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Schenck Process to expand its international footprint

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

Enhanced tanning and hangover cures: Global functional gum market to pass $9bn by 2022

Global functional chewing gum sales are poised for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +4.7% from 2016 to 2022, says Arizton Advisory & Intelligence.

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

Cargo offers Extra gum, Pringles, Cheeze-It for Uber/Lyft passengers

New York-based startup Cargo that allows rideshare drivers to sell candy and snacks to passengers has launched in Chicago.

Hindu leader condemns Wrigley candies made with beef-sourced gelatin

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed says upset Hindus in the US are seeking “official apology” from the president of Wrigley for non-disclosure of beef in some of its candy products.

ISM adds startup area for young firms at world’s biggest candy show

International sweets fair ISM is offering companies younger than five years to exhibit for a reduced fee at its new ‘Start-up Area’.

Quarterly Earnings

McCain Foods president to become Mondelēz’s new CEO amid Q2 revenue decline

Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as Mondelēz’s new CEO in November.

Simple ingredients renovation

Next step: Mondelēz to cut sugar, salt, sat fat and artificial ingredients in power brands

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International plans to renovate its power brands with simpler ingredients and improved nutrition after meeting some of its well-being targets early.

Wrigley sues e-cig firm for allegedly infringing Doublemint and Juicy Fruit trademarks

Wrigley has sued e-cigarette firm Chi-Town Vapers for allegedly misappropriating its branding on e-liquid flavors of electronic cigarettes.

Mondelēz sales hit by cyberattack but outlook unchanged

Mondelēz International says a cyberattack on its systems has been contained, but may harm revenues in its second quarter.

CEO interview

Perfetti Van Melle USA brings Airheads into gum and trials Velcro packs

Perfetti Van Melle is hoping to lead US gum category growth by bringing Airheads into gum and launching Mentos Pure Fresh packs sealed with Velcro.

Mars to scrap Orkla’s Wrigley contract in Norway

Mars Norge will take charge of Norwegian Wrigley sales next year after terminating a distribution contract with Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge.

Castles made of bubble gum: PepsiCo JV hopes to bring edible sand to the US

PepsiCo's Mexican confectionery joint venture PISSA is looking for distributors to bring edible sand that becomes bubble gum to the US.

Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Amazon will gain deep consumer insights in impulse snacking once it seals a $13.7bn deal for Whole Foods, says an e-commerce consultant. 

Mars and Wrigley drive confectionery sales from in-store to digital retail

Mars and Wrigley says redesigning the checkout line at retailers can help drive up sales of confectionery products. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars-Wrigley taps sweet heat trend for Skittles and Starburst

Mars-Wrigley has introduced spicy versions of Skittles and Starburst, while bringing its Extra gum brand into the chewy mints category.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Ferrero to bring Tic Tac gum and Kinder Joy eggs to US in 2018

Ferrero has announced new gum products under its Tic Tac brand and Kinder Joy eggs at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.

The Buzz: Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 tweet by tweet

ConfectioneryNews presents the latest innovations and business news in US confections from America’s largest candy & snacks show.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will kick off in Chicago next week on May 23, 2017.

Startup Watch

Oral care gum startup Confadent to launch in US

Startup Confadent is planning to bring an oral care gum brand to the US public after a test launch earlier this year.

Quarterly earnings

Mondelēz Q1 a ‘solid start’, driven by Oreo, Cadbury, belVita and Ritz

Mondelēz has posted organic growth of 0.6% during Q1, beating the company’s expectation, CEO Irene Rosenfeld said.

Project 7 partners with Weight Watchers

Gourmet gum brand Project 7 is aiming to capture a new target consumer – fitness enthusiasts – upon partnering with Weight Watchers.

Exclusive interview

Bazooka Candy’s president targets double-digit growth through innovation and global expansion

Accelerating innovation for core brands and expanding in international markets will be key strategies for Bazooka, says the company’s president Tony Jacobs.

On the move

Mondelēz and Bazooka Candy announce North America leadership changes

Mondelēz and the Topps’ confectionery division Bazooka Candy Brands have announced new leaders for their North American businesses.

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