Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 10 2016 - Page 5

The new line will produce Skittles in Details of Wrigley's existing plant in three levels. In the first phase, the raw Yorkville ingredients are mixed in a kitchen and then dried. They are then formed into Skittles-shaped pieces. These are then coated with hard coloured shell using an enrobing machine. A layer of shine is then added with the letter S on it. A variety of Skittles' flavours are then put together in each package. Marketing commentary on Wrigley Established in Chicago in 1891, Wrigley's existing Yorkville Wrigley manufactures and distributes manufacturing factory is a one- a range of products including sweets, storey building covering 215,000ft². It jellies, chocolate, gums, lollipops, and opened in 1995. mints. Its global footprint spans 40 With a workforce of approximately 300 people, this facility produces countries and its products are sold in more than 180 countries. Wrigley's brands such as Life Savers The company currently operates non-chocolate sweets, mints, 21 manufacturing facilities in 14 doublemint gums, and Juicy Fruit countries. Wrigley's brands in the US gums. market include 5 Gum, Altoids mints, Doublemint, Big Red, Hubba Bubba, Eclipse, Big Red, Extra, Creme Savers, Juicy Fruit, Freedent, Orbit, Starburst, Winterfresh, and Spearmint. Over the past seven years, Wrigley has invested approximately $200m for the expansion of its operations in Illinois. Wrigley was acquired by confectionery producer Mars for $23bn. In addition to Yorkville Skittles facility, Mars operates a Skittles production line at its candy-making plant located in Waco, Texas. Wrigley With operations in approximately 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. FDPP - 5