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Mars New Arkansas Location Brings Collaboration and Partnership to Life

07/06/2017

All around the globe, our more than 85,000 Associates are working hard to not just make better products, but to conduct business in a way that makes society and our planet better. Today, we’re happy to announce the opening and expansion of our Northwest Arkansas office! This location is just the latest example of how Mars conducts business – creating mutual benefits for our Associates, customers and even the environment.

This location is unique in the fact that it will house over 100 Associates across multiple Mars segments – from Mars Chocolate, Mars Food, Wrigley and Mars Petcare. What’s more, it’s built with collaboration and sustainability in mind.

Our latest office opening is a celebration for Mars’ customers as well as our Associates. With this new location, we’re focusing on bringing the customer and consumer closer to the Mars organization and decision-making process, by being able to share insights and evolve to meet changing needs. It also signifies yet one more way that Mars is investing in its Associates and the communities in which it operates.

“Nothing is more important to us than our talent and our customers, which is why we’re so excited to be opening up this new office in Northwest Arkansas,” said Tim LeBel, president of sales at Mars Chocolate North America. “As a top employer, this location exemplifies our ability to provide an enhanced experience, not only for our Associates but our customers and we’re excited at the prospect of even greater customer collaborations and partnerships.”

This new space brings to life what it’s like to work at Mars – with a focus on collaborative and sustainable workspaces. The two-story building will be LEED Gold Certified, with an open workspace, office suites, a work café inspired by Mars Drinks and even a dog park. This moment also shows our commitment as a top employer and supplier of choice in Northwest Arkansas.

“Mars continues to grow their Arkansas presence, on both the manufacturing and retail support side,” said Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “We are fortunate to have a company like Mars investing in Arkansas from Rogers to Fort Smith to Russellville. We look forward to Mars’ continued success in the state.”

Not only is the space fitted for fun and collaboration, the facilities reflect Mars’ responsibility to the environment, its Associates and the community.