Mars Corporate Office - Corporate Offices & Headquarters

Mars Corporate Office

Mars, Inc. Corporate Office Address

Mars, Inc.
6885 Elm Street
McLean, VA 22101

Contact Mars, Inc.

Phone Number: (703) 821-4900
Fax Number: (703) 448-9678
Email: Email Mars, Inc.


CEO: Paul S. Michaels
CFO: Reuben Gamoran
COO: Aileen Richards

Mars, Inc. History

Frank C. Mars opened The Mars Candy Factory in 1911 with his second wife, Ethel Mars, in Tacoma, Washington. The factory produced fresh candy which the company sold wholesale. This venture failed.

In 1920 Frank, now back in his home state of Minnesota, founded Mar-O-Bar Co., which is the earliest incarnation of the present company.

Frank’s son, Forrest Mars, introduced the Milky Way bar, which became the company’s best-selling candy bar.

In 1929 Frank moved the company to Chicago.

In 1932 Forrest expanded to the United Kingdom. The same year, Mars launched the Mars bar.

Today Mars continues to be a family business, now owned by fourth-generation Mars family members.  The company is now run by non-family members.

Mars, Inc. is an American global manufacturer whose global brands include M&M’s, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Mars bar, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles, and Twix. The company also makes Uncle Ben’s rice, pet food made under the Pedigree, Sheba, and Whiskas labels, Seeds of Change organic food, Klix and Flavia beverage systems, and owns the world’s largest chewing gum maker, Wm. Wrigley Company.

Mars, Inc. is #3 on the Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Mars has 65,000 employees and had $30 billion in revenue in 2011.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Keion Nowden April 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

Indianapolis,IN 46256
April 24,2017

6885 Elm street
Mclean,va 22101

Dear sir or madam

I am Keion Nowden I am in 6th grade at Crestview Elementary School Of Communication. I have enjoyed eating tasty candy that’s made by your company. My favorite candy that you guys create is tropical starburst because they are so juicy and really delicious.

I Am writing to you because at our school the 6th graders are doing a Pinewood Derby race, and we need a logo of a company on our cars.These cars are pretty long, about 7 inches, and i’m just asking for your permission to use your logo. It will mean a lot.
I chose your company because you make different types of candy, and if some people don’t like certain types of candy they have other options that they can choose from that they will enjoy.

If you would like to send any advertisement I would love to display them on the day of the race to show your support for me and my car.

I thank you for your time and for reading this letter. I also thank you for participating in the support of the race


Keion Nowden


Beth Walker April 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

How outrageous this billion dollar privately owned company that brags about “enhancing the lives of pets”‘ ” making the world a better place for pets” by”providing meaningful moments” through their food products decides to discontinue Iams dog treats because “it is no longer profitable” according to the message your consumers hear while waiting to speak to a representative. It is intuitively obvious that your message uses meaningless phrases. Pets such as mine who have been eating Iams biscuits for over ten years and do not like other treats no longer have meaningful moments. Then you have the audacity to suggest other of your products. Wish You had the capability to help me explain to my beloved pets that your priority is to add to your billions rather than your concern for their happiness.


Penny Dunseth April 25, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Joe Gibbs has been a leader in sports for many years, and, as such, has had a positive influence on youngsters, especially moving toward a career in sports. He expects nothing less than the best from his team members as well as himself. He also expects high morals, unquestionable ethics, and unsurpassed sportsmanship. All of this he models every day of his life both in the public spotlight and in his personal life.

On the other hand, Kyle Busch, a member of Gibbs’ driving teams, is known for his temper and he has an attitude that is worse than his older brother’s.

Busch has a short fuse which has led to tantrums and blowups and he has been known to blow up on other drivers who may be considered “smaller” in the NASCAR hierarchy. Not only has he had altercations with other drivers, but he has included crew members, and even law enforcement in his wake of disrespect.

