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Stepping on the gas: Drive Gum enters Autogrill and BP in Spain amid international push

Sugar-free caffeinated chewing gum brand Drive Gum has its sights on the US and Russia after expanding distribution in Spain through deals with Autogrill and BP.

Project 7 secures US-wide Walgreens listing for two gourmet gums

California-based confectionery company Project 7 has announced its sugar-free gourmet gum in birthday cake and coconut lime flavors became available in candy aisles in Walgreens across the US from April 1.

Mondelēz partners with China’s Alibaba to support $1bn global e-commerce goal

Chinese consumers are able to buy a fuller range of Mondelēz products, including Oreo Colorfilled, an online platform where people can customize their own Oreo packaging, thanks to the Mondelēz’s...

First quarter 2016 innovation

Global confectionery NPD: Lemon meringue truffles, green tea cookies and chili nut M&Ms

ConfectioneryNews presents our pick of products entering the global confectionery category this quarter from major players such as Mars, Lotte and Nestlé.

Ad block: Smaller confectioners to stop advertising to kids under new scheme

Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.

Corbion officially opens new R&D and applications facility in The Netherlands

Food ingredients supplier Corbion has officially opened a new R&D and applications laboratory in The Netherlands.

What's on the inside matters: See-through chewing gum coating can 'reignite' stagnant category, claims Beneo

Beneo has developed translucent chewing gum coatings from isomalt that allows colors and designs in the gum's core to be visible in the finished product.

Mantrose-Haeuser to expand into bakery sector

Mantrose-Haeuser edible coatings and specialty ingredients for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial industries, has acquired Holton Food Products Company.

News in brief

Mars, Nestlé and Haribo stockist Hancocks joins Today's Group

Independent buying firm Today’s Group has added British confectionery wholesaler Hancocks as a member.

Sugarfree gum could save UK healthcare system millions, claims Wrigley-backed study

Britain’s National Heath Service (NHS) could save £8.2m ($11.8m) a year if all the territory's 12-year olds chewed three pieces of sugarfree gum a day, says a study in the...

EFSA weighs up hoodia novel food application

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering a novel food application for purported weight loss plant hoodia parviflora. 

Exclusive interview

Cookie dough & key lime pie: Project 7 breaks chewing gum conventions with Build A Flavor line

The California-based gum company, Project 7, launched new gum line, of which each product contains at least two flavors, the company’s CEO, Tyler Merrick, said. 

Full-year Financial Results

Mondelēz forsees further emerging market challenges in 2016

Mondelēz has reported full-year organic revenue growth in chocolate below the overall market  and expects the macroeconomic environment in emerging markets to remain challenging.

Interactive Media

The Buzz: ISM 2016 innovations and gossip

Catch up on the social media gossip and candy innovations at ISM 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

ISM Essentials: Be in the know for Cologne

Discover the supporting program and what to look out for at the world’s largest confectionery fair.

ISM live debate

New age tactics: Barry Callebaut, IRI & KPMG to discuss reaching Millennial consumers

Market analysts IRI and KPMG will join Barry Callebaut’s global marketing director in debating strategies to formulate market and merchandise confections to cater to influential millennial consumers.

No plastic: Simply Gum gains Vitamin Shoppe listing for all natural gum range

Simply Gum has gained distribution for its premium chewing gum line that’s made with a biodegradable chicle gum base in Vitamin Shoppe stores across the US.

Union challenges Mondelēz cost cutting strategy

Food workers unions across the globe, including BCTGM, vow to prevent Mondelēz from moving jobs to low-income areas through its cost-cutting strategy. But the Cadbury owner says its restructuring program is...

ALDI pledges to ditch junk food at its US store checkouts by the year-end

ALDI USA will replace chocolate and candy at the checkouts at its nearly 1,500 US stores with nuts, trail mix, dried fruits and granola bars by the end of the...

'Manufacturing breakthrough': Mondelēz nets high-speed gum cooling tech through partnership

Mondelēz International has installed novel chewing gum cooling tunnels at three global facilities via a partnership with 42 Technology and equipment supplier Gabler.

'Twas the season: Gifting pushes UK confectionery sales up 8% over Christmas, finds IRI

Confectionery was the fastest growing food category in value sales for UK supermarkets over the Christmas period, according to market analysts IRI.

Editor's Blog

The Candy Files: Confectionery industry 2015 year in review

ConfectioneryNews trawls its archives to present a month-to-month review of the biggest industry news in 2015.

A route into chewing gum? Roquette says starch ingredient paves way for new entrants

Sugar confectioners can branch out into chewing gum with a starch-based ingredient that creates a novel confection half-way between chewing gum and chewy candy that doesn’t require expensive lamination equipment....

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last week. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from over one thousand exhibitors, a packed conference...

Mondelēz hits back at critics in UK tax row

Mondelēz International has hit back at critics who argued the global food giant avoided meeting its UK tax liabilities last year, after it was revealed the business paid no corporation tax...