Over the past 4 years…sales of THIS are down 11%...

 

 

Answer:  Chewing gum!

 

 

 

There seems to be a few reasons.  

 

1. People don't see the point in paying $2 a pack for something they're going to spit out in 10 minutes.

 

2. There are tons of gum alternatives like mints and fruit chews that people just like better.

 

3. Manners. Let's face it – nobody wants to interview an employee (or even a date for that matter) who's chomping on a big wad of gum. (Huff Post)