Chewing gum isn't doing so well in the US anymore
March 31 , 2014
A research firm revealed that US customers are buying 11 percent less of chewing gum when compared to 2009. Experts aren't sure as to what is making them fall out of love with gum but one potential reason could be the fact that there are several alternatives.
For instance, fancy mints could freshen your breath without being sticky or grossing people around you. "You talk to someone and they're just chomping on gum," AP's source, who hates gum, said. "If you substitute gum for any other food, like mashed potatoes, would you find that acceptable?"
Quartz put together a list of top sales from last year: