Novelty trumps sustainablity in sweet packaging launches, Mintel
Environmentally-friendly packaging accounted for 4 per cent of global confectionery launches in the first half of 2010 compared to 3 per cent for the period July to December 2009, according to Mintel, with novelty packs and colourful designs dominating.
Mint market in decline in UK but gum could revive, says YouGov report
Sweets showed impressive growth, but in terms of other segments within sugar confectionery, gum suffered a dramatic loss of sales in 2009 and mints are in a long term decline, finds a new YouGov Sixth Sense report on the UK confectionery market.
Resveratrol gum maker expects “great interest” in US
The launch of a chewing gum containing resveratrol is expected to be greeted with “great interest” in the US, say the Danish makers of the gum.
A degradable chewing gum polymer is poised for a 2011 launch in the US and Europe as developers, Revolymer, announced US self-affirmed GRAS approval for the product.
UK confectioner secures contract to supply Asda
Sheffield-based sweets manufacturer Simpkins has reached an agreement to supply leading UK retailer Asda with a range of confectionery products, according to reports.
Peppersmith - the premium gum firm created by former Innocent Drinks executives Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton – has secured its first supermarket listing.
Biodegradable alternative or a levy - gum makers should chew on that
It’s a sticky issue that just won’t go away. There are sugar-free, tooth whitening and nicotine added versions but none from leading makers, as yet, that are dissolvable in rain.
Education and law enforcement will solve gum litter problem, says industry body
Effective enforcement of litter laws coupled with consumer education programmes rather than costly clean ups is the only sustainable approach to chewing gum litter, claims the Irish gum litter task force (GLT), which includes members of the chewing gum...
Tax on chewing gum sought in Ireland
Chewing gum manufacturers should switch to biodegradable alternatives or be subject to a levy in the interim in order to tackle the costly issue of littered chewing gum, claims a consortium of Irish businesses.
Drop in demand for sugar-free sweets in US: report
The market for sugar-free sweets in the US has declined in recent years, according to a new report from Leatherhead International.
Matrix system can benefit sweet packaging and flavours, says Beneo
A new tool will facilitate the development of innovative sugar-free confectionery products, claims Germany based developer Beneo-Palatinit.
Chewing gum may keep appetite at bay - study
Chewing gum can help to reduce calorie intake and burn up energy, claims a US study.
Chewing gum could have a positive affect on the academic performance of teenagers, according to new research funded by the Wrigley Science Institute (WSI).
Rainforest chewing gum could answer sustainable needs
In a break from artificial gum formulations, a consortium of Mexican co-operatives have used an organic gum base as the key natural ingredient for a new biodegradable gum set to spear soaring natural and sustainable food trends.
Gum must be more sustainable, litter stats reveal
Gum makers must continue initiatives for a sustainable solution to gum litter, with new research finding discarded chewing gum makes up more than three-quarters of the litter found on UK streets.
Gum technology links functionality and indulgence
Innovation in centre-filled technology for chewing gum could be a key to boosting category sales, according to Danish market player Gumlink.
Chewing gum linked to surgery recovery
Chewing gum may help in the recovery of intestinal function following surgery to remove all or part of the colon, according to an analysis of studies on the topic.
Cadbury targets indulgence with UK's first chocolate-flavoured gum
The world's number one confectionery group ups the stakes in the
gum war with the launch of Trident Sweet Kicks, a mint-flavoured
gum with a chocolate-flavoured liquid centre.
Chewing gum may aid surgery recovery
A study by researchers at the Division of Urologic Surgery,
University of North Carolina, US, suggests that chewing gum may
speed the recovery of bowel function after gastrointestinal
Concerns raised by sorbitol weight loss reports
Excessive intake of sorbitol, a widely used sweetener in
"sugar-free" products such as chewing gum and sweets, may lead to
weight loss and diarrhoea, German doctors report.
LycoRed unveils confectionery flavour-prolonging technology
LycoRed is launching a range of flavour enhancers for confectionery
using a new encapsulation technology to allow slow release of the
flavours, thus prolonging enjoyment of products.
News briefs: Zetar, Hershey and Wrigley Israel
Young confectionery company Zetar forecasts strong profits, Hershey
changes its directors and Wrigley Israel denies moving into the
Wrigley's sales up 13 per cent
US-based confectioner Wrigley yesterday posted a 13 per cent
increase in sales for the third quarter on the back
of strong sales outside the US, increased marketing spend and
positive exchange rates.
Wrigley gets a crown for its dental benefits
Three of Wrigley's sugar-free chewing gums have become the first in
the US to earn the American Dental Association's seal of approval.
Cadbury's gum acquisition approved in Turkey
Cadbury's planned acquisition of the Turkey-based chewing gum
manufacturer Intergum has been approved by the competition
regulator, the company said today.
