October 16, 2016


Partners Show How Good Design and Great Beverages Create Vibrant Workplaces

Philadelphia, PA (October 14, 2016) – MARS DRINKS and Steelcase Inc. are partnering at the CoreNet Global Summit, held Oct. 14-19 here, to demonstrate how well-designed work environments and the availability of great tasting beverages can create thriving workplaces.

The two companies will co-sponsor the Global Café at CoreNet, the annual gathering of 2,000-plus commercial real estate executives. The Global Café includes a variety of work settings designed to support different work modes. It’s a destination where attendees can take a break, make connections over coffee and socialize with other attendees, catch up on email or grab some nourishment.

“We believe people are the greatest assets that a company can have,” said MARS DRINKS Global President Xavier Unkovic. “Our goal at CoreNet is to bring to life holistic solutions that can enhance the potential of each individual at work.”

“We have been a longtime sponsor of the CoreNet Global Café,” said Rich Isphording, Steelcase vice president, strategic alliances. “This year we’re excited to collaborate with MARS DRINKS. They add a new element on how to enhance people’s wellbeing and vitality in the workplace. This partnership represents the first step in a commitment between our companies to look for opportunities that will help create a better experience at work.”

The CoreNet Global Café will feature Steelcase work environments and a wide range of MARS DRINKS solutions in settings that support collaboration, engagement, wellbeing and productivity. The café will be open from 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16th until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18th. At 9.30 a.m. on Monday Oct 18th MARS DRINKS and Steelcase will share their latest research in the Workplace Learning Theater, providing evidence based insights for solutions that create experiences that contribute to organizational performance.


MARS DRINKS creates great tasting moments at work by being at the center of workplace engagement, collaboration, productivity and well-being. Throughout North America, Europe and Asia, MARS DRINKS supports businesses who want to provide great working environments for their people. Part of Mars, Incorporated MARS DRINKS focuses its energy and resources on the workplace, with the belief that people are the most important asset to any business. In 1973 MARS DRINKS introduced KLIX® the first-ever fully automatic in-cup drinks vending machine that serves large manufacturing channels across Europe. In 1984 MARS DRINKS pioneered the single serve hot drinks category, introducing FLAVIA®, the first system for making hot drinks using fresh ground coffee and leaf teas sealed in individual servings. Through its ALTERRA® Coffee Roasters coffees, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® teas, and DOVE® Hot Chocolate, Mars Drinks creates more than 1 billion great tasting moments at work! Find MARS DRINKS online at http://www.marsdrinks.com/.



In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based inMcLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance. Mars, Incorporated is proud to have been ranked 85th in the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, for the third consecutive year.


For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world's leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2016 revenue of $3.1 billion.


Rebecca Gautrey, global director, customer engagement & integrated marketing communications

Rebecca.Gautrey@effem.com +1-484-735-3233



Megan Ochmanek, media communications

mochmane@steelcase.com +1-734-309-0472



Shani St. John, Porter Novelli

Shani.Stjohn@porternovelli.com +1-404-995-4515


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