With Social Activities Still Rare, Sales of Gum and Mints Continue to Lag

Mondelez and Hershey's both report demand has dropped during the pandemic

a masked person and a stick of gum
Hershey's CEO Michele Buck expects gum and mint sales to stay low until social distancing subsides. Unsplash

Key Insights:

The ongoing mandates of social distancing, face masks and working from home have led to people consuming less gum and mints than prior to the pandemic.

@hiebertpaul paul.hiebert@adweek.com Paul Hiebert is a CPG reporter at Adweek, where he focuses on data-driven stories that help illustrate changes in consumer behavior and sentiment.