Mars partnered with TerraCycle, a New Jersey company that makes wallets, tote bags and cell phone holders from used candy wrappers and other recyclables. Mars will donate wrappers and pay nonprofit organizations up to 2 cents for each wrapper collected.
David S. Johnson will become Barry Callebaut's president and CEO of its Americas division, effective May 1. Johnson previously served as CEO of Michael Foods, as well as president of North America and corporate officer for Kraft Foods Global.
As the recession grinds on, companies including Land O'Lakes and Hormel Foods are investing in ad campaigns for the staples they sell. The investment is paying off with sales increases as more consumers look for bargains at the grocery store.