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Machine of the Month: Caotech's re-engineering doubles line’s capacity

Wormerveer, Netherlands-based Caotech recently optimized its chocolate/compound batch processing equipment.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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This system is specially designed for the weighing, mixing and batching of finely ground chocolate, coatings, compounds and bread spreads.
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Gum Base Trends: Delivering experiences, benefits will revive gum sales

Technological developments aimed at consumers and manufacturers promise renewed growth within the category.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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Recent statistics from Euromonitor International show a dropoff in global, as well as U.S. gum sales.
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Western Candy Conference

2015 Western Candy Conference to be in Hawaii

Event slated for March 18-22 in Maui.
By Crystal Lindell
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Surf’s up and there’s no doubt confectioners will want to get on “board” for the 2015 Western Candy Conference.
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Machine Of The Month: Theegarten-Pactec’s MCC

Versatile wrapper debuts vienna-fruit fold capability
By Bernie Pacyniak
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This machine's versatility makes the unit attractive for confectionery producers that require machines handling a wide variety of wrapping styles.
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Starch Trends: Starch To The Rescue

The evolution and growth of medicated confections finds starches being called upon once again to help.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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There’s been an increased interest by confectionery as well as pharmaceutical companies to produce candies that deliver specific nutraceutical benefits, be they vitamins, weight control, cold prevention, etc. So where to starches come into play?
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Leaders in Innovation: Collaboration begets innovation

A look at some of the most promising new developments in confectionery technology.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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“Innovation does not, of course, mean throwing out the old for the sake of the new," says Mitch Barns, ceo for Nielsen.
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Compound Coating Trends: Ingredient plays an expanded role

In addition to solving traditional confectionery processing challenges, compound coatings provide confectionery and snack manufacturers a healthier alternative. Is premium the next opportunity?
By Bernie Pacyniak
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There’s nothing like a FDA regulatory proposal to turn one’s world upside down.
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Supplier Spotlight

Bosch helps Endangered Species Chocolate create packaging solution

Bosch helps chocolate maker accelerate production, meet growing demand.
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Saving the planet, making chocolate. Endangered Species Chocolate was founded specifically on combining both those premises together
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Color Trends: Consumers, activists pushing natural

While debate still continues about natural versus synthetic colors use, suppliers and manufacturers aren’t sitting on the sidelines.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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A glance at today’s lineup of candies reveals an unabashed desire to mesmerize us with colors as never before.
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Chocolate Products: Consumers, customers setting the ‘bar’ higher

Be it health benefits, sourcing, flavor intensity or value, chocolate lovers and manufacturers are letting suppliers know that “run-of-the-mill’ won’t pass muster, much less run through a cash register anymore.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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"Consumers today are more fractured. What this means is there are many groups with very specific preferences. There is no average shopper," says Rose Potts, of The Blommer Co.
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September 2014

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Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website

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