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Chocolat Frey in North America. Sweet works/Oak Leaf 24/04/2014

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 12:01 PM
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The swiss company Chocolat Frey (I posted about it in the past) has recently acquired Sweetworks. I also posted about this American company which owns well-known brands such as Oak Leaf (located in Canada) and Niagara Chocolates.

The companies have chocolate production and this acquisition will be a direct way for the Swiss to enter the US market. However here we focus on gum, and Chocolat Frey is specialist in sugar free gum production (with own brands and for private label), while Oak Leaf is strong in gum balls (sugared). They are then in strong contrast with each other. It will be interesting to see how this synergy evolves in the future. Will Chocolat Frey coated pellets enter the US market in a stronger way and compete with the giants Wrigley and Mondelez? Are we going to see more sugar free gum balls? …

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OAK LEAF – Canada 27/02/2014

Filed under: Market & Fairs,New product — Joan Mestres @ 12:13 PM
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This Canadian company, which belongs to the Sweetworks group, is a real specialist in gum balls. They supply any type of hollow ball you can imagine. The ones that caught my eye in the show were the balls with metallic-like coating. Their shine is really special, and the perfection level at which they are produced is really outstanding. There are, of course, other types of hollow balls (filled, printed, extra-sour,..) which you can find in their web-site:

www.sweetworks.net/tag/gum

but I cannot refrain from attaching some pictures here:

OAK LEAF-Sour-Mega-Eggs-Powder-Filled OAK LEAF-Shimmer-Lime-Green-1in-Gumballs-156x164 OAK LEAF-Shimmer-Yellow-Gumballs-156x164 OAK LEAF-Shimmer-Silver-Gumballs-156x164 OAK LEAF Spooky-Eyes-Group-156x164 OAK LEAF-Bubble-King-Assorted-156x164 OAK LEAF-8oz-Shimmer-Blue-Gumballs-Peg-Bag-Copy-156x164

 

I thank Mr Mauricio Bobadilla for the time he spent with me and the explanations.