• Rapid growth in cocoa and chocolate markets

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    With an increasing number of consumers prioritising their health and following specific diets with specific needs, the demand for dark chocolate with high cocoa and less sugar has rocketed according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The cocoa and chocolate market is projected reach $26.3 billion by 2027 growing at a rate of 4.5 percent while the global chocolate market […]
  • Human Nature’s Lentil Sticks win Great Taste 2022 Award

    By Vending International on August 12, 2022
    Plant-based food start up Human Nature has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a Great Taste award for its Hot Jalapeño & Lime Lentil Sticks along with another for its Sour cream and Onion flavour.    More than 14,000 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Human Nature was dubbed […]
  • Snack manufacturer targets mini-markets and vending machines

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    Summit Foods, a specialist in frozen and chilled micro snacks and ‘fresher for longer’ chilled sandwiches for retail, has launched a new division to take its products into the food service sector. Since joining Abbeydale Food Group four years ago, Summit Foods has seen sales more than double with its ‘Snacksters’ brand becoming the leader in frozen snacking. The company […]
  • Barry Callebaut opens Chocolate Academy at the foot of Burj Khalifa in Dubai

    By Vending International on October 26, 2021
    The Barry Callebaut Group, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has relocated its Chocolate Academy Center Dubai, which is now at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. This new location and facility serve as a creative platform where chefs and artisans can showcase and develop their talent and skills. As Chocolate […]
  • Mondelēz to launch Vegan Cadbury bar in the UK and Ireland

    By Vending International on October 26, 2021
    From this month Cadbury Plant Bar, a plant-based alternative to the Cadbury Dairy Milk, will be available to buy nationwide. The new bar, which will sit alongside the standard bar on shelves, underscores Mondelēz International’s ongoing commitment to offering consumers greater choice. Developed over two years at Mondelez International’s Global Centre of Excellence for Chocolate Research and Development in Bournville, the […]
  • New vending format stirs up the market

    By Vending International on September 29, 2021
    Ferrero Foodservice has launched its new vending format hot chocolate out-of-home and also its first bakery product – the Nutella Muffin. From table-top to self-serve machines, Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolateis expected to complement your coffee offering. Made with Thorntons chocolate, and already containing milk powder, all you have to do is add water to create a luxurious tasting hot chocolate […]
  • UK Cadbury Dairy Milk packaging set to be made with recycled plastic

    By Vending International on September 20, 2021
    Mondelēz International has announced that Cadbury Dairy Milk made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland is to be made with packaging containing up to 30% recycled plastic. Cadbury will roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars in 2022. It is part of a broader global commitment by the business to reduce the […]
  • All Mondelēz UK production sites now purchase 100% renewable electricity

    By Vending International on June 23, 2021
    Mondelēz International has switched to renewable electricity for all six of its production sites across the UK. The snacking giant is switching to purchased 100% renewable electricity across six sites including the iconic Bournville factory, the heart and home of Cadbury in the UK, Bournville RDQ centre, Sheffield factory the home of Maynards Bassetts, Minworth, Marlbrook, Chirk and Crediton. Mondelēz […]
  • Mondelēz International progresses ‘Snacking Made Right’ agenda

    By Vending International on May 18, 2021
    Mondelēz International has published its 2020 Snacking Made Right Report, highlighting how the company’s differentiated approach to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is driving global progress against its ambitious 2025 targets and creating long-term value for the business and its stakeholders. “Snacking Made Right is part of everything we do at Mondelēz International. It drives us to take care of […]
  • Inspiring stories shared on Dairy Milk bars

    By Vending International on March 30, 2021
    Cadburys is removing the branding on 10 million of its iconic Dairy Milk bars and replacing it with quotes of unexpected stories from older people about the lives they’ve led. The new limited-edition bars, available now, will be replacing Cadbury Dairy Milk bars – single and tablet – for the month of April. This unique takeover is the next iteration […]