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Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? - analysis

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor...

What could influence US healthy snacking market?

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, e...

Indonesia - Sweet and sour of confectionery sector

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Oct 2015

Indonesia's confectionery sector is predicted to grow in a big way. By 2018 it is forecast to be worth US$2.6bn up from US$1.37bn in 2013. But with local players dominating the scene thanks to their knowledge of local tastes and the ability to offer cheaper options, international players looking to get in on the action may struggle. Hannah Abdulla explores

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks at the effect the parallel tax on calorie-dense foods has had on consumers and on food companies.

Europe's confectioners facing stagnant sales

Cristina Lazzaroni, IRI | 14 Aug 2015

Europe's confectionery market is the world's largest but sales are stagnant. How can confectioners eke out growth? IRI business insight manager Cristina Lazzaroni, investigates.

Pricing, productivity pay off for Mondelez

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2015

Actions taken on pricing and moves to improve productivity appear to be paying off for Mondelez International.

Latest Interviews

Mondelez sets out thinking behind new CSR goals

Ben Cooper | 30 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.

CSM Bakery Solutions outlines plans for growth

Katy Askew | 22 Oct 2015

CSM Bakery Solutions came to life two years ago when Rhône Capital acquired the bakery supplies business of Dutch food and ingredients group CSM. At the time, Rhône Capital said it would invest in CSM's capacity to innovate and use its customer relationships to support global growth. Katy Askew spoke to CSM vice president of bakery products, Sebastian Siethoff, to find out more. 

Latest News

Industry news of week - Almondy, Maggi, Danone

Dean Best | 13 Nov 2015

Danish family-owned baker Givesco Bakery this week acquired Sweden's Almondy, a move it says will broaden its presence across Europe. Danone became the latest food major to outline commitments on emissions and Maggi noodles returned to shelves in India.

Cerea Capital 'eyes Mondelez French unit'

Katy Askew | 11 Nov 2015

Cerea Capital is reportedly one of the bidders interested in acquiring Mondelez International's French confectionery unit. 

Mondelez confirms Portugal biscuit plant closure

Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2015

Mondelez International has confirmed reports it is moving production from its Mem Martins biscuit plant in Portugal to Opava in the Czech Republic.

Quotes of the week: TreeHouse, Kellogg

Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2015

This week, TreeHouse Foods announced the acquisition of ConAgra Foods' troubled private-label arm for US$2.7bn. Kellogg posted yet another quarter of falling cereal sales, although CEO John Bryant insisted the category was improving. Kraft Heinz Co. announced a fresh swathe of job cuts across the US and Canada And just-food interviewed UK cheese maker Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier who highlighted the challenges in the UK market for an independent dairy operator.

Mondelez 'mulls Portugal biscuit plant closure'

Hannah Abdulla | 5 Nov 2015

US confectionery giant Mondelez International is reportedly mulling the closure of a biscuit plant in Portugal.

Mondelez insists ad spending helping volumes

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Oct 2015

Mondelez International is banking on its advertising, consumer and route-to-market investments paying off to revitalise volumes.

Mondelez lifts Q3 margins but sales down

Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2015

Mondelez International improved its third-quarter profit performance as price increases and a focus on margin management helped offset lower sales. 

Mondelez rejigs senior executive team

Dean Best | 28 Oct 2015

Mondelez International today (28 October) announced a series of changes among its senior management, including the appointment of a new chief growth officer and the establishment of a post of chief commercial officer.

Mondelez quiet on 'French confectionery unit sale'

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has declined to comment on a report in France it is looking to offload its confectionery division in the country.

Mondelez reveals 2020 environmental goals

Katy Askew | 22 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has said it is "accelerating" efforts to reduce its environmental impact when it detailed goals on CO2 reduction, deforestation, water use and waste. 

Mondelez injects US$50m in new Nigeria plant

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has announced a US$50m investment in a new production plant in Nigeria to meet what it says is "surging demand" for cocoa drink Cadbury Bournvita.

