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Aileen Richards, EVP and VP of People & Organization (P&O) for Mars to Retire

  Aileen Richards, EVP and VP of People & Organization (P&O) has made the decision to retire at the end of May 2015. Aileen’s career at...

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Mars Chocolate To Donate $100,000 As Part Of Industry Effort To Help Fight Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Mars Chocolate announced recently that it is donating $100,000 as part of an industry-wide effort to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The...

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Leading Science Journal ‘Nature’ Publishes Special Supplement On Mars’ Presence At 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Nature journal recently published a special Mars-sponsored Outlook supplement on the Nobel Laureate Meeting on Physiology and Medicine that took place in...

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Mars, Incorporated Announces Leadership Changes

Mars, Incorporated announced today that Todd Lachman, current President, Mars Global Petcare, has decided to leave Mars at the end of 2014 to relocate his...

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Jean-Christophe Flatin Named President of Mars Global Chocolate

Mars announced recently that Jean-Christophe Flatin has been named to the role of President, Global Chocolate, Mars Incorporated, effective October 1, 2014....

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Mars, Incorporated Announces Two New Leadership Appointments

Debra A. Sandler has been named Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer for Mars, Incorporated and Tracey Massey will step up into the role Sandler previously held...

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M&M'S® World Celebrates Grand Opening in Shanghai

M&M’S World® Celebrates Grand Opening in ShanghaiM&M’S® recently celebrated the grand opening of its first M&M’S...

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Mars, Incorporated Completes Acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s Pet Food Business in Major Markets

Mars, Incorporated announced recently that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the IAMS®, EUKANUBA® and NATURA® brands in North...

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Grant Reid to succeed Paul Michaels

Grant Reid, currently Global President of Mars Chocolate, is to succeed Paul Michaels as President of Mars, Incorporated, following Paul’s decision to...

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Spanish Martians are Reunited

David Ford writes:  "Former associates from Mars in Spain (Effem Espana) decided to have a party in February at the 'restaurante y cerveceria' called...

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What P&G and Mars taught me about being a Best Place to Work

Following the announcement of Mars Japan's BPTW award, Richard Guha reflects on Mars and P&G, their similarities and...

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Mars' longest serving associate cuts the cake at Pastmasters 25th

Over 100 current and former associates gathered for the annual UK Pastmasters dinner in December. The event was the 25th Anniversary of the Pastmasters, which...

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Renovation of the Wrigley Building

The renovation of the landmark Wrigley Building, one of the beacons along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, is nearly complete. The Wrigley Building, which is...

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Trust, Pride, Enjoyment - the key factors for great workplaces

Mars has been named as one of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US. Mars was ranked 76 this year, (up 19 places from 2013).  The...

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Mars Chocolate UK and The Football Association

Mars will continue its role as Official Supporter of the England Team and Official Partner to The FA’s ‘Just Play’ adult football programme,...

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Thomas Tacl's MAP project in Brazil

Tom Tacl wrote to us back in August to say that he had been selected, unusually for a Mars retiree, to be an Ambassador on a volunteer assignment to...

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Mars expands portfolio in India with the launch of Galaxy

Mars has announced the launch of Galaxy, the world’s largest tablet chocolate brand, in India. It comes in an innovative resealable pack and will be...

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A taste of what's to come: Cocoa Diversity for 50 million people

Demand for cocoa products has never been higher. According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), the current annual value of the cocoa market is USD...

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Barry Parkin now Chief Sustainability Officer for Mars, Incorporated

Barry Parkin has been named chief sustainability officer for Mars, Incorporated, reporting to Richard Ware, vice president of Technology. Barry will overall...

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Mars published its third annual Principles in Action Summary

Mars has now published its Principles in Action summary on progress against its 5 Principles targets in 2001-12. The Principles in Action Summary focuses on...

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MAP Ambassadors saving damaged coral reefs

"Incredible. Amazing. Phenomenal". That’s how two Mars Associates describe their recent Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) assignment to Indonesia. Their...

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Mars Honored at Cannes Lions 2013

Mars came away from the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity—the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for...

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Mars Germany and Mars Belgium again recognised as Great Workplaces

Mars businesses in Germany and Belgium have both retained their rankings as great places to work. For the sixth year, Mars Germany was recently named a...

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Organizational Announcements - Juan Martin and Barry Parkin

Juan Martin Named President, Mars Food EuropeJuan Martin, currently Vice President, Wrigley South Central Europe, will take on the role of President, Mars Food...

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Mars invests EGP580m. to manufacture Twix in Egypt

Mars is building its first Twix production line in Egypt for the Middle East and Africa. The state of the art manufacturing facility will be located at its...

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Mars named Best Private Company in Responsible Business Awards

Mars, Incorporated has been named Best Private Company by Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards for 2013. Ethical Corporation is a global business...

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Leadership change within Drinks

After 7 years with Mars, Andrew Clarke, Global President for Mars Drinks since 2011, has decided to leave the business and return with his family to Sydney,...

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Genome data of Africa’s ‘orphan crops’ to be made public

Mars, Incorporated confirmed recently that data being developed by the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC) will be made publicly available so that...

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What cats really want - Whiskas Little Big Cat Campaign

April saw the launch of a new campaign for Whiskas from Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.  Entitled “Little Big Cat,” and based around the slogan...

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Royal visit to the Slough Chocolate factory

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Mars Slough chocolate factory last month. The royal couple toured the research plant in Dundee Road, Slough,...

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Historic S&F Meeting in McLean 17/18 April 2013

Ralf Lotterman writes: "In April Dieter Sarodnik and I organized a reunion of retired Senior S&F Corporate Staff at McLean. 22 Staff officers came together...

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Andrew Hobday to retire from Mars

Andrew Hobday will retire from Mars on April 26th, after a long and distinguished career.Andrew joined Mars via the Drinks business in 1988, and since then has...

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Mars co-hosts meeting of cocoa flavanol experts

On 24 January, Mars and partners convened over 50 leading experts in Brussels to discuss recent breakthroughs in the field of cocoa flavanol research and the...

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Mars’ Tweetshop a world's first in graduate recruitment?

The Mars Twitter-operated vending and recruitment machine is nearly half way through its tour of UK universities.  And so far students in Durham, Leeds...

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John D. Baker, former Mars Vice-President, dies aged 90.

John D. Baker, 90, former Vice President at Mars, died aged 90 on December 9th at his daughter Annette Jackson’s home in Lexington Park, Maryland. ...

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Paul Jackson - on the Importance of Happy Meals

A while ago John Murray had said to me, "life is a game of Snakes and Ladders". How right he has proved to be.  My wife, Robin, and I have had a very...

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Christine Tacon to be new Supermarket Watchdog

Christine Tacon is the newly appointed (and long hoped-for) Groceries Code Adjudicator in the UK. The role - effectively the supermarket watchdog, (or...

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Mars in the Fortune100 Best Companies to Work For

For the first time, Mars has made it onto Fortune's annual U.S. list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, coming in at no 95. Fortune’s article on...

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Mars IS 2013 Retirees Gathering in Mount Olive

Steve Fraebel, President of Mars IS Retirees, writes:Over 25 Mars IS retirees attended the 2013 Retirees Gathering in Mount Olive, New Jersey, on January 17,...

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Lisa Foley's MAP project in Russia

Fast and furious. That’s how Lisa Foley describes the pace of her recent Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) assignment in Russia and the Ukraine to analyze...

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Petcare UK team in the Guinness Book of Records

100 Petcare associates in Waltham became Guinness World Record holders during their annual Customer Development and Marketing Conference as the company set the...

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Opening of Yonghe Factory is Wrigley's first LEED Gold

The Yonghe Factory in China's Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District, officially opened recently with more than 200 guests including Pamela...

