Mars - Articles and news items

Mars invests £23 million in King’s Lynn manufacturing site

Industry news  •  11 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Mars’ investment means the King’s Lynn site will have new manufacturing capabilities for the manufacture of Uncle Ben’s Ready to Heat Rice…

Mars releases its sixth annual Principles in Action Summary

Industry news  •  1 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The summary shows progress Mars has made in the areas of sustainability, health and wellbeing, food safety, responsible marketing, and workplace engagement…

Mars teams up with Alibaba to improve e-commerce food safety

Industry news  •  1 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Leveraging Alibaba’s ecosystem, Mars will also establish an integrated online and offline business model to expand its reach in China…

FDA issues draft voluntary guidance for sodium for the food industry

Industry news  •  1 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The US FDA has issued draft guidance for public comment that provides practical, voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry…

Mars completes acquisition of cocoa farm Hacienda La Chola

Industry news  •  18 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The acquisition of Hacienda La Chola will expand Mars’ network of research farms, which includes facilities in Brazil and Indonesia…

Mars to label some products ‘occasional’ in health initiative

Industry news  •  15 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

As part of Mars’ Health and Wellbeing Ambition, the company will add nutritional adding guidance on products that should only be consumed once per week…

Food degree apprenticeships to boost innovation

Industry news  •  12 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The UK government is bringing together food sector experts and employers to create apprenticeships, boosting innovation in the food industry…

Mars to remove all artificial colours from its food products

Industry news  •  8 February 2016  •  Victoria White

Products across the range of the company’s chocolate, gum, confection, food and drink businesses will be affected by the change, which will take place incrementally over the next five years…

Mars Food to sustainably source its rice by 2020

Industry news  •  27 October 2015  •  Victoria White

Mars Food, in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), also announced the first global standard for sustainable rice…

Mars to acquire Mexican chocolate company Grupo Turin

Industry news  •  6 October 2015  •  Victoria White

Grupo Turin has been manufacturing high-quality chocolates in Mexico since 1928 and is the owner of iconic brands such as Conejos and Turin…

Mars opens Global Food Safety Centre in China

Industry news  •  25 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The Global Food Safety Centre will leverage insights and expertise from over 60 Mars partnerships, dedicated to innovative, sustainable and responsible food safety practices…

Studies reveal cocoa flavanols are good for heart health

Industry news  •  10 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The research shows that consuming cocoa flavanols can decrease arterial stiffness and increase blood vessel function in healthy people, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease — the number one cause of deaths worldwide…

Chocolate manufacturers back GP-SCPP for sustainable cocoa production in Indonesia

Industry news  •  16 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Swisscontact Consortium, with members including Barry Callebaut, Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé, has entered in to a partnership called GP-SCPP…

Mounting evidence demonstrates improved cognitive function from cocoa flavanol consumption

Industry news  •  7 January 2015  •  Mars

It is normal for cognitive function to slightly deteriorate with age. Memory capacity begins to worsen, along with processing speed and the ability to form long-term memories…

Mars, Incorporated announces leadership changes

Industry news  •  26 September 2014  •  Mars

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

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