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‘Mars’ Commitment to Innovation Reinforced by Launch of New Research and Development Center’

March 22, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Mars, Inc. has announced a million investment in manufacturing with the opening of a research and development (R&D) innovation studio in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The facility will house a test kitchen, chocolate production facility, and packaging lab, marking a significant step forward for the company’s commitment to product innovation and sustainability.

This new location will play a key role in advancing food safety measures, testing sustainable packaging materials, and launching new product innovations. The collaborative space will enable Mars to stay ahead of changing consumer trends while also supporting the company’s circular initiative of recycling, reusing, or composting materials.

Not only will the facility be focused on developing new products, but it will also support the production of several well-known U.S.-made brands from Mars, Inc. This includes popular treats like M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Skittles, Starburst, Extra, and Altoids.

Overall, the investment in this new R&D facility showcases Mars, Inc.’s dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry, meeting consumer demands, and prioritizing sustainability practices in their manufacturing processes.


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