Introduction to Mars Petcare


About Mars, Incorporated

We are a private, family owned business with rich history and some of the best loved brands in the world.

Mars is the global category leader in petcare, chocolate and gum. PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, M&Ms®, SNICKERS®, MARS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, UNCLE BEN’S®, FLAVIA®, COCOAVIA®, BANFIELD® are just some of our brands.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience.

Today more than 80,000 Associates, working in 78 countries and 421 sites are working to make a difference for people and the planet guided by our Five Principles, Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom.

To learn more about Mars visit: www.mars.com 

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Mars Petcare

Mars Petcare is a diverse and growing business with 75,000 Associates across 50+ countries all dedicated to building ‘A Better World For Pets’, by serving the health and nutrition needs of almost half the world’s pets. 

With over 75 years of experience, Mars Petcare has developed an enviable portfolio of almost 50 brands, including the leading global pet nutrition brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO®, GREENIES®, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS® and EUKANUBA®. Mars Petcare is also the world’s largest veterinary health provider through a network of over 2,000 pet hospitals including BANFIELD®, BLUE PEARL®, PET PARTNERS®, and VCA®. 

The company is also at the forefront of emerging innovation and technology for pets, pet owners and veterinarians, with WISDOM HEALTH, a patented genetic technology testing for dogs and the WHISTLE® GPS dog tracker, as well as the Leap Accelerator and Companion Fund; programs to support startup innovation and the next generation of disruptors in the pet care industry. As part of the Mars family of companies, we are privileged with the freedom and the flexibility to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for a better world for pets.

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Mars Petcare Nutrition Philosophy

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.  It is central to our strategic purpose to make A Better World for Pets reflecting our respect for pets and the importance of the foods we make.

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