MARS WRIGLEY MANUFACTURING BOOST
$300,000 has been invested in Ballarat's Mars Wrigley factory to help bolster local manufacturing, by producing a new M&M variation from the Ballarat site. They money was used to improve technology to help make the new product. In 2019, Mars celebrated 40 years in the city, and Mr Leakey said the investment was about setting the company up for another 40. Popular products like Pods and various flavoured M&Ms, including the honeycomb-centred crispy variety, were invented in Ballarat.