Accidents and altercations on the track or anywhere on race day are one thing, but when a driver deliberately bumps, threatens, wrecks other cars, endangers lives, or stomps off the track like a 2-year-old, he needs to be reminded who pays the bills…the fans and his sponsors. However, more important than even that is the kind of influence he has on kids. Sports stars, musicians, and actors are the most popular role models for kids 13-18 years old. And sports celebrities have more influence on boys than just about anything or anyone else. Is Kyle Busch the kind of role model our kids need? He has a bad attitude in general; he fights with drivers and crew members; and he has a deliberate disregard for driver regulations, other drivers and equipment, sponsors, fans, laws, and law enforcement. He doesn’t even seem to be starting out the 2017 season on a positive note.

As a responsible manufacturer, Mars/M&M takes their obligation very seriously in that you only promote your products to people aged 13 and over. This policy demonstrates your understanding of the kind of influence you, your associates, and your sponsorships have on youngsters.

Where does Kyle Busch fit in your dedication to “do the right thing”? As a sponsor, does he represent M&M appropriately and does he make you proud when he purposely causes damage to others or when he storms off the track or from a reporter, in a fit of rage? I personally wouldn’t want my company logo or name anywhere near him. Surely there are other drivers much more worthy of your sponsorship.

Yes, Kyle Busch is a winning driver but winning races does not make him a good driver or a good individual to represent Mars or Gibb’s Racing Team.


Darlene tanner April 22, 2017 at 5:20 pm

I was in Cleveland Texas at the H E B gas station and purchased 2 for 1 snickers bar. I was eating one and bit into a hard object. It’s not wood and you couldn’t bite through. Th# on it is 8708D WWII ?co2 po. Best before 201? It is the 1.86 oz bar


Jane Webb October 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm

After several emails today I am very upset and disappointed with Mars customer care.which did not solve my compliant. After buying the Super Sunday Cinema Tickets Promotion packets and collected the correct number of vouchers codes to claim 2 cinema tickets and did in the valid dates when on the mars sweet Sundays website .vouchers all went through and waited for the confirmation email to print off to use . Waited and never got them so emailed today and got nowhere. Waste of time and money . puts you off doing it again. Mars please get your act together it only 2 cinema tickets you could have given me instead all I got is questions and a person who did not believe me after putting all the info through. Makes me angry and very disappointed.


Esther Thomas May 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

What supermarket will replace Mars on Loch raven and Northern Pkwy? I love Mars . Are there any consideration for Seniors and families without cars?There’s no other markets close by. Please reconsider. Let us have Mars. Baltimore City needs and deserves a decent caring store like Msrs. Thank you


Gale Stacy May 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

I’ve been burying the 40 ounce packages of Mars Chocolate Favorites Minis and there are hardly any Milky Way in the package at all. At first I thought it was just a fluke but it continues to happen. Is there a reason for this? (the bag is filled with Snickers bars)


steve koronczok April 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Dear Ms. Aileen Richards,
I sit on the board of eglarockcamp see video “About Us” we are a member of the R4 Alliance. We are actively trying to find a partner to help us buy our own ranch to give someone the “naming rights” that will leave a wonderful legacy. (The Mars Family) Please view the property not far from your world headquarters. In the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, I know you must get request all the time for such valued endeavors. Please see what we are trying to do with so many great organizations with Please allow me to personally invite you to join us in the Blue Ridge to see this beautiful retreat. I will personally make sure the appropriate parties are their at your request. For your safety and security as you visualize the families and children that will be given the foundation to heal. In addition to the ranch there is 80k acres of National Forest connected. You can reach me by email or phone 210-378-XXXX. I have been very blessed in the corporate benefit world. I could help create a cause marketing campaign with your help that any underwriting carrier would engage to create the funding. With Most Sincere Regards. steve koronczok


Leave a Comment

Want to make sure Mars, Inc. sees your comment or complaint?

Share your experience to get more attention.

Previous post:

Next post: