• New vending range of healthier snacks

    By Vending International on April 17, 2018
    With consumers generally on the look out for healthier snacks that fuel their bodies but don’t compromise on taste, there is one option that’s now available in 22g vending packs. Eat Real’s healthier snacks are said to help operators capitalise on the continuing consumer demand for ‘free from’ and vegan healthier snacking options. Including Hummus Chips, Lentil Chips, Quinoa Chips, […]
  • Nestlé cuts 2.6 billion teaspoons of sugar in three years

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    The amount of sugar in Nestlé’s UK and Irish products has been reduced by more than 2.6 billion teaspoons since 2015 thanks to an ongoing, intensive programme of innovation and reformulation. A report, issued today by Nestlé, reveals that more than 60 billion calories have also been removed from Nestlé UK & Ireland’s portfolio in the same time period. Last […]
  • Plans to cut calorie consumption

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    Major steps to reduce excessive calorie intake have been unveiled by Public Health England (PHE), as part of the government’s strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity. PHE has challenged the food industry to reduce calories in products families consumer by 20% by 2024 and it has launched the One You campaign, encouraging adults to consume 400 calories at breakfast, […]
  • Mondelēz International partnership protects forests in Ghana

    By Vending International on February 15, 2018
    Mondelēz International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), reinforcing its commitment to reduce emissions in its cocoa supply chain across Ghana. Through Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International’s signature sustainable cocoa sourcing program, the company will take a leading role in implementing projects to deliver the Ghana […]
  • Swiss cocoa industry commits to sustainable cocoa

    By Vending International on February 13, 2018
    A total of 41 players from the Swiss cocoa industry have joined together to form the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa and Barry Callebaut is one of its founding members. The platform members have agreed on the goal that by 2025, at least 80% of the cocoa-containing products imported into Switzerland should come from sustainable cultivation. In addition to Barry Callebaut, […]
  • The British Sandwich Association tackles waste

    By Vending International on February 11, 2018
    Consumers and businesses are being prevented from recycling effectively by the lack of a cohesive approach to handing waste by local authorities and waste recyclers, according to work by the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association. If the Government is serious about tackling packaging waste, it is essential that the Government resolves issues that are acting as a barrier […]
  • Mondelēz International unveils state-of-the-art facility in Singapore

    By Vending International on February 8, 2018
    Mondelēz International has unveiled its newest global Technical Center in Jurong, Singapore. This advanced facility focuses on innovation, developing new products and technologies for some of the company’s iconic brands like Clorets, Halls and The Natural Confectionery Company candy; Stride, Trident and Dentyne gum; Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and Oreo biscuits. The Singapore Technical Center is part of the company’s previously announced $65 million investment in nine fully equipped and technologically advanced research, […]
  • Global brands at packaging show

    By Vending International on January 26, 2018
    Coca Cola, Innocent, Nestle and Thorntons are just some of the major names taking to the stage as part of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2018’s extensive two-day seminar programme. The annual event for the packaging supply chain, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 February & 1 March 2018, will host over 20 hours of CPD accredited content. The free-to-attend […]
  • A £5K sandwich: it could be you

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018
    The British Sandwich Awards have launched a quest to find the British Sandwich Designer of the Year with a £5k prize incentive. The Sammies also known as The British Sandwich Industry Awards are looking for the ultimate sandwich. The Sandwich Designer of the Year competition encourages those in the industry to create a tasty and innovative sandwich using key sponsor […]
  • Cocoa industry agrees on action to stop deforestation

    By Vending International on November 22, 2017
    Top cocoa-producing countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have announced Frameworks for Action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies to end deforestation and restore forest areas. Companies that have committed to the Frameworks are Barry Callebaut; Blommer Chocolate Company; Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate; CEMOI; Cococo Chocolatiers; ECOM Group; Ferrero; General Mills, Inc.; Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.; Guittard Chocolate Company; The Hershey Company; […]