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Mars 25th in World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

Mars has been ranked 25 in www.greatplacetowork.com’s World’s Best Multinational Workplaces of 2012. The list was announced recently at a ceremony...

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John Tripodi a visiting professor at RMIT Melbourne

John Tripodi, formerly of Mars Snackfood in Ballarat, has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s School of Economics, Finance and...

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Paul Hayes and Gordon Jones complete world's longest marathon

Paul Hayes writes:  On September 8th, two ex-Martians fulfilled a long-standing dream by successfully completing the Medoc Marathon in South-West France,...

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John Stinson, Product Development Scientist, Wrigley

John Stinson is a Product Development Scientist based at the Wrigley Global Innovation Center in Chicago, Illinois. Here he talks about his...

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Creating a Sustainable Cocoa Industry for Farmers will need Billions

Creating a cocoa sector that can meet the industry’s long-term demand for cocoa and give economic opportunities to the world’s five to six million...

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Miracoli Acquisition Complete

Mars Food completed the acquisition of the Miracoli brand on October 2, 2012 and has taken full control of the Miracoli product range. Mars Food welcomes this...

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Mars publishes its inaugural Principles in Action summary

Last month Mars published its Principles in Action Summary 2011.  Designed to be shared with associates and other interested parties, the document...

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Mars Polska celebrates 20 years

Jaroslaw Kutelski writes: In the summer of 1992, when Master Foods Poland (Mars Polska since 2007) was established in Sochaczew in central Poland, no one...

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Mars GCC cover story vision

Mars GCC features on the front cover of this month's issue of H20 Magazine, a leading environment and sustainability magazine published in the Middle East...

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Physics Masterclass: A Universe of Possibilities

On Thursday October 11, science journal Nature in partnership with Mars published a supplement entitled ‘Physics Masterclass: A Universe of...

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Mars India associates give clean water

The global drinking water crisis, which affects one billion people across the world, seems insurmountable. What could any of us possibly do to make a...

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Tessa McDonald at the Olympic village

I can’t believe it’s all over. I first applied to be a volunteer (later rebranded “Games Maker”) at London 2012 in September 2010. I...

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Three cheers for the volunteers! Gillian White

Like many, I vividly remember the day that London was awarded the 2012 Olympics.  The tragic events that followed overshadowed the excitement and euphoria...

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Martians at the Olympics - Ruth Carling's experiences

I have spent the past 2 weeks having the experience of my life as part of the Event Services Team (essentially front of house) at Eton Dorney.  I was at...

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David Wilkins on Olympic Sailing

David Wilkins is an experienced Olympic sailor, having competed at five Olympics, won silver once and narrowly missed a medal more than once too. This year he...

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Cocoa Flavanol consumption improves Brain Power

A study conducted by Mars, Incorporated  and researchers from the University of L’Aquila in Italy and Mars offers compelling new evidence that the...

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Marc Turcan Appointed VP, Global Supply Chain for Wrigley

Marc Turcan has been appointed VP, Global Supply Chain for Wrigley, effective January 1, 2013. Marc will succeed Joan Parrott-Sheffer, who will be retiring in...

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Antoine Mangin to be P&O VP for Asia-Pac Chocolate Business

Antoine Mangin has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President People & Organization for Mars Chocolate Asia-Pacific.  The...

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Denis Winkler appointed VP, Global Supply Chain for Food

The existing Global Food VP, Technology role is to be split into two distinct roles: Global Food VP, Supply Chain and Global Food VP, R&D, both based in...

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Banfield Pet health report shows scope for improvement

The Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012 Report offers the only meaningful available data to examine and sum up overall pet health across the USA....

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Andy Hobday at the Rio Summit

Andy Hobday, Mars Chief Sustainability Officer, recently participated in the Responsible Business Summit in New York and in the Rio+20 Summit, which brought...

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Matthew Amigh to be the new Drinks S&F Global VP

Matt Amigh joins Mars as the Global Vice President of S&F for Mars Drinks on August 20. Matt will be a member of the Drinks Leadership Team, based in West...

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Twix's olympic rivalry

BBDO Worldwide have begun the global rollout of a highly anticipated Twix advertising campaign. The innovative campaign taps into a universal insight about...

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Ives de Busser heads children's Rice School

Two years in the making, the community “Rice School for Kids” project was successfully launched when two classes recently visited the Olen site...

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The Kitchen as Laboratory - Reflections on the Science of Food

The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food & Cooking has been published this year by César Vega, Research Manager in Mars...

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Mars at the Smithsonian Museum of American History

Mars announced recently that it is the principal sponsor of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s “American Enterprise”...

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When disaster strikes, Mars helps protect America’s cats and dogs

Mars Petcare US is to sponsor the American Humane Association’s Red Star™ Rescue Services to save animals in emergencies. The $200,000 Mars...

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Clean water & electric light for Indonesian cocoa farmers

In 2010 Mars Canada launched the Cocoa Sustainability Campaign (CCSC) as a contribution to protecting the future cocoa supply while improving the lives of...

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Rodolfo Spielmann to be Nutro Global President

On July 30, Rodolfo Spielmann, currently General Manager of Mars Caribbean and Central America, will take on the position of Global President of The Nutro...

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Ben's Beginners Campaign Winner Announced

Ben’s Beginners™ is a US-wide cooking competition designed to encourage parents to share mealtimes with their children.More than 700 parents...

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Mars at Clinton's first Global Impact Economy Forum

For two days in April, U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, assembled more than 400 experts to lead the first-ever “Global Impact Economy...

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The woof-meow car: pet rescue in Japan

Since last year's huge earthquake and tsunami shattered Japan’s eastern coast, people haven’t been the only ones coping with devastation. Thousands...

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Waltham-inspired Nashville Petcare Innovation Center

Mars Petcare and the Nutro Company are building an $87 million Regional Innovation Center in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Ulf Hahnemann, Acting GM of Mars...

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Mars to be the world’s largest user of Certified Cocoa by end 2012

In April 2009, Mars Chocolate made a pledge to buy its entire cocoa supply from certified sources by 2020. Three years later, Mars Chocolate has stayed true to...

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Mars as Advertiser of the Year 2012 at Cannes Lions

The organizers of the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's largest global annual awards celebrating creative excellence in...

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How do great companies attract and nurture talent?

The Fortune/AON Hewitt's 2011 Top Companies for Leaders was published at the end of last year and is still being actively discussed online. It is distinctive...

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Eva Longoria is the face of the new Sheba global campaign

Eva Longoria, internationally acclaimed Desperate Housewives star, is the face of the new Sheba global campaign ‘Follow Your Passion’ which focuses...

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Mars Drinks announces its first 100% recyclable Freshpack

Product innovation is crucial to Mars Drinks “Path to Sustainability” and has resulted in the development of 100% recyclable freshpacks. The...

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New Petcare Marketing Director UK

Miranda Sambles has joined Mars Petcare as its new UK Marketing Director.She takes over from Gareth Helm, who left Mars Petcare last year and now works as a...

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Orbit & 5 Gum Go Micro

The Wrigley team is introducing micro-packs for Orbit and 5 Gum into North America. The new six-tab Micro-Pack envelopes are ultra-portable to fit into the...

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Mars at TEDMED last week

TEDMED 2012 saw an audience of 1,500 influential and high-profile leaders, academics, scientists and visionaries in Washington DC last week (April 10-13), to...

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Andy Parton promotion

Andy Parton has been named to the newly created role of Commercial Vice-President Petcare. Andy will report directly to Todd Lachman, President of Global...

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A day in the life of Ed Seguine - a Mars Chocolate Fellow.