Quotes of week - Nestle, Mondelez, Kerry

Dean Best | 16 Oct 2015

Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke faced questions over the food group's performance after it missed analyst expectations and lowered its forecast for underlying annual sales. Mondelez International explained why it was confident Belvita breakfast biscuits could succeed in China, while Kantar Worldpanel outlined how local products had gained an edge over international brands.

Industry news of week - Chobani, Vinamilk, Nestle

Dean Best | 16 Oct 2015

Chobani, the US-based yoghurt group, has admitted it is weighing up interest from companies looking at investing in the business - and this week the identity of some purported suitors emerged. Staying in dairy, Vietnam's government is looking to sell its 45% stake in Vinamilk, which dominates much of the growing sector there. And a Friday one-two from Nestle, which cut its forecast for annual sales after a challenging, Maggi-affected third quarter and then confirmed tests in India allow the company to at least resume production of the noodles.

Mondelez 'faces charges' on India corruption claim

Katy Askew | 15 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has confirmed it continues to co-operate with a US Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into allegations of corruption at a unit in India as reports surface the US regulator could launch civil action against the Dairy Milk maker. 

Mondelez launches Belvita in China

Helen Arnold | 14 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has launched its Belvita breakfast biscuits into China, targeting what it says is the growing appetite for healthier snacks in the country.

Mondelez 'preparing to sell European cheese unit'

Katy Askew | 2 Oct 2015

Mondelez International is reportedly planning to sell its European cheese and grocery business in a deal that could be valued at as much as US$3bn. 

Industry news of week - Quorn, Mondelez, Kellogg

Dean Best | 2 Oct 2015

Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.

Mondelez starts Oreo production in Russia

Dean Best | 28 Sep 2015

Mondelez International has started to manufacture Oreo biscuits in Russia.

Premier eyes older consumer with Cadbury Hot Cakes

Katy Askew | 28 Sep 2015

Premier Foods plc is launching Cadbury Hot Cakes in a bid to extend the brand into "after dinner" desserts in the UK and increase its appeal to older consumers and two-person households.

UPDATE: Nestle 'likely to continue KitKat TM fight

Katy Askew | 16 Sep 2015

Nestle is likely to continue to push for the shape of its four-fingered KitKat bar to be recognised as a trademark, even following a partial setback from the European Court of Justice, intellectual property lawyer at Mishcon de Reya Sally Britton predicted.

European court rejects KitKat TM bid

Katy Askew | 16 Sep 2015

The European Court of Justice has rejected Nestle's attempt to gain a trade mark for the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar, suggesting that the shape itself is not distinctive enough for consumers to associate it with the brand.

Industry news of week - Quorn, Mondelez, Flowers

Dean Best | 11 Sep 2015

Mondelez International was among a clutch of major players speaking at Barclays' investor conference in Boston this week and the snacks giant set out strategies to try to drive sales. In a busy week of M&A, US bakery giant Flowers Foods bought another organic bread maker, Unilever sold its Indian bakery arm and the owner of Quorn started an auction for the UK meat-free business.

Latest blogs

Osborne overplays Britishness of United Biscuits

Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2015

That politicians are selective with the truth is pretty much a given. But it did make this pundit chuckle to hear UK Chancellor George Osborne describe United Biscuits as a "great British company"... Er, yes... one that is owned by Turkish multinational Yildiz Holding.

FMCG online: more data shows why brands must act

Dean Best | 7 Jul 2015

Just a week after the IGD issued forecasts for the growth of online grocery to 2020, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel today (7 July) issued their own take on the prospects for the channel. And the message to brands is clear: act now.

Company research

Mondelez International, Inc. (formerly Kraft Foods, Inc.) - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) - Financial and Strategi

Mondelez International, Inc. (Mondelez) formerly, Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. It manufactures and markets a range of snacks, confectionery, and quick meal products....

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Mondelez International Inc in Packaged Food (World)

Mondelez International Inc in Packaged Food (World)

2013 saw Mondelez International Inc complete its first full year as a separate company after its split from Kraft Foods Inc and remains the second largest packaged food company globally. With a stream...

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