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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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Column: Fairtrade can still be watchful partner

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Katy Askew | 9 Feb 2017

Mondelez International has delivered a lacklustre set of 2016 numbers but the snacks giant, which has been buffered by a challenging operating environment, stressed it continues to improve adjusted operating margins. With the entrance of 3G Capital into the food sector, margins have become a key metric for a number of the major names in the industry but Mondelez's results left some wondering if a focus on margins can hamper top-line growth. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 15 Dec 2016

The speculation linking Kraft Heinz to a possible bid for Mondelez International is casting just-food's mind back seven years and giving it a wry smile at the thought of a company reunited.


Ben Cooper | 24 Nov 2016

Seven years ago, Cadbury announced one of the more notable sustainability initiatives of recent times when it teamed up with Fairtrade on cocoa certification. This month, the UK chocolate maker's owner. Mondelez International, outlined changes to the way it would work with Fairtrade. Ben Cooper reports.


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 

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Ben Cooper | 9 Mar 2017

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.


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.

Latest News

John Shepherd | 21 Mar 2017

Mondelez International has launched its oven-baked Ritz Crisp & Thins snack line in the US.


Dean Best | 17 Mar 2017

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey today (16 March) announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.


Dean Best | 13 Mar 2017

Hershey has named former Mondelez International executive Mary Beth West its new chief growth officer.


Dean Best | 10 Mar 2017

One of the six food and beverage heavyweights aiming for the introduction of "harmonised" nutrition labels across the EU has said the companies would want to "integrate" information on portion sizes into the labels already used on packaging in the UK.


Dean Best | 9 Mar 2017

Nestle, Unilever and PepsiCo are among the food companies that are to work on devising colour-coded nutrition labels to put on products on sale in the EU.


John Shepherd | 28 Feb 2017

Mondelez International has expanded its Teddy brand in the US with the launch of Teddy Soft Bakes – a bear-shaped snack for children already known as Barni in other international markets.


Dean Best | 27 Feb 2017

Warren Buffett has said Kraft Heinz has not prepared "a back-up deal" in the wake of Unilever rejecting the US group's proposed takeover offer.


Dean Best | 21 Feb 2017

Mondelez International today (21 February) announced plans to add a new savoury snacks brand to its portfolio.


Dean Best | 16 Feb 2017

Mondelez International today (16 September) set out plans to stop manufacturing in New Zealand, with the end of production at its site in the city of Dunedin.


Katy Askew | 8 Feb 2017

Mondelez International booked lower sales and earnings in 2016 but insisted it continues to make progress towards its margin expansion goals. 


Dean Best | 6 Feb 2017

Mondelez International is to launch Milka-branded brownies, which first hit the market in November, in more European countries this year.


Katy Askew | 19 Jan 2017

Mondelez International has sold a clutch of its Australian and New Zealand grocery brands, including the spread business Vegemite, to Bega Cheese for AUD460m (US$346m).


John Shepherd | 13 Jan 2017

Mondelez International confirmed today (13 January) it is making "selective price increases" on its products sold in the UK, although the company declined to give details about what products or brands might be affected.


Dean Best | 9 Jan 2017

Mondelez International is to pay a fine as part of a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the snack giant's internal controls - although the deal carries no admission what is now a subsidiary in India paid a consultant to bribe local officials to secure approval for a plant in the country.


Dean Best | 9 Jan 2017

India is the latest market to see Mondelez International launch a chocolate bar under its Cadbury and Oreo brands.


Katy Askew | 16 Dec 2016

Nestle has lost an appeal against a court decision that had overturned the trade mark protection for the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat bar in the European Union. 


Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2016

Shares in Mondelez International jumped in after-hours trading in New York yesterday (14 December) after reports surfaced Kraft Heinz could be preparing a takeover attempt for the Oreo and Cadbury owner.


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.

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Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.


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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