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Hershey Ice Breakers Ice Cubes a standout player in declining market. ©GettyImages/ludypro1

Datagraphics

Spit out: Gum declines continue in the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Chewing gum sales in the US have continued to fall in the first half of 2017, according to data from IRI, but Hershey is bucking the trend.

Just like other branded Amazon Dash devices, the Airheads version connects to the member's Wi-Fi and Amazon mobile app, enabling customers to restock on the item by clicking it once.

E-Commerce

Airheads joins one-click shopping with Amazon Dash

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Perfetti Van Melle USA’s Airheads brand is the latest confectionery product to join Amazon’s Dash Button program, which allows consumers to reorder a product through the e-commerce giant by clicking a small Airheads-branded device. 

American Tort Reform Association president describes claims against Mentos as spurious and says consumer protection laws should be reformed to reflect original purpose

Industry Voices

Opinion: Reform state CPAs to protect brands like Mentos from ‘absurd’ lawsuits

By Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association

US state legislators should revise Consumer Protection Acts so confectioners are not hit with ‘preposterous’ lawsuits such as one accusing Perfetti Van Melle of slack filling gum packs, writes the president of the American Tort Reform Association.