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
1927 Opened a factory at Wembley
1968 Moved to a new factory at Estover, Plymouth
2004 Acquired Life Savers and Altoids brands from Kraft (purchase of Callard and Bowser Nuttall).
2005 closed Bridgend factory
Sources of Information
- The Times July 24, 1968
- The Times Apr. 29, 2008
- The Times, October 24, 2006