Gum titan Wrigley is modernizing its strategy in impulse channels such as gas stations to rekindle falling sales in the German market.
Rev7 makers Revolymer has decided to stop selling branded gum in the US to avoid conflicting with its efforts to license the degradable gum base used in the product to other firms.
The Welsh Assembly has rejected plans to introduce a 5p levy on chewing gum.
Gum titan Wrigley has blasted proposals in Wales to introduce a 5p levy on chewing gum for cleaning up gum-littered streets that it argues would give consumers a license to litter and would harm oral health.
ConfectioneryNews.com asks what the two biggest players in the chewing gum market are doing to introduce non-stick gums that degrade quickly in the environment.
Kraft Foods is inviting potential partners to pitch “ingredients, formulations or technologies" that could help it create an environmentally-friendly chewing gum base that will degrade after disposal.
Rev7 degradable chewing gum maker Revolymer plans to trade its entire share capital on the London stock exchange to raise £25m for its five year growth strategy.
Chewing gum packaging in the US is set to go micro as consumers look for lower priced products, according to an analyst.
Irish researchers have patented the process for a non-sticky, biodegradable gum that uses cereal proteins to replace rubber gum bases in chewing gum and are looking for companies to commercialise the product.
Wrigley and Kraft opt for smaller gum packs for cash-strapped US consumers
Gum titans Wrigley and Kraft Foods plan to introduce smaller five-piece chewing gum packs at reduced rates to boost US sales and reflect consumer spending trends.
Chewing gum reduces cravings for sweet and salty snacks in between meals, and could aid appetite control, according to researchers.
A new Wrigley chewing gum, which claims to aid muscle function, has been singled out by Datamonitor Product Launch Analytics (PLA) team as one of the most innovative food products on the market.
The positive EFSA opinions for gum claims under Article 13.1 will compel the sector to further innovate along functional lines, says an expert who argues that gum is the confectionery category 'most likely' to get such regulatory backing.
Degradable gum base gains EFSA novel foods nod
A new synthetic polymer for use as a chewing gum base has received a positive novel foods opinion from EFSA, bring the technology for less sticky gum that breaks down within months closer to the market.
The UK market for chewing- and bubble gum has hit a sticky patch, says research firm Key Note, with a focus from major brands such as Wrigley on mint gum marking a return to “simpler and more effective products”.
Spain moves to make chewing gum "less sticky"
The Spanish government has introduced new regulation to make chewing gum less sticky in a bid to reduce the high cost of street cleaning in the country.
Further growth for functional chewing gum, predicts analyst
“Strong growth” is predicted for functional chewing gum in 2009-2014 due to an increasing demand for health-oriented products, according to Euromonitor.
Kraft opens Swiss R&D centre to ensure gum has regional flavour
Kraft said its new innovation centre in Switzerland, inaugurated today, will ensure innovations in chewing gum and sugar confectionery have regional appeal.
Vanilla flavoured gum may cut nicotine withdrawal effects, study
New research from the US shows that some flavours of chewing gum are effective in reducing the negative effects associated with nicotine withdrawal such as anxiety.
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.
HPP can boost consistency of poor quality gum arabic, study
Treatment by high pressure processing (HPP) was seen to enhance the consistency of both ‘poor’ and ‘good’ quality gum arabic, finds new research from two UK universities.
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.
Wrigley set to replace foil with paper in gum wraps
US based Wrigley is set to switch from aluminium foil wrappers to paper for the packaging of its five leading chewing-gum brands.
Cost saving gum arabic replacer strong on texture, says TIC Gums
A modification to a fast drying shell coating system for sugar and sugar alcohol syrups used in confectionery coating and hard panning boosts the sensory appeal of the final product, saves on processing costs and time and can replace gum arabic, says...
Chewing gum could have a positive affect on the academic performance of teenagers, according to new research funded by the Wrigley Science Institute (WSI).
Building on research that chewing gum can cut snack 'attacks' in consumers, scientists in the US found men and women who chewed gum three times hourly in the afternoon ate fewer snacks.
Wrigley 5 gum launch targets UK premium category
Chewing gum giant Wrigley will target the premium category in the UK’s competitive gum market, rolling-out its “sense-stimulating, edgy” 5 gum for “stylish consumers”.
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 takes the stress out of life, study
Chewing gum: an anxiety reliever; an alertness kick; and a stress reducer, all rolled into one. So finds new research from Australia, adding fresh ammunition to boost a challenging market led by major players Wrigley and Cadbury.
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.
EU gives green light to Wrigley-Mars merger
US confectionery giant Mars receives the all clear from the European Commission to buy number one gum maker Wrigley in a deal worth €15 billion.
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
News briefs: gum, bars and Halloween protests
Wrigley claims that chewing gum focuses the mind; Global Exchange
organised a Fairtrade chocolate protest at Halloween; and the
Jamaica's cocoa board says it has invented a chocolate bar that can
be eaten or mixed with water...
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.
Wrigley continues to grow strongly within Europe
Sales for the second quarter rose 14 per cent on last year for
Wrigley due to worldwide shipment growth, the company said
Gum arabic suppliers: Sudan threats are not serious
Ingredients suppliers say threats by Sudan's US ambassador to cut
off gum arabic supplies from the country are not serious, and an
embargo would not have a catastrophic effect on the world supply.
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.
Wrigley launches new Orbit flavours
Global gum maker Wrigley is broadening its confectionery portfolio
with an extension of its core Orbit brand.
Quest launches time release gum flavours
Quest has launched a range of timed flavour release chewing gums
that it claims could revolutionise an already burgeoning market.
Wrigley pursues European growth after strong results
Leading gum maker the Wm Wrigley Jr Company, has announced a
positive fourth quarter performance with recent moves to increase
its global footprint contributing to growing sales.
Wrigley's no longer a family affair
For the first time in the gum maker's long history, the William
Wrigley Jr Company has appointed a non-family member to take over
the leadership of the global confectionery business.
Wrigley patents novelty gum process
The Wm Wrigley Jr company has patented a new gum-making process
allowing for the manufacture of multi-coloured, multi-flavoured
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 patents metallic gum
The world's foremost chewing gum producer, the Wm Wrigley Jr
Company, is set to make inroads into the growing functional
confectionery market with a new gum to combat bad breath.
Wrigley reports rising gum sales
The world's largest chewing gum producer, the Wm Wrigley Jr
Company, has announced record sales in the first quarter, boosted
by new product launches and an increased worldwide presence.