Cadbury spreads further into developing markets
Cadbury has launched its Bubbaloo bubble gum in India, as part of
its continuing bid to take advantage of developing markets.
Cadbury gets sweet on Romania
Cadbury Schweppes has bought a 93 per cent stake in Romanian sweets
maker Kandia-Excelent, from Kandia, a private equity investment
holding company managed by Meinl Bank.
Cadbury buys Turkish gum maker for 333m
Cadbury today announced the purchase of Intergum, a Turkish gum
maker, from the Amram family in a deal worth $450m (€333m) in cash
and assumed debt.
Wrigley targets teens with tastebud-tingling gum
Leading US gum manufacturer Wrigley is to launch a new sugar-free
chewing gum with mouth-freshening and long-lasting flavour
properties and designed to target the big-spending teen market.
Confectioners urged to target French sugar-free market
Opportunities are rife within the French confectionery sector for
those manufacturers willing to invest in innovation targeted at
European consumers, according to a report by the US Department of
Roquette expands sugar-free gum possibilities
French firm Roquette has developed what it claims is a unique
approach to applying sugar-free ingredients to current 'deposited
Sugarfree trends on display
Sugar replacer firm Palatinit are set to highlight the trend
towards health and convenience in the growing sugarfree
confectionery sector at the ISM trade fair next year.
Wrigley's pushes gum fortification down under
An application to add calcium to chewing gum has been lodged with
Food Standards Australia New Zealand by Wrigley's, which would
allow gum sold in Australia to be fortified with the mineral for
the first time.
Wrigley and Cadbury war over gum patent
Leading gum manufacturer Wrigley has lost a court battle to halt
Cadbury's sugarless gum operations in Australia.
Wrigley pioneers new gum production method
Gum production could be revolutionized thanks to a new method
developed by the Wrigley company.
Health concerns drive sugar-free ingredient growth
Sugar-free alternatives are beginning to take off in a number of
food sectors, driven by health concerns and product innovation
according to new research.
New gum launches at All Candy Expo
Chewing gum has been one of the most impressive growth segments
within the confectionery market, and the recent All Candy Expo
shows that it is still innovative.
Wrigley looks to boost gum's health appeal
Wrigley has invested in a research centre in a bid to boost the
credibility of its chewing gum as consumers turn towards healthier
Big spending Hershey attempt to tap sugar-free gum market
Hershey, the US confectioner, is attempting to tap into the growing
sugar free market with the launch of a new gum in the shape of an
Wrigley's sales break $4 billion barrier
Wrigley, the world's largest manufacturer of chewing gum, yesterday
said sales grew by 14 per cent in 2005 to $4.2 billion (€3.5bn), a
Gum tax prevented as industry steps in
Ireland has scrapped plans for a chewing gum tax after
manufacturers, including Wrigley, pledged €7 million to a campaign
fund aimed at reducing litter.
Sugar free gum chews up mint market
Sugar free chewing gum is the biggest growth area in the UK gum and
mints sector, according to a report by Mintel.
Tate & Lyle focuses on value-added ingredients
Tate & Lyle's launch of its new Merisorb sorbitol powder and
dextrose underlines the firm's increasing focus on value added
New flavours to widen categories for Wrigley
American confectioner Wrigley is aiming to continue its aggressive
growth strategy by broadening its product ranges through brand
extensions and is taking successful flavours cross-brand.
Wrigley reaps early benefits of Joyco acquisition
Wrigley, the world's biggest gum manufacturer, has posted record Q1
profits and beat analysts' expectations - buoyed by impressive
early sales from its recent acquisition of Spanish confectioner
Joyco, Tom Armitage reports.
Lotte consolidates interest in Chinese gum market
South Korea's Lotte Confectionery Company, the country's largest
snack food manufacturer, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in a
Chinese confectioner - a move which will not only bolster its
influence among China's...
Wrigley lifted by innovation and acquisitions
Continuing moves into new segments of the confectionery market have
helped US gum maker Wrigley end 2004 with record sales and profits.
And the acquisition of Spain's Joyco, with strong market shares in
India and China, should...
Tax hike could curb Irish gum growth
A new gum tax in Ireland proposed to help street cleaning could add
5 to 10 cents to the price of a packet of gum, potentially curbing
growth in a chewing gum market which has been revitalised by sales
of healthy and oral hygiene...
Confectionery set for strong global growth
Until recently, consumers with a sweet tooth have had little in the
way of choice when it came to reconciling their desire for sweets
and chocolate with the need to remain healthy.
Nestlé and Colgate stick together
Nestlé is to team up with Colgate-Palmolive to help develop the
latter's range of breath freshening chewing gum, a deal which could
be extended to other products if initial sales are a success.