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ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

By Shane Starling

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.

Mars lobbying efforts back sugar reform

Sweet Politics

Mars pumps bucks into sugar reform

By Kacey Culliney

Mars Incorporated has focused much of its lobbying on driving reform of US sugar policy in this presidential election year.

The new, low calorie, caramel only Mars bar is set to debut in the UK in coming weeks.

Mars set for UK launch of low calorie caramel bar

By Nathan Gray

Confectionery giant Mars is set to launch a slimmer sister to its trademark Mars bar in the UK later this month, with a new caramel only version containing 20% less calories due to hit the shelves.

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

By Oliver Nieburg

Mars has opened a €80m (RUB 3.3bn) chocolate factory in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region as it looks to capture a greater share of the highest value BRIC chocolate market.

Fairtrade schemes are needed to avert serious global shortages of the

Mars urges action on cocoa to beat shortage

By Rick Pendrous

Urgent action was necessary to avoid the “bleak situation” of a serious global shortage of cocoa supplies within a decade, Fiona Dawson, president of Mars Chocolate UK, warned yesterday (June 12).

Mars: for work, rest and ... hosting a visit of MPs to see inside food and drink manufacturing

MPs tour Mars to ‘see inside food manufacturing’

By Mike Stones

Mars Chocolate UK in Slough – home of Mars, Snickers, Galaxy and Maltesers – hosted a visit by MPs and Peers yesterday (June 12) as part of ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ (SIM) initiative.

Mars chocolate: Confectionery group step up sustainable cocoa supply

Mars makes further strides to sustainable cocoa supply

By Nathan Gray

Confectionery giant Mars has made ‘significant’ progress in fulfilling its pledge to purchase its cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources after it announced plans to purchase nearly 90,000 tons of sustainable cocoa in 2012.

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Mars cleared by ad watchdog in Twitter marketing ploy

By Oliver Nieburg

The Uk’s Advertsiting Standards Authority (ASA) said Mars did not breach marketing regulations in its Snickers twitter campaign featuring footballer Rio Ferdinand and glamour model Katie Price.

Mars goes solar at Vegas site

Mars goes solar at Vegas site

By Oliver Nieburg

Mars Chocolate North America has opened a solar garden at a production facility in Henderson, Nevada that will provide 100% electricity during peak operating hours.

Tanis' Roto MallowPlant

Machine prevents marshmallow shape loss, claims Tanis

By Nilpa Shah

Dutch food equipment maker, Tanis Food Tec (TFT), has launched a machine that seeks to address the problem of overheating during the aeration process, which causes the mallows to lose shape and results in inconsistent production.

Mars follows Cadbury and Nestle in Fairtrade branding

Mars goes Fairtrade with Maltesers

By Jane Byrne

Mars has announced that Maltesers will be its first brand to carry the Fairtrade mark from June 2012, the commitment follows similar moves from Cadbury and Nestle.