SNACKS & CONFECTIONERY

  • Global meat snacks market gains traction

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    The global meat snacks market is likely to be driven by the increasing demand for nutrient-rich snacks according to Transparency Market Research. These popular snacks come with nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, and omega-3s and they have been gaining traction amongst health-conscious people.  Different portable snacks, such as sausages, sticks, and jerky are convenient options for consumers who do […]
  • Mondelez invests £15 million in Bournville site

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    Mondelēz International, makers of treats including Cadbury Dairy Milk, BelVita, Maynard’s Bassetts and OREO has announced plans to invest £15 million into its Bournville site, the heart and home of Cadbury. The investment will include £11 million to create a new, line of the future for Cadbury Dairy Milk tablets as the company consolidates the majority of its tablet production […]
  • Gluten-free market to expand by 3bn by 2027

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    The Gluten-free products market size was valued at $4.3 billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach $7.5 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 7.2% from 2020 to 2027. Major factors driving the growth of gluten-free products market size are the rising prevalence of celiac disease and also growing population shifting towards healthier diets. It is anticipated that the […]
  • Half a million join in Veganuary

    By Vending International on January 18, 2021
    In its eighth year, Veganuary – a movement which seeks to inspire people to try a plant-based existence for 31 days for the benefit of our planet, animals and their own health – has gained a record 500,000 sign ups this year with a huge 25% of those being Brits. The Veganuary challenge, which has surpassed last year’s record of […]
  • Ferrero Group acquires Eat Natural

    By Vending International on January 12, 2021
    Global confectionery specialist, The Ferrero Group, is set to acquire Eat Natural, the maker of high-quality cereal bars, toasted muesli and granola. The Ferrero Group plans to maintain and further build Eat Natural’s strong brand authenticity, while supporting the company with distribution and expansion to new markets and category segments opportunities. As part of the transaction, The Ferrero Group will […]
  • UK Plastics Pact highlights Mondelēz progress

    By Vending International on December 10, 2020
    Mondelēz International has been highlighted in the UK Plastics Pact report launched this week for its progress in packaging reduction, use of recycled material and its seasonal recycling labelling campaigns in partnership with (On-Pack Recycling Label) OPRL. The company joined the UK Plastics Pact at the start of the year, in partnership with the entire value chain alongside business, retailers, […]
  • Hunt for the best taste buds in Britain

    By Vending International on December 9, 2020
    Mondelēz International, makers treats including Cadbury Dairy Milk, BelVita, Maynard’s Bassetts and OREO is opening applications for four chocolate taster roles – testing products before they hit shop shelves in over 150 countries. The successful candidates will work as part of a team of 12, tasting chocolate and chocolate spreads. The lucky few will work to improve and perfect secret […]
  • Vending goes vegan

    By Vending International on December 2, 2020
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) shares insight into the rise of vegan products in vending machines, as well as detailing the top vegan products available from some of its members today. There are lots of variations of veganism, ranging from ‘dietary vegans’, who are on an exclusively plant-based diet due to dietary restrictions; ‘junk-food vegans’ who prefer to eat processed […]
  • Selecta reveals UK’s favourite snacks

    By Vending International on October 20, 2020
    Last year, Selecta analysed 16 million snack sales from our vending machines across 96 UK towns and cities, to find out which snack the UK public loves the most. The 10 snacks that came out on top: Cadbury Twirl Walkers Max Chargrilled Steak Kinder Bueno Kit-Kat 4 Finger Bar Twix Bar Walkers Cheese & Onion McVities Mini Cheddars Walkers Ready […]
  • Nestle partners with Plastic Energy in first steps for recycling facility in the UK

    By Vending International on October 19, 2020
    Nestlé UK and Ireland has joined forces with Plastic Energy, a major chemical recycling company, with the aim of developing a plant in the UK. The two companies will come together to explore the scope for the first commercial large-scale facility of its kind in the UK. Plastic Energy, which already has two similar recycling plants in Spain, uses and […]