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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...

Mondelez takes place on starting block

As Kraft Foods completes the formal split of its business into two units today (1 October), Mondelez has its eye firmly on its growth strate...

Talking tech: Improving out-of-stocks

With retailers facing an increasingly cautious consumer, and doing all they to squeeze their supply chains, there remains a huge opportunity...

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

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week 2 Jun 2014

Dean Best

US meats group Hillshire Brands has this week turned from hunter to hunted. With its offer for Pinnacle Foods on the table, the Jimmy Dean sausages maker is the subject of two takeover bids from JBS-backed Pilgrim's Pride and then Tyson Foods, looking to boost their meat empires with higher-margin products. Elsewhere, Sweden-based confectioner Cloetta snapped up Ireland's The Jelly Bean Factory, Nestle and Fonterra revamped their venture in South America and R&R Ice Cream bought Australia's Peters Food Group.


Wrigley rolling out stevia-based mints in Europe 29 May 2014

Katy Askew

Wrigley, the gum unit of Mars, plans to roll out stevia-based Extra Professional Mints throughout Europe in 2014.


Wrigley to invest US$50m in Skittles plant 28 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mars' Wrigley arm is to add the production of the Skittles brand to a plant in the US, a move the confectioner said would help meet rising demand.


Beneo urges gum owners to rethink marketing 4 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Ingredients supplier Beneo has called on major bubble gum manufacturers to look again at how they market their products to try arrest falling sales in many Western markets.


The highlights on just-food last week 10 Jun 2013

Katy Askew

A tragic fire in a Chinese poultry facility highlighted continued concerns over safety standards in emerging markets last week. The just-food briefing looked at the need to innovate to prevent breakfast cereal sales going soggy, insight that was swiftly followed by the news that Kellogg is launching a number of breakfast bar and drink products in response to changing consumption patterns. Meanwhile, chocolate giants Nestle and Mars were accused of price fixing in Canada. Here are the highlights on just-food this week.

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