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Mars, Incorporated is a world-wide manufacturer of confectionery.
They are an American corporation, most famous for its Milky Way and Mars
bars. Mars also manufactures M&M's and Snickers, as well as pet foods (such
as the well-known Whiskas brand,) human foods (including Uncle Ben's) and
non-confectionery snack foods (including Combos).
The company was founded in Tacoma, Washington in 1911, when Frank C. Mars
(Forrest Mars, Sr.) started producing and selling candy. In 1923 he invented
the Milky Way. The company grew quickly. Ther company also has a very large
opertation in Britain, based in Slough.
In 1963 a big factory was opened in Veghel, the Netherlands.
Mars, Incorporated is one of the largest privately-owned corporations in the
United States. The company is almost entirely owned by the Mars family.
Many of Mars's products are famous-name brands, including:
* Dove Bar
* Mars Bars
* Milky Way
* Snickers (The top-selling candy bar in the United States)
* Three Musketeers
Other confections, no longer produced, include:
* Opal Mints
Mars Limited is the name of the British branch of Mars, Inc. The company is
based in Slough, England. Some Mars brands manufactured in the United
Kingdom but not the United States include Galaxy Milk Chocolate, Maltesers
The Mars bar is called "Milky Way" in the US and the Milky Way is called the
Mars, Ltd. was first to introduce the Starburst line, originally known as