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Mastic and mojito: Innovating in the Middle East's 'reshuffled' gum market

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...  more »

'Micro holidays' can be a candy sales booster, says IRI

The major four holiday seasons accounted for nearly half of US candy sales last year, but confectioners should also take advantage of "micro holidays", says IRI. The market...  more »

Energy Bombs aims to create coffee alternative for US gum consumer

Energy Bombs chewing gum has rolled out its products at convenience stores across the US with a suggested retail price of $2.99 per 10-piece pack. Energy Bombs was created to tap...  more »

European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

The company now mainly works with confectioners from six European countries, including Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland. "We sell products that...  more »

Artisan: A 'worn out' phrase in US bean-to-bar chocolate?

The term 'artisan' has lost its luster in the US bean-to-bar chocolate market, says confectionery consultant Curtis Vreeland. In a recently penned article for the Fine Chocolate...  more »

Spotlight on start-ups: 'Made in Africa' chocolate, food waste fruit jerky and umami butter

FoodNavigator will be starting a weekly feature 'Spotlight on Start-ups' where we interview some of the most innovative food start-ups operating in Europe, the Middle East and...  more »

Cookie dough & key lime pie: Project 7 breaks chewing gum conventions with Build A Flavor line

The California-based gum company, Project 7, launched new gum line, of which each product contains at least two flavors, the company's CEO, Tyler Merrick, said. "I think at the...  more »

White chocolate game upped in private label to compete with rising dark side

Retailers are improving the quality of their own label white chocolate brands to keep pace with growing sales of premium dark chocolate, says Italian brand and contract...  more »

Wake up and smell the coffee: Cocoa and chocolate industry can learn from coffee grading system

Chocolate makers can draw on coffee industry grading standards to develop a common quality system for cocoa, says Lutheran World Relief's manager of coffee and cocoa. Many...  more »

Millennials create 'paradox' where candy outdoes chocolate

Candy is outpacing chocolate growth in the US as Millennials, Generation Z and the Hispanic population transform consumption habits, says the CEO of Ferrara Candy. "What we're...  more »

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