MIKE ARMSTRONG: Mars Inc. is buying the maker of Wrigley’s gum for $23 billion. The deal is likely to spur more mergers in the candy business. Wrigley had attempted to buy Pennsylvania-based Hershey in 2002, but local residents and politicians opposed the deal. Critics say Hershey hasn’t kept up with the overseas expansion of Mars, which makes M&M. That’s why Mars’ purchase of Wrigley will pressure Hershey to do something. Market-watchers are saying that Hershey and Cadbury Schweppes could link up.
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