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Science, not Ashton, could get us chewing gum

Wrigley dominates chewing gum - its market share in the UK for example is north of 80% - but in a bid to keep growing (and indeed freshen up...

Why data is key to shopper satisfaction

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by....

Focus: NPD will not get US gum out of sticky spot

US gum sales have been in decline since 2010. The category is failing to attract what were once its key consumer group - young people. Monde...

Wrigley wins FDA plaudits amid caffeine scrutiny

At first it appeared the villain of the piece with the launch of its Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, which prompted an FDA review of caffeine in...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Christian Walter, Ferrero 31 Jan 2011

Dean Best

Ferrero, the Italy-based confectionery giant, first entered the UK back in 1966 and has steadily built a business generating GBP200m sales a year. However, under local managing director Christian Walter, the group is planning an offensive on this side of the English Channel. For this month's just-food interview, Dean Best met Walter to discuss Ferrero's plans.


Cadbury India 27 Feb 2007

Dominique Patton

Cadbury is reaping the reward of a long-term commitment to India, as rising incomes and retail expansion spur growth in the confectionery category. Dominique Patton spoke with marketing director for Cadbury India Sanjay Purohit about the country’s growth potential, and Cadbury’s plans for this rapidly developing market.

Latest News

Food industry news of week: Blue Bell, Schreiber 10 Apr 2015

Dean Best

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries this week expanded its product recall as it reacts to a listeria outbreak linked to three deaths. In Europe, Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten was sentenced to a jail term. And China has filed a dispute at the WTO over the EU's tariffs on poultry products.


Food industry quotes of week: Wrigley, Mondelez 10 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Wrigley confirmed it is building a new gum plant in Kenya to help expand in a number of African markets. US confectioner BBX Sweet Holdings announced the acquisition of local peer Kencraft Candy, while FrieslandCampina revealed plans to close its cheese packing plant in Lochem. We also interviewed the general manager of Al-Rawabi, Dr Ahmed El Tigani, who told us about the UAE dairy company's recent move into functional dairy. Here is the week in quotes.


Wrigley replaces plant in Kenya for Africa push 9 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Wrigley is building a new gum plant in Kenya, replacing a site near Nairobi, as the company bids to expand its presence in the wider continent.


Food industry quotes of week: Tacon, Hain, Arla 6 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Tesco found itself in more deep water with the UK's grocery watchdog saying it suspects the UK supermarket has breached the code of practice governing dealings with suppliers. Elsewhere, Arla announced a joint venture in Australia which it hopes will multiply its business in the country significantly and Hain Celestial's CEO was upbeat about the US group's prospects.


Food industry news of week: Tesco, Fonterra, Mars 6 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Tesco is to be the first UK retailer investigated for alleged breaches of the country's groceries code in the wake of its mis-statement of profits, it was announced this week. Elsewhere, a staff error led to Fonterra losing its licence to ship cheese to the US and Mars revealed it will close a chewing gum plant in Canada.

Company research

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company P

Synopsis Canadean's "Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains...

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Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Part

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Chewing Gums

Chewing Gums

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Chewing Gums in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Chewing Gum, and Bubble Gum. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the...

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