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Henderson Chocolate Business Laying off 25 Employees
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HENDERSON, Nev. -- A company official says 25 jobs are melting away from the Ethel M and M&M'S World chocolate businesses in Henderson.

Mars Inc. spokeswoman Alice Nathanson said Thursday that about 10 Mars Retail Group employees will relocate to New Jersey, and another 15 Henderson jobs will be eliminated by July. Employees were told of the reorganization in February.

Nathanson says the Henderson factory will keep making Mars chocolate products and maintain its cactus garden. Eight Ethel M retail gourmet chocolate stores in and around Las Vegas will continue to operate, and the Ethel M management team will remain. The companies are part of privately held Mars Inc., of McLean, Va.

The company makes M&M'S candy, Snickers and Milky Way candy bars, Wrigley gum, plus rice, pet food and other products.

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