Mars has announced plans to add production for Wrigley’s Orbit and Excel gum at its Flowery Branch site and says it will add production for snack square brand goodnessknows at...
Sales of chewing gum are climbing again after several years of stagnation, likely due to evolving tastes and eating patterns, in addition to new product launches, according to IRI Worldwide.
Dollar stores were the fastest growing sales outlet for candy in the U.S. last year and should be the focus for confectionery manufacturers, says IRI.
The top four U.S. candy manufacturers are growing at slower rates than smaller companies, that are able to bring new products to market quicker, says an IRI analyst.
ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from the US National Confectioners Association’s (NCA’s) Sweets & Snacks Expo next week where premium products are expected to pull in retail visitors.
Chewing gum may have been responsible for the death of a 19-year old girl – but there is little evidence to suggest artificial sweeteners were at fault, a UK inquest...
Mondelēz plans to launch its Trident brand in China as its gum business returns to growth after a long slump.
Hershey has at last launched its anticipated Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews across the US, which could spell “doom” for already declining gum sales, according to one analyst.
The Wrigley Company is constructing a $63m plant in Kenya, which global president Martin Radvan calls an ‘important early step’ in realising a strategic commitment to Africa.
Wrigley UK hopes to tap into new eating and drinking occasions with its reformulated and repackaged Extra brand chewing gum.
There is little evidence to prove natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay in children and adults despite an EFSA-backed health claim, says a Cochrane review.
Gum is set for resurgence as manufacturers rationalize their product mix and focus on core products, says Hershey’s vice present of industry affairs.
German energy specialist Kerry Gum has long-term ambitions to break into China but realizes competitive is fierce.
LoeschPack has introduced a horizontal flow wrap machine with hot seal capabilities that it claims will help confectioners protect product integrity in hot climates and pack at greater speeds than...
Hershey has appointed Patricia A. Little as its new chief financial officer, while Mondelēz has named Roberto Marques as president of its North America business.
Mondelēz International plans to close its Tallaght chewing gum ingredient factory and will restructure chocolate production in Ireland, resulting in around 200 job cuts.
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Cargill has developed an acoustic testing formula that it claims will help manufacturers maximize crunchiness in gum coatings.
Wrigley said it is ‘deeply saddened’ to confirm the death of a worker at one of its US facilities earlier this month.
Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s Kinh Do.
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta plans to cut 30 employees in Italy after sales in the market declined for the fourth consecutive quarter.
Mondelēz International will withdraw from certain retail customers in Europe that have refused chocolate price hikes.
India’s confectionery market is expected to grow by almost three-quarters in four years as the burgeoning middle-class consumes more gums and jellies, and chocolate still dominates.
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Mondelēz and Mars have been accused of exploiting small businesses by extending payment terms to some UK suppliers from 60 to 120 days.