Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. will begin using paper wrappers on chewing-gum brands Juicy Fruit, Doublemint, Wrigley's Spearmint, Winterfresh and Big Red. The company has used foil for more than 100 years, but says the switch won't harm freshness and will save about 850 tons of aluminum.
Natela Importers has purchased the Beechies chewing-gum unit from Kraft Foods. The Beechies brand has been in South Africa since 1974 and is expected to benefit from Natela's sales and distribution networks.