Chewing Gum

Dietmar Eiden, vice president of trade fair management at Koelnmesse, on the talking points of ISM 2014

Dispatches from ISM 2014 in Cologne

Sustainability and health needs grow at ISM, says organizer

By Oliver Nieburg

The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.

Kicking aspartame? The rise and rise of PÜR Gum

Big interview: Jay Klein, founder & CEO, Action Candy Company (PÜR Gum)

Kicking aspartame? The rise and rise of PÜR Gum

By Elaine WATSON

You don’t launch a new brand in the gum category by calling the buyer at Walmart and asking nicely for some shelf-space at the checkout between Juicy Fruit and Trident, observes the founder of aspartame-free PÜR Gum. 

Chicza Organic Rainforest uses tree sap chicle as a gum base, which was abandoned by most companies decades ago in favor of cheap polymers

Chicle gum distributor urges Australians to stop chewing on plastic

By Oliver Nieburg

The distributor of Chicza, an organic biodegradable chewing gum made from tree sap, is hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of organic and sustainable products in Australia and is urging consumers to stop chewing gum made from synthetic polymers.