Starting in 1911, Mars, Inc. cemented its stature in the confectionary industry when its first candies were created in the family’s Tacoma, Wash. kitchen. Today, the family-run business that has amassed over four generations of growth seems to hold the same principles that were ingrained by Forrest E. Mars, Sr. 

Its management practices include a “mutuality” principle for its 75,000 associates, at a company with six business segments, featuring famous brands such as M&M’s, Skittles, Uncle Ben’s and Doublemint chewing gum.

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