October 22, 2016 1:30 PM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Company Overview

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company produces and distributes confectionary products. The company offers chewing gums, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. It markets its products in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. It has locations in the United States and internationally. As of October 6, 2008, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.

410 North Michigan Avenue

Wrigley Building

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Founded in 1891

16,400 Employees





Key Executives for Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Executive Chairman
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Member of Executive Leadership Team
Age: 55
Chief Executive Officer of Mars Incorporated and President of Mars Incorporated
Age: 64
Vice President, Managing Director of China and President of Wrigley Asia Pacific
Age: 67
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Key Developments

Mars Reportedly Seeks To Acquire Buffett's Interest in Wrigley

Mars, Incorporated is planning to acquire Warren Buffett's minority interest in Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company to fully integrate the chewing gum maker with its own operations, the Financial Times reports. Mars will buy the 19.38% stake that Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holds in Wrigley for an undisclosed amount, the report says.

Young Dental and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Introduces Wrigley's Orbit® Prophy Paste and Gum Packs

Young Dental and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program have introduced Wrigley's Orbit® Prophy Paste and Gum packs. This product lets patients experience the signature flavors of Orbit gum both during and after dental appointments. Each co-pack contains a single-dose cup of Orbit-flavored prophy paste in the brand's Bubblemint, Spearmint and Peppermint flavors, and a piece of corresponding Orbit sugarfree gum. The new Orbit Prophy Paste has a smooth, rich consistency that effectively removes stains and easily rinses away. Research shows that when brushing isn't possible, chewing sugarfree gum like Orbit stimulates saliva, which helps to neutralize plaque acids and maintain tooth remineralization. More than just a free sample, when dental professionals provide the Orbit sugarfree gum from the co-pack they're offering patients a fun way to help keep teeth clean while on-the-go.

Wrigley Opens Addition to its Yorkville, Ill., Factory

Wrigley has opened a addition to its Yorkville, Ill., factory. The Yorkville expansion is the result of a $50 million investment by Mars that adds 145,000 square feet, a new Skittles line and 75 new jobs – a 25% increase in the workforce at the facility. The Yorkville expansion reflects the unprecedented growth of the Skittles brand. The popular rainbow-colored candy is now the No. 1 non-chocolate confection brand1 in the United States, fueled by best-in-class marketing, retail activity, innovation and passionate fans.

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