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2014-05-12 08:28:01

LONDON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Pet Care Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/animal_veterinary/global_pet_care_market_2014_2018.htmlAbout Pet Care ProductsPet care products are developed specifically for household pets and include food, healthcare products, grooming products, hygiene products, and accessories. Pet food is specially formulated from either plant or animal extracts to meet the...

2013-12-09 23:04:36

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Packaged Foods Market in Saudi Arabia 2012-2016. London (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Packaged Food market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of 8.95 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rising population of the country. The Packaged Food market in Saudi Arabia has also been witnessing the increasing proliferation of media channels....

2011-08-15 09:42:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Inc., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Argus Genetics, LLC have entered into confidential settlement agreements with BioPet Vet Lab, Inc. and Radio Systems Corporation ("PetSafe"), regarding U.S. Patent No. 7,729,863. The '863 Patent outlines a process for canine breed identification testing and was granted on June 1, 2010. In December 2010, Mars filed patent infringement suits against BioPet and PetSafe, and against MMI...

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2010-09-15 10:10:00

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), along with computer manufacturer IBM and candy producer Mars Inc., have successfully mapped the genome of the cocoa-bean producing cacao tree--the first step towards sustaining and improving the world's chocolate supply. The findings, which were released on Wednesday and announced via press release, were a result of a partnership between the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS); the McLean, Virginia-based maker of Snickers bars...

2009-03-31 02:01:00

New Social Web Features Include Feeds, Profiles and TV Show "Walls" SAN FRANCISCO and CANNES, France, March 31 /PRNewswire/ --- First on Mars, a personalized guide to network TV on the web, announced today the launch of First on Mars V2. First on Mars V2 is a major product update that integrates popular social web features including feeds, profiles and TV show "walls." V2 also includes a significant refresh of the overall FOM design. The newly added First on Mars feeds provide users with...

2009-03-26 15:30:00

Redesigned Online Store Reflects Flavia's New Branding and Enhanced Shopping Experience MCLEAN, Va. and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GSI Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq: GSIC), a leading provider of e-commerce and multichannel solutions, today announced it has become the new, full-service e-commerce provider for Mars Drinks, a division of Mars, Inc. for its Flavia(R) coffee brand. GSI recently re-launched the site at http://us.myflavia.com and is providing e-commerce...

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2008-12-18 13:50:00

Scientists say that as climate change increases, the world's chocolate supply could start to run low. Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao tree and in recent years demand has risen worldwide. But diseases destroy a third of the world's cacao crop every year, and it's getting worse. Cacao is a rainforest tree with shallow roots that responds poorly to drought, and droughts have hit harvests hard in recent years. However, the biggest chocolate company in the world, Mars Inc., has...

2008-12-16 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- First on Mars, a personalized guide to network TV on the web, announced today that it has been selected as a featured start-up at tonight's San Francisco launch event for BizSpark. BizSpark is a joint venture between Microsoft and the TechSet designed to bring together venture capitalists, bloggers, press representatives and start- ups. First on Mars staff will be on-hand at the event to make a live demonstration of the First on Mars service and to...

2008-12-10 09:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- First on Mars announced today the launch of its personalized guide to network TV on the web. Through First on Mars, Internet surfers can easily find, organize and watch more than 12,500 online episodes (http://www.FirstonMars.com) of free, legal and on-demand network TV shows from across the web. Similar to successful personalized Internet radio services such as Pandora and Last.fm, First on Mars is a web 2.0 application that lets users:...

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2008-06-26 00:50:00

Chocolate maker Mars Inc announced on Thursday that it would collaborate with IBM and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sequence the DNA of the cocoa tree. The initiative, known as the Chocolate Genome Project, would assist in breeding programs that scientists hope will improve the quality and health of cocoa crops. Such improvements would allow for crops that are more resistant to pests, diseases, and water shortages. "Sequencing the cocoa genome is a significant scientific step...


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