Perfetti Van Melle

Trident is one of the brands being sold by Mondelēz to Perfetti Van Melle. Pic: Mondelēz

Analyst reaction to transaction

Mondelēz sells part of gum business to rival Perfetti Van Melle for $1.3bn

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its developed-market gum business in the United States, Canada and Europe to Italian-Dutch company, and European rival, Perfetti Van Melle Group for $1.350bn.

Look out for the The XXL Trio lollipop at this year's show. Pic: Perfetti Van Melle

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Chupa Chups introduces XXL Trio Lollipop

By Anthony Myers

Brand owner Perfetti Van Melle USA says the large, multilayered lollipop with great tasting bubblegum inside will be available on the US market in November 2022.

Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle has launched a new range of vegan jellies in the UK. Pic: PVM

Jellies

Fruitella launches new vegan range of jellies in the UK

By Anthony Myers

Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) has launched its first ever gelatine-free range in the UK with two new Fruittella fruity jelly variants, which are also suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.

Hershey Ice Breakers Ice Cubes a standout player in declining market. ©GettyImages/ludypro1

Datagraphics

Spit out: Gum declines continue in the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Chewing gum sales in the US have continued to fall in the first half of 2017, according to data from IRI, but Hershey is bucking the trend.

Just like other branded Amazon Dash devices, the Airheads version connects to the member's Wi-Fi and Amazon mobile app, enabling customers to restock on the item by clicking it once.

E-Commerce

Airheads joins one-click shopping with Amazon Dash

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Perfetti Van Melle USA’s Airheads brand is the latest confectionery product to join Amazon’s Dash Button program, which allows consumers to reorder a product through the e-commerce giant by clicking a small Airheads-branded device.