A day in the life of Ed Seguine - a Mars Chocolate Fellow. Anyone think they eat a lot of chocolate?  Ed Seguine beats us all.  As a Mars Chocolate...

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Mars GCC Wins Dubai Quality Award

Mars GCC has just been awarded the 2012 Dubai Quality Award. This prestigious award acknowledges and celebrates the success of organizations that demonstrate...

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Current Organisation Changes

Samson Suen, President of Wrigley Asia Pacific, has decided to retire at the end of June after 33 years of service. Samson began his career as a Marketing...

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Low(er) calorie Mars products?

Mars will stop making chocolate products with more than 250 calories by the end of next year.The company may not have to make radical changes in all areas to...

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Jamie Oliver’s TED talk inspired ‘Begin with Ben' campaign in US

Childhood obesity is a massive problem right across the developed world.  In the U.S, one in every three children is overweight and children’s life...

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Mars Chocolate France leads in Voluntary Nutritional Improvement

In February Mars Chocolate was France’s first chocolate company to sign the Charter of Voluntary Nutritional Progress with the Ministry of Health, as...

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New Mars Factory in Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the ground was broken on a new, state-of-the-art Mars Chocolate factory in King Abdullah City, Saudi Arabia. The factory will begin...

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More changes at the top

Promotions for Reuben Gamoran to Mars CFO and Florence Naviner (now CFO for Wrigley) and more details on Olivier Goudet and Aileen Richards, first announced in...

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Ms Brown steps out from the shadows

Following the successful launch of products like M&M’S Pretzel Chocolate Candies, as well as witnessing the admiration her fellow characters enjoy...

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Leadership changes

A number of significant movements of people will be taking place over the next few weeks. As of March 1, 2012: Pierre Laubies, Global Petcare President, has...

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The Nutro Company Establishes Nutro Japan

At the beginning of the year, The Nutro Company officially welcomed the establishment of Nutro Japan. This was an exciting step in the expansion of The Nutro...

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Reflections on working at Mars from our 4000th member

I spent 10 life-changing years working for Mars IS, based in South Africa. I joined straight from university, started off on the helpdesk, did applications...

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Changes in senior roles in Mclean

Mars has announced that Olivier Goudet will be leaving his role as Executive Vice President and CFO to become a partner, shareholder and CEO of an investment...

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Brian Chambers appointed to Commercial VP, Drinks Segment

Brian joined Wrigley in 2002 from Kraft/Nabisco as a Purchasing Manager in the Americas Regional Supply Chain group and was promoted into the Worldwide...

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A Wallop of WOHP

Targeting dentists, hygienists and their patients in 47 countries with information about the oral care benefits of chewing sugar-free gum, the WOHP is a key...

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School children in North America “count their blessings”

Data shows that one out of every six children in the U.S. is at risk of hunger, making it very difficult for them to learn and develop. Hungry children are...

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Seeds of Change® organic seeds to be sold in Walmart in the U.S.A.

“We firmly believe the world will be a better place with more organic gardeners,” said Will Righeimer, Global General Manager, Seeds of...

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Mars Information Systems Retirees (US) Christmas Gathering

Steve Fraebel writes: About 20 retirees attended the Gathering in Mount Olive on December 20, 2011, and several more dialed in for the live conference call....

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Martians Reunited in Moscow

Antonio Gutierres writes:The only thing missing was the paparazzi and the red carpet!  What was this stellar event?  Celebrating the 20th Anniversary...

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Alper Yuksel joins Mars as Turkey General Manager

Alper Yuksel joined on November 25th as the new General Manager for Turkey. Alper is Turkish and has a BA in Industrial Engineering and an MBA and is...

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Roula Kamhawi to retire from Mars

No-one has embodied the Mars Chocolate vision and the Five Principles more than Roula Kamhawi and the business is sad to announce her plan to retire from...

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MTD Global Winners 2011

Members of the Mars Family and leaders from across the business honoured Make The Difference Global Finalists and Winners at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Air and...

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Trinidad Farmers try chocolate made from their own cocoa beans

Farmers in Trinidad and Tobago have been growing cocoa beans for many generations. In July 2011, 58 farmers tried the taste of chocolate made from their own...

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Belgian GM spearheads Horn of Africa relief project

According to recent news reports, the UN says tens of thousands of people have died after what is said to be East Africa's worst drought for 60 years and as...

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Mark Johnson to be President Mars Petcare Russia

Mark Johnson has been appointed Regional President, Mars Petcare Russia reporting to Pierre Laubies, Global President of Mars Petcare. In this role Mark will...

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New senior appointments in Wrigley

Hamish Thomson to be General Manager, Wrigley UK & Ireland In recognition of the unprecedented period of growth, innovation and heightened engagement that...

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Mars.com relaunch

Mars has recently updated its global corporate website, Mars.com. While it covers broadly the same areas as before, the new site is much more informative and...

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Mars and Fairtrade International announce collaboration

Mars Chocolate and Fairtrade International recently announced a new agreement to work together to help farmers build sustainable livelihoods and substantially...

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Blessings in a Backpack

Through the Blessings in a Backpack program, Mars Food North America is helping to provide backpacks full of food to more than 4,000 elementary school children...

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Waltham research featured in prestigious journal

In a special supplement, the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) has published a series of research papers first presented at the Waltham International...

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Would you live like a cat?

Judging by the reaction to Whiskas’ latest and highly engaging UK campaign, called A Cat Would, the answer seems to be a resounding ‘yes’! ...

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Ghana's Champion Cocoa Farmer visits M&M’S World London

Samuel Awuni is Ghana's 2011 Champion, recognised as the country’s best cocoa farmer in terms of quality and quantity. His grand prize included a two...

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All in the Family!

In 1970, young Hans Verhoeven landed a job at the local Mars chocolate factory in Veghel. A few years later, brothers Peter and Henry followed suit. Soon,...

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Taking the Lead in the Use of Hybrid Technology

To date, Mercedes-Benz has delivered only 50 hybrid trucks in Europe and three of these environmentally-friendly vehicles are now on the road for Mars in the...

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Nutro Donates $1 Million to the SDF

When disaster strikes, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) responds by providing professionally trained dogs to help firefighters and other first...

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Mars Chocolate to distribute 9 million Random Acts of Chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America recently coordinated 50,000 Mars Random Acts of Chocolate by delivering free samples to New Yorkers in Manhattan via bike...

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Chewing gum helps people to lose weight.

A recent research study has shown that chewing gum is not only good for your teeth (some of it, anyway) but also reduces cravings for snacks between meals. The...

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Cocoa reduces the risk of heart attack

Chocolate, on the other hand, can reduce the risk of heart attack by a third. And, if you've got the habit of snacking under control (see the news item about...

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Wrigley Chattanooga Factory goes solar

Earlier this year the Chattanooga Factory became the first Wrigley manufacturing plant in North America to go live with a solar-powered electric system,...

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Wrigley’s to leave the Building

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company announced last week that it will be relocating its global headquarters from the Wrigley Building in Chicago to the company’s...

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M&M’S commemorates 30-year relationship with NASA

M&M’S® marked the final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis in July by providing personalized M&M’S for the crew and for NASA personnel...

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Bountyful coconut harvests? Calling all creative engineers

A labour shortage in the state of Kerala in southern India has meant that while they have the best coconut trees, the crop is declining because it is difficult...

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Ian Burton to be Europe Regional President, Wrigley

Last month we posted a notice about Poul Weihrauch’s appointment to the role of Global President of Food.He has been succeeded as Wrigley’s Europe...

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Europe’s first M&M’S World store opens in London

The world’s biggest chocolate brand, M&M’S, opened its London store in Leicester Square this month. This is the first M&M’s store in...

