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    The Kraft Foods Group is an American food manufacturing and processing conglomerate, split from Kraft Foods Inc. in 2012 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.It became part of Kraft Heinz in 2015.

  2. Kraft Foods Inc. - Wikipedia

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    Kraft Foods Inc. was a multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate. It marketed many brands in more than 170 countries. 12 of its brands annually earned more than $1 billion worldwide: Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Trident, and Tang.

    • October 1, 2012; 8 years ago
    • Northfield, Illinois, U.S.
  3. Kraft Heinz - Wikipedia

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    The Kraft Heinz Company, commonly known as Kraft Heinz, is an American food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz. Co-headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kraft Heinz is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest in the world with over $26.0 billion in annual sales as of 2020. In addition to Kraft and Heinz, over 20 other brands are part of the company's profile including Boca Burger, Gevalia, Grey Poupon, Oscar

    The merger of Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz was agreed by the boards of both companies, with approval by shareholders and regulatory authorities in early 2015. The new Kraft Heinz Company became the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company and the third-largest in the United States. The Kraft Heinz co-headquarters are in Chicago at the Aon Center and in Pittsburgh at PPG Place, with other offices across the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The companies comp

    As of 2021, in addition to both Kraft and Heinz, many more global brands are included in the Kraft Heinz portfolio

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    Origin of the firm

    Kraft Foods traced its roots to the Na­tional Dairy Prod­ucts Cor­po­ra­tion, formed on De­cem­ber 10, 1923, by Thomas H. McInnerney. The firm was ini­tially set up to ex­e­cute on a rollup strat­egy in the frag­mented United States ice cream in­dus­try. Through ac­qui­si­tions it ex­panded into a full range of dairy prod­ucts. By 1930 it was the largest dairy com­pany in the United States and the world, ex­ceed­ing Bor­den. McIn­ner­ney op­er­ated the Hy­drox Cor­po­ra­tion, an ice cream com...

    Beginnings for Kraft

    Born in Stevensville, On­tario, Canada in 1874, James L. Kraft im­mi­grated to the United States in 1903 and started a whole­sale door-to-door cheese busi­ness in Chicago; its first year of op­er­a­tions was "dis­mal", los­ing US$3,000 and a horse. How­ever, the busi­ness took hold and Kraft was joined by his four broth­ers to form J.L. Kraft and Bros. Companyin 1909. As early as 1911, cir­cu­lars and ad­ver­tise­ments were in use by the company. In 1912, the com­pany es­tab­lished its New Yo...

    Post National acquisition of Kraft-Phenix

    At the time of the ac­qui­si­tion in 1930, Na­tional Dairy had sales of $315m com­pared with $85m for Kraft Phenix. Na­tional Dairy man­age­ment ran the com­bined busi­ness. Fol­low­ing the Kraft-Phenix ac­qui­si­tion, the firm con­tin­ued to be called Na­tional Dairy until 1969 when it changed its name to Kraftco. His­tor­i­cally, all of the firm's sales came from dairy prod­ucts. How­ever, the firm's prod­uct lines began to di­ver­sify away from dairy prod­ucts to caramel can­dies, mac­a­ro...

    Kraft Foods Inc was an of­fi­cial part­ner and spon­sor of Major League Soc­cer and spon­sored the Kraft Nabisco Cham­pi­onship, one of the four "ma­jors" on the LPGA tour. The com­pany also spon­sored the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, a post-sea­son col­lege foot­ball bowl game. Kraft Hock­eyville orig­i­nally was Cana­dian re­al­ity tele­vi­sion se­ries de­vel­oped by CBC Sports in 2006 and was spon­sored by Kraft Foods in which com­mu­ni­ties across Canada com­pete to demon­strate their com­mit­ment to the sport of ice hockey. The con­test re­volves around a cen­tral theme of com­mu­nity spirit in Canada. In 2007, the con­test was rel­e­gated to seg­ments aired on Hockey Night in Canada Kraft re­leased an iPad app called "Big Fork Lit­tle Fork" in 2011 which, in ad­di­tion to games and other dis­trac­tions, has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing how to use Kraft foods in nu­tri­tious ways.This app costs $1.99; a ver­sion for home com­put­ers is avail­able on the iTunes app store.

    Be­fore the com­pany was split, its core busi­nesses were in bev­er­age, cheese, dairy foods, snack foods, con­fec­tionery, and con­ve­nience foods. Kraft's major brands, which each gen­er­ated rev­enues ex­ceed­ing $1 bil­lion, as: 1. Cadbury 2. Jacobs 3. Kraft, including Kraft Dinner, Kraft Singles, Kraft Mayo 4. LU 5. Maxwell House 6. Milka 7. Nabisco 8. Oreo 9. Oscar Mayer 10. Philadelphia 11. Trident 12. Tang Sev­enty ad­di­tional brands have rev­enues greater than $100 mil­lion. In total, 40 brands are at least 100 years old.

