CHICAGO (PRNewswire) — In celebration of America's favorite beverage on National Coffee Day, Orbit® gum is bringing a just brushed clean feeling to the masses. Orbit gum, made by Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc., has teamed up with one of comedy's rising stars, Jay Pharoah, to deliver one million pieces of sugarfree gum nationwide on Monday, September 29, 2014.
Orbit Gives Manhattan a Just Brushed Clean Feeling
Coffee and gum fans in New York City can celebrate National Coffee Day with Orbit gum and Pharoah around Union Square Park on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7 a.m. EST to 2 p.m. EST. The gum brand will hit the streets with a truck full of Orbit gum for the one-day celebration.
"New Yorkers drink almost seven times1 as much coffee as people who live in other major cities. There's no better place for Orbit to surprise commuters with a National Coffee Day celebration, featuring sugarfree gum for everyone after they enjoy their morning coffee," said John Starkey, Vice President Gum & Mints at Wrigley.
Win a Year's Supply of Orbit Gum
Orbit gum will also launch a National Coffee Day Twitter sweepstakes to give coffee drinkers a chance to win a year's supply of Orbit gum. Follow @OrbitGum and show us your Orbit smile! To enter, Tweet with Twitter using #WinOrbitGum from September 29 through October 5, 2014. No purchase necessary. See official rules at sweeps.orbitgum.com.
Chewing Orbit sugarfree gum after eating and drinking helps give you a just brushed clean feeling so you can have confidence to be at your best. Orbit, along with Extra® and Eclipse®, was the first chewing gum to be awarded the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance, in recognition of its oral care benefits and ability to help protect your teeth.
For more information about Orbit gum and to follow the National Coffee Day celebration, visit Twitter.com/OrbitGum and Facebook.com/OrbitGum.
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley's world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations across 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley's brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance. For more information, visit www.Wrigley.com and www.Mars.com.
1 *Washington Post reporting data from Massive Health's "Eatery" app (2012)