Ariel Schwartz:

Gum’s turn in the spotlight may be ending, however. In a report, Nicholas Fereday, executive director and senior analyst of food and consumer trends for Rabobank, has surveyed the state of the gum market and discovered some surprising data: The $4 billion gum industry has gone into freefall, with sales down 11% and volume down 20% in the past five years. No type of gum is immune—everything from sugar-free gum to bubble gum is experiencing the drop in sales. What’s going on?

Insert “Bubble” joke here. Also, this is really odd. I used to chew gum all the time. I never do anymore. Not really sure why. I just stopped. But I didn’t think everyone else did too.

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  3. shaunline reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I still chew gum, and people ask me all the time if I have some to spare, so I guess I’m in the minority on this? Weird.
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  5. politerebellion reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    wow. me too.
  6. jpastel reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Ain’t nobody got time for that !
  7. linnefaulk reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I still chew gum. I take a medication that gives me dry mouth. I hate that most gum have sticks that are too small. I...
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    as a nervous fidgety habit, gum has been replaces by iphones
  10. archaeme reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I personally still occasionally chew a pack or so, but not as much as I used to.
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    Don’t worry gum industry, I gotchu. I’ll never stop chewing gum. But this is fascinating…
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