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  • (Vanity) I am through with Wrigley Gum

    03/27/2014 6:43:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/20/14 | Aaron Tabue
    Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Sarah Silverman stars in a very funny (SO NOT) new ad for Orbit gum. Made by Energy BBDO, the ad shows Silverman pitching television execs while being interrupted by an anthropomorphic coffee cup bearing her lipstick. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sarah-silver-stars-in-new-orbit-ad-the-brief-2014-3#ixzz2xDYWPQGf
  • Wrigley halts production of caffeine gum following FDA concern

    05/09/2013 6:07:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 8, 2013 10:33pm EDT | Sakthi Prasad and Martinne Geller
    Wrigley temporarily halted production of its new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum in response to concerns expressed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the impact of caffeine on children and adolescents. The company said it had paused the production, sale and marketing of Alert to give the FDA time to develop a new regulatory framework for the addition of caffeine to food and drinks. The recently launched gum has about 40 milligrams of caffeine, as much as a half a cup of coffee, in each piece. …
  • FDA to investigate added caffeine in trail mix, gum, other foods

    04/30/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum. With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety. The FDA's new look at added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents is in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley.
  • FBI: Man plotted to bomb Wrigleyville night spots

    09/20/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies
    ChicagoBreakingNews.com ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff Report
    A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend for plotting to carry out a bombing outside a strip of crowded Wrigleyville night spots, according to the FBI. They also alleged that Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, had previously discussed a number of violent plots in Chicago, including a biological attack on the city, poisoning Lake Michigan, attacking police officers, bombing the Willis Tower and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley. But he is only charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device in connection with the...
  • Possible plea deal for Wrigley bomb suspect

    09/01/2011 2:52:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 1, 2011
    Federal prosecutors say they have discussed a possible plea deal for a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Wrigley Field last year. Prosecutors didn't elaborate when they told Judge Robert Gettleman at a Thursday status hearing in Chicago that they've been talking to defense lawyers about resolving the case before it gets to trial.
  • Point Counter Point: Wrigley Field Expansion

    12/06/2010 11:49:11 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 6 replies · 4+ views
    Chicago Elections 2011 ^ | 12/06/2010 | Michael Volpe
    Wrigley Field is nearly one hundred years and almost everyone agrees that this ball park, known for its charm, is in desperate need of upgrades. Ozzie Guillen of the White Sox once said, "You are going to take batting practice and the rats look bigger than a pig out there. You want to take a look?I think the rats out there are lifting weights," of the conditions at Wrigley Field.
  • From Running Bases to Running Our Lives

    11/13/2010 8:26:34 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 13, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Chicago Cubs have proposed a renovation plan. For just $300 million in public funds, the Chicago Cubs, a company in the private sector, would be kind enough to renovate its own property, Wrigley Field, so that it can more successfully attract customers to buy tickets to make itself more successful. Now, I’m not in the construction business, so I can’t estimate the financial aspects of this proposal. Don’t expect me to say that they’re proposing too much or too little for such a job – I have no way of knowing – though I suspect that for $300 million...
  • Boy was in coma from foul ball at Wrigley (WOULD LAWSUIT BE SUCCESSFUL? WILL CUBS SETTLE?)

    07/12/2008 10:25:28 AM PDT · by prolifefirst · 74 replies · 128+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/11/08 | James Janega
    The foul ball seemed to come straight toward them, faster than Peter DiAngi has ever seen a baseball move. The frozen rope off Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly's bat in the bottom of the second inning was a few feet away when DiAngi saw it, much too late. He never saw it hit Dominic's head, but can't erase the image of the boy falling limp. "It was something I'll never forget, the speed of that ball coming in and the face of my son looking up," Peter DiAngi said Friday. Adrenaline jolted the 44-year-old Frankfort man, thinking "this is bad." He...
  • Mars buying gum maker Wrigley with financing from Buffett

    04/28/2008 9:50:29 AM PDT · by OeOeO · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Excite.com ^ | Monday April 28,2008, 12:12 PM EDT | unknown (AP)
    CHICAGO (AP) — Snickers and M&Ms candy maker Mars Inc. is buying Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., which makes Juicy Fruit and Doublemint gum and Life Savers, for about $23 billion in cash.
  • Wrigley Gum Has 60% Of Market Share In China

    08/14/2005 1:59:09 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 27 replies · 636+ views
    Asian Times.com ^ | August 14, 2005 | Todd Crowell
    Almost unnoticed at home, Chicago-based Wm Wrigley Jr Co, the world's largest maker and marketer of chewing gum, has quietly built a dominating presence in the Chinese market. With a 60% market share and a jaw-dropping one million sales outlets, Wrigley may have come closer than any other US company to actually realizing the China dreams of American business. - Todd Crowell
  • Wrigley completes Life Savers, Altoids acquisition; closing NJ plant

    06/29/2005 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Wed, Jun. 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. CHICAGO - Wm. Wrigley Jr. announced Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Life Savers and Altoids from Kraft Foods Inc. and, as a result, plans to lay off about 500 workers and shutter some factories, including a New Jersey plant. The $1.46 billion cash deal also gives the Chicago-based candy maker several other brands, including Creme Savers, Sugus candies and some local and regional brands in the United States, Europe, Indonesia and Thailand. But the iconic Life Savers and Altoids brands were the biggest prizes in the acquisition. Bill Wrigley...
  • Ticket prices going up again at Wrigley

    11/20/2004 6:09:02 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/20/2004 | Dave van Dyck
    For the third straight off-season, Cubs ticket prices have taken a dramatic increase nearly across the board, rising as much as 20 percent for prime seats. Increases last winter averaged about 17 percent and figure to be about the same this year.
  • Gum-Chewers To Shell Out Extra Nickel; Wrigley's Price Increase First In 16 Years

    10/25/2003 3:15:50 PM PDT · by mhking · 2 replies · 162+ views
    CHICAGO -- People who chew gum are going to experience some inflation -- and it won't have anything to do with blowing bubbles. Wrigley is raising some of its suggested retail prices by a nickel in the company's first increase in 16 years. Prices for Wrigley's Spearmint, Doublemint, Juicy Fruit, Big Red and Winterfresh brands will go up in January. Meanwhile, the company plans to shave 5 cents off the suggested retail price of its Extra sugarfree gum. The changes will put the prices for all those Wrigley brands at 30 cents for a five-stick pack. Wrigley is the world's...