A strong network consolidated over 100 years will continue to
secure supplies to the food and beverage industry for the popular
ingredient gum arabic, says German supplier Alfred L. Wolff,
reports Lindsey Partos.
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...
Widespread procurement and more than 100 years in business help
French hydrocolloid producer Colloides Naturels International (CNI)
assure supplies for gum arabic amid global shortfalls in stock,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Flagging consumer interest in Wrigley's Eclipse Flash dissolvable
breath strip product has prompted the US confectioner to shut down
production facilities in the US and shift manufacturing to Europe,
where, it seems, consumers...
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...
Three companies have announced a technology that allows the deposit
gum bases and incorporate gums into candies and lollipops, which is
said to provide new opportunities for the confectionery industry.
Growing through international expansion, chewing gum giant Wm.
Wrigley Jr has closed on a €215 million deal to acquire the Joyco
gum and confectionery businesses from Agrolimen, a privately-held
Spanish food conglomerate. The acquisition...
Is Big Red the next functional food fad? Scientists in the US claim
the natural flavours found in the chewing gum brand manufactured by
gum giant Wrigley's could beat the bacteria that causes bad breath.
The European Commission has approved the proposed functional
confectionery joint venture between Swiss consumer goods company
Nestlé and the US-based personal care company Colgate-Palmolive,
but approval is just the first of several...
UK confectionery and drinks group Cadbury Schweppes is preparing a
$2 billion (€2.27bn) bid for the chewing gum and cough drops arm of
Pfizer, the world's largest drugs company, a British Sunday