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Mars/BBDO Sweep Cannes Creativity Awards

Mars brands are no strangers to recognition and praise for their advertising, but with their recent sweep of the world’s biggest, best-known celebration...

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Mars in Europe 3rd amongst multinational workplaces

Mars in Europe came third in the Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe at the Great Places to Work Institute’s annual gala event on May 26. Ranked...

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Duke Petrovich retires

Dushan "Duke" Petrovich retired yesterday (30th June 2011) as President of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Duke was with Wrigley for more than 30 years. A native...

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Martin Radvan succeeds Duke Petrovic at Wrigley

Martin Radvan has been appointed President of Wrigley following the retirement of Duke Petrovich from the business. Martin is a 25-year Mars associate with...

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Andrew Clarke President, Drinks

Following the recent announcement that Martin Radvan will take on the role as Wrigley’s President in July of this year, Andrew Clarke, currently General...

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Poul Weihrauch to be President, Food

Following the recent announcement that Brian Camastral will be leaving Mars, Poul Weihrauch has been named Global President, Mars Food and will join the Mars...

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Advertising agency partners

Mars, Incorporated has announced a plan to consolidate its agency partners in support of its global brand strategy.  Under the plan, Mars will concentrate...

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First new US Chocolate site in 35 years

This week Mars Chocolate North America announced plans to build a new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kansas. The announcement was made in...

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Mars hosts key panel discussion on collaboration in science

Partnerships between the academic community, government and industry are crucial for transferring innovative science from laboratory to everyday life, Mars,...

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Mars' growing business in horsecare

Jeremy Brereton, Managing Director of Mars Horsecare UK writes: "Here is something you may not know – Mars is in the Horsecare Business"Consumers the...

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Pastmasters golf 2011

Golfers from many of Britain's finest courses assembled at Studley Wood on 2 June to compete for the coveted Pastmasters Green Jacket and other desirable...

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Dave Hammond retires

With four decades of service and a Make the Difference Lifetime Achievement Award under his belt, Mars University Manager Dave Hammond has quite a career to...

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Mars help tornado victims in the U.S.

It took only a matter of seconds to turn thousands of lives upside down when a series of damaging tornadoes struck the South and Mid-Atlantic regions of the...

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M&M’S characters pursue solo careers

The M&M’S® Brand is saddened to announce today that America’s most beloved spokescandies are separating. Just like many other iconic groups...

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First ever fundraising event

112 associates from across the US take part in the Nashville Country Music marathon and half-marathon to help the not-for-profit organization Some ran. Others...

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Seeds of Change Launches “Sowing Millions" Project

Last month, Seeds of Change® Seed, Food, and Chocolate partnered with US Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless and the New York Restoration Project to launch the...

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Costing the earth - Cocoa Loco

Chocolate is the unlikely substance at the heart of commodity wars and cocoa has been reported to be more valuable than gold.  However, over-farming has...

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Picking up the Pieces

On Wednesday this week - 27th April - the Wrigley Company Foundation, in cooperation with the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), has launched an...

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Mars wins 2011 Gallup Great Workplace award - again.

Joining the scores of Mars businesses around the globe who have been recognized as great places to work, Mars, Incorporated was recently awarded the 2011...

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Rob Hughes marathon cycle ride

After 32 years, Rob Hughes, GM for Mars Food UK, is moving on from the business to put the Principles into action in his personal life--starting with a...

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Penguins and Doves

More and more facts are emerging about the extraordinary life of the penguin.It had been thought that penguins lost the ability to fly some 50 million years...

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Wrigley's Longest-Serving Associate

With 43 years on the clock, Janet Fisher is the longest-serving Wrigley associate in the world.Every morning, she drives 45 minutes from her home in Wheaton,...

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First Marine Stewardship Council Certified Petfood

Mars Petcare has introduced Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) endorsed pet food products in UK stores. Selected packs from Mars Petcare’s Sheba and...

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Supporting Rescue Efforts in Japan

While the world is watching events unfold in Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami, Mars is supporting efforts on the ground through its partnership...

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Mars Veterinary™ - Beyond Pedigrees

For centuries, dedicated breeders have worked to improve the temperament, conformation, and health of their purebred dogs. In doing so, the breeding community...

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Rainforest Alliance Certified Mars Bars

Mars Australia recently announced that from June 2100 its products will carry Rainforest Alliance logos, in support of sustainable farming practices. From that...

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Mars France Paris Reunion

This April 2nd, the Mars France reunion is a weekend in Paris rather than just an evening, to allow people from further afield to attend, and to bring their...

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Wrigley Foundation Partnership with Save the Children

The Wrigley Foundation recently launched a two-year, $3 million (USD) school health partnership with Save the Children - the leading independent organisation...

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Global Rice Expert joins Mars Food

David Mackill, one of the world’s leading experts in the area of rice plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology has joined Mars Food to take up the scientific...

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Launch of Let’s Meet Up

Colin Shearn writes:"I read with interest about the Will Calvert et al brewery in Windsor… my peer group and neighbours until a few years ago.I too...

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Wrigley Ambassadors Lead the World to Better Oral Health

Fred Harris, Wrigley Customer Support Analytics Manager, has been involved in volunteer work for much of his life, from serving shelter meals to conducting CPR...

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Celebrating the Power of Pets

Last month, Mars Petcare launched its fourth Power of Pets program, celebrating the health benefits of pet ownership and educating people on how to incorporate...

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UK Pastmasters Golf 2 June 2010

Phil Moody writes: After three excellent years in charge Tony Graham has managed to divest himself of his responsibilities as organiser of our annual golfing...

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Mars IS retirees meet at Mount Olive

Steve Fraebel, President of Mars IS Retirees in the USA, writes: "About 16 Mars IS retirees attended the Holiday Gathering at the Mount Olive office on...

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Mars responds to Hershey with Pure Dark

23rd December 2010 saw the launch of a pop-up store in San Francisco promoting Pure Dark 'artisanal' chocolates - rough-edged 70% cocoa slabs and pieces of...

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Kieran Balfe to be CFO of Russian X5 Retail Group

Kieran Balfe is to join Russian retailer X5 Retail Group next week. Kieran has around 20 years' experience in the Russian market and was Wrigley's Deputy...

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Annual Pedigree & Whiskas Dubai Pet Show

The annual Pedigree & Whiskas Pet Show is returning to Dubai for a full day of entertainment on 4th February 2011. There will be over 600 dogs on show,...

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Launch of New Shake 'n' Snack Range

Mars has launched a new snack range in the UK, called Shake ‘n’ Snack.The range is a milkshake and a chocolate snack all in one, launching with...

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Genomes of cocoa and wild strawberries

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of wild strawberries and are now 76% of the way towards the full genome of the Criollo variety of Theobroma cacao, it...

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Our 1000th Current Associate Member – Verena Krummenacher

We are proud to announce our 1000th current associate member. Verena started with Mars, Switzerland in 1988 as a sales assistant and, after working from...

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Breaking ground on a green future in China

Putting a green foot forward into the future, Mars China associates recently broke ground on a new, environmentally-friendly China headquarters at the Huairou...

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Associates stand together to give something back

From Thailand to Mexico, the United States to Lithuania, Mars associates all over the world spent the month of October putting the Five Principles into...

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Wrigley launch of mobile apps

Wrigley North America has launched four mobile apps as part of its digital marketing strategy. “The key to building relationships with our consumers is...

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M&M’S® unveils 2010 “Most Colorful Fan® of NASCAR®” winner

Phoenix residents, Joseph Haus and family, pull into the M&M’S® victory lane with their racing-themed garage, which will be featured in the...

