017
    GMB, the union for chocolate bar producers, has backed a House of Lords report calling for guarantees on confectionary tariffs post-Brexit. In a document published on April 27, peers said up to 97% of the UK’s food and drink exports could be at risk after Britain leaves the EU. Sugar and confectionary are already subject to the highest EU tariffs […]
  • Broderick’s teams up with Mars to launch first university loyalty app

    By Vending International on May 10, 2017
    Broderick’s has partnered with Manchester Metropolitan and confectionery giant Mars to launch the UK’s first loyalty app aimed at university students and staff. The app shares notifications of Mars product launches introduced at Broderick’s vending machines in return for loyalty rewards, competition prizes and freebies. Customers will also be given the chance to vote for their favourite products to be given a […]
  • Nestle to cut 300 UK jobs as production moves to Poland

    By Vending International on April 27, 2017
    It was announced on April 26 that Nestle is cutting 300 jobs in the UK as it moves production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland. The company is making the cuts despite achieving £21 billion from sales – a quarterly increase of 0.4%. Blue Riband has been made in Britain since 1936 and is primarily consumed by the […]
  • Public Health England publishes sugar reduction guidelines

    By Vending International on April 18, 2017
    Public Health England has reported that it will engage with all sectors of the food industry to reduce the amount of sugar in foods that contribute most to children’s intakes by 20% by 2020, with a 5% reduction in the first year. The initial focus will be on the top nine food categories that contribute the most to children’s sugar […]