MARS Puts Wrigley's Gum on Display

Offering display towers for foodservice operators

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- MARS Foodservices has introduced gum to its portfolio of products, adding the Wrigley's brand. With four of the top five brands in the market, Wrigley's is the category leader in gum, the company said, with more than 58% share of the category, according to Nielsen.

As one of the fastest-growing segments in confections, gum is a popular impulse purchase with high profit potential. Wrigley's now offers foodservice operators a convenient tower display that easily fits on any register counter.

A Wrigley's branded display tower next to the register [image-nocss] is a reminder that gum can deliver a wide array of benefits, from taste enjoyment to fresh breath, said the company. This reminder encourages impulse gum purchases, increasing sales at a high profit. With 61% of consumers chewing gum, according to IRI , operators can earn up to $45 per weekmore than a 50% profit margin based on Wrigley bracket three pricing and a 20% distributor markup.

Exclusive to foodservice, the 15-count tower creates a huge presence in a small space. Packaged six to a casedisplay towers are available with Doublemint, Extra Fruit Sensation Sweet Watermelon, Extra Polar Ice, 5 Cobalt and 5 Rain varieties.

MARS Foodservices is the foodservice division of Mars, Incorporated that specializes in meeting the needs of foodservice professionals. As the exclusive trade source of many of America's most beloved food brands, MARS Foodservices offers exciting choices for virtually every part of your menu. Its portfolio of brands includes Uncle Ben's, Seeds Of Change, M&M's, Snickers, Snickers Marathon, Skittles, Dove, Milky Way, Combos, Twix, Starburst, Kudos, 3 Musketeers and Generation Max Brands, and The Ethel M. Chocolates line of specialty gourmet chocolates.