PepsiCo recently hosted an interactive session at the Active & Intelligent Packaging Providers Conference in the United States seeking the very best ideas for new packaging formats. The PepsiCo brand...

Consumer concerns surrounding health issues such as obesity are giving the confectionery markets a challenging time in the EU, where sales of sugar and gum confectionery have remained stagnant over the...

The Wrigley Company has released a new addition to its successful Extra Professional sugarfree chewing gum – Wrigley’s Extra Professional Calcium, a calcium-fortified gum designed to deliver...

Symrise, with Lanxess on site, broke the ground for the facility that will double its ability to produce synthetic menthols in Holzminden. The additional capacities, which start operations in 2012, double...

Kraft Foods has opened a facility in Switzerland to develop new products for a slew of Cadbury-owned confectionery brands, including Trident gum and Halls candy. The US food giant said it had spent US$14m...

While the economy continues to negatively influence certain shopping behaviors, one category’s bubble refuses to pop. According to recent research from Mintel, the gum, mints and breath fresheners...

Mars, Incorporated announced overnight that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, following approval of the transaction by Wrigley stockholders on September 25,...

The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of sole control of Wrigley by Mars. The EU concluded that the proposed transaction would not significantly...