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An operator from Canada digs a garden for charity in the UK

Mariana Bosnjak, an Operator at the Bolton factory, recently returned from four weeks in the UK where she really got her hands dirty working with Garden...

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3256 members of Martians Reunited

We launched the website just before Christmas 2008 and membership has grown to 3256 of which 2245 are former associates and 1011 are current associates. There...

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Wrigley Oral Care Summit

The business goal is simple: We want consumers to chew more gum. How we get there is considerably more complex. But one thing is certain: Giving consumers a...

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Mint Sustainability in Action

Increased recycled waste to 61%.  Eliminated 2,300 tonnes of packaging material.  Partnered with industry leaders to improve our understanding of...

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Androids on the March

Nick Cumiskey writes:    It is amazing that I left Mars nearly 7 months ago.  Now seems like a good time to send out a note to let you all...

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A Day in the life of Bomba: DOVE® CSR efforts

Bomba lives in a cocoa farming community in Côte d’Ivoire, with five children whom she struggles to keep in school while still turning a profit...

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Jon Shepherd to retire after more than 40 years

Jon Shepherd, Chief Learning Officer of Mars, Incorporated, will retire at the end of December 2010 after 41 years of dedicated service. Jon joined Mars in...

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Stuart Bull: ‘The Man from Mars’ bids an emotional farewell in Cannes

Stuart Bull, one of the most influential and respected executives in travel retail, bid an emotional farewell to Mars – the company he has represented...

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John Toskovich retiring at the end of October

Long-time Mars associate, John Toskovich, Financial Controller in S&F, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Board of Directors' meeting...

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Manila Cool

Home to a reported 768,000 food outlets, the Philippines would seem to be an easy place to get Mars products on the shelves. Right?Wrong. The raw numbers...

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Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Mars Petcare announced recently the US launch of The Power of Pets™, an initiative that brings scientific research to life on the ways pets and their...

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UK Pastmasters Dinner 2010

The Pastmasters Dinner 2010 will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Marlow on Thursday, December 2nd at 18.30. Everyone is welcome – coming on your...

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M&M’S World® soon to be a London landmark

As the world’s most popular confectionery brand, M&M’S® appeal to virtually everyone and the new store will build on the great success of...

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Breakthrough Cacao Genome

Mars, Incorporated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and IBM released the preliminary findings of their...

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Brainwave on the Costa Brava

When she is on vacation, Catrin Casteel, from Customer Services in Viersen, does all those things we might expect, enjoying the sun, the sea, the food and...

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MarsXchange - 2011 Events

January 19th - an evening with Frank Riboud at the Fauchon Cafe, 30 Place De La Madeleine, Paris. Programme:4.30 pm : Visit the Opera Garnier and the area of...

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Mars Refuel milkshake launches winter sports fund

Sales of MARS Refuel chocolate milkshake are set to soar this winter as the phenomenally successful MARS Refuel Drink Fund reopens for a month, offering clubs...

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Launch of Twix Fino

New Twix Fino has been launched, offering the first permanent extension of the brand in Twix’s 40-year history and with 48 fewer calories.The Twix Fino...

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The longest chewing gum wrapper chain in the world

Forty-five years ago, when American Gary Duschl was still in high school, he started making a chain out of Wrigley gum wrappers. Now, recently retired in...

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Mars Corporate Gardens Nurture Sustainability

Green beans, tomatoes and strawberries are just a few of the organic fruits and vegetables now growing in corporate gardens outside the Mars offices in Rancho...

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Rice Seed Donation for Ducks in Arkansas & Mississippi

It’s not just anyone who could find a home for thousands of pounds of rice seed that no longer met current specifications. Fortunately for tens of...

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Ms. Green is America’s favourite M&Ms character

Recently Mars Chocolate North America announced that Ms. Green is officially America’s favorite M&Ms character. Ms. Green beat her fellow characters...

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Mars Drinks North America Bike Ride Challenge

Five Mars Drinks North America associates. On July 12th, the MDNA MVP bike team took to the streets in the 23rd Annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore, in honor of...

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5 Principles workshop, with biscuits to match, at Verden

How do you live the Five Principles? At Verden, they do it with a workshop, an exhibition – and 1500 biscuitsThe catalyst, says Verden’s Pay &...

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Turning ashes to opportunity: associate loses everything in fire

 For residents of Southern California, the hot, sweeping Santa Anna winds are nothing new. Neither is the smell of smoke, as small patches of arid...

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Cocoa Development Centers help farmers improve crops

What's good for cocoa farmers is good for Mars. This idea - that of mutuality of benefit - has driven the company's dedication to improving cocoa farming...

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Cocoa Flavanols could help repair & maintenance of blood vessels

New research suggests cocoa flavanols could be an important part of a healthy diet for people with cardiovascular disease.New findings indicate that cocoa...

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The Nutro Company’s ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Project

If the number of wagging tails was any indication, The ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project was a huge success. And the humans involved were in...

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Nadine Bitzer in Cambodia

Mars Ambassador Nadine Bitzer, Food Marketing Manager in Switzerland, was able to draw directly on her retail experience on a project designed to help farmers...

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Mars Drinks associates visit tea estates in India

Last month Claire Knight, Bob Boushell, Justyna Ciepka and Emily Lidington from Mars Drinks Global Marketing were joined by Robin Slatter and Hazel Wright from...

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The Simply Caramel Bar

Mars Chocolate North America has announced the nationwide availability of the Simply Caramel Bar, a new total caramel experience, which provides caramel...

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Wrigley visit to China two years after the Earthquake

Jennifer Wu, Wrigley Corporate Affairs Director for Asia Pacific, and Sylvia Tan, Senior Communications Manager  for Wrigley China, recently toured areas...

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Pastmasters' Golf 2010

This year's Pastmasters golf had a perfect day on June 4th: 'The weather was terrific, the greens were brilliant (quoted by one player as the best he had seen...

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Wrigley India Breaks Dental Check-ups World Record

It’s official, Guinness World Records has now confirmed it: Wrigley India set a world record when it teamed up with the Indian Dental Association to...

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Mars Museum captures the flavour of Mars history

For decades Mars associates, family members, retirees and others, have discovered bits of Mars history in attics, at flea markets, and in other unlikely places...

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M-Balls Are Bouncing Around the Globe

The 2010 M-Ball campaign—an activity that uses brightly colored, peanut-shaped soccer balls to generate buzz around M&M’S®—is...

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Mars Deutschland wins European Award for Logistics Excellence

The European Logistics Association (ELA) presented this year’s award for innovative solutions in logistics to Mars Deutschland for its cooperation...

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Our Principles in Action at Origin

As members of the Mars Drinks North America leadership team travelled down a dirt road in Finca San Francisco, Guatemala, the sight before them was one they...

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Indonesia national indicators for sustainable cocoa production

Mars Symbioscience Indonesia, along with Business Watch Indonesia (BWI), the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, proudly announce the launch of the national...

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Mars Launches a new product line, MyCocoaPaper

Putting pen to paper may now help generate financial opportunity for women and their families in cocoa farming communities in Indonesia. On 22 April, Mars...

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Mars Drinks buys the global rights to ALTERRA coffee

Later this year, users of the more than 200,000 Flavia single-serve beverage systems will enjoy a new experience, with the introduction of the Alterra coffee...

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Mars Petcare Commits to 100% Sustainably Sourced Fish by 2020

750 million pets around the globe consume 20 million tonnes of pet food each year In an industry first, Mars Petcare announced this month its commitment to...

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The Search for America’s favorite M&M’S® character

America has always loved M&M’S® characters – in fact, according to a recent study conducted by E-Poll Market Research the M&M’S...

