Desserts & Ice Cream

Dean Foods' Mayfield Creamery Brand Expands

26 Apr 2017 --- Dean Foods has announced that its iconic Mayfield Creamery ice cream brand is expanding further across the southern U.S. to a collection of new markets in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. Mayfield Ice Cream debuted in 1923, and can currently be found in grocery stores across the southeast in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, West Virginia, Kentucky and Louisiana.

Puratos Highlights Perceptions in the Patisserie Market

04 Apr 2017 --- The cakes and patisserie market continues to grow both in volume and value terms. Puratos have interviewed close to 6,000 consumers about their choices, attitudes and perceptions all related to the patisserie industry. 

Emmi Buys Dessert Specialist Italian Fresh Foods

18 Jan 2017 --- Emmi has hailed the strategic importance of its dessert portfolio following the purchase of premium dessert specialist Italian Fresh Foods (IFF). Urs Riedener, CEO of Emmi, said: “Italian Fresh Foods is an agile, innovative manufacturer of high-quality Italian desserts. The product portfolio suits Emmi extremely well and strengthens a segment that is strategically important for the company.”

Innovation from Cargill Broadens Choice in Chocolate Flavored Products

23 Nov 2016 --- The latest addition to the Gerkens cocoa powder range from Cargill is an intense dark red cocoa powder – with unique colour attributes that make it the only powder of its kind on the market.

Olam Launch No Added Sodium Dark Black Cocoa Powder

04 Nov 2016 --- Olam Cocoa is marking 70 years of Joanes with the launch of a sodium dark cocoa powder with no added sodium, opening a new product development & innovation center and inaugurating a sustainability program to improve yields and good labor practises amongst growing communities. Olam Cocoa opened the Cocoa Product Development & Innovation Centre at its llhéus processing facility yesterday (Nov 3) - and to coincide, launched the AJ11PK cocoa powder which it says meets the growing market demand for lower sodium products. 

Ingredients for Diabetes Management

01 Oct 2016 ---  Years of research has been dedicated to determining the anti-diabetic potential of various plant species. Several herbals have demonstrated positive health effects associated with diabetes management.

Unilever Boss Warns of Ice Cream Price Hikes and Pulling Billions of Euros in Investment Should Britain Vote to Leave the EU

08 June 2016 --- Unilever boss Paul Polman has flagged up that there will be "serious consequences” should Britain vote to leave the EU and suggested that the Anglo-Dutch business could pull billions of Euros in investment from the UK.

Going for Gold, Pecan Delux Launch Popping Candy as Popularity of Dessert Toppings is Set to Rise

13 May 2016 --- A new lustre popping candy inclusion from Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd will be giving bakery and dessert products a golden shimmer over the next few months, providing visual excitement as well as an intense mouthfeel sensation.

Nestlè Strikes Ice Cream and Frozen Food JV with Britain’s R&R Ice Cream as it Looks to Provide Stronger Competition to Unilever

27 Apr 2016 --- Nestlè has confirmed that it is setting up a joint venture with Britain’s R&R Ice Cream which will sell ice cream and frozen food in over 20 countries, as the Swiss giant looks to offer stronger competition to Unilever.

Naturally Sourced: Too Much of a Good Thing?

17 Mar 2016 ---  “Natural” replacements for certain colors and flavors may produce more serious effects in children than the original, if unsafe levels of consumption are reached.

Sensient Develops Better for You Ice Cream Flavor Solutions

26 Jan 2016 –- Sensient Flavors’ APSS (All-Purpose Sweet Solutions) and DairyBoost portfolios help ice cream manufacturers differentiate themselves in the premium market. With demand for better-for-you options in the ice cream segment experiencing notable growth, Sensient’s solutions are designed to reduce fat and sugar significantly while compensating for any associated sensory shortcomings, particularly in terms of texture and mouthfeel. The flavorings are natural, Halal & Kosher certified and also available as organic versions.

Unilever to Reduce the Size of Top Ice Creams to Reduce Calories

25 Jan 2016 --- Unilever is to cut back the size of ice cream favorites Cornetto, Ben & Jerry’s and Feast by up to a third bringing all its single-serving ice-creams to under 250 calories.

Muller's Merger With Dairy Crest Receives Competition Clearance

20 Oct 2015 --- The sale of Dairy Crest’s Dairies operations to Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP will complete in December 2015 following approval by Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

Nestlé in Talks With R&R to Create Ice Cream Joint Venture

06 Oct 2015 --- Nestlé and R&R, a leading European ice cream company based in the UK, are in advanced discussions to set up a new joint venture covering ice cream based mainly in Europe and Africa.

Unilever Acquires Premium Italian Gelato Business GROM

02 Oct 2015 --- Unilever has acquired the premium Italian gelato business, GROM. The first GROM shop was opened in Turin in 2003 by friends Federico Grom and Guido Martinetti, with the vision of making the best gelato in the world, using only top quality ingredients. Today, GROM has over 60 gelato shops in Italy and around the world.

Nestlé Strengthens Chinese Presence with €15m Ice Cream Investment

10 Jun 2015 --- Nestlé is strengthening its ice cream business in China with a €15m investment in its factories in Tianjin and Guangzhou.

Arla: New Ingredient Concept For Seniors Proves That ‘Age is Just a Number’

23 Mar 2015 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Nutrilac Ageless, a new whey protein + calcium ingredient that will enable dairy companies to create yoghurts and desserts for active seniors who reject the idea that they are ‘old’.

Wild Launches Sophisticated New Ice Cream Accompaniments

23 Mar 2015 --- Flavorings and colorings company Wild has developed new toppings, added ingredients and coatings which turn ice cream into enchanting desserts. These chocolate sauces, dessert coatings and colorful fruit coatings give today’s consumers what they want: natural ingredients, innovative ice cream creations and premium-quality enjoyment.

Packaged Desserts Appear As A Popular Snack Food

18 Mar 2015 --- Almost 3.2 million Australians (14+) eat a packaged dairy dessert such as a custard, mousse, chocolate pudding, creamy rice or fruity whip in an average four weeks - but maybe not necessarily for dessert.

Dawn Foods Launches Natural Flavor Blueberry Compound

26 Feb 2015 --- Dawn Foods has launched Blueberry Compound, a new concentrated all natural fruit flavor paste that can be used to add the subtle taste of blueberry and an attractive hue to frostings and filling creams in cakes and desserts, as well as ice creams, mousses and even milk shakes.