Mars Petcare is a business unit of Mars that sells snacks and food products under the Pedigree, Whiskas, Royal Canin, Sheba, Chappi, Waltham and Aquarian brands. Mars is one of the world's leading providers of snacks products. Founded in 1911, it also supplies pet care products to consumers in more than 100 countries. The company operates a university that provides training courses, e-learning modules and research activities. As a family-owned company, it manages a staff of over 65,000 associates. Through its division, Wrigley Gum and Sugar, the company offers mints, candies and lollipops. Mars also sells side dishes, beverages and organic food under the Starburst, Lucas, Kenman, Hubba Bubba and Spearmint brands. The company maintains nearly 150 manufacturing facilities. It operates Waltham Center, which provides information related to pet nutrition.