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Mars Food US signs National Salt Reduction Initiative

Mars Food US,announced on 26th April that it has signed on to the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI).  The NSRI is a New York City-led coalition of...

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Mars Assigns TWIX® Brand Global Agency Partner

Today Mars, Incorporated awarded the global TWIX® brand business to TBWA.  Mars indicated last September 2009 that it would set in motion a plan to...

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First USA dog census

As millions of Americans take part in the nation’s census this year, one member of the household isn’t included – man’s best friend....

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Mars New Product Launch Exclusive

Martians Reunited is proud to be able to announce, exclusively, the launch of Penguin Fish Sticks®. The flying abilities of penguins, thought by some to...

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Snickers® to break the world record for the longest football match

Snickers® has announced its attempt to break the current Guinness world record for the longest football match.Mars GCC - the leading regional manufacturer...

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Selin Talgar's MAP assignment in Ghana

Mars offers a unique experience to its associates with the Mars Ambassador Program, and one of the people who took up this opportunity last year was Selin...

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Waltham - a centre of world-class petcare science

The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition was opened in 1965 with the original aim of defining the nutritional needs of dogs, cats and birds. Over the years this...

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Royal Visit to Wrigley UK’s Plymouth Plant

40 years after The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened Wrigley UK’s Plymouth factory, he returned earlier this month with the Queen to celebrate its...

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Wrigley Hope Schools in China

Giving is contagious. If you need proof, just look to the example set in China.This year, hundreds of children in the Shanxi and Guangdong provinces are going...

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One hundred years of chocolatiering: Andy Weston-Webb

Andy Weston-Webb, President of the European Chocolate Business, agreed to talk to Martians Reunited this month. We asked him about how the first year after the...

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Mars Retiree Outreach Survey

Last summer Mars US conducted a survey of all Mars US retirees - 5862 in all.The object of this exercise was, firstly, to learn more about ways that Mars can...

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Dove Chocolate Discoveries

Dove Chocolate Discoveries offer chocolate lovers an irresistible invitation - a chance to sample exclusive chocolate treats, make their own chocolate...

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Making a Difference? Jon Shepherd talks about his brainchild

At the end of 2009 the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Mars Make the Difference awards took place in Washington DC.  Finalists from all over the...

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Make the Difference Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Make the Difference Awards gala recognized associates around the globe for their unique and innovative contributions to Mars,  Incorporated over the...

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Make The Difference winners announced at gala evening

An emotional journey to Washington DC for the finals of the Make The Difference Awards 2009 ended in a spectacular gala celebration at the Udvar-Hazy National...

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Mars Collaborates with Côte d’Ivoire to Address Supply Concerns

Home to more than 40% of the world’s cocoa crop and nearly half the Mars cocoa supply, Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) plays a critical role...

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Bokros team cleans up with MTD project

The Bokros team talk about the inspiration behind their MTD winning project and their feelings when they won their Global award. (with many thanks to Zsolt...

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First tanker of Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa arrives

During the last week of November, associates celebrated the arrival of the first shipment of Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa liquor at the Mars Slough...

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Pet-a-Porter - Why Cesar is in Vogue

It’s been a turn-around year for Cesar. The brand is now a market leader, driving the single-serve dog food category in the UK, and has recorded...

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Doing Business the Sustainable Way

From climate change to water scarcity, poverty to energy efficiency, sustainability is among the most pressing concerns of our time. Mars knows the scale of...

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Success for Cocoa Sustainability Efforts in West Africa

 For decades, Mars has led global efforts to source cocoa responsibly and sustainably. The company has long envisioned a sustainable, thriving cocoa...

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Ian Lockyer

We are very sorry to say that Ian Lockyer died earlier today (10th December) after a long illness. Ian worked at Mars, first in the UK and then latterly as...

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Make The Difference winners announced at gala evening

There were tears and cheers of joy as an emotional journey to Washington DC for the finals of the Make The Difference Awards 2009 ended in a spectacular gala...

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World Cafe on Disability & Employment

Meeting Magic joined forces last month with My Plus Consulting to deliver a World Café event on Disability and Employment, hosted by Ernst and Young in...

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Mars Le Tour Cycle Challenge

So here’s how it works. At your own expense and in your own holiday-time, you agree to ride a road bike for 550km over five days. You cross 11 Alpine...

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UNCLE BEN’S® Champions Efforts to End Hunger

Twelve million children in the United States alone are considered food-insecure by the federal government. Translated, it means that as you read this article,...

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One Year Ago, Mars & Wrigley Made History

Just over one year ago, on October 6 2008, the Mars and Wrigley deal was officially finalized, creating one of the world's leading confectionery companies with...

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Mars.com relaunch

Since September 2007, Mars.com – the Mars, Incorporated external website - has served as one of the company’s most valuable communications tools...

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Mars Moto tour 2009

The Mars Moto Tour has a very long history. This year was the 23rd time that Mars bikers from Mars got together. The Mars Moto Tour 2009 was held in Szczyrk,...

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Keeping Cocoa Safe and Sustainable

When cocoa producing countries need new varieties of cocoa, free from the danger of crop-threatening pests and diseases, they look to the International Cocoa...

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Contest for the best recipes using RÁRIS

Broadening interaction with the consumer by showing a product that can be both healthy and tasty. This is the key objective of RÁRIS® line’s...

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Maltesers races closer to its consumers

Vanessa del Olmo, Brand Manager for Maltesers, Spain, tells how The Maltesers’ Female Sailing Team recently triumphed not just in competitive races, but...

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WALTHAM ® gives funds for welfare of cats in shelters

Waltham Foundation has joined forces with the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), the largest non-profit foundation in the world, in an unprecedented global effort...

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2009 Mars Volunteer Program Week

One week…59 sites…four themes…Five Principles…and a “show of hands” thousands strong. That sums up the Mars North...

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Mars Australia Website offers nutrition info on chocolate products.

Making nutritional information, product data and research findings as full of flavour as the foods they describe is never easy. But Mars Australia is...

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Mars Latin America Works for Healthier Lifestyles

Around the world, Mars health and nutrition strategy focuses on taking active and innovative approaches to integrate Mars products into consumers’...

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Mars China certified “AA”

This month, Ehab AbouOaf, General Manager, Mars China, received the AA certificate at Beijing Customs, making Mars China the first food company in Beijing to...

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Mars Russia Signs Pledge on Responsible Advertising

On Monday, October 19, Mars Russia signed the Russian Pledge on responsible advertising to children. Mars and other leaders of the Russian food market such as...

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Tails wag in sync on dog-walking relay

Over 100,000 dogs are abandoned in the UK every year. It’s a startling figure and the problem only becomes worse during an economic recession. High time...

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UK Business Focuses on Mars on Earth

Mars UK is focused on making the best chocolate, food and petfood products in their region, but they’re also intent on doing it in a way that’s...

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Your M&M’S®, Mr. President

The 44th president of the United States has made his mark on chocolate history.President Barack Obama’s signature can now be seen on boxes of official...

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Hravě žij zdravě - Play and live healthily in the Czech Republic

Mars Czech Republic has been playing a leading role in the country’s Hravě žij zdravě (Play and live healthily) campaign. The scheme is an...

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Viva España - Spain in the top ten again

To be voted in the Top 10 best places to work for one year would be an achievement. Two years would make people sit up and take notice. But to have appeared in...

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Europe's silent crisis of dwindling fish stocks

From the North Sea to the Mediterranean, European fisheries are under pressure. Studies have revealed that around 80% of stocks are overfished, while 30% are...

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Viersen Hosts Ashanti King from Ghana

King Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, head of the Ashanti kingdom, recently visited the Mars Chocolate factory in Viersen. King Tutu participated in the Bonn...

