Mars

Mars manufactures and markets chocolates, pet food and other food products. Read more

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Mars

Mars manufactures and markets chocolates, pet food and other food products. Read more

Grant F. Reid's photo - President & CEO of Mars

President & CEO

Grant F. Reid

CEO Approval Rating

75/100

Founded:

1911

Status:

PrivateIndependent Company

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Mondelez is seen as one of Mars's top competitors. Mondelez was founded in 1903, and is headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey. Like Mars, Mondelez also competes in the Food Processing industry. Mondelez generates $9.9B less revenue vs. Mars.

Nestle is a top competitor of Mars. Nestle was founded in 1866, and its headquarters is in Vevey, Vaud. Like Mars, Nestle also competes in the Food Processing field. Nestle has 143,000 more employees than Mars.

Hershey is Mars's #3 rival. Hershey was founded in Hershey, Pennsylvania} in 1894. Like Mars, Hershey also works within the Food Processing industry. Compared to Mars, Hershey generates $28.6B less revenue.

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Mars Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION

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KIND North America

Nov 2020

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$5B
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Foodspring GmbH

Jun 2019

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undisclosed
Foodspring is an online marketplace that sells fitness and sports nutrition foods including protein shakes, organic chia seeds and coconut oil.
AniCura AB

Jun 2018

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$2.4B
AniCura is a pet care clinic that provides diagnostics, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics services.
The Linnaeus Group

Jun 2018

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undisclosed
Linnaeus owns and operates as a network of veterinary centers offering orthopedics, ophthalmology, neuro, internal medicine and cardio care services.
Optigen, LLC

Apr 2018

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undisclosed
OPTIGEN is a diagnostic laboratory that provides DNA-based testing services for genetic diseases in purebred dogs.

These are all the companies that Mars has acquired. Mars has acquired 19 companies and its latest acquisition was KIND North America in Nov 2020.

Mars Funding History

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Mars Investments

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KIND is a food processing company that creates eponymous health snacks of fruits & nuts and uses its business as a vehicle for social change.
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Nov 30, 2017
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These are all the companies that Mars has invested in. Mars has invested 19 companies and its latest investment was KIND North America in Nov 2020.

Mars News

May 4, 2021European Supermarket Magazine

Mars Petcare Procures 81% Fish From More Sustainable Sources

Mars Petcare has announced that it procures 81% of fish from more sustainable sources and confirmed t... See more »
April 30, 2021CompanyNews HQ

Mars Petcare Announces Performance of 81% toward its Sustainable Fish Sourcing Goal | Mars, Incorporated

Mars Petcare and World Wildlife Fund renew global partnership on fish sustainability until 2025. Anno... See more »
April 30, 2021World Branding Forum

Mars Wrigley UK helps the public get their Ding! back in latest spot

Mars Wrigley's gum brand, EXTRA has portrayed an exaggerated version of the post-lockdown mood in the... See more »
April 28, 2021CompanyNews HQ

The National Hispanic Corporate Council Welcomes Mars, Incorporated as its Newest Corporate Member | Mars, Incorporated

WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2021) - The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC), the premiere resour... See more »
April 23, 2021Eco-Business

Personnel changes at RSPO as Dan Strechay moves to Mars

The palm oil certifier, which is soon to unveil a new five-year strategy, is going through a period o... See more »
April 20, 2021YourStory

Why making Pedigree a household name was central to MARS Petcare's India plan

Ganesh Ramani of Petcare at Mars International India Ltd tells YourStory about the Pedigree journey: ... See more »
April 18, 2021Food Business Africa

Mars, PepsiCo, McCormick launch new coalition to mobilize industrywide action against climate change

US - Leading food companies Mars Incorporated, PepsiCo and McCormick have come together and in partne... See more »

Mars Press Releases

March 19, 2021PR Newswire

Mars Wrigley Foundation Celebrates 2021 World Oral Health Day with more than $1.5 million in Grant Donations

CHICAGO, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20 and put Mars W... See more »
February 26, 2021StreetInsider

Mars, Incorporated Donates Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Recovery Efforts Following Severe Winter Storms

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the devasting winter storms across many com... See more »
February 11, 2021PR Newswire

Mars Food commits to delivering 5.5 BILLION healthy meals to families around the world by 2025

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars Food reveals its first Purpose in Action Report, wh... See more »
January 26, 2021PR Newswire

Mars Launches #HereToBeHeard Campaign to Advance Action on Gender Equality

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated today launched #HereToBeHeard, a new gl... See more »
December 17, 2020PR Newswire

Ben's Original Introduces New Scholarship To Help People From Underserved Communities Pursue Food Industry Careers

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars Food's Ben's Original brand launched a new scholar... See more »
November 17, 2020O'Dwyer's PR News

Brunswick Group Helps Kind Land on Mars

Brunswick Group represents Kind North America, which is positioned as the health snacking leader, as ... See more »
October 5, 2020Wired PR News

Mars Wrigley and Dada Group Expand Partnership

Updated Strategic Cooperation Agreement Further Strengthens Each Company's Leading Position in the Sn... See more »

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Mars Headquarters

6885 Elm Street

McLean, Virginia22101

1-703-821-4900

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Mars Summary

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Overview

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. Marriott International, Inc. is a global lodging company with more than 4,400 propert...

CEO

Mars's President & CEO, Grant F. Reid, currently has an approval rating of 75%. Mars's primary competitors are Mondelez, Nestle & Hershey.

Website

mars.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Mars

  1. When was Mars founded?

    Mars was founded in 1911
  2. Who is Mars's CEO?

    Mars's CEO is Grant F. Reid
  3. How much revenue does Mars generate?

    Mars generates $37B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Mars have?

    Mars has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Mars's headquarters?

    Mars's headquarters is in McLean Virginia, USA
  1. How many employees does Mars have?

    Mars has 130,000 employees
  2. What sector does Mars operate in?

    Mars is in Food Processing, Baked Goods, Frozen & Prepared Foods, Food Distribution
  3. Who are Mars's competitors?

    Mars's top competitors are Mondelez, Nestle, Hershey
  4. Who has Mars invested in?

    Mars's has invested in companies such as KIND