History of Wrigleys Gum

Timeline created by jgutie282008
In History
  • Wrigley's Beginning

    Wrigley's Beginning
    William Wrigley started out selling soap. To promote the soap, he gave baking powder to people who bought his soap. But, the baking powder came out being more popular then soap. So, he started selling baking powder. To promote this, he offered 2 packs of gum for whome bought the baking powder. But again, the gum was more popular that the baking powder. So, Wrigley decided to sell gum.
  • First 2 Brands

    The first two brands of gum that Wrigley sold were Lotta and Vassar. But, they weren't invented by him.
  • Juicy Fruit

    Juicy Fruit
    Juicy Fruit the "oldest gum in the Wrigley's famaily" was launched and it was a success.
  • Spearmint Introduced

    Spearmint Introduced
    Later that same year of 1893, the bubble gum Spearmint was introduced to the American market.
  • First Outer U.S. Factory

    First Outer U.S. Factory
    The first factory that produced Wrigleys gum outside of the U.S. was made in Canada,
  • Double What?

    Double What?
    On this year, Doublemint gum was introduced to the U.S. To advertise this gum, Mr. Wrigley invented the Doublemint twins to have people buy the product.
  • Australia

    Australia
    In this year, a factory was established in Australia.
  • Wrigley's Building

    Wrigley's Building
    The construction of the Wrigley's Building starts on 1920
  • CONSTRUCTION ENDS

    CONSTRUCTION ENDS
  • FACTORY OPENS IN GREAT BRITAIN

    FACTORY OPENS IN GREAT BRITAIN
  • NEW ZELAND GETS A FACTORY

    NEW ZELAND GETS A FACTORY
  • WWII Causes Problems

    WWII Causes Problems
    Scince it was WWII, lots of ingredients neede to make Juicy Fruit, Spearmint, and Doublemint were short, they couldn't make enough gum for everyone. So, instead of just changing the way of making the gum, Philips Wrigley a new owner just provided the gum to military poeple only. To have people remember the gum, Philip made an ad campaign that said remember this wrapper.
  • Juicy and Spear

    Juicy and Spear
    In this year, Juicy Fruit and Spearmint came back to the market. Spearmint came first then time after that came Juicy Fruit.
  • Doublemint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doublemint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The gum Doublemint is back this year.
  • First Commercial

    FirstCompanies first advertisement commercial.
  • BAR CODES A.K.A. UPC CODES

    BAR CODES A.K.A. UPC CODES
    The Juicy Fruit brand of gum was the first thing ever to use a UPC code!!!!!!!!
  • FREEDENT!!!!!!!!

    FREEDENT!!!!!!!!
    Freedent was introduced to the Civilian markets of the US, Germany, France, and New Zeland. This gum was made for people who had dental work. This gum wouldn't stick to things.
  • Big Rojo!!!

    Big Rojo!!!
    This date, Big Red was introduced. With its cinnanom and spicy taste, it was a great hit.
  • Extra Extra New Gum Called Extra

    Extra Extra New Gum Called Extra
    First sugarfree gum in the Wrigleys Family. In just 5 years, it became the #1 selling sugarfree gum in the world.
  • Invierno Fresco (Winterfresh)

    Invierno Fresco (Winterfresh)
    Winterfresh also known as "Icy Cool" was introduced. Very popular with teens casue it leaves you with a fresh smelling mouth.
  • Eclipse

    Eclipse
    Eclipse the Brand new sensation was introduced in the US andCanada. In Canada, it is know as Excel.
  • Airwaves

    Airwaves
    Gum with flavor of Honey and Lemon introduced all over Europe.
  • Cool Air is Cool

    Cool Air is Cool
    The Gum Cool Air was introduced in Asia. Not ordinary gum. It releases vapor into your mouth.
  • Orbit Comes to US

    Orbit Comes to US
    Orbit gum comes to the US as a Great success. Then it goes to Europe and is a great success there.
  • Hubba Bubba

    Hubba Bubba
    Hubba Bubba goes worldwide to get recognized.
  • Omg!!!! It expanded Big Time

    Omg!!!! It expanded Big Time
    Wrigleys Gum buissness expanded to Spain, India, and China. It did this cause Mr. Wrigley bought out other gum companies which owned the gums Boomer, Solano, Pim Pom, and TREX.
  • What Container?????!!!!!!

    What Container?????!!!!!!
    China Launches Extra Xylitol which is a can of gum.
  • Cinco (5)

    Cinco (5)
    5 a big hit in the US was introduced in the markets.
  • Slim Makes Better

    Slim Makes Better
    All new slim packaging for gum is made for better fit in someones pocket and holds 15 pieces of gum!!!!!!!
  • Interest

    Interest
    PERSIAFinally, this research I did change my viewpoint toward the subject in a way that I understand how hard it was to bring that company of Wrigleys up.
    I was interested in the subject because I like gum and I really wanted to research how it started and other things.
  • What Gum is Made of Today.

    What Gum is Made of Today.
    Also, gum is made out of a sapodilla tree which produces milky juice AKA latex.
  • Period: to

    Wrigley's Gum History

    Wrigley
    Wrigleys gum has influenced the US in many ways. There is a PERSIA Chart explaining how ot has influenced us at the end.