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Mars Chocolate, Wrigley to combine and headquartered in Chicago

Bill RuminskiChicago Sun-Times

Oct 06, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times

Mars Chocolate and Wrigley will be combined in 2017 and be headquartered in Chicago.

The combined business, to be called Mars Wrigley Confectionery, will make a range of well-known candies, gums and mints including Snickers, M&M’s, Doublemint, LifeSavers, Skittles and Starburst, parent company Mars Inc. announced Thursday.

Martin Radvan, global president of Wrigley and a Mars veteran, will run the combined business, which will have 30,000 employees in about 70 countries.

The company didn’t say how many employees it will have at its headquarters. Wrigley had about 1,000 Chicago-based employees in 2012 when it…

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