July 23, 2014 3:38 PM ET

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Company Overview of Mars, Incorporated

Company Overview

Mars, Incorporated, a confectionery company, produces and supplies candies. It offers chocolates; food products, including rice, sauces, durum wheat, herbs and spices, recipe bases, table sauces, marinades, mustards, relishes, finishing sauce, cheese, whole grain mixes, ready-made meals, and cooking aids; confections, such as gums, mints, and hard and chewy candies; and drinks that include coffee, tea, hot chocolates, and hassle-free drinks. The company also provides pet care products, including veterinary medicines, nutritious products, meals, and pet food, and treats. In addition, it offers cocoa extract supplements and DNA testing kits for canines. Mars, Incorporated was founded in 1891 a...

6885 Elm Street

McLean, VA 22101

United States

Founded in 1891





Key Executives for Mars, Incorporated

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Age: 53
Director and President of Symbioscience
President of Petcare Business
Age: 51
President of Chocolate
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Mars, Incorporated Key Developments

Mars, Incorporated Announces Executive 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 as the Acting President, Mars Chocolate North America. The creation of the Chief Health & Wellbeing Officer role is a reflection of the strategic priority that Health & Wellbeing represents for Mars. Massey is stepping into her new role after 24 years at Mars. Most recently, she has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Mars Global Chocolate. Previously, she held roles at Mars as a Plant Director and in Business Planning, as well as holding various positions in manufacturing and finance in both the US and Europe. As Acting President, Mars Chocolate, North America she will be responsible for the Chocolate operations in the region.

Nestle Alleges Mars in High Court for Cat Food Misleading Statements

The claws are out between Nestle and Mars and one has gone to the High Court alleging some of Whiskas packaging is misleading. Nestle and Mars manufacture a string of other items, including pet food. Nestle owns the Purina brand and Friskies while Mars owns the Whiskas brand. Nestle New Zealand has gone to the High Court at Auckland alleging Whiskas range of dry cat food contains misleading statements. The Herald understands the issue relates to Mars" packaging about protein-levels in its products. Lawyers for both parties appeared this morning before Justice Raynor Asher for a brief timetabling hearing. Both these applications will be heard together next month. Outside court O'Gorman said the interim injunction would only be necessary if the summary judgment application failed and the matter required a more substantial hearing.

Mars Drinks Announces Introduction of the Design Driven FLAVIA(R) BARISTA

Mars Drinks, a business unit of Mars, Incorporated announced the introduction of the design driven FLAVIA(R) BARISTA, a cutting-edge brewer with authentic espresso capability for the workplace. Available this fall in North America, the FLAVIA(R) BARISTA delivers the widest selection of authentically crafted coffeehouse-style hot beverages available now in the workplace. A game-changer for the market, the brewer features the required high pressure of up to 15-BARs to offer real, full-bodied, Italian espressos with thick, rich ‘crema’ in 30-40 seconds. It also offers cappuccinos, lattes, teas, coffees and hot chocolates. To build on its authentic espresso capability, Mars Drinks has teamed with premier global coffee brand Segafredo Zanetti(R) and Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group to feature three Segafredo Zanetti(R) espresso blends with Mars Drinks' FLAVIA(R) BARISTA brewer internationally. The FLAVIA(R) BARISTA brewer is part of Mars Drinks' continuing commitment to provide innovative technologies and products for workplaces by making the booming global espresso experience accessible to associates right in their workplaces.

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