News from mars, incorporated A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 28, 2014, 11:38 ET

Johnny Football Becomes 'Johnny JamBoogie' In New SNICKERS® Ad

 Move over, Johnny Football. Meet "Johnny JamBoogie." Highly touted rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is known for his elusive moves on the...

Aug 22, 2014, 02:00 ET
Mars, Incorporated Vice President of Corporate Innovation Ralph Jerome (second from left), speaks about challenges faced by the food and agriculture industry to feed a growing population at the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany on Aug. 21, 2014. The Mars-sponsored event brought 120 Lindau young economists together to discuss how to overturn blocks to implementing innovation. Also pictured, from left, are Francois Koulischer, Lindau Young Economist; University Libre de Bruxelles; Romesh Vaitilingam, Moderator, VoxEU.org; and Edmund Phelps, a 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics. (PRNewsFoto/Mars, Incorporated)

Mars, Incorporated Highlights Role of Innovation in Addressing the World's Most Pressing Challenges at Nobel Laureate Meeting

Mars, Incorporated yesterday hosted a panel discussion on the central importance of innovation in overcoming the global challenges of tomorrow. At...

Aug 19, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Jean-Christophe Flatin Named President, Global Chocolate, Mars, Incorporated

  Mars, Incorporated announced today that Jean-Christophe Flatin has been named to the role of President, Global Chocolate, Mars Incorporated,...

Aug 07, 2014, 13:00 ET
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And The Name Of The Newest SNICKERS® Bar Is ...

The fans have spoken – in an "Xtreme" way. For the first time, SNICKERS® Brand offered consumers the chance to select the name of a new...

Aug 01, 2014, 07:15 ET
Mars, Incorporated announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA and NATURA brands in North America, Latin America and other select countries from The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). (PRNewsFoto/Mars, Incorporated)

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

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

Jul 28, 2014, 07:55 ET
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Mars, Incorporated Publishes 2013 Principles in Action Summary

Mars, Incorporated publishes its fourth annual Principles in Action Summary today on mars.com, which details the company's approach to business...

Jul 03, 2014, 02:00 ET
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Mars, Incorporated Encourages Young Researchers To Cross Disciplinary Boundaries And Help Address The Challenges Of Aging Research At Nobel Laureate Gathering

At the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Nobel Laureate Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Hagen Schroeter, Director of Fundamental Health &...

Jul 01, 2014, 14:50 ET

SNICKERS® Tests How Far People Will Go For Free Fuel

The arrival of July Fourth Weekend means drivers coast to coast are hungry for a good deal on gas during their long road trips, and now...

Jun 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

goodnessknows® Gives Denver A Reason To Get Out And Get Moving This Summer

 Put your feet on the pedals, Denver. That's the call-to-action from goodnessknows® snack squares, which announced a new Denver charity...

Jun 24, 2014, 03:00 ET
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Mars, Incorporated Wins 11 Awards At Cannes Lions 2014

 Today, Mars, Incorporated announces that it has picked up 11 awards at the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. ...

Jun 19, 2014, 14:56 ET
Mars Chocolate North America introduced the new COMBOS(R) Party Bag, just in time for summer gatherings. The larger, 15 oz. bag is perfect for sharing with friends and family, whether you're headed to the beach, hitting the road or enjoying an outdoor picnic. (PRNewsFoto/Mars, Incorporated)

Combos® Brand Makes Summer Parties Better (and Bigger) With New Party Bag Size

 Mars Chocolate North America introduced the new COMBOS® Party Bag, just in time for summer gatherings. The larger, 15 oz. bag is perfect...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Mars Moves Towards Carbon Neutral Operations With Massive Wind Farm That Will Provide Electricity From Renewable Sources Equal To Its Entire U.S. Operations

 Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement today on a new 200MW wind farm that will...

Apr 09, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Mars, Incorporated To Buy Significant Portion Of Procter & Gamble's Pet Food Business In A Key Strategic Move

 Mars, Incorporated and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today announce that Mars has agreed to buy the IAMS®, EUKANUBA®,...

Apr 04, 2014, 02:49 ET
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New Chairman Of Mars, Incorporated, Victoria B. Mars Delivers Keynote At 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference

 On April 3, 2014, Victoria B. Mars, Chairman of Mars, Incorporated gave a keynote presentation at the 2014 Great Place to Work...

Mar 28, 2014, 14:00 ET
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Mars, Incorporated President Paul S. Michaels To Retire In December 2014; 26-Year Mars Veteran, Grant F. Reid To Lead Organization

 Paul S. Michaels, President of Mars, Incorporated since 2004, recently informed the Mars Board of Directors of his plan to retire on December...

Mar 10, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Mars Launches New Policies On Palm Oil And Deforestation

Mars, Incorporated announced today a new policy to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. This sees Mars commit to both industry...

Jan 29, 2014, 10:23 ET

I Am Going To Make One Lucky Company So Rich

An open announcement from the desk of Red (which is really more of a TV tray, but I digress): This week, M&M'S® Brand made a monumental...

Jan 16, 2014, 08:33 ET
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Mars, Incorporated Named On 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List For 2nd Year In A Row

 Mars, Incorporated has been named as one of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the US.  Ranked 76 this year,...

Dec 03, 2013, 02:00 ET

Plant Breeding Academy Opens In Nairobi That Will Boost Africa's Food Supply With Improved Indigenous Crops

 The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa's...

Nov 21, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Victoria B. Mars Confirmed As Keynote Speaker For 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference

 Mars, Incorporated announced today that Victoria B. Mars, a member of its Board of Directors will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Great...