OneGum is maximum efficiency thanks to its unique technology in the world, but also an entrepreneurial history rich in emotions and a shock team!
ONEGUM : UNE TECHNOLOGIE UNIQUE AU MONDE
All the ingenuity of our energizing chewing gums is based on its patented bi-layer. This technology, unique in the world, makes it possible to maximize the effectiveness of the boosting power of caffeine and B vitamins around a mint-flavoured chewing gum.
Thanks to its patented bi-layer technology, which separates these active ingredients from chewing gum, caffeine and vitamins will be absorbed even faster. This format allows caffeine to start working in the body in just 5 minutes, compared to 30-45 minutes when the same amount of caffeine is taken through coffee or an energy drink.
1 OneGum = 1 coffee
This unique formula guarantees an instant "boost" effect. Enriched with caffeine and vitamins B3, B6 and B12, OneGum has the same caffeine content as a cup of coffee (50mg). Its action will however be much faster thanks to its patented bi-layer format. Since the active ingredients (upper layer) are separated from the gum (lower layer), the energizing molecules will be immediately absorbed by the body, passing directly into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
Our revolutionary chewing gums are not limited to this: vegan and gluten-free, but also without taurine, without sugars and without aspartame, they contain no unnecessary ingredients and are suitable for the most demanding consumers and for all diets.
Caffeine : 50mg / chewing gum
Sugar : 0g
Action time : in 5 minutes
Weight / Size : 20g / 10.5 x 5.5cm
Price : €0.50 / chewing gum
Caffeine : 80mg
Sugar : 27g
Action time : 30-45 minutes
Weight / Size : 265g / 13.5 x 5.5cm
Price : €1.70
Caffeine : 50mg
Sugar : Varies
Action time : 30-45 minutes
Weight / Height : Variable
Price : €2.50
UNE ÉQUIPE HUMAINE
"Being both a business manager and a mother of three young children, OneGum allows me to perk up when I feel tired"
“Entrepreneur and travel enthusiast, I move around a lot. Thanks to OneGum, I never miss the plane! »
Valentin, Communications Manager
“I am constantly on the move between my sports sessions and my busy days, but thanks to OneGum, I stay in shape throughout the day! »
The Onegum adventure was launched in 2013 by three high school friends, Ludovic, François and Romain. Young graduates, often tired between sports training, travel and demanding first jobs, the three young men were looking for a quick and portable solution to the slack.
Between them, they develop the miracle recipe: chewing gum enriched with caffeine and vitamins!
This product, which they call OneGum, makes it possible to take several doses of energy with you (a pack of 10 chewing gums is equivalent to ten coffees!) in a light and practical format. The icing on the cake: the "chewing-gum" format promotes faster absorption of the active ingredients, which pass directly into the blood through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
After a year of R&D, and while one of the three partners has to go abroad to complete his studies, Ludovic and Romain throw themselves headlong into the adventure and spend months criss-crossing France to promote their product. at gas stations . After months of testing, they launched OneGum nationwide in 2015, at Total gas stations.
At the same time, the two friends canvass Parisian pharmacies on a daily basis, which are seduced by the effectiveness of the product. Subsequently, the Franprix and Monop' supermarket chains were in turn won over by this new brand.
Following a chance meeting with the physiotherapist of a Ligue 1 club, the world of football began to take an interest in the product, the ideal companion for professional athletes thanks to its unparalleled speed of action and practicality.
At the end of 2017, OneGum was consumed by players from several Ligue 1 clubs, and by national selections, a real accomplishment that was taken up in the media . The two founders are finally starting to get paid and morale is high. Strengthened by this enthusiasm around their product, the two friends sign a national distribution agreement with the largest retailer in France .
The holy grail for any food entrepreneur! They launch production accordingly and raise money to be able to commit heavy marketing investments.
But going from a Parisian presence to a national distribution is proving too brutal for the start-up, and 2018 is a real way of the cross for young entrepreneurs.
The sales teams of foreign multinationals present at the cash desk are in fact an obstacle to the presence of products from French VSEs. Not having the means to hire a team of 20 people to cover the national territory, the two young entrepreneurs are forced to forfeit. Of the 2,000 stores planned, only a few hundred actually sell the young brand's chewing gum.
The financial losses are very significant. Disgusted by this aborted national launch and the complexity of mass distribution, one of the two partners left the adventure in November 2018.
Ludovic, the last remaining founder, is faced with a tough choice: give up and close the door, or fight body and soul to save his business.
Ludovic therefore decides to try everything for everything: he takes out a bank loan for which he stands surety and puts the strategy back on track. Now alone at the helm of the company, and convinced for several months already of the need to radically change the approach in order to hope to save OneGum, the young entrepreneur is betting on a new risky strategy.
He invested heavily in sport, and signed a partnership worth several tens of thousands of euros with the Stade de Reims, newly promoted to Ligue 1 .
Convinced that consumers are looking for innovative products developed by French start-ups, the young man also decides to launch innovations in a market that is nevertheless dominated by American multinationals.
He is also betting on exports, and hires a new Franco-British general manager, Harriet, to carry out these projects.
The bet is risky, but the young entrepreneur is right to follow his instinct: 2019 is the year of renewal, marked by numerous media releases around the use of OneGum products by professional athletes and the explosion of sales on the internet. .
Harriet's mission is clear: bet everything on sport, accelerate international development and develop new innovative products.
At the end of 2019, turnover doubled compared to the previous year and the start-up launched on the Spanish, Swiss and Norwegian markets with export results representing nearly 40% of sales, against less than 5% in 2018. On the strength of this turnaround, the start-up approaches the future with confidence and plans to continue its international expansion with the launch of new countries.
At OneGum, we are aware of having a responsibility towards the environment. This is why we have entered into a partnership with the company Gum Drop !
This British company has implemented an innovative and efficient solution for waste collection and recycling: GumDrop gumball bins!
These revolutionary bins are not only designed specifically for the disposal of chewing gum waste, but are also made with chewing gum waste: enough to give gum a second life .
To help reduce the growing pressure on the global environment, we would like to encourage everyone who chews gum to recycle it. By simply dropping your chewing gum into a Gumdrop bin, your little effort will go a long way towards making a huge difference.