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01/04/1891 Chewing gum giant Wrigley is founded in Chicago


The Founding of a Chewing Gum Empire: Wrigley and His Freebies


History Of Wrigleys Started In 1891


William Wrigley - Chewing Gum

The Wrigley Company was founded by William Wrigley Jr., who began packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder. The company, currently owned by Mars, Incorporated, is based in the Global Innovation Center, Chicago. It is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of chewing gum.
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    • Essentials 

    • History 

    • 1891–1932: William Wrigley Jr. 

    • 1961–1999: William Wrigley III 

    • 2008–2011: Dushan "Duke" Petrovich 

    • Changes in gum 

    • New product 

    • Gum 

    • Alpine Gum