Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Mints & gums

Looking for extra

MINTS and gums by the till continue to be a staple of convenience retailing. MINTS and gums by the till continue to be a staple of convenience retailing. With …

Banking on bottles

Bottle formats seeing increasing success for gum, say producers

Losing sugar gaining sales

WITH an increasing number of consumers looking for healthy additions to their daily oral care routine, sugar-free gum is currently driving growth within the …

Tactics for selling Tic Tacs

Pocket confectionery is one of the most impulsive categories within confectionery, with seven out of ten purchases being unplanned, says Levi Boorer, customer …

Strong contender for fresh breath

LAST year more than 300m of its XXX Extra Strong Mints were consumed in the UK, according to Big Bear Confectionery. Head of trade marketing Ross Stanley said: …

Bags more gum choice

WRIGLEY has added a new on-the-go pack to its Extra sugar-free gum range, with the launch of a re-sealable 21-piece hanging bag. Peppermint and Spearmint …

Polo goes strong and free

NESTLÉ Confectionery is adding to its Polo mints range by introducing another sugar-free line. New Polo Sugar Free Extra Strong (RRP 50p) is available from …

New tastes to mix mints

BRITONS spend £145.8m a year on mints but 70% of buyers only buy one mint variant according to Trebor brand owner Mondelez International. The firm, which …

Getting the price right for sweet sales

INNOVATIVE new products and marketing helped sugar confectionery grow sales by 0.7% last year according to Wrigley and it says it will follow the same pattern …

A breath of fresh bear

MONDELEZ International has found a way to breath some life into its latest campaign for Halls – miniature mustachioed polar bears. The brand’s new …

Say ‘chai’ to green tea mints

US brand Sencha Naturals is launching in the UK with its range of Green Tea Leaf Mints, which are designed to combat bad breath naturally and provide the …

Refreshers are having a ball

TANGERINE Confectionery, the owner of sugar confectionery brand Candyland, has introduced a new mini bon bon product in the form of Candyland Refreshers Fizz …

Fresh perspective

Changes in the mints and gum market suggest people want new and fruity flavours NEW flavours of gum are tempting people away from buying mints and causing big …

Game on for Halls

MEDICATED confectionery brand Halls, owned by Mondelez International, has teamed up with EA Games for a new promotion this winter. By entering an on-pack code …