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Milliways was established in the UK as an alternative to traditional gum. Pic: Milliways

Sustainable chewing gum brand Milliways pops the growth bubble

By Anthony Myers

With claims to be the UK’s biggest plastic-free, plant-based chewing gum brand, Milliways outpaced the growth of the chewing gum category by 43 times, according to new IRI data after significant investment in product innovation and a public awareness...

Pic: Cargill

Special edition: Plant-based confectionery

Tantalizing textures: the new frontiers of plant-based gummies

By Anthony Myers

Across Europe, there is a palpable enthusiasm for plant-based gummies, reflecting a growing consumer interest in perceived health-promoting and more sustainable products; we speak to Quentin Schotte, Convenience and Snacking Manager for Cargill Food Solutions...

All set for Indianapolis: 1,000 exhibitors are confirmed for this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: CN

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024

Sweets & Snacks Expo prepares for new Indy experience

By Anthony Myers

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo convenes thousands of confectionery and snack industry professionals and hundreds of chocolate and candy companies for the largest trade event in North America. After 25 years in Chicago, it is moving on to a new home...

ProSweets Cologne is set to attract over 250 exhibitors from over 25 countries at next year's event. Pic: Koelnmesse

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ProSweets Cologne focuses on the reformulation of sweets and snacks

By Anthony Myers

More than 30 ingredients specialists are set to attend ProSweets Cologne, the supplier fair that runs along side ISM sweets and snacks trade show, to offer natural and sustainable solutions that contain less sugar or carry a clean label declaration.

Sweet Victory chewing gum. Source: Sweet Victory

Gum helps combat sugar cravings with 'sugar destroyer' ingredient

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Israeli food-tech startup Sweet Victory has released a chewing gum designed to curb sugar cravings. A consumer study on the gum found that it enabled its users to significantly cut down on sweets, as well as lose weight. The product, which is already...

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.

Visitors arrive at the ISM event, which went ahead in 2022 despite the pandemic. Pic:Koelnmesse

ISM/ProSweets 2023

ISM 2023 moved to April, organisers look at axing ProSweets

By Anthony Myers

Next year’s ISM sweets and snacks fair, the largest in Europe and which historically is held at the beginning of February each year, is set to be radically overhauled, organisers Koelnmesse said.

Mondelēz  says its on track to use 5% recycled plastic content by 2025. Pic: Mondelēz International

Sustainability

Mondelēz confirms progress in meeting ESG goals

By Anthony Myers

The Oreo and Cadbury owner has published its 2021 Snacking Made Right Report, which highlights progress against its short- and long-term ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.

Milliways Gum makes a statement for World Earth Day 2022. Pic: Milliways

Environment

UK chewing gum brand calls for new plastic policy

By Anthony Myers

Ahead of World Earth Day (22 April), UK chewing gum brand Milliways is calling for the government to introduce a new policy that would reduce single-use plastic pollution and educate consumers about the potentially harmful ingredients used in mainstream...

Chocolate lovers in the US are pushing up cocoa prices. Pic: GettyImages

Commodities

US demand for chocolate drives up cocoa prices

By Anthony Myers

Record surge for chocolate by American consumers has pushed sales to $29bn, with retail chocolate sales climbing more than 5% a quarter, according to data from Chicago-based researcher IRI.

It's #NationalCandyMonth in the US. Pic: GettyImages

Retail

NCA declares June ‘National Candy Month’

By Anthony Myers

June is National Candy Month in the US - according to the National Confectioners Association, who are marking the next 30 days with a number of promotional activities for candy makers and retailers to 'help address the confectionery sales gap between...

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