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William Wrigley and Co, makers of Wrigley's Chewing gum.
1891 Company founded in Chicago making soap and baking powder
1893 Gum given away with baking powder proved popular; Spearmint gum launched.
1914 Introduction of Doublemint
2004 Acquired Life Savers and Altoids brands from Kraft (purchase of Callard and Bowser Nuttall).
2005 closed Bridgend factory