    Trans-fat litigation

    In 2003, a Cal­i­for­nia lawyer made na­tional head­lines by suing Kraft for using trans fat in Oreo cookies.Kraft foods an­nounced a trans-fat free re­for­mu­la­tion of Oreos shortly after the 2003 law­suit was filed, and the law­suit was dropped. Kraft de­nied that the change was made in re­sponse to the law­suit, not­ing that the re­for­mu­la­tion had been in plan­ning long be­fore the lawsuit. In 2010, two Cal­i­for­nia res­i­dents filed a class ac­tion law­suit against Kraft Foods for cl...

    Political campaign

    In 2012, Kraft con­tributed $1,950,500 to a $46 mil­lion po­lit­i­cal cam­paign known as "The Coali­tion Against The Costly Food La­bel­ing Propo­si­tion, spon­sored by Farm­ers and Food Producers" The or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded to op­pose Propo­si­tion 37, a Cal­i­for­nia cit­i­zen's ini­tia­tive man­dat­ing the la­bel­ing of foods con­tain­ing ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied in­gre­di­ents. As a re­sult, there were calls for a boy­cott of Kraft products.

    Environmental record

    For years Kraft pur­chased paper for its pack­ag­ing from Asia Pulp & Paper, the third-largest paper pro­ducer in the world which was called a "for­est crim­i­nal" for de­stroy­ing "pre­cious habi­tat" in In­done­sia's rain forest. In 2011, when Kraft can­celled its con­tract with Asia Pulp & Paper, Green­peace ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Phil Rad­fordcom­mended the com­pany for "tak­ing rain­for­est con­ser­va­tion seriously".

    Kraft began a major re­struc­tur­ing process in Jan­u­ary 2004, fol­low­ing a year of de­clin­ing sales (blamed largely on the ris­ing health con­scious­ness of Amer­i­cans) and the sack­ing of co-CEO Betsy Holden. The com­pany an­nounced clo­sures of 19 pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties world­wide and the re­duc­tion of 5,500 jobs, as well as the sale of 10% of its branded prod­ucts. On Jan­u­ary 19, 2010, Kraft sealed the deal to buy 100% of the share cap­i­tal of Cad­bury for over $19 billion. On March 17, 2010, Kraft Foods said it was "truly sorry" over its clo­sure of a Cad­bury fac­tory in Somerdale. Se­nior Kraft ex­ec­u­tive Marc Fire­stone made the pub­lic apol­ogy to MPs at a par­lia­men­tary se­lect com­mit­tee hearing. In March 2011, in the US, Kraft Foods in­tro­duced MiO, a liq­uid fla­vor­ing prod­uct with zero calo­ries and sugar-free geared to 18 to 39-year-old consumers.MiO has no ar­ti­fi­cial fla­vors but it does have ar­ti­fi­cial col­ors, ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers an...

    In Sep­tem­ber 2000, up to $50 mil­lion worth of taco shells were re­called by Kraft from su­per­mar­kets and Taco Bell restau­rants. The shells con­tained ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied corn, which was not ap­proved for human con­sump­tion by the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion; the re­call was the first of a ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied food. The corn was sup­plied to a plant from which Kraft bought the shells. In April 2009, Kraft Foods re­called prod­ucts con­tain­ing pis­ta­chios after the dis­cov­ery of sal­mo­nella at one of its Illi­nois man­u­fac­tur­ers. Kraft pin­pointed as the source a Cal­i­for­nia pis­ta­chio grower, which ini­tially re­called over 2,000,000 pounds (910,000 kg) of nuts be­fore broad­en­ing the re­call to much of its 2008 crop. A Wash­ing­ton Posted­i­to­r­ial cred­ited the "ag­gres­sive food safety sys­tem at Kraft Foods" with ef­fec­tively ad­dress­ing the danger. In Sep­tem­ber 2011, Kraft re­called over 130,000 cases of Velveeta Shells and Cheese mi­crowav...

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    Spinoff of Kraft Foods Group from Kraft Foods Inc.

    In Au­gust 2011, Kraft Foods Inc.an­nounced plans to split into two pub­licly traded com­pa­nies — a snack food com­pany and a gro­cery company. On April 2, 2012, Kraft Foods Inc. an­nounced that it had filed a Form 10 Reg­is­tra­tion State­ment to the SECto split the com­pany into two com­pa­nies to serve the "North Amer­i­can gro­cery business". On Oc­to­ber 1, 2012, Kraft Foods Inc. spun off its North Amer­i­can gro­cery busi­ness to a new com­pany called Kraft Foods Group, Inc. The re­mai...

