• Chocolate confectionery market expands

    By Vending International on November 28, 2022
    Allied Market Research’s recently published a report, Chocolate Confectionery Market, predicts the global chocolate confectionery industry is expected to grow to $118.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2022 to 2031. Major determinants of the market growth Expansion of sales channels and increase in use of e-commerce across the globe drive the growth of the global chocolate confectionery market. […]
  • Confectionery companies call for action to address sugar supply chain crisis

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    The National Confectioners Association (NCA) and the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) have called for governments of the United States and Europe to take urgent action to address shortfalls in the sugar market. NCA and CAOBISCO are concerned with the current state of sugar markets in North America and Europe. In both geographic areas, tight supply and […]
  • Recycled plastic wrapping used for chocolate bar favourite

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    Mondelēz International has announced its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now wrapped in packaging with 30% recycled plastic (using the mass balance approach). The company has started to roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars.  Using the […]
  • 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 […]