Wm. Wrigley Jr.

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Wrigley to Debut Caffeinated Chewing Gum

It will come with a warning label to discourage kids

(Newser) - Energy drinks are old news, friend; the folks of tomorrow will be chewing on energy gum. Or at least, Wrigley hopes so. Next month, the company will begin selling Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, the Wall Street Journal reports. The packaging boasts that every hexagon-shaped piece of Alert contains about half... More »

Mars Buys Wrigley, With Assist From Buffett

Proposed purchase could push Hershey into merger to compete

(Newser) - M&Ms-maker Mars, backed by Warren Buffett, has made a deal to buy Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. for about $23 billion, reports the New York Times. The acquisition is likely to force other candy makers like Hershey and Cadbury Schweppes into mergers to maintain market share against a powerful conglomerate... More »

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