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Mars Inc is an international food company. Founded by Franklin Clarence Mars in 1911, Mars Inc is a private company. The head office for Mars Inc is located in McLean, Virginia, USA.

Latest Insights

Plastic pledges: positive or time to panic?

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurr...

What's fuelling growth of sports nutrition in UK?

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market....


Andy Coyne | 15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.


Ben Cooper | 15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.


Ben Cooper | 5 Jun 2017

Ben Cooper examines the implications of the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.


Ben Cooper | 6 Apr 2017

Front-of-pack nutritional labelling has long been a subject of fierce debate within the food industry - and between food companies and public health professionals. The launch of a coalition of multinational food and beverage companies aimed at fostering a harmonised approach across Europe, Ben Cooper writes, promises more of the same.

Latest Interviews

Katy Askew | 6 Sep 2016

The US food industry is facing some significant challenges, from rising concern over health and wellness, to the growing awareness among consumers of sourcing and supply chain issues and to new consumption patterns. Katy Askew spoke to Tracey Massey, president of Mars Inc's Mars Chocolate North America division, and Casey Keller, president of its Wrigley North America confectionery division, to find out how the company is responding. 


Ben Cooper | 19 Jun 2015

Reflecting not only the increasing emphasis food companies are placing on their agricultural supply chains but on supporting smallholder farmers specifically, Mars and Danone have jointly launched the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer and health & wellness officer at Mars, spoke with Ben Cooper about the initiative and the positive impact the founding companies hope it will bring.

Latest News

Dean Best | 29 Oct 2018

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the consumer-goods companies to have signed a new commitment on plastic packaging.


Lucy Britner | 17 Oct 2018

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba's e-commerce platform has partnered with a range of market research groups as it looks to help companies speed up their new product development process.


Simon Harvey | 15 Oct 2018

Mars is investing US$142m in a plant in Tennessee to accommodate the planned launch of a product under its M&M's brand - Hazelnut Spread.


just-food.com | 12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.


Andy Coyne | 10 Oct 2018

UK-based environmental pressure group Greenpeace has cited household-name food producers in a list of the top ten worst offenders when it comes to throwaway plastic.


just-food.com | 5 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features Mars' plans to shake up some of its chocolate ranges in the UK and Nestle's move to roll out a line of organic Herta products in France.


just-food.com | 28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.


Simon Harvey | 26 Sep 2018

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.


Simon Harvey | 18 Sep 2018

Mars is "changing how it does business" in relation to supply chains and will invest US$1bn in its Sustainable in a Generation plan launched a year ago with a key objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


just-food.com | 7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.


just-food.com | 3 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 12 Jul 2018

Four heavyweights from the food world - Nestle, Unilever, Mars and Danone - have come together in the US to launch the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.


just-food.com | 6 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


just-food.com | 29 May 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 7 May 2018

Food and drink industry powerhouses Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International and PepsiCo are planning trials of their Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) scheme in a number of unnamed EU member states.


Simon Harvey | 23 Mar 2018

China has slapped tariffs on US$3bn of American imports in retaliation for President Donald Trump's measures on steel and aluminium shipments.


Simon Harvey | 20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.


Andy Coyne | 5 Mar 2018

Confectionery giant Mars has ended its involvement in the Evolved Nutrition Labelling (ENL) initiative.


just-food.com | 23 Feb 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 8 Feb 2018

Confectionery giant Mars is to spend US$30m expanding its facility in Waco, Texas, where it produces brands such as Skittles and Snickers.


Andy Coyne | 24 Jan 2018

Mars and McCormick & Co. are among the food groups potentially facing court action in France over allegations of undeclared nanoparticles in their products.


Simon Harvey | 12 Jan 2018

Croatia's Atlantic Grupa will become the first official distributor of Mars products in the European country from February in a move expected to generate an additional HRK100m (US$16.1m) in revenue this year.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2016

Mars Inc has grabbed mainstream headlines around the world today (23 February) after announcing a recall of chocolate products from over 50 markets after plastic was found in one product. It is comes just months after the US food giant pulled batches in the UK over fears of plastic could be found in products.


Katy Askew | 12 Sep 2014

The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?



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