Mars Wrigley to build a US$69.3m chewing gum facility in Kenya

KENYA – Mars Wrigley, the American confectionery manufacturer has announced plans to build a US$69.3 million facility near the Kenyan capital Nairobi as it embarks on a global expansion of its chewing gum subsidiary, Wrigley, reported FoodBev. The facility set to open later this year, will have the capacity to produce 7.8 billion pellets of chewing gum annually to serve not only Kenyan confectionery lovers but also Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Mars Wrigley, maker of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections is making moves to grow…

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