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Mars to Refine Global Creative Structure for Biggest Brands

McLean, VA (September 22, 2009) – Today Mars, Incorporated announced a plan to reorganize the assignments of its current four agency partners to further...

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Brazil signs the pledge

Francisco Gerson, on behalf of Mars Brazil, recently signed the first Brazilian Pledge on responsible advertising to children. Twenty-three food company...

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Beach volleyball in Bucharest

If you want to get healthier, you don't have to spend hours sweating in the gym or pounding the streets on your own. That's the message behind the 'The Program...

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GDA Labeling Ahead of Target

In 2008, Mars was the first company to announce that it would provide GDA labeling on its confectionery and other food products around the world. In the almost...

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Pushing the pause button accelerates Twix

By focusing on its new brand meaning, Twix® is now the best performing core bar in Europe; that's a fantastic turn-around for a brand that had been in...

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Veghel helps Huairou re-use chocolate wrappers

It was purely a chance discovery. Mars Western Europe’s Wrapping Manager Eric van Deijck had heard that the Huairou plant needed extra wrappers to handle...

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Alan Gibbons in Paradiso

As many of Alan's friends know, he has been in training for more than a year to do a six day climb in the Alps and fulfil a long held ambition - to climb three...

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Mars BOK Hungary Team Saves Money and the Planet

Varjaskéri Imre, an engineer at the Mars petfood plant in Csongrád-Bokros, Hungary (BOK), took on quite a challenge last year. Could he and the...

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Mars GCC Helps Prepare Region’s Future Workforce for Success

Mars GCC is closing the gap with the next generation…while hopefully building its “employer of choice” brand among the region’s future...

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Mars South Africa Associates Give New Life to Local Orphanage

Associates from the Mars site in Rosslyn, South Africa, recently gave new life to a local orphanage, and new hope to the more than 38 children living...

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Wrigley Publishes First Sustainability Overview

For the first time, Wrigley is highlighting its sustainability efforts in a public forum by publishing its inaugural Sustainability Overview on Wrigley.com.In...

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Mars & Wrigley Drive Efficiency and Environmental Benefits

Several Mars and Wrigley sites are driving up productivity whilst also benefiting the environment. Sales associates are using new technology to find the most...

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Dove Products first with GDA labelling

DOVE products are to be the first brand in China to carry GDA (Guideline Daily Amount) labelling. GDA labelling has almost become a household name in U.S. and...

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Ecuadorean cocoa scientists visit Elizabethtown

You don’t have to travel to cocoa farming communities around the globe to help support Mars Chocolate cocoa sustainability efforts. Associates in...

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Gaining and Sustaining a Competitive Edge in Peanuts

&M’s, Snickers, and, to a lesser extent, Dove, are all dependent on peanuts for the success of their brands around the world. That’s why Mars...

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Animals’ paradise at Waltham research centre

When a four-page feature article on The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition appeared in one of the biggest family weekly magazines in Finland (APU-magazine,...

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One day... all pets could be fed the Mars way

For more than 20 years pet feeding recommendations around the world have remained largely unchanged. But a new project launched by the Waltham Centre for Pet...

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Petcare Australia – helping Aussies enjoy responsible pet ownership

Australia is a nation of pet lovers, with an estimated 63% of Australian households having a pet of some sorts, most often a dog or a cat. As the leading pet...

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German dog adoption campaign among best in the world

The German dog adoption campaign of 2008 came up against 650 other entries from 52 countries, and was a runner-up in the People’s Award, a category open...

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Mars Ride for help: Le Tour Cycle Challenge 2009

This week 30 Mars cyclists from seven countries have been sweating on the original climb-stages of the Tour de France to raise money for organisations and...

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Pets are good for people.

Pet owners know that pets are good for people. Now the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of...

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Mars Passes Milestone towards Goal of Sustainable Cocoa

Mars recently announced another major milestone in its goal to use sustainably grown cocoa. In April Mars, Incorporated committed to purchase  100,000...

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Mars Africa Partners with Shoprite to support National Feeding Programme

In a society where success is defined by the bottom line, Mars Africa distinguishes itself as a company that measures its worth and success by its ability to...

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Stimulate your senses with 5™ Gum

Black is officially back as Wrigley launches a new premium accessory to hit the high street: the new 5™ gum. Based on the successful introduction in...

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Mars & Wrigley official suppliers of Vancouver Olympics 2010

When the Olympic Games take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, next winter, Mars & Wrigley products will score big with the athletes and the fans. As...

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Continuing professional development for vets in India

As a part of building its corporate reputation, Mars India has been conducting a series of Continuing Education workshops, seminars and technical meetings for...

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The Whiskas Academy comes to Gargzdai

Central Europe. "The Whiskas pouch has been produced in Gargzdai for more than 10 years now, but how much do we really know about the brand?" That was the...

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MARS Polska lends a helping hand

6th June 2009. After days of heavy rain, the sky cleared just in time for the 17th Sochaczew-Bielice Cross-Country Run. Attracting nearly 3,000 children from...

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Connecting the Congo

When Dr. Jacques J. Geurts, retired Mars regional president for Asia, visited the school he attended as a child in the Congo, he found it heartbreaking. Geurts...

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MASTERFOODS® Novelties are now at a news stand near you

In a partnership with AW Publisher, Mars Brasil has just launched the magazine ‘Receitas Maravilhosas’ (Wonderful Recipes). The issue contains 33...

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Martians run in Brussels

In the world of Belgian sport, it doesn’t get much bigger than the recent 20km Brussels event. 27,000 runners, including 304 Mars participants, were...

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Mars CIS Launches M&Ms Hazelnut

Mars CIS hit consumers’ “sweet spot” recently, with the addition of M&M’S Hazelnut to its line-up. Introduced earlier this year,...

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FLING featured in FT for gender-specific marketing

Mars Chocolate's new product FLING®, available currently in the US, was featured in a recent article on gender-specific marketing in the Financial Times....

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Britons keeping fit with Dolmio

Looking for easy and enjoyable ways to keep fit and eat well this summer? If you’re a UK consumer, all you need is a desire to be more active and a jar...

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Mars Botanical uses power of flavanols in new ingredient

The health benefits of cocoa flavanols are not new news to Mars associates. In fact, the company has been at the forefront of cocoa research for decades,...

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Mars Commitment to Science and Sustainability at Nobel Laureates meeting

Mars, Incorporated had the ear of royalty, politicians and the world’s greatest scientific minds recently when sharing its commitment to science and...

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Award-winning Pedigree campaign drives German dog adoption

The Pedigree Adoption Drive was recently voted one of the Top Five campaigns at the 2009 worldwide Festival of Media Awards held in Valencia (Spain) between...

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Pedigree Adoption program launched in Hungary

A powerful national campaign, supporting the Pedigree® Adoption Programme launched at the beginning of March, has been attracting intense media...

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Pedigree Adoption drives in Latin America

Pedigree Adoption Drives have been taking place right across Latin America: Mexico: In Mexico, we are committed to creating awareness of homeless dogs and...

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Royal Canin Satisfies Pets and the Planet All in One Package

Royal Canin prides itself on knowing what’s best for the pet…but thanks to a recent worldwide packaging reduction effort, they’ve got a...

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Mars IS Takes on eWaste

eWaste is becoming a crisis of global proportions. The irresponsible, unethical and dangerous disposal of old computers and peripherals is plaguing areas...

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Mars Egypt Site brings new meaning to Workplace Effectiveness

The new National Office site which opened in Egypt this December marks a key milestone for the North Africa & East Mediterranean region -- better...

