Over The Past 4 Years–We’re Buying 11% Less Of Something….
Do you like to chew gum? As a kid I always loved Wrigley's "Juicy Fruit," and now I enjoy Trident Sugarless Fruit Gum. Just has a good flavor to me. But I probably chew a lot less gum than I used to when I was younger. And it seems gum sales have slipped 11% in the past four years.
Why are gum sales down? There seems to be a few reasons.
1. People don't want to fork over $2 a pack for something they're going to spit out in just a few minutes.
2. There are lots of alternatives to gum like mints and fruit chews that people just like better. Me? I LOVE Altoids!!
3. Manners. Who wants to interview an employee (or even a date for that matter) who's chomping on a big wad of gum. (Huff Post)