Cadbury Schweppes Americas Confectionery has opened a Science & Technology Centre (S&T) in Hanover, New Jersey. The Centre, a US$40m investment, will create new products for the Cadbury Schweppes global gum business and its Americas Confectionery region.

The Centre is home to the worldwide Centre of Excellence within Cadbury Schweppes for gum and Halls and will house facilities to create and test new gum and candy creations, packaging laboratories and a dedicated facility to taste and evaluate new flavours.

Cadbury Schweppes CEO Todd Stitzer officially opened the Center and said: “Cadbury Schweppes is passionate about creating brands people love and we do this through continuous innovation. This state-of-the-art facility brings our Americas region expertise under one roof and it will deliver more of the great new products that people expect from us.”