Mars Wrigley Confectionery has invested $30 million in a 60,000 sq ft expansion of its Waco, Texas (US) facility.

The plant manufactures Snickers, Starburst and Skittles products and has been in operation since 1976. It currently employs 600 people.

Mars Chocolate and Wrigley Canada united at the end of last year to become one business operating under the Mars Wrigley Confectionery name, which is part of Mars Canada.