    Kraft and Heinz merger

    On March 25, 2015, Kraft Foods Group Inc. an­nounced that it would merge with the H.J. Heinz Com­pany, owned by 3G Cap­i­tal and Berk­shire Hath­away Inc. Kraft's shares rose about 17 per­cent in pre­mar­ket trad­ing after the an­nounce­ment of the deal, which will bring Heinz back to the pub­lic mar­ket fol­low­ing its takeover over two years prior.The com­pa­nies com­pleted the merger on July 2, 2015.

    Kraft is an of­fi­cial part­ner and spon­sor of both Major League Soc­cer and the Na­tional Hockey League. Since 2006, Kraft Foods has spon­sored Kraft Hock­eyville, a re­al­ity tele­vi­sion se­ries pro­duced by CBC/SRC Sports, in which com­mu­ni­ties demon­strate their com­mit­ment to the sport of ice hockey in a con­test re­volv­ing around the theme of com­mu­nity spirit. The win­ning com­mu­nity gets a cash prize ded­i­cated to up­grad­ing their home­town arena, as well as the op­por­tu­nity to host an NHL pre­sea­son game. In 2007, it was then rel­e­gated to seg­ments aired dur­ing Hockey Night in Canada. In 2015, Kraft Hockeyvillewas ex­panded to the United States with a sep­a­rate com­pe­ti­tion for com­mu­ni­ties there. From 2002 to 2014, Kraft spon­sored the Kraft Nabisco Cham­pi­onship, one of the four "ma­jors" on the LPGA tour. The com­pany also spon­sored the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, a post-sea­son col­lege foot­ball bowl game, from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, Kraft has re­le...

    The com­pany's core busi­nesses are in bev­er­age, cheese, dairy foods, snack foods, and con­ve­nience foods. Kraft's major brands include:

    For years, Kraft pur­chased paper for its pack­ag­ing from Asia Pulp & Paper, the third-largest paper pro­ducer in the world, which was la­beled as a "for­est crim­i­nal" for de­stroy­ing pre­cious habi­tat in In­done­sia's rainforest. In 2011, when Kraft can­celed its con­tract with Asia Pulp & Paper, Green­peace Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Phil Rad­ford com­mended Kraft for ef­forts made to­wards for­est pro­tec­tion, for "tak­ing rain­for­est con­ser­va­tion seriously".

    Food quality

    In 2013, food blog­ger and ac­tivist Vani Hari and blog­ger Lisa Leake launched an on­line pe­ti­tion drive to com­pel Kraft Foods Group, Inc. to re­move con­tro­ver­sial syn­thetic dyes Yel­low 5 (la­beled as Tar­trazine) and Yel­low 6 from its sig­na­ture mac­a­roni and cheese products. In April 2013, Hari and Leake de­liv­ered a pe­ti­tion with some 270,000 sig­na­tures to Kraft head­quar­ters in Chicago, Ill., and asked the com­pany to change its mac­a­roni and cheese recipes. In Oc­to­be...

    Factory pollution

    In 1989, Kraft Foods was listed as one of the top pol­luters in On­tario, for pol­lut­ing Hoople Creek (In­gle­side, On­tario) with phos­pho­rus, sus­pended solids, and oxy­gen-de­stroy­ingma­te­r­ial.

  6. Kraft Foods Inc. | Chocolate Wiki | Fandom

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    Kraft Foods Inc. Kraft Foods Inc. is the largest confectionery which are headquartered in the United States. It markets many brands in more than 155 countries. 11 of their brands annually earn more than $1 billion worldwide: Kraft, Cadbury, Oscar Mayer, Maxwell House, Nabisco, Oreo, Philadelphia cream cheese, Jacobs, Milka, LU, and Trident.

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  8. List of Kraft brands - Wikipedia

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    This list of Mondelez International brands (formerly Kraft Foods Inc.) includes brand-name products that were or are still developed, owned or distributed by Mondelez International. The company's core businesses are in beverage , cheese and dairy foods , snack foods , confectionery , and convenience foods .

  9. Kraft Foods | Logopedia | Fandom

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    Kraft Foods Group, formerly the U.S. grocery division, was officially spun off from Kraft Foods, Inc. on October 1, 2012, creating a slight variant of the classic "racetrack" logo used since the 1960s. [1] Now the text was changed to all lowercase (except for the 'K') and in a different font.

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    1 National Dairy Products Corporation 1.1 1923–1969 2 Kraftco Corporation 2.1 1969–1976 3 Kraft, Inc. 3.1 1976–1980, 1986–1989 4 Dart & Kraft 4.1 1980–1986 5 Kraft General Foods 5.1 1989–1995 6 Kraft Foods, Inc. 6.1 1995–2009 6.2 2009 6.3 2009–2012 Kraft unveiled a new logo, changing from the racetrack logo to a new "smile-and-splash" logo. The updated logo was used for only 5 ...

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