Juicy Fruit® and Wrigley’s Spearmint® gums are more than 100 years old. Your grandparents probably chewed these when they were kids.
Most of Wrigley’s wrapping machines were designed and built by Wrigley engineers and machinists, and each is a marvel of precision made up of over 6,000 parts.
The ancient Greeks chewed a gum-like substance called mastic that came from the bark of a tree.
To grow all the mint Wrigley needs for its mint-flavoured gums requires 53 square miles of farmland (137 million metres2) - about 33,890 football pitches!
Over 28 million people in the UK regularly chew gum for the enjoyment and variety of benefits it brings. On average, these Brits chew 125 pieces of gum a year.
Generations of the Wrigley family provided leadership of the Company beginning with the founder, William Wrigley Jr. His son Philip K Wrigley led the company from 1925 to 1961. In 1961, William Wrigley took over the reins of the company at age 28, and led the company for 38 years until his death in March of 1999. His son Bill Wrigley Jr, was the final Wrigley executive chairman until we joined the broader Mars business in 2008.
The Wrigley Company has 19 manufacturing facilities worldwide; 5 in North America, 6 in Europe, 1 in Africa, 2 in India and 5 in the Asia/Pacific region.
Wrigley brand gums are enjoyed in more than 180 countries throughout the world.
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