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Packaging 27/03/2012

Filed under: Market & Fairs,New product — Joan Mestres @ 1:51 PM
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Hello,

Today I attach two articles about packaging and sizes of the gum pieces. They are from the last quarter of last year but I had them in my files and I wanted to share them with you.

The first one is about US market and how the two giants try to go smaller in order to boost sales. Interestingly, smaller units have been the only way to sell gums in many developing countries. However, some years ago we saw big packagings being launched into the market in many developed countries (come to my mind the plastic bottles containing over 60 grams of dragees, devised to be convenient to carry in the car).

The second one describes a study carried out in Spain and it seems to go more around aesthetics (mentions the preference of customers for slim packaging and warm colours) than around the economical implications of using such packagings.

Both interesting, even from different markets and from different point of view.

Wrigley and Kraft opt for smaller gum packs at reduced rates to boost US sales and reflect consumer spending trends

25-Oct-2011 Oliver Nieburg

http://mobile.confectionerynews.com//Processing-Packaging/Wrigley-and-Kraft-opt-for-smaller-gum-packs-for-cash-strapped-US-consumers/?c=0%2FaKxp4dYMVjXM8BycSwe4CqWTG1t9tV&utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BDaily

 

Spanish youth want slim pack gum in warm colours – study

17-Nov-2011 Oliver Nieburg

Young adults in Spain who are biggest chewing gum consumers in the nation prefer slim pack gums in warm colours, according to a report from Spanish researchers.

http://www.confectionerynews.com/Processing-Packaging/Spanish-youth-want-slim-pack-gum-in-warm-colours-study

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And more on biodegradable gum 23/03/2012

Filed under: Research — Joan Mestres @ 5:37 PM
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This article is not very new. I had it in my files, but as I did not have this blog at the time it was published, I do it now to add to the last articles about biodegradable chewing gum

By Oliver Nieburg 14-Nov-2011

http://www.confectionerynews.com/Formulation/Scientists-develop-biodegradable-non-sticky-chewing-gum-using-cereal-proteins/?c=0%2FaKxp4dYMU80dJpoxejbRU%2FDQQPoGLT&utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BDaily

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More biodegradable gum 22/03/2012

Filed under: Research — Joan Mestres @ 8:46 PM
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Following the interesting thread from last post, I attach a link to an article about “Revolymer”, which promotes the polymer named Rev7 and claims that this material can degrade after a couple of years on the pavement.

According to the article, chewing gums containing the novelty can be found in some shops in USA (also named “Rev7”).

Here is the link to the company web-site: http://www.revolymer.com/ and if you want to know about the product http://rev7gum.com/

By Oliver Nieburg 4-Jan-2012

http://mobile.confectionerynews.com/Regulation-Safety/Revolymer-seeks-collaborators-as-Rev7-degradable-gum-base-gets-EU-novel-foods-approval

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One more attempt for biodegradable chewing gum

Filed under: Research — Joan Mestres @ 8:34 PM
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Develop and launch a biodegradable chewing gum. This has been one of the most discussed issues (if not the most) during the recent years in our industry. All major players are working on that. New patents are filed regularly. But until now.. this has not been transferred to the shops. We can find only the “Rev7” (mentioned in my next post) following this claim.

Here is one recent article about this issue

By Oliver Nieburg 22-3-2102
http://mobile.confectionerynews.com/Formulation/TNO-and-Dutch-firms-aim-for-next-generation-of-non-stick-chewing-gum

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Kraft new name

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 6:03 PM
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Kraft foods has announced that the new name for its Global Snacks Company will be MONDELEZ. The North American grocery business will keep the Kraft name.
We will be seeing this name on the shelves around the world. It sounds quite Spanish to me (this termination in “-ez” is like Spanish names Gomez, Martinez, Rodriguez, Sanchez…) but maybe is just a personal bias. I don’t know how it sounds to American (or other countries) ears. It seems that this name combines the words “Monde” (= world) and “Delez” (= delicious). So we have a “Delicious world” !!

 

Trade Fairs

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 11:51 AM
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The other day I was mentioning Anuga as the next interesting Trade Fair. Today I’d like to mention three more:

Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago (USA) from 8 until 10 May  www.sweetsandsnacks.com for those interested in finished product.

Vitafoods Europe, in Geneva (Switzerland) from 22 until 24 May 2012  www.vitafoods.eu.com  for those interested in nutraceuticals, functional ingredients and suplements.

Achema, in Frankfurt (Germany) from 18 until 22 June 2012 www.achema.de for those interested in machinery

 

 

Medicated confectionery 21/03/2012

I attach an article that, even if not discussing chewing gum in itself, it informs about medicated confectionery, so it is relevant for our industry. Adding functionality to the chewing gum has been one of the main drivers for growth in recent years, so we have to keep our eyes opened in this field.

Market opportunities in medicated confectionery – Leatherhead
By Oliver Nieburg, 26-Jan-2012

Medicated confectionery such as cough and throat sweets has enjoyed an upsurge in recent months and there is scope for new products to enter the category, according to Leatherhead Food Research
http://www.confectionerynews.com/Markets/Market-opportunities-in-medicated-confectionery-Leatherhead/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BDaily&c=0%2FaKxp4dYMVn8faoLTf0JA%2BfGfW3Ucov

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