The Swiss flavours and fragrances company has leveraged its flavour-masking expertise to address the bitterness of Sweet Victory’s botanical-infused chewing gum for kids.
The founder of UK-based ‘super natural’ chewing gum start-up Milliways is also calling for a single-use plastic levy to make it easier for consumers to switch to a ‘more sustainable’ option.
An Israeli start-up has unveiled a chewing gum designed to stop sugary treat cravings in their tracks.
Lebanese company Master Chewing Gum & Candies has introduced a gourmet gum brand in unconventional flavors such as mojito as it looks to seize on the Middle East’s changing gum market.
Market research firm Technavio has unveiled its predictions for the global gum market up to 2019.
Xylitol and maltitol-sweetened chewing gum may inhibit gingivitis, but consumers won't get additional benefits if they already brush their teeth regularly, according to a study.
Wrigley has filed a patent for a chewing gum base using block polymers that is less adhesive to concrete surfaces.
Mondelez has filed a patent for a quicker way to release flavors and actives in chewing gum using a 3-D object made of polymers.
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German chemical group Wacker has developed a solid resin for gum bases that it claims halves processing times and eliminates the need for additional flavorings.
Chewing gum harms short-term memory contrary to previous studies that suggested gum could improve recall, according to researchers.
Five segments of the Spanish sweets market have come together to form the new Spanish Confectionery Association (PRODULCE).
UK-based polymer firm Revolymer has gained novel foods approval in the EU for a gum base that degrades faster than conventional bases and is seeking commercial partners to launch chewing gum products in the EU.
Dutch confectioner Leaf International has introduced a soft gum that it has said is the first 100% xylitol-based soft gum on the European Market.
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.
Pilot phase testing can aid SME sugar-free gum market entry, Beneo
Beneo claims that new equipment at its laboratory in Germany will enable small and medium sized sweet manufacturers test its sugar replacer, Isomalt, in chewing gum.
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.
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.
Chewing gum could have a positive affect on the academic performance of teenagers, according to new research funded by the Wrigley Science Institute (WSI).
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.
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
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.
Cadbury sells popcorn business
Leading confectioner and drinks company Cadbury Schweppes has
announced plans to sell its UK-based popcorn and toffee divisions,
as the company sets about tweaking its extensive global portfolio.
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
Senomyx brains to boost Cadbury gum formulations
Cadbury Schweppes unit will recruit the brains of flavour
technologists at Senomyx through a new agreement to develop cutting
edge flavour ingredients to beat the competition in gum
confectionery, reports Lindsey Partos.
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...
Chewing gum tax to hit Ireland?
A new gum tax in Ireland proposed to help street cleaning could add
5-10 cents to the price of a packet of gum and slice into a market.
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.
D is for Dandy
Danish chewing gum manufacturer Dandy, which changed its name in
October last year to Gumlink, is to establish a new research and
development centre in Vejle, Denmark.
UK consumer no.1 chocolate fan
Britain is still a nation with a sweet tooth, with chocolate
reigning supreme when compared to other European countries.
According to a new report from market analysts Datamonitor, the
popularity of chocolate and sweets continues...
Cadburys chews over Danish gum
British confectionery and drinks group Cadbury Schweppes is set to
announce a 350 million pound (€569 million) takeover of privately
held Danish chewing gum firm Dandy, the Sunday Telegraph reported,
according to a Reuters story.
Gum Tech completes confectionery and gum sale
US company Gum Tech International inc. completed the sale of its
chewing gum and related confectionery product assets to WM Wrigley
Jr. Co. for $25 million.