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Memories of Forrest Mars Jr. – Business Leader Dies Aged 84

Forrest Mars (junior) died last week at the age of 84. He was the global CEO of the business during my tenure at Mars Confectionery […]

Don’t Forget Logistics – A Cautionary Coconut Story

My first job in procurement was very much a supply chain role, as Buyer for a range of raw materials at Mars Confectionery. Dairy products […]

The Five Principles of Sourcing – Our New Paper Available Now

Mars is one of the most extraordinary business success stories of the past 100 years. To remain a private firm, whilst growing into one the […]

The Mars Ice Cream – Quality Trumps Price and Remembering Dan Jacoby

It is late 1987. The Packaging Buying Department at Mars Confectionery is looking forward to a fairly regular treat. A research manager, who seems younger […]

Supply Chain Finance, Mars and Mutuality of Benefits

Please, don't let it be true! A report in Monday's The Times says that Mars is implementing a supply chain finance (SCF) programme. Nothing wrong […]