This has been one of the most intresting moves in the chewing gum industry for some years.
The Italian giant “Ferrero” (probably you know Nutella, Kinder, Ferrero Rocher or TicTac) acquired the Belgian gum base producer “Eurobase”.
This is a step indicating the interest of the italian company in the chewing gum industry. There have been rumors for some years about this issue (e.g. interest of Ferrero on acquiring Perfetti – the italian chewing gum company) but this is the first real action that can be confirmed. I do not know what will come next but I am sure that we can expect more news in the near future.