Introduction to Mars Petcare

About Mars

In 1911 Frank C Mars began making candies in his Tacoma Washington US kitchen and first established his confectionary business. 

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In the 1920s his son Forrest E Mars Sr. Joined his father in business and together they launched the now famous MILKY WAY® bar.

In 1932 Forrest Sr. Moved to the United Kingdom where he founded his own company with a philosophy of a “mutuality of benefits” for all stakeholders.  This objective serves as the foundation of the Mars Incorporated  we know today.

Today more than 70,000 associates working at 365 sites in 71 countries  worldwide are putting our Mars Principles in action every day to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.

Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience.  To learn more about Mars visit www.Mars.com.


Mars Petcare

Headquartered in Brussels Belgium Mars Petcare has more than 33,000 associates in 199 locations around the world.  Mars Petcare has been producing pet foods since 1935, and today is one of the worlds leading pet care providers. 

Our top brands now include PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES™.

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Mars Petcare Nutrition Philosopy

Our nutrition philosophy is central to our strategic purpose to make a better world for pets. It reflects our respect for pets and the importance of the foods we make. At Mars Petcare we have always taken pet nutrition seriously and in 2010  we constructed our guiding principles for pet food and nutrition.  This philosophy builds on our historical approach and demonstrates our commitment to leading in the world of pet nutrition and care in the future. 

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