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Riclan to develop sugar free chewing gum for kids

Brazilian candy manufacturer Riclan is tapping into the health trend market with plans to develop a sugar free chewing gum for kids.

Energy Bombs aims to create coffee alternative for US gum consumer

Energy Bombs chewing gum has rolled out its products at convenience stores across the US with a suggested retail price of $2.99 per 10-piece pack.

E-commerce

Perfetti Van Melle taps Amazon Dash for Mentos

Perfetti Van Melle has signed up to Amazon Dash for its Mentos brand, allowing consumers to order gum and mints by pressing a button.

Erythritol outperforms xylitol in plaque prevention, article concludes

A review article published in a dentistry journal makes the case that erythritol is superior to xylitol or sorbitol in preventing adhesion of harmful bacteria to teeth.

Financial Results

Hershey reports Q2 growth, continuing to target ‘snackfection’ trend

Hershey has posted 3.7% net sales growth in its second quarter results as it gears up to launch a 'snackfection' item later this year.

Financial Results

Mondelēz posts Q2 growth but below global snacks market

Cadbury and Oreo maker Mondelēz International has posted 1.5% organic revenue growth in the second quarter, but has grown below the combined chocolate, biscuits and gum & candy markets in...

Artificial sweeteners may cause cravings for the real thing: Study

Sugar alternatives may actually increase an individual’s appetite for real sugar by interfering with the way glucose is used in the body, a study has found.

‘Growing beyond our borders’: Chocolate exports drive Spanish candy growth

Soaring chocolate exports have helped value sales in the Spanish confectionery sector grow 2.8% year on year in 2015, according to industry association Produlce.

Reader survey

Brexit: Candy catastrophe or carriage to new business?

What are the threats and opportunities for your business after the UK voted to leave the European Union?

Brand power continues to diminish private label confectionery: IRI

Private label confectionery value shares are flat or declining in most Western economies, according to market analysts IRI.

EU sugar prices could rise as supply and demand tightens

Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest...

Guest article

What we saw at Vitafoods Europe 2016

The Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) were impressed – mostly – by what they saw at the 20th year of Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last month from probiotics to novel powders to...

Mondelēz unveils media monetization model as consumers skip traditional ads

Mondelēz International is aiming to offset some of its marketing costs and improve return on investment by developing original media content "that people want to watch".

Not all Millennials are the same, and other generation-based myths busted by CRA-backed study

Young adults move through several distinctly varied life stages from the ages of 18 to 34 years – high school graduation, moving out on their own, going to college, finding...

FDA OKs EverSweet GRAS determination, but commercial launch date still to be determined, says Cargill

The FDA has issued a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) no objections letter for EverSweet, Cargill’s hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than...

'Produces enough Maltesers to fill 166 Olympic-size swimming pools a year'

Mars to provide 100% renewable electricity to power 12 UK sites

Mars has partnered with Eneco UK to install a 20-turbine Moy Wind Farm in Scotland to provide 100% renewable electricity to power all 12 Mars UK sites.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016: All you need to know

The 20th Sweets & Snacks Expo will bring the introduction of a new hall to accommodate more than 130 new exhibitors and the show's Innovation Avenue up-and-coming products showcase.

News in brief

Project 7 sugar-free gums available at CVS as retailer promotes healthier items

Gourmet gum brand Project 7 has launched two of its sugar-free gums into CVS across the US as the drug store chain looks to promote healthier products to its customers.

CEO Interview

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.

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