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Mondelez International is a US-based food company and owner of brands including Cadbury and Oreo. Formed in 2012 after the former Kraft Foods Inc split in two, Mondelez International is a public company, listed on the NASDAQ as MDLZ. The head office for Mondelez International is located in Deerfield, Illinois, USA.

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Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2016

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Ben Cooper | 22 Sep 2016

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John Shepherd | 5 Sep 2016

Last month, after some speculation earlier in the summer, Mondelez International confirmed it was buying the licence to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. Mondelez touted the "exciting opportunities" it sees ahead for the products, while Burton's, which had held the licence for 30 years, talked up the prospects for its own brands. John Shepherd takes a look at what might lie ahead.

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Dean Best | 26 Sep 2016

Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.


Dean Best | 22 Sep 2016

China is central to Mondelez International's growth strategy but it has not always been an easy ride for the snacks giant since its formation in October 2012. However, the US company is confident about its prospects in the country and signalled its optimism with the launch of European chocolate brand Milka in August. Dean Best spoke to Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in China, to find out more.

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John Shepherd | 7 Dec 2016

The UK and Ireland are to become the latest markets for Mondelez International's Oreo Thins range.


John Shepherd | 1 Dec 2016

Mondelez International has confirmed plans to close a biscuits and crackers manufacturing plant in Canada by the end of 2017.


John Shepherd | 25 Nov 2016

Mondelez International has launched a non-organic line of its Green & Black's chocolate bars in the US.


John Shepherd | 25 Nov 2016

Mondelez International has announced the sale of a confectionery manufacturing plant in Russia to US cleaning products firm SC Johnson for an undisclosed sum.


Dean Best | 18 Nov 2016

Mondelez International is producing Belvita breakfast biscuits in Malaysia as part of plans to grow the brand locally and in neighbouring south-east Asian markets.


John Shepherd | 18 Nov 2016

Mondelez International is to extend its own farmer-focused Cocoa Life sustainability programme to all Cadbury products in the UK and Ireland by 2019 under a partnership with Fairtrade, although the move will mean Dairy Milk products will no longer carry the Fairtrade label.


Dean Best | 18 Nov 2016

Eurazeo, the French investment firm set to buy a clutch of Mondelez International's European confectionery brands, has named the management team to run the businesses.


Dean Best | 16 Nov 2016

Premier Foods has indicated it wants a longer-term deal for the Cadbury cake licence the UK group holds from brand owner Mondelez International on a 12-month, rolling basis.


John Shepherd | 11 Nov 2016

Mondelez International has announced new "milestones and requirements" for its suppliers to work toward a sustainable supply of palm oil.


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Shares in US food majors including Mondelez International and General Mills rose yesterday (8 November) after Brazilian reports suggested investment firm 3G Capital is raising US$8-10bn to fund more acquisitions. 


Dean Best | 9 Nov 2016

Mondelez International has locally launched international biscuit brand, Lu, in China.


Katy Askew | 26 Oct 2016

Mondelez International stressed its objective to improve profit margins as the group posted another quarter of declining sales today (26 October). 


John Shepherd | 26 Oct 2016

Mondelez India Foods Private Limited has launched a new "tiffin pack" of its Cadbury Bournvita Biscuits to target the "morning snacking" market.


Katy Askew | 28 Sep 2016

Mondelez International is launching what it describes as a "premium" chocolate brand in India, Cadbury Fuse. 


John Shepherd | 19 Sep 2016

Mondelez International is selling organic Triscuit crackers in the US for a limited time in a bid to see if the product taps into demand for organic snacks in the country.


Dean Best | 19 Sep 2016

Mondelez International is hoping to tap into demand in the UK for healthier snacks with the launch of Bakefuls, a baked product sold under savoury snacks brand Ritz.


Katy Askew | 14 Sep 2016

Mondelez International has unveiled plans to invest US$65m in establishing a global network of research, development and quality (RDQ) "hubs". 


Katy Askew | 7 Sep 2016

Mondelez International has outlined its latest plans of how it aims to grow in the US chocolate market, where it is extending its organic Green & Black's chocolate range and launching cross-branded Milka and Oreo items. 


Katy Askew | 30 Aug 2016

Mondelez International has ended discussions with Hershey over a potential acquisition, the Cadbury owner has announced.


John Shepherd | 24 Aug 2016

Vietnamese food group Kido Corp., formerly Kinh Do Corp., has sold the remaining 20% of its snacks business to Mondelez International for a reported VND2 trillion (US$90m).


John Shepherd | 15 Aug 2016

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has said it is set to launch a "transformational growth plan" across its core brands, following the sale of its Cadbury biscuit licence to Mondelez International.


John Shepherd | 12 Aug 2016

Mondelez International said today (12 August) it had agreed terms to buy the licence to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co.

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Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

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Dean Best | 21 Mar 2016

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.

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