The overriding theme at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual State of the Industry Summit, held in Chicago, was one of evolution. The old convenience store model of ‘smokes, cokes and gasoline’ has morphed into a more complex retail...
Perfetti van Melle will debut several Chupa Chups products at the 2019 Duty Free & Travel Summit of the Americas later this month, in addition to a Mentos Gum Giftpack, capitalizing on a ‘strong year’ in the region.
Bartek Ingredients, which produces malic and fumaric acid for beverages, confectionery and baked goods, has completed a 4,000 ton/year capacity increase of its malic acid production facilities, in Canada.
Peppersmith, don’t ask where the name came from, make sugar free mints and gum using a ‘clever little plant based ingredient called xylito’. Mike Stevens is co-founder and ‘Master of Mints’ and he tells why his company is blowing fresh air into the gum...
‘A number of commercially-available chewing gums contain health-related ingredients including vitamins. The ability of chewing gum to deliver these ingredients to the plasma has not been well-studied,’ according to the report.
Run Gum, a caffeinated gum brand created by two-time US Olympian Nick Symmonds, has secured listing in Target stores across the USA, and now the company is looking to raise $500k of capital through an external investor to further fuel its exponential...
National Confectioners Association (NCA) has promoted three senior leaders to ‘further integrate [its] functions to drive innovation and alignment around strategic priorities,’ according to John Downs, president and CEO.
Confectioner Master Chewing Gum & Candies plans to bring its sugar- and aspartame-free mastic gum to the US, as it believes consumer’s dissatisfaction with the traditional gum flavors and packaging is to blame for the declining category sales.
Food giant Mars is using procurement to tackle some of the most significant social and environmental challenges facing the world today. FoodNavigator spoke to Barry Parkin, chief procurement and sustainability Officer at Mars, to find out more.
Alland & Robert has welcomed sixth generation family member Charles Alland to take over the business from his father Frédéric Alland, announcing a number of forthcoming initiatives for the acacia gum firm.
Entrepreneur, Duval Middleton, who founded Gumipod, gum packaging with integrated bin, has applied to enter VOOM 2018, to pitch his idea to Virgin boss Richard Branson and a panel of business superstars on May 21.
German candy producer Katjes International, the international investment holding of the Katjes Group, has posted a 19.7% revenue increase in 2017, reaching €268.7m ($328.7m) compared to €224.5m in 2016 ($274.6m).
Susquehanna International Group (SIG) said the robust chocolate industry will likely turn Hershey’s business around later this year even though the company is among ‘the worst performing CPG stocks in the last three months.’