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Perfetti Van Melle USA brings Airheads into gum and trials Velcro packs

Airheads gum is sugarfree and contains micro-candy technology. Photo: PVM

Perfetti Van Melle is hoping to lead US gum category growth by bringing Airheads into gum and launching Mentos Pure Fresh packs sealed with Velcro.

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge to explore options in gum as Wrigley terminates Extra and Hubba Bubba distribution deal next year. Photo: Wrigley

Mars to scrap Orkla’s Wrigley contract in Norway

Delicrea Yummy Sand is a playable bubble gum that can be used to make sand castles. Photo: ConfectioneryNews

Castles made of bubble gum: PepsiCo JV hopes to bring edible sand to the US

Industry leader predicts Whole Foods may eventually move to Amazon Go tech.  Photo: ©iStock/krblokhin

Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Mars and Wrigley helped Jewel-Osco increase its conversion by 57% since last year. Photo: Mars and Wrigley

Mars and Wrigley drive confectionery sales from in-store to digital retail

Spicy-flavored Skittles and Extra  chewy mints will be both available by December 2017.

Mars-Wrigley taps sweet heat trend for Skittles and Starburst

Kinder currently has zero presence in the US market.  Photo: Ferrero

Ferrero to bring Tic Tac gum and Kinder Joy eggs to US in 2018

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 featured a record 812 exhibitors. Photo: ConfectioneryNews

The Buzz: Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 tweet by tweet

IRI analysts, Sally Wyatt and Larry Levin, were among the Most Innovative Award winner products judges this year.

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectioners Association has added a Small Business Innovator Award to Sweets & Snacks Expo this year.  Photo: NCA

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

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