October 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Thursday announced the return of a consumer favorite. M&M's Crispy Milk Chocolate Candies will begin appearing on store shelves again in January 2015, following a 10-year absence. 

October 1, 2014

Mars Petcare has opened a state-of-the-art, Gold-LEED certified $110 million global innovation center in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. The new campus is the third Mars Petcare innovation center and first in the United States.

September 26, 2014

Mars on Friday announced a number of leadership changes, which include the departure of Todd Lachman, current president of the company's global petcare division. 

August 20, 2014

Mars has appointed Jean-Christophe Flatin as president of global chocolate, effective Oct. 1. Flatin, whocurrently is global president of Royal Canin, a unit of Mars Petcare, replaces Grant F. Reid, who recently moved into the role of office of the president for Mars.

July 8, 2014

Mars announced that Debra Sandler has been named chief health and wellbeing officer. Tracey Massey will fill Sandler's previous role as acting president of Mars Chocolate, North America.

June 20, 2014

Mars Chocolate announced the introduction of a new Combos party bag to help usher in the summer. The 15-oz. bag is ideal for a range of activities — from family gatherings to road trips — according to the company.

May 23, 2014

Mars Chocolate has announced a slew of new products, which range from Mars Bites to Dove Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate.

May 15, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America is launching a number of treats for Halloween 2014. The Halloween chocolate category exceeded $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2013, with an increase of 6.4% over the previous year, according to Mars.

April 22, 2014

Mars Chocolate last week announced the introduction of the "M-Ball," a peanut M&M's-shaped twist on the traditional soccer ball.

April 9, 2014

Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business.

April 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate’s global president Grant F. Reid has been named by the company’s board of directors as president, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Reid will take over for current Mars president Paul S. Michaels, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

March 27, 2014

Mars Retail Group announced that it has signed Mad Engine as a new licensee to produce a range of apparel that will express the vividness of M&M's and Skittles brands.

March 10, 2014

Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

December 26, 2013

Consumers never tire of candy. Euromonitor data indicates that U.S. dollar sales for chocolate increased 19% between 2007 and 2012, and non-chocolate sales were up 17%.

December 3, 2013

Mars is introducing a flurry of new chocolate treats for the holiday season to accompany its traditional festive offerings.

October 16, 2013

Candy maker Mars Chocolate North America has introduced a new set of planning tools to help retailers develop their marketing strategies and build chocolate sales, the company said.

October 2, 2013

A new line of candies from Mars Chocolate North America includes several flavors to coincide with Halloween.

August 9, 2013

In his new role leading the Mars Chocolate sales organization, LaBerge will oversee the strategy and execution of its retail management, customer account teams, field sales and customer development.

August 2, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced a new addition to the Dove dark chocolate family with new Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl.

June 4, 2013

Mars Chocolate announced last week its new Snickers Bites are now available nationwide.

May 30, 2013

While it's tough to be an indulgent food in a health-conscious society, chocolate candy is still seeing growth in a few key segments. While the category is finding its balance between satisfying a loyal base of consumers looking for a guilty pleasure and an increased national focus on healthy eating, new segments are emerging.

May 30, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced that a new M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar is in stores.

May 1, 2013

Mars Chocolate, the makers of Snickers brand candy, announced today that the company is teaming up with jockey Rosie Napravnik as she attempts to make history in this weekend's Kentucky Derby race.

April 12, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America offered Drug Store News a sneak-peek at the company's anticipated lineup for Valentine's Day 2014. The company plans a robust line of products with plenty of new items for retail shelves.