The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, known as the Wrigley Company, is an American chewing gum company founded on April 1, 1891, by William Wrigley Jr., an American chewing gum industrialist. It is wholly owned by Mars, Incorporated. It is currently the largest manufacturer and marketer of chewing gum in the world. In 1892, Wrigley Jr. began packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder.
The chewing gum eventually became more popular than the baking powder and Wrigley's reoriented the company to produce the gum.
The company currently sells its products in more than 180 countries and districts, maintains operations in over 50 countries,
and has 21 production facilities in 14 countries.