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

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.

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@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.