US food company Mars, Inc is best known for its Mars Bar chocolate bar. Its other confectionery brands include Snickers, M&M’s, Milky Way, Maltesers and Twix.
It also owns the Uncle Ben’s food brand and several pet food brands, including Pedigree, Whiskas, Cesar and Sheba.
The privately-owned company has a direct presence in 65 countries, and its products are sold in well over 100. It is an US$18bn business.
Mars operates its three core businesses — snackfood, petcare and main meal food — under the Masterfoods name in most parts of the world.