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Mars Nederland introduces sustainable logistics

Mars Nederland has become the first European food manufacturer to begin measuring carbon dioxide emissions from the moment an order is placed, a decision the...

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It’s good. It’s honest. It’s new Pedigree...

Better tasting. Better looking. No artificial flavours or colours. And meat that’s fully traceable right back to the farm. That’s new Pedigree,...

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Verden hits the headlines

Extensive TV coverage in Germany last month meant that over 8.2 million people got the chance to see what the Mars Verden Pet Centre is all about. What started...

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New venture puts New Zealand at the forefront of pet food research

Last month in Wanganui, New Zealand, AgResearch, Mars and Massey University launched a research consortium that aims to make New Zealand globally recognised as...

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M&M’S® are world’s best-selling candy

To celebrate national candy month this June, BusinessWeek collaborated with Euromonitor, an international marketing intelligence firm, to compile a list of the...

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Mars to be at the centre of Nobel Laureates meeting

No matter the segment, region or site, science-driven innovation is the foundation of Mars operations around the world. So it comes as no surprise that the...

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Thirty years of Mars in Viersen

Mars Viersen produced its first chocolate bar 30 years ago and on May 11 a large number of associates and guests braved the wind and rain to celebrate this...

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Mars Spain Reunion

Mamen Lledo writes: "During a normal working morning in the office I received a call from an ex-colleague from Mars, Alejandro Gortari, whom I had not seen in...

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Cats have their day at the Whiskas photoshoot

“You can own a dog, but you can only feed a cat.” This popular saying couldn’t be further from the truth as associates of Mars Southeast Asia...

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Mars Food Australia halves water usage

With a rising tide of water issues looming, associates from Mars Food Australia (MFA) in Wyong, joined by Mars family member Linda Mars, recently opened their...

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Mars and Wrigley Unveil Sweet Treats at All Candy Expo

Mars and Wrigley were in a sweet spot at the All Candy Expo held last week in Chicago, with eye-catching booths across the aisle from one another that gave the...

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Graham Funnell wins Green Jacket at UK Pastmasters Golf Day

Ram Mylvaganam writes: The Pastmasters had a great day at the Studley Wood GC near Oxford.  The course was in stunning shape – great fairways and...

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Pedigree vegetarian dog food in India

Mars India has recently re-launched Pedigree 100% vegetarian dog food in the Western and Southern regions of India. The launch focused on two important cities...

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Working in Freedom: Peter Jacobs and Cove Park

Martians Reunited recently talked to Peter Jacobs in our occasional series about individual Martians and their activities.Peter’s Mars career spanned...

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Beyond fresh breath & great taste: the health benefits of chewing gum

We know that cocoa flavanols may be good for your health, but did you know that chewing gum can be good for you, too?  It’s true that most people...

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Sequencing the cocoa genome

The Wall Street Journal has recently marked the importance of a joint research project between Mars, IBM and the US Department of Agriculture’s...

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New Life for Waste Packaging

Throwaway product wrappers will soon get a new lease of life in a new Mars partnership with a company that turns waste into a range of fun products such as...

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GALAXY® Gets SASO Quality Mark

Mars GCC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was recently awarded the SASO quality mark for Galaxy chocolate, the first time that the Saudi Arabian Standards...

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All you need to know about Belgium

Mars started its activities in Belgium in 1962 and currently operates from two sites: The registered office in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, a formerly independent...

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EU praises Mars leadership on health and nutrition

Subscribers to the dotMars Chocolate feed will have read recently about a meeting between Global Chocolate leaders Bob Gamgort and Andy Weston-Webb and the...

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Mars first ever Russian press conference

Mars Russia & CIS LLC recently held its first-ever press conference for Russian and international journalists.Hosted by Richard Smyth, Regional VP for...

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Mars GCC Harnesses Associate Brainpower

When Mars GCC harnessed the power of the sun to help save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its Dubai facility, it unleashed a natural resource of...

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Count Your Blessings! Mars India helps shelter for street children

Tender Hands, a Trust that rescues children from a life on the streets, recently approached Mars India for support to help feed their new puppy, Khushi. ...

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Audrey Cook Reflects on 65 Years at Mars

When Audrey Cook started at Mars UK in 1944 at the age of 14, the world was a very different place. She remembers a time when the air raid warnings of World...

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Pets are good for people

International scientific research is increasingly showing that interaction with pets can help people, both physically and psychologically.  Here we...

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Mars wins Gallup Great Workplaces Award

Mars has won the prestigious 2009 Gallup Great Workplace Award in recognition of the company’s successful efforts at keeping associates highly engaged...

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Mars University recognized for improving performance

Mars University has won awards in two categories of the 10th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate...

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New Global Presidents

Grant Reid has been appointed as the new Global President of Chocolate. Martin Radvan replaces Grant as Global President of Drinks and will in turn be replaced...

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Mars Partners with Smithsonian to Explore the History of Chocolate

On Saturday, March 7, in Washington, D.C., Mars and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History jointly presented “Chocolate: The North...

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Wrigley Global Innovation Center receives LEED Gold Certification

Wrigley’s Global Innovation Center (GIC) recently celebrated receiving LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED...

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Pierre Laubies interview

Last month, Mars announced its new structure. We talked to Pierre Laubies, Global Petcare President, about the changes and some of the reasons behind...

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Cocoa Sustainability

Mars is widely recognised as a leader in cocoa sustainability, and has played an instrumental role in this since Mars began working with USAID (the U.S. Agency...

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GCC award

Mars GCC maintained its track record of award-winning performance recently when it received a national food safety and quality award for the third year in...

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Mars Ambassador Program

Mars has certainly risen to the challenge of helping cocoa farmers in the cocoa-growing regions of West Africa. The recent launch of a pilot program, designed...

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Pedigree Adoption Drive

An estimated 100,000 dogs are abandoned or go astray in the UK every year. And more than four million dogs are up for adoption at breed rescue organisations...

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Australia bush fire

In light of massive destruction following recent bush fires in Australia, Mars Australia announced that it will donate $120,000 to help with relief efforts....

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Mars New Zealand ‘Best Place to Work’

Mars New Zealand recently took home the “Best Place to Work” in the medium to large workplace category — comprising companies with between...

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Clever Naschen

Mars Germany is supporting the Clever Naschen (Smart Snacking) scheme, launched in 2007 to educate consumers on healthier living, by sponsoring a new walk-in...

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Mars aims for balance with Mars Symbioscience

There is a vast body of expertise, knowledge and pioneering research across the Corporation and four years ago the company created Mars Symbioscience, a...

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Poul Weihrauch on Uncle Ben's: the history of one of our great brands

Uncle Ben's: the history of one of our great brands “Converted rice (parboiled) may well create a new vitality in the rice consuming people of the Far...

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Wrigley Joins the Mars Family

Mars announced on 6th October that it had successfully completed its acquisition of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company ("Wrigley"), following approval of the...

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Cruising in Corsica (Mars Moto Tour)

For the 22nd year running, associates from across Europe came together to share their passion for motorbike touring. Nearly 200 participants, on over 150...

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How Make the Difference Makes a Difference

With the launch of the 2009 "Make the Difference" awards programme later this year, associates across the globe will have the opportunity, yet again, to...

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Mars is a Great Place to Work

Mars is a Great Place to Work In the past year, Mars has been externally recognised as a top national employer all over the world. Mars Spain made the 2008...

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Paul Michaels

Paul Michaels, President and CEO, writes: “I am pleased to welcome all current and former Mars associates to Martians Reunited. This initiative from two...

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Martians Reunited - The importance of business social media networking

Successful leaders have a nose for opportunity and a knack for knowing whom to tap to get things done.Personal networks are largely external, made up of...

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