SNACKS & CONFECTIONERY

  • Premier Foods reinvigorates vending portfolio

    By Vending International on September 23, 2020
    Premier Foods is adding to its vending portfolio, giving operators more solutions for their hot drinks and soup offerings. Bringing a more premium range to the market, the manufacturer has launched Simplicity – a four-strong range of products including Gold, Non HVO Whitener, Hot Chocolate and Lite Hot Chocolate, designed to produce a consistent texture with innovative agglomeration technology. Premier […]
  • Limited edition Cadbury Twirl Orange returns

    By Vending International on September 3, 2020
    It’s back! The award-winning limited edition Cadbury Twirl Orange single bar returns to the UK following a highly successful launch last year. The product was very popular last year, with vending operators selling through stock quickly and helping to create real excitement in sites. Cadbury Twirl Orange offers consumers a twist on a favourite brand, combining Cadbury’s No. 1 selling […]
  • Partnership aims to responsibly source vanilla

    By Vending International on August 19, 2020
    Kellogg Company and Symrise, the major producer of flavours and fragrances, have engaged in a joint three-year project in Madagascar to responsibly source 100 % of Kellogg’s vanilla by 2020. The project enjoys continued success based on a shared collective commitment. Strong engagement with the vanilla farming communities of Ankavanana, Madagascar, enables farmers and their families to work together towards common […]
  • Mondelēz International and Chelsea Football Club announce new global partnership

    By Vending International on August 6, 2020
    Mondelēz International, owner of Cadbury, has announced a global partnership between Cadbury and Chelsea Football Club, making the chocolate brand the club’s official chocolate partner. Cadbury will also be offering Chelsea fans unique access to their club throughout the duration of the relationship through a series of activities that fans can look out for over the coming months and seasons. […]
  • New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight

    By Vending International on July 30, 2020
    A raft of measures have been revealed as part of the government’s new obesity strategy to get the nation fit and healthy, protect themselves against COVID-19 and protect the NHS. Obesity is one of the biggest health crises the country faces. Almost two-thirds (63%) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity – and 1 in 3 children […]
  • 40% of leading food firms focus on plant-based products

    By Vending International on July 29, 2020
    New research finds that 40% of ‘leading’ food firms including Nestlé and Unilever now have dedicated teams for the development of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The data comes from the new online Sustainable Proteins Hub for investors, and ‘Appetite for Disruption: A Second Serving’ report, launched by the FAIRR Investor Network. The report highlights new research that shows over $1.1 […]
  • Mondelēz International moves to eliminate 10 billion calories from UK market

    By Vending International on July 20, 2020
    Mondelēz International is continuing its drive to offer more portion control options for consumers by voluntarily committing to bring all its Cadbury chocolate bars sold as part of a multipack under 200 calories by the end of 2021. The move will see 10 billion calories removed from the UK market every year. It is part of Mondelēz International’s ongoing commitment […]
  • ‘Bounce back’ plan for food and drink industry

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow […]
  • West Midlands charities receive £25,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

    By Vending International on June 17, 2020
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, Lindens Primary School in Walsall, Cannock-based charity Special Needs Adventure Playground (SNAP) and Grocery Aid have each been granted £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation, whilst Sandwell Advocacy and Cerebral Palsy Midlands have received £2,500 from the Foundation, as part of Mondelēz International’s ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme. Each year, the company’s UK employees are invited to […]
  • Smarties sharing block in a recyclable paper wrapper

    By Vending International on June 2, 2020
    Nestlé’s Smarties sharing block is now being produced in a recyclable paper wrapper. Almost 3.5 million Smarties blocks are sold each year and the company sees this as an important next step in moving the Smarties confectionery range of products to paper packaging. The Smarties block packaging is made from a coated paper that is widely recyclable. It is the first time that […]