What does the future hold for the country’s last gumball maker?

Chris Caya Oct 9, 2018
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Mmm. Gumballs.  J.B. Hill/flickr

What does the future hold for the country’s last gumball maker?

Chris Caya Oct 9, 2018
Mmm. Gumballs.  J.B. Hill/flickr
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Coin-operated gumball machines aren’t as common as they used to be. With sales slowly dwindling over the years and high domestic sugar prices, America’s sole remaining gumball maker has been branching out to stay afloat.  

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