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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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.
Zero-based budgeting is not a new concept. It was developed around five decades ago by Peter Pyhrr, an account manager at semiconductor firm Texas Instruments. After being taken up by US president Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, the method fell into obscurity. Recent years have seen it experience a revival in the food industry. In this series of articles, just-food examines zero-based budgeting and asks if it is a miracle diet for packaged food companies seeking a shapelier margin profile.
Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainability are immensely varied. Here, just-food looks at the different ways six global food manufacturers seek to engage their workforce in their sustainability aims.
Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia. Navigating these waters can be tough. But the segment has been showing increasing dynamism and the Russian ice cream market continues to present an important growth opportunity. Andrew Burnyeat, Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotnikov report.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
India is the latest market to see Mondelez International launch a chocolate bar under its Cadbury and Oreo brands.
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.
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.
The UK and Ireland are to become the latest markets for Mondelez International's Oreo Thins range.
Mondelez International has confirmed plans to close a biscuits and crackers manufacturing plant in Canada by the end of 2017.
Mondelez International has launched a non-organic line of its Green & Black's chocolate bars in the US.
Mondelez International has announced the sale of a confectionery manufacturing plant in Russia to US cleaning products firm SC Johnson for an undisclosed sum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mondelez International has announced new "milestones and requirements" for its suppliers to work toward a sustainable supply of palm oil.
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.
Mondelez International has locally launched international biscuit brand, Lu, in China.
Mondelez International stressed its objective to improve profit margins as the group posted another quarter of declining sales today (26 October).
Mondelez India Foods Private Limited has launched a new "tiffin pack" of its Cadbury Bournvita Biscuits to target the "morning snacking" market.
Mondelez International is launching what it describes as a "premium" chocolate brand in India, Cadbury Fuse.
